EpiDoc: News and Views

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Tom Elliott (tom.elliott@nyu.edu)

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November 14, 2019

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epigraphy.info workshop IV

The dates for the fourth workshop epigraphy.info have been fixed for the days of 19th-21st February  2021 at the University of Hamburg (Germany) — preceded by an epidoc & technical training (17th-19th February). Read more …

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October 16, 2019

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Epigraphy.info Third Meeting Short Report

The Epigraphy.info community held its third meeting in Vienna, Austria at the end of May 2019. The following short report has been published in anticipation of a fuller report of the meeting, now in preparation.

Epigraphy.info – A Collaborative Environment for Digital Epigraphy

Epigraphy.info is an international open community that brings together epigraphers, projects, and institutions (such as AIEGL, EDH, EDR, and Trismegistos) to pursue a collaborative environment for digital epigraphy that will facilitate scholarly communication and interaction. The purpose of Epigraphy.info is not to replace existing digital resources but to serve as a hub for a fruitful exchange of epigraphic data and digital solutions that will benefit all epigraphers.

Several factors contributed to the genesis of Epigraphy.info, but the initial impulse was provided by the anticipated end to the funding of the Epigraphic Database Heidelberg in 2020. So far, three epigraphy.info workshop sessions have been held (Heidelberg, March 21st-23rd, 2018; Zadar, December 14th – 16th 2018; Vienna, May 30th – June 1st 2019), and the fourth is scheduled to take place in Hamburg in February 19th – 21st 2020. The workshops have been used to explore and define the goals and methodology of the community. Major initiatives to come out of those workshops include: developing best practices to facilitate access to the ever- growing number of individual online epigraphic databases and projects, as well as finding ways to preserve “dead” (static and/or moribund) digital publications. Additional issues addressed in the workshops include: guidelines, standards, and best practices; services for citation, revision, and exchange; financial support; and legal concerns.

In sum, the Epigraphy.info community works to gather and enhance the many existing epigraphic efforts, and serves as a landing point for digital tools, practices and methodologies for managing collections of inscriptions. The community supports the principles of open access and free sharing, as long as due referencing rules are observed. Notes and reports from every workshop are shared online at the Epigraphy.info website so that anyone who is interested can follow the activities of the community. The community is open to all researchers, students and enthusiasts, to all institutions and projects: indeed, all are welcome and encouraged to contribute to its activities. For more information please visit http://epigraphy.info/ or send an email to (info@epigraphy.info).

Vienna Meeting Highlights:

At the recently completed Vienna meeting, participants agreed upon a number of concrete actions. Working groups were established to advance four key initiatives in advance of the Hamburg meeting:

● Recommending next steps to improve the availability and completeness of descriptive vocabularies and specifications for epigraphic Linked Data;
● Developing user profiles and scenarios for future epigraphic “systems of systems”;
● Preparing a draft “statement on handling of unpublished inscriptions”;
● Interacting with individual projects to assure that all existing digital epigraphic texts and metadata become available via stable URIs under open-access license in EpiDoc format.

With regard to community administration, a general mailing list was established; procedures for the election and service of committee members were ratified; and working groups were constituted to conduct social media outreach activities, organize task tracking, and prepare a full report from the meeting (forthcoming). The following committee members were elected to one-year terms: Andrea Mannocci (Pisa), Chiara Cenati (Vienna), Tom Elliott (New York), M. Cristina de la Escosura (Zaragoza), Tom Gheldof (Leuven), and Vincent Razanajao (Bordeaux).

Hyperlinks:

● Epigraphy.info: http://epigraphy.info/
● Heidelberg, March 21st-23rd, 2018: http://doi.org/10.11588/heidok.00024397
● Zadar, December 14th – 16th 2018: http://doi.org/10.11588/heidok.00026330
● Vienna, May 30th – June 1st 2019: http://epigraphy.info/workshop_3.html

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September 16, 2019

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Relaunch of the expanded Roman Inscriptions of Britain Online

Relaunch of the expanded Roman Inscriptions of Britain Online

RIB Online, the digital library of Roman inscriptions from Britain, has been relaunched on the anniversary of Claudia Severa’s birthday, with enhanced existing records and a large number of new texts. 1,508 new texts have been added, drawn from RIB Volume III and the corpus of Bloomberg tablets, Roman London’s First Voices (each digitally published for the first time), as well as new and enhanced digitisations of the Vindolanda Tablets, some of which are also making their digital debuts. All the new material includes images where available and relevant non-textual information from the corpora.

