Third Annual Project Workshop

From Thursday, December 7, to Saturday, December 9, the third international workshop of the „Text Database and Dictionary of Classic Mayan Project“ of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts and the University of Bonn will take place in the Bonner Alteramerikasammlung. During these three days, the project team, together with the scientific council and invited scholars, will discuss the current state of the project and future prospects. The project will furthermore train attenting academics in the use of the input mask of the text carrier database. We also share our latest research. The workshop is internal and not open to the public.


Thursday, December 7

09.00 – 09.30 Welcome Address Nikolai Grube (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn) & Mirjam Blümm (State and University Library, Göttingen)

09.30 – 10.00 Our Project: Retrospect and Lookout Nikolai Grube (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn)
10.00 – 10.30 Segmentation and Linking: Our Digital Sign Catalogue Christian Prager (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn)
10.30 – 11.00 Coding the Maya Glyphs: Our TEI XML Mark up Schema Elisabeth Wagner (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn) & Franziska Diehr (State and University Library, Göttingen)

11.15 – 11.30 Scripting the Code: Our XML Parser for Transliterations Maximilian Brodhun (State and University Library, Göttingen)
11.30 – 12.00 From Writing to Language: Our Linguistic Annotator for Maya Hieroglyphs Sven Gronemeyer (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn / La Trobe University, Melbourne) & Cristina Vertan (University of Hamburg)
12.00 – 12.15 Pot, Stone and Bone: Our Maya Image Archive Katja Diederichs (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn)

13.30 – 16.00 Discussion I: Project Standards and their Application Chair: Mirjam Blümm

16.15 – 17.30 Discussion II: The Virtual Workflow and Research Questions Chair: Maximilian Brodhun

Friday, December 8

09.15 – 11.00 Hands-on Workshop I: TextGrid
11.15 – 13.00 Hands-on Workshop I: TextGrid
14.00 – 16.00 Hands-on Workshop I: TextGrid

16.15 – 17.15 Hands-on Workshop II: TEI XML

17.15 – 17.45 Corpus Epigraphy: Benefits, Challenges, and Future Prospects Harri Kettunen (University of Helsinki)

Saturday, December 9

09.15 – 09.45 On the Exchange of Ideas between Mesoamerican Writing Systems: The Case of Teotihuacan and the Maya Script Gordon Whittaker (Georg-August University, Göttingen)
09.45 – 10.15 Hieroglyphic Mayan and Lexical Semantics Albert Davletshin (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow)
10.15 – 10.45 Classic Mayan Causatives in -b’a/-b’u, -se, and -es(a) Marc Zender (Tulane University, New Orleans)

11.00 – 11.30 Fat Priests and Jaguar Heads: New and Newly Redocumented Texts from Eastern Peten Alexandre Tokovinine (University of Alabama)
11.30 – 12.00 Murals, Graffiti and the Unprovenienced Pot: Dilemmas of Context and Looting in Northeastern Peten Franco Rossi (Boston University)
12.00 – 12.30 Rio Azul Dynasty and Polity: New Epigraphic Evidence Dmitri Beliaev (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow)

13.30 – 14.00 The Inscriptions of Coba: Recent Studies Octavio Esparza Olguín (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City)
14.00 – 14.30 The Enigmatic Glyph X and the Syntax of the Lunar Series Nikolai Grube (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn)
14.30 – 15.00 The Maya Altepetl: Reconstructing the Political Geography of the Classic Maya Peter Mathews (La Trobe University, Melbourne)

15.15 – 16.15 Discussion III: Experiences with TextGrid and Your Own Research Chair: Nikolai Grube

16.15 – 16.30 Farewell Address Nikolai Grube (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn)

Participants: (back row) Laura Heise, Gordon Whittaker, Michael Dürr, Dmitri Beliaev, Nikolai Grube, Marc Zender, Ulli Wölfel, Alexandre Tokovinine, Sven Gronemeyer, (front row) Guido Krempel, Elli Wagner, Octavio Esparza Olguin, Franco Rossi, Peter Mathews, Christian Prager, Albert Davletshin, and (kneeling) Daniel Graña-Behrens.