Artificial Intelligence and Ancient Writing Cultures, Bologna 26th January 2023

The seventh ENCODE conference will focus on applications of Artificial Intelligence in different disciplines related to ancient writings, presenting existing projects, future developments and technical challenges. Registration for online or in-person participation by 21.01.2023.

  • Date: 26 JANUARY 2023  from 9:15 to 13:00

  • Event location: Aula Prodi, Piazza San Giovanni in Monte 2, 40124 Bologna - In presence and online event

  • Type: Multiplier events

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9:15-9:30 Welcome and Introduction: Francesca Sofia, director of the Department of History and Cultures, Michela Milano, Unibo, Director of the Alma Mater Research Institute for Human-centered Artificial Intelligence, Francesca Tomasi, Unibo, Head of DHARC - Digital humanities advanced research center

9:30-10:00 Isabelle Marthot, Stephen White, Artificial Intelligence and the Palaeography of Greek and Coptic papyri: Potential and limits

10:00-10:30 Silvia Ferrara, State-of-the-art AI technology applied to the decipherment of ancient scripts: Results and prospects

10:30-11:00 Mark Depauw, AI and extracting information from primary sources and secondary literature

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:00 Hussein Mohammed Adnan, Beyond Textual Content: Analysing Patterns in Written Artefacts

12:00-12:30 Charlotte Tupman, Next steps in analysing the layouts of inscribed texts (online)

12:30-13:00 Gioele Barabucci, AI in research: unfounded fears and serious risks


The conference, organized by Alice Bencivenni, Carla Salvaterra, Marta Fogagnolo, is connected to the ENCODE Workshop AI and Ancient Writing Cultures, held in Bologna (23-25, 27 January 2023).


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