Prof. Orly Goldwasser Institute of Archaeology and the Ancient Near East, Mount Scopus Campus, room 7715, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org Homepage: http://www.orlygoldwasser.com/ https://huji.academia.edu/orlygoldwasser
Halely Harel PhD candidate, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. email@example.com Halely is the scientific coordinator of iClassifier. She is currently creating a digital list of Semitic loanwords in Egyptian as her doctoral research, and her list serves as a sample dataset for iClassifier. (Visit https://brtlist.info for more information).
Database design and programming
- Dr. Dmitry Nikolaev Post-doc, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. firstname.lastname@example.org Dmitry is creating the database and the user interface for the project. Homepage: http://www.dnikolaev.com/
Our data model is compatible with the Thot Data Model (TDM, cf. Polis & Razanajao 2016) and our metadata are based on the ‘Thesauri and ontology for documenting Ancient Egyptian Resources (THOT, http://thot.philo.ulg.ac.be).
The hieroglyphic spellings are imported from Ramses Online (http://ramses.ulg.ac.be) and enriched with classifier analysis.
iClassifier—Ongoing research projects
Marina Shama-Popovic, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Qadesh inscription as a case study for comparison of classification of Hieratic and Hieroglyphic scripts.
Dr. Simon Thuault http://hu-berlin.academia.edu/SimonThuault Studying ‘dissimilation graphique’ in Old Kingdom lexicon
Susana Soler, University of Barcelona.
Christian Casey, Brown University.
Additional collaborators to be updated soon
iClassifier advisory board
- Prof. Colette Grinevald http://www.colettegrinevald.fr/
- Prof. Frank Kammerzell https://www.archaeologie.hu-berlin.de/de/personal/kammerzell
- Dr. Annick Payne http://www.iaw.unibe.ch/ueber_uns/va_personen/pd_dr_payne_annick/index_ger.html
The history of the development of the hieroglyphic classifiers resembles the evolution of wings. Both were born to solve a rather simple issue. The wings originated as feathers for thermal insulation and display. The classifiers as markers of word border and ambiguity dispellers. The feathers were an important prerequisite for wings, while the classifiers developed into a complex categorization tool mirroring the deep structure analysis of a lost culture. The wings enabled the bird to fly high and observe wide landscapes, the classifiers allow us to observe the landscape of the Ancient Egyptian mind.