• Hi!
    I'm Monica Berti

    I am a Classicist and Digital Humanist.


    My research is focused on the Graeco-Roman World and the Computational Analysis of Ancient Greek and Latin.


    I teach academic courses in Ancient History, Digital Classics, Digital Philology and Digital Humanities.


    Welcome to my personal website!

About me

Who Am I?

I am assistant professor and DFG project leader at the University of Leipzig, where I teach courses in Digital Humanities, Digital Philology and Digital Classics, and I'm developing Named Entity Recognition and Annotation of Ancient Greek with a focus on bibliographic references to authors and works (DFG Project nr. 434173983).

My research interests are mainly focused on the Graeco-Roman World, the Computational Analysis of Ancient Greek and Latin, and the Digital Humanities. I have been extensively publishing and leading projects in these fields as part of the Open Greek and Latin (OGL) initiative at the Alexander von Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig and of the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University.

As part of my teaching activities, I am program director of Sunoikisis Digital Classics, which is an international consortium of Digital Classics programs developed in collaboration with the Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies and the Institute of Classical Studies of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London.

Ancient Greek and Latin

Digital
Classics

Digital
Philology

Computational Linguistics

CV

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D., Università di Genova, Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Antichità e del Medioevo, 2003. Dissertation title: L’egemonia dell’Areopago ad Atene (478-462 a.C.). Per una lettura dei capitoli 23-25 dell’Athenaion Politeia aristotelica.
  • Laurea summa cum laude in Lettere Classiche, Università di Torino, Dipartimento di Storia, 1997. Dissertation title: Gli ostraka e un decennio di lotte politiche ad Atene (490-480 a.C.).

Work Experience

  • DFG Leader, Alte Geschichte, Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Universität Leipzig. DFG Project number 434173983. Topic: Text-based Extraction, Analysis, and Annotation of Ancient Greek References to Authors and Works. 2020-
  • Akademische Assistentin (AR) (Assistant Professor), Institüt für Informatik, Universität Leipzig (Alexander von Humboldt-Lehrstuhl für Digital Humanities), 2013-2020.
  • Lecturer, Tufts University, Department of Classics, Medford, MA, 2010-2013.
  • Visiting Scholar, The Perseus Project, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 2009. Research Project: Building a Digital Corpus of Greek Fragmentary Authors.
  • Lecturer, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Dipartimento di Antichità e Tradizione Classica, 2005-2013.

Fellowships

  • Visit Scholarship, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Berlin, April 2011 and October 2012.
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, Università di Torino, Dipartimento di Storia, 2004-2008. Research Project: Storia e istituzioni dei Greci in Egitto dal VII al I secolo a.C. attraverso le testimonianze della cultura letteraria e materiale.
  • PhD Fellowhsip, Università di Genova, Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Antichità e del Medioevo, 2000-2003. Research Project: L’egemonia dell’Areopago ad Atene (478-462 a.C.). Per una lettura dei capitoli 23-25 dell’Athenaion Politeia aristotelica.
  • Post-lauream Fellowship, Università di Torino, 1997-1999.

Honors and Awards

  • Premio Optime 1997-1998 – Riconoscimento al Merito nello Studio (Unione Industriale Torino): Award to the best students graduated from the University of Turin in the Academic Year 1997-1998.
  • Theodor-Litt-Preis 2018 (Die Vereinigung von Fördern und Freunden der Universität Leipzig).
Publications

Publications

  • "Digital Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum (DFHG)". Digital Humanities Day Leipzig 2019, Musikinstrumentenmuseum Leipzig (Konzertsaal), December 2, 2019 (poster)
  • "Egyptology meets Computer Science: the Digital Rosetta Stone project". 50. Neue Forschungenzur ägyptischen Kultur und Geschichte. Sommersemester 2018, Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, May 24, 2018 (poster)
  • "The Open Philology Project". In Digital Humanities 2014 - Lausanne, July 7-12, 2014 (poster)
  • "Representing Humanities Research Data Using Complementary Provenance Models". In Building Global Partnerships - RDA Second Plenary Meeting - Washington DC, September 16-18, 2013 (with B. Almas, S. Choudhury, D. Dubin, M. Senseney, K.M. Wickett) (PDF)

My Scholarly Work

Projects and Research

The Leipzig Open Fragmentary Texts Series (LOFTS)

LOFTS establishes open editions of ancient works that survive only through quotations and text reuses in later texts (textual fragments). The project undertakes two tasks: 1) digitize paper editions of fragmentary works and link them to the source texts from which the fragments have been collected, and 2) produce new digital editions of fragmentary works.

