We were excited to welcome Gregory Crane and Farnoosh Shamsian for an Online Open House entitled “Teaching Greek in the 21st Century.” The event took place on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. EDT and was recorded. You can watch the video on the Center for Hellenic Studies YouTube channel, or in the frame below.
From the discussion:
Gregory Crane is a professor in the Classical Studies Department at Tufts University, an adjunct professor in the Department of Computer Science, and Editor-in-Chief of the Perseus Project. As an Alexander von Humboldt Professor, he initiated the Open Greek and Latin Project (OGLP), which aims to represent every source text produced in Classical Greek or Latin from antiquity through the present. He has a long-standing interest in the relationship between the humanities and rapidly developing digital technology.
Farnoosh Shamsian earned a BA in philosophy and an MA in Ancient Iranian Languages from the University of Tehran. She is doing doctoral research at Leipzig University, focusing on teaching Greek to Persian speakers using digital tools and methods of annotation. Currently, she is teaching an online course on Homeric Greek in Persian using translation alignments, treebanks, and other grammatical annotations.