Associate professor in Egyptology at Sorbonne University, member of the Institut Universitaire de France and co-director of the program “ECRITURES” on the anthropology and archeology of Egyptian written practices, Chloé Ragazzoli is a specialist in cultural history, texts and literate practices of ancient Egypt. She is currently working on the writing, the scribes, and the history of depictions and has been leading a field program since 2010 to study the graffiti left by Egyptian scribes. On April 1, Chloé led a datacraft workshop on the automatic classification of ancient Egyptian manuscripts by scribe.
What motivates you in your daily work as a data expert?
Meet puzzle piece after puzzle piece, ancient human beings, both similar and different, who saw the world and faced it with unexpected and exotic thinking tools; decentralize our own vision.
What does datacraft bring you?
The possibility of exploring with data specialists some technical solutions to problems that the eye and brain of the Egyptologist cannot solve alone, at least not on important data sets..