The Leipzig Open Fragmentary Texts Series

Digital Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum (DFHG)

The Digital Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum (DFHG) is the digital version of the five volumes of the Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum (FHG) of Karl Müller (1841-1872). The DFHG is a digital collection of structured data that provides textual, philological, and historiographical solutions for representing fragmentary authors and works in a digital environment. The DFHG offers many tools and services that can be applied to other collections of fragmentary texts.

Digital Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum

Digital Athenaeus

The Digital Athenaeus is the digital edition of the Deipnosophists of Athenaeus of Naucratis with a focus on annotating quotations and text reuses in order to provide an inventory and a data model of authors and works referred to in the Deipnosophists. The Greek text of the Deipnosophists is based on the Teubner edition of Georg Kaibel (1887-1890) and the Digital Athenaeus provides users with tools for accessing the text and getting information about authors and works quoted by Athenaeus.

Digital Athenaeus

Digital Marmor Parium

The Digital Marmor Parium Project is a new digital edition of the Parian Marble, which is a Hellenistic chronicle on a marble slab coming from the Greek island of Paros and preserving a Greek chronology (1581/80 - 299/98 BC) with a list of kings and archons accompanied by short references to historical events mainly based on the Athenian history. The project provides images and drawings of the inscription, and digital data about named entities, chronological expressions, and linguistic information preserved by the text of the Parian Marble.

Digital Marmor Parium

demo.fragmentarytexts.org

demo.fragmentarytexts.org is a project for experimenting tools and devising methods for representing quotations and text reuses of lost authors and works (textual fragments). It collects different examples from ancient Greek authors, whose texts are rich of quotations and text reuses of lost works. The project uses Ajax technology to represent fragmentary texts and an Open Source CMS enriched with plugins created ad-hoc in order to add visual functionalities.

demo.fragmentarytexts.org

Digital Rosetta Stone

The Digital Rosetta Stone (Der Stein von Rosette digital) is a project for producing a digital edition of the Rosetta Stone with textual alignment, translation alignment, and morphosyntactic annotations of the three scripts of the inscription. The project is developed in collaboration with the Ägyptologisches Institut at the University of Leipzig, the British Museum, and the Digital Epigraphy Project.

Digital Rosetta Stone
YouTube (the Digital Rosetta Stone project part 1)
YouTube (the Digital Rosetta Stone project part 2)

Teaching

Courses and Schools

  • Semester Courses

    • Einführung in die digitale Philologie (Introduction to Digital Philology) (DH.IDP): Universität Leipzig, Institut für Informatik (Sommersemester) (10 ECTS) 2017–
    • Digitale Philologie (Digital Philology) (DH.DP): Universität Leipzig, Institut für Informatik (Wintersemester) (10 ECTS) 2015–
    • Digitale Altertumswissenschaften (Digital Classics, SunoikisisDC) (DH.DC): Universität Leipzig, Institut für Informatik (Sommersemester) (5 ECTS) 2015–
    • Digital Scholarly Editing and Textual Criticism I (DH.DSE-1): Universität Leipzig, Institut für Informatik (Wintersemester 2014/2015) (10 ECTS)
    • Digital Scholarly Editing and Textual Criticism (DH.DSE): Universität Leipzig, Institut für Informatik (Sommersemester 2014) (10 ECTS)
    • Overview of Digital Philology (EH.ODP): Universität Leipzig, Institut für Infomatik (Wintersemester 2013/2014) (5 ECTS)
  • Summer and Winter Schools

  • Seminars, Training Sessions, and Hackathons

    • Perseids Text Reuse Hackathon. Tufts University, March 23-27, 2015
    • Seminar on Athenaeus’ Deipnosophists and Attic Prosopography. Furman University, Classics Department, Greenville SC, March 16-21, 2015
    • The Banquet of the Digital Scholars. Humanities Hackathon on editing Athenaeus and on the Reinvention of the Edition in a Digital Space – Universität Leipzig (ULEI) & Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI) Berlin, October 10-12, 2012
    • EpiDoc and TEI-XML Training Workshop – Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria – BILG Project (June 4-7, 2012)
    • EpiDoc/SoSOL Training Session – Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College, London (March 11-13, 2010)
  • Greek Hellenistic Literature (Consultants: Ivana Petrovic and Andrej Petrovic) (Fall 2016)
  • Greek Comedy (Consultant: J. S. Rusten) (Fall 2014)
  • Storia Greca: Università di Roma Tor Vergata (2005-2010)
  • Greek Historians GREEK 0103: Tufts University, Department of Classics (Spring 2012) (Syllabus)
  • Graeco-Roman Alexandria CLS 185-02/ARCH 188-02: Tufts University, Department of Classics (Fall 2010) (Syllabus)
  • Greek Political Thought CLS 0084: Tufts University, Department of Classics (Spring 2013) (Syllabus)
  • Greek Political Thought CLS 0084: Tufts University, Department of Classics (Spring 2012) (Syllabus)
  • Antichità Greche: Università di Roma Tor Vergata (2005-2013)
  • Epigrafia Greca: Università di Roma Tor Vergata (2005-2013)
  • Latin Epigraphy LAT 181-01: Tufts University, Department of Classics (Spring 2013) (Syllabus)
  • The Stones of Ancient Latium LAT 0191: Tufts University, Department of Classics & Università di Roma Tor Vergata (Summer 2011)
  • Latin Epigraphy LAT 181-01: Tufts University, Department of Classics (Fall 2010) (Syllabus)
conferences and talks

