MITE Research Seminars

Upcoming research seminars in the context of the MITE project will feature prominent scholars in the fields of literary studies, philosophy, and computer science.

To participate, please fill out the following form: All seminars will be held online at Rome time.

February 22, 2024, 10:00-11:30: Presentation of MITE and related activities (research seminars, MITE workshop)
Agenda of the meeting:
– Introduction to the project MITE (slides)
Gaia Tomazzoli (Sapienza University of Rome, IT), Fictional Characters and their Interpretation: Case studies in Medieval Italian Literature (slides)
Michele Paolini Paoletti (University of Macerata, IT), Literary Interpretation and the Identity of Fictional Characters (slides)
Emilio M. Sanfilippo (ISTC-CNR Laboratory for Applied Ontology, IT), Towards the documentation and analysis of scholarly interpretations (slides)

March 20, 2024, 10:00-12:00 (abstracts and slides here):
Francesco Orilia (University of Macerata, IT): Fictional Objects, Stories and Denoting Concepts
James Phelan (University of Ohio, USA): ‘Characters Are Synthetic Constructs’: So What?

April 17, 2024, 10:00-12:00 (abstracts and slides here):
Alberto Voltolini (University Torino, IT): What Makes a Version of a Work a Version of That Work?
Fotis Jannidis (Julius Maximilians Universität Würzburg, DE): Modelling Attributes of Literary Characters

May 22, 2024, 16:00-18:00 (abstracts and slides here):
Francesca Tomasi (University of Bologna, IT): Modelling the Interpretation Act as Linked Open Data
Kristina Olson (George Mason University, USA): From Text to Reception: The Women of the “Commedia” and the “Decameron”

June 20, 2024, 10:00-12:00:
Antonis Bikakis (University College London, UK): Exploring the Role of Formal Argumentation in Humanities Research
Elisa Paganini (State University of Milan, IT): Fiction as Non-Assertive Communication

October (tbd): MITE Workshop at Sapienza University of Rome (IT).  Stay tuned for updates about the dates and the program!

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