eScriptorium recognised in prestigious DataX grant from Princeton University

The Princeton Geniza Project (HTR4PGP) has been awarded funding from Princeton University’s Schmidt DataX Fund to apply the kraken and eScriptorium to the Cairo Geniza, an important collection of medieval manuscripts written in Hebrew. The project will be led by Prof. Marina Rustow, in collaboration with Prof. Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra and the eScriptorium team at the EPHE. The fund is supported through a major gift from the Schmidt Futures Foundation, and provides grants to explore using artificial intelligence and machine learning to accelerate discovery.

For more information, the grant announcement is available at https://csml.princeton.edu/news/eight-research-projects-receive-datax-funding

For the Princeton Geniza project, see https://genizalab.princeton.edu


Peter A. Stokes

Peter Stokes is directeur d'études en humanités numériques et computationnelles appliquées à l’étude de l’écrit ancien (approximately 'research professor in digital and computational humanities applied to historical writing') at the École Pratique des Hautes Études – Université PSL, Section des Sciences Historiques et Philologiques, in Laboratoire Archéologie et Philologie d’Orient et d’Occident (AOROC, UMR 8546). His current primary research focus is on multigraphism (the use of different scripts or writing-systems), particularly in medieval Europe, combining the fields of palaeography, digital humanities and informatics.

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