Conferences and Talks

2020

  • Named Entity Recognition for a Text-Based Catalog of Ancient Greek Authors and Works: Digital Classicist Seminar Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, December 15, 2020
  • Digital Canons and Catalogs of Fragmentary Literature: Fragmente einer fragmentierten Welt: Gespräche zur Problematisierung eines traditionellen Begriffes in der modernen klassisch-philologischen Forschung, Universität Trier, November 27-28, 2020 (program)
  • Tools for Digital Classical Philology: Teaching Classics in the Digital Age. International Conference, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, June 15-16, 2020 (program)
  • Digital Humanities and the Classics: Akademische Woche 2020, SanktAfra, Sächsisches Landesgymnasium Sankt Afra zu Meißen, Meißen, February 6, 2020 (program)
  • Historical Fragmentary Texts in the Digital Age: Workshop The World in Pieces: Fragments and the Fragmentary, Leiden University Library, Leiden, January 23-24, 2020 (program)

2019

2018

  • Das Projekt Digital Rosetta Stone: Erfahrungen und Resultate (with Franziska Naether): Digital Humanities Day Leipzig 2018, Bibliotheca Albertina, Leipzig, December 3, 2018 (program) (poster)
  • Digital Editions of Historical Text Reuse: Digital Humanities Lecture Series “Praxis der Digital Humanities”, Universität Trier, Lehrstuhl für Computerphilologie, November 8, 2018
  • The Digital Rosetta Stone Project (with Eleni Bozia and Franziska Naether): Digital Classicist Seminar, Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, London, June 29, 2018 (abstract) (poster) (YouTube)
  • Digital total? – Aus der Wissenschaft in den Unterricht: Antike Sprachen im 21. Jahrhundert lernen? Ein Fallbeispiel aus der Ägyptologie (with Miriam Amin, Josephine Hensel, and Franziska Naether): Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften Leipzig, Ägyptisches Museum Georg Steindorff , June 22, 2018
  • The Digital Rosetta Stone Project (with Miriam Amin, Josephine Hensel, and Franziska Naether): 50. Neue Forschungenzur ägyptischen Kultur und Geschichte. Sommersemester 2018, Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, May 24, 2018 (program) (SAW website) (Pressemitteilung Universität Leipzig)
  • Historical Text Reuse Annotation: Workshop INCEpTION: Towards Interactive Semantic Annotation, Technische Universität Darmstadt, March 12-13, 2018 (program)

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

  • Ateneo fruitore di Istro: echi di critica storiografica e cultura bibliotecarica: Ritorno ad Alessandria. Storiografia antica e cultura bibliotecaria: tracce di una relazione perduta. Incontro Internazionale di Studi. Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, November 28-29, 2012
  • The Laments of the Philosophers at the Tomb of Alexander: an Example of Text Re-Use in Oriental Languages (with U. Pietruschka): 4ème Colloque International Aliento. Énoncés sapientiels brefs, traductions, traducteurs et contextes culturels et historiques du Xe siècle au XVe siècle: les textes transmis à l’Occident. (MSH Lorraine) – Paris (INALCO), November 6-8, 2012
  • Detecting and Marking up Quotations and Text Re-uses of Historical Texts: Computerunterstütztes Arbeiten mit historischen Texten. Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, June 27, 2012
  • Istro alla scuola di Callimaco. La biblioteca di Alessandria e la tradizione attidografica: Giornate di studio sulla storiografia greca frammentaria III edizione – Gli storici greci frammentari e le età della trasmissione: Alessandria, Roma, Bisanzio. Università degli Studi di Genova, 29-30 maggio 2012
  • Collecting Quotations by Topic: Degrees of Preservation and Transtextual Relations among Genres: Round Table Collecting Fragments in the 21st Century (Part I): Lectio. Leuven Centre for the Study of the Transmission of Texts and Ideas in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance – Laboratory for Critical Text Editing, May 14, 2012
  • Assembling Bricks in the Toy Box: Quotations and Text Re-use Detection of Lost Works: eTraces Talks. Universität Leipzig – Raum 0-18, Johannisgasse 26, June 26, 2012
  • Digital Editing of Ancient Sources for the Golden Age of Athens (invited lecture): College of the Holy Cross, Classics Department, Fenwick Room 428, April 20, 2012

