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The Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies (ICMS) and the Canisius Digital Humanities Group will welcome Neil Coffee, PhD, Professor of Classics at the University at Buffalo, to Canisius on Thursday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m. in Grupp Fireside Lounge.

Coffee will discuss the Tesserae Project, which he founded in 2008 as an effort to trace intertextuality and allusion in literary texts using computational means. The presentation will discuss what the free online Tesserae tool does for searching in ancient Greek, Latin and English. It will touch on the computational basis for the work and will address how he has managed a successful, grant-funded digital humanities project for over a decade.

His interests include Latin epic poetry, Roman social history, ancient philosophy and digital approaches to literary and intellectual history. Coffee is the author of The Commerce of War: Exchange and Social Order in Latin Epic and Gift and Gain: How Money Transformed Ancient Rome. He is co-editor of the 2019 “Intertextuality in Flavian Epic Poetry.” His current book project is entitled Serenity and Engagement: An Ancient Search for Balance.

Refreshments will be served.

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Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, Center for Online Learning & Innovation