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Voicing needs in exploration

Friday 1 February 2019
EASE: Exploring Anglo-Saxon Eloquence
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden


This workshop invites researchers to become familiar with the online platform Evoke and to explore its value for research in their field. The first thesaurus supported by Evoke is the Thesaurus of Old English, which captures the words that were available to Anglo-Saxons. In discussing the use of the platform in combination with this thesaurus, as envisioned by those attending, the aim is twofold: (1) to formulate powerful and evocative case studies in research using the thesaurus, and (2) to elicit feature requests to improve the Evoke platform for research purposes.

Those interested in attending the first workshop should send an e-mail to s.s.stolk@hum.leidenuniv.nl with the subject "EASE first workshop". Please register early as places are limited.


(Welcome and introduction)


Three perspectives on the Thesaurus of Old English (TOE) and the Evoke platform:

o The developer’s perspective: Sander Stolk, PhD student (Leiden University) and developer of Evoke.

o The editor’s perspective: Jane Roberts, Emeritus Professor (University of London) and editor of TOE.

o The researcher’s perspective: Thijs Porck, Assistant Professor of Medieval English  (Leiden University)


(Coffee break)


Group discussions on value for research

o Formulating case studies

o Formulating requirements on data and tooling


(Closing and drinks)

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