2011

  • Alexander the Great and Aristotle in the Libro de Alexandre: Aliento – Third International Conference – Sapiential Statements and Exemplary Literature: a Complex Intertextuality. Nancy – Paris, November 22-24, 2011
  • Storie e personaggi della Grecia e della Magna Grecia in occasione della presentazione dei libri Il mantello della Sosandra… Come un Ateniese apprese la storia della fine di Sibari, Pericle di Gaetano De Sanctis e Filippo e Alessandro. Dal regno macedone all’impero universale di Gaetano De Sanctis: Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino, Torino, May 12, 2011 (invitation) (program)
  • Fragmentary Texts: Collecting and representing quotations of lost authors and works (Informationsgespräch): Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg – Seminar für Klassische Philologie, April 4-5, 2011
  • Citazioni e dinamiche testuali. L’intertestualità e la storiografia greca frammentaria: Tradizione e Trasmissione degli Storici Greci Frammentari. Terzo Workshop Internazionale. Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, February 24-26, 2011
  • Fragmentary Texts: SAWS (Sharing Ancient Wisdoms) Workshop 2011. University of Vienna – Department of Oriental Studies, February 16-17, 2011
  • Representing Fragmentary Texts: Exploring Formulaic Knowledge through Languages, Cultures and Time. International Workshop. University of Trier, February 11-12, 2011

2010

  • Bridging Ancient Cultures across Countries and Media: Classics & Archaeology Brown Bag Lecture Series. The Center for the Humanities at Tufts, October 25, 2010
  • Fragmentary Texts and Digital Collections of Fragmentary Authors (with M. Büchler): Digital Classicist Seminars 2010. Institute of Classical Studies, King’s College, London, July 30, 2010
  • Memorie di Alessandro e di Alessandria in occasione della pubblicazione de L’impresa di Alessandro Magno e La Biblioteca di Alessandria (with V. Costa, E. Lanzillotta, G. Ottone): Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino, Torino, May 14, 2010 (invitation) (program)
  • Fragmentary Texts & Digital Libraries: Workshop on Historical Texts. Perseus Project, Tufts University, Medford, MA, January 13-14, 2010

2009

  • Participation in the Liberty Fund Seminar Political Liberty, Moral Responsibility, and the Formation of States in South America: Andrés Bello and Joseph Conrad (conference director: D. Womersley). Avignon, France, November 5-8, 2009
  • Perseus 2009. Rappresentazione digitale dei testi frammentari (invited lecture): Università di Roma Tor Vergata, October 20-26, 2009
  • Le tecnologie digitali e l’epigrafia: esempi applicativi (invited lecture): Università di Roma Tor Vergata, October 20-26, 2009
  • Collecting Fragmentary Authors in a Digital Library: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2009). Austin, TX, June 15-19, 2009
  • The Ancient Library at Alexandria (ALA Project) (with V. Costa): International Symposium on the Scaife Digital Library. University of Kentucky, Vis Center, Lexyngton, KY, March 13, 2009

2008

  • Da Istro alla Suda. La biblioteca di Alessandria e la tradizione attidografica: Incontro Internazionale Gli storici greci in frammenti e il lessico Suda. Università di Vercelli, November 6-7, 2008

2007

  • Alexandria and the Mirage of a Million Book Library (with V. Costa): The World’s Greatest Libraries: from Ancient Alexandria to the 21st Century. College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, October 10, 2007
  • Istro il Callimacheo, I, Testimonianze e frammenti su Atene: Doing Fragmentary History in a Global Context: International Projects to Preserve Ancient Greek Historians (Brill’s New Jacoby, FGrHist Continued, and I Frammenti degli Storici Greci). College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, May 16-17, 2007 (program)

