Dienstag 16. Mai 2017 um 18:00 Uhr
Hörsaal Arabica, Institut für Orientalistik
It is not easy to work on the ca. 32,000 Old Babylonian archival texts that have been published so far: first,
because the pertinent bibliography is scattered widely, and second, because numerous texts have only
been published as hand copies (a practice which is unfortunately continued to this day). For those reasons,
ARCHIBAB wanted to be from its outset more than just a simple collection of digital editions of Old
Babylonian texts: it is a relational database allowing complex searches drawing on textual and metadata
alike. Dominique Charpin will describe the database and provide several examples of possible searches.
In conclusion, he will speak about future perspectives regarding the contents and the structure of the site
and the use of the underlying structure for the creation of other databases (ARCHIMAS, ARCHIKAS).
Note: www.archibab.fr can also be consulted in English.