2006

  • Diallagai e diallaktai, forme e strumenti della riconciliazione: Convegno Internazionale di Storia Greca Salvare le poleis, costruire la concordia, progettare la pace. Torino, April 5-7, 2006
  • Istro e la tradizione dei rapporti tra la Grecia e l’Egitto (FGrHist 334 FF43-47): I Frammenti degli Storici Greci. II Workshop Internazionale. Tradizione e trasmissione degli Storici Greci Frammentari, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, February 16-18, 2006
  • Per una nuova edizione delle Elleniche di Ossirinco (with S. Bianchetti): I Frammenti degli Storici Greci. II Workshop Internazionale. Tradizione e trasmissione degli Storici Greci Frammentari, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, February 16-18, 2006
  • Gli ostraka e l’istituzione dell’ostracismo ad Atene (invited lecture): Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Brescia, February 10, 2006

2005

  • L’Areopago, presidio venerando del territorio e della polis (Aesch., Eum., 681-710): Convegno Internazionale Territorialità ed insularità tra concordia e conflittualità. Università di Palermo, January 28-29, 2005
  • Istros the Callimachean: 136th Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association. Boston, January 6-9, 2005

2004

  • PUG inv. DR 107: 24th International Congress of Papyrology. Helsinki, August 1-7, 2004
  • Die Ostraka und das Scherbengericht in Athen (invited lecture): Universität Konstanz, January 28, 2004

2003

  • Licurgo e il tradimento di Ipparco (Lyc. Leocr. 117 sg.): I Incontro Internazionale di Storia Antica Il cittadino, lo straniero, il barbaro, fra integrazione ed emarginazione. Università di Genova, May 22-24, 2003
  • L’Egitto nella commedia greca del V e del IV secolo a.C.: VIII Convegno Nazionale di Egittologia e di Papirologia: La visione dell’altro nell’antico Egitto, Torino, April 11-13, 2003

2002

  • L’egemonia dell’Areopago ad Atene (478-462 a.C.): Convegno Internazionale di Storia Greca Poleis e Politeiai. Esperienze politiche, tradizioni letterarie, progetti costituzionali. Torino, May 29-31, 2002
  • Origini e finalità dell’ostracismo ateniese (invited lecture): Università di Genova, March 11, 2002

2001

  • Participartion in the Liberty Fund Colloquium Liberty and Virtue in Plato (conference director: Th.R. Martin). Key West, FL, December 6-9, 2001
  • Papiri tolemaici da cartonnages dell’Università di Genova: 23. Internationaler Kongreß für Papyrologie. Wien, July 22-28, 2001

1999

  • Ostracismo e ostrakophoriai ad Atene (490-470 a.C.). Profili istituzionali e fonti epigrafiche: I Incontro Internazionale di Epigrafia e Papirologia Giuridica. Università di Reggio Calabria, March 12-15, 1999

1998

  • Gli ostraka nel mondo antico: Dottori/trici e dottorandi/e di ricerca in egittologia e papirologia. Presentazione e confronto delle ricerche in corso. Torino, Museo Egizio, June 21, 1998
Events Organization

Organization of Academic Events

Scientific Committees

Scientific committees

Awarded Grants

Awarded Grants

NEH

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) nr. HT-500-44-11 (2011-2015) $249,727.
Three-week Institute on Working with Text in a Digital Age (Co-PI with G. R. Crane and A. Lüdeling)

VolkswagenStiftung

VolkswagenStiftung (2016) app. nr. A121302 € 15,600. Workshop Classical Philology Goes Digital. Working on textual phenomena of ancient texts (Co-PI with K. Blaschka, Universität Potsdam)

LaborUniversität Leipzig

LaborUniversität Leipzig – Ausschreibung 7. Projektkohorte (BMBF supported) (2017-2018). 1 WHK MA 19h, 1 SHK 10h + Honorarmittel € 800,00 The Digital Rosetta Stone Project (Der Stein von Rosette digital) (Co-PI with F. Naether, Universität Leipzig)

NEH

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) nr. HT-256958-17 (2017-2019) $249,359. Two-week Institute on Digital Editions, Digital Corpora and new possibilities for the Humanities in the Academy and Beyond (Co-PI with G. R. Crane and A. Lüdeling)

Knowledge Unlatched

Knowledge Unlatched select 2018 € 10,000. Gold open access publication of M. Berti (ed.), Digital Classical Philology. Ancient Greek and Latin in the Digital Revolution. Age of Access? Grundfragen der Informationsgesellschaft 10. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter 2019

DFG

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Projektnummer 434173983
Förderung seit 2020 € 308,840. Thema: Textbasierte Extraktion, Analyse und Annotation antiker griechischer Referenzen auf Autoren und Werke

Get in Touch

Contact

Dr. Monica Berti
monica.berti@uni-leipzig.de

Lehrstuhl für Alte Geschichte
Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Universität Leipzig
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig
Raum 2.212
https://www.gko.uni-leipzig.de

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Institut für Informatik
Universität Leipzig
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