The entire corpus of RIB Online now comprises 3,909 inscriptions in all, representing a substantial milestone in the aim to make available digitally every published text from the province of Britannia. Future instalments will include all eight fascicules of RIB Volume II (Instrumentum Domesticum), the curse tablets, writing tablets from Carlisle, and all texts published in the annual updates of the journal Britannia to date.

By using EpiDoc encoding (XML mark-up designed for epigraphy) and Linked Open Data this resource enables detailed searching and linking to other epigraphic and non-epigraphic resources: users can check which inscriptions are in their local museums, search for Latin words, assemble references to specific military occupations, for example. All of this is made possible by the generous support of the European Research Council (project LatinNow, grant number 715626) and epigraphers, archaeologists and institutions across the country (especially MOLA, the Vindolanda Trust, the Centre for the Study of Roman Documents (Oxford), the British Museum, the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies).

RIB Online is part of the ERC research project LatinNow (https://latinnow.eu/), based at the University of Nottingham.

RIB Online is freely accessible at https://romaninscriptionsofbritain.org/.

Scott Vanderbilt (RIB Online and LatinNow), Alex Mullen (PI, LatinNow)

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June 04, 2019

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Durham Digital Classics Training, June 10, 2019

The Department of Classics and Ancient History in Durham and the Institute of Classical Studies (London) are offering a one-day training workshop in digital approaches to classical and historical texts, to be held at Durham University. The workshop will include discussion of digital philology, linguistic annotation and translation, geographical annotation and visualization, and EpiDoc encoding for epigraphic and papyrological texts. There will be opportunity for hands-on practice of a few tools and methods on the day, and pointers to further information and sources of training in this area.

The workshop will take place in the Seminar Room of the Classics Department on Monday June 10, 2019, from 10:00 to 17:00.  There is no charge for the workshop but booking is essential. To reserve a place, send an email to g.e.curtis@durham.ac.uk.

For more information contact p.j.heslin@durham.ac.uk and gabriel.bodard@sas.ac.uk.

May 14, 2019

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3rd epigraphy.info workshop programme


The 3rd epigraphy.info workshop will take place at the University of Vienna from Thursday, 30th May to Saturday, 1st June. At the very end of the attached programme (pages 4-5) you can find a map and a plan of the University campus, which will help you to reach the workshop venue.

More information is available on the epigraphy.info website: http://epigraphy.info/workshop_3.html

Evening lecture: On Friday evening, right after the workshop, our colleague Giulia Sarullo will give a lecture on “The Forum Cippus and its copies”. You find the poster in attachment.

For any questions contact Chiara Cenati


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March 19, 2019

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Three EpiDoc Epigraphy Jobs with the DHARMA Project

I see where Arlo Griffiths has just announced on the Markup list that the DHARMA Project is seeking to hire three collaborators as follows:

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February 08, 2019

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Bologna EpiDoc Workshop 2019

Vi invitiamo a presentare domanda di partecipazione al workshop di addestramento in epigrafia e papirologia digitale che si svolgerà dal 27 maggio al 31 maggio 2019 presso il Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà dell’Università di Bologna.

Il workshop è organizzato e tenuto da Alice Bencivenni (DiSCi, Unibo) e prevede l’intervento, in qualità di istruttori, di Pietro Liuzzo (Universität Hamburg), Giuditta Mirizio (Universität Heidelberg), Irene Vagionakis (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia), Marta Fogagnolo (Università di Pisa).

Il workshop, in lingua italiana, è incentrato sull’epigrafia greca e latina digitale (EpiDoc: epidoc.sf.net; EFES) e sulla papirologia digitale (Leiden+ e Papyrological Editor: papyri.info). Non sono richieste abilità informatiche specifiche o avanzate, ma la conoscenza del greco e del latino, dei princìpi e delle convenzioni per l’edizione critica di un testo epigrafico o papiraceo saranno condizioni necessarie. Il workshop è aperto a partecipanti di ogni livello, dagli studenti delle lauree triennali e magistrali, ai dottorandi, ai docenti, agli studiosi, ai professionisti. Nell’eventuale mancanza di altri finanziamenti potrebbe essere richiesto il pagamento di una piccola quota di iscrizione.

Per presentare domanda di partecipazione occorre inviare entro il 31 marzo 2019 a alice.bencivenni2@unibo.it una mail con oggetto ‘domanda di partecipazione Bologna EpiDoc Workshop 2019’, includendo:

  • nome, cognome, qualifica
  • breve descrizione dell’interesse a partecipare
  • esperienza pregressa nello studio delle lingue classiche, dell’epigrafia, della papirologia, delle digital humanities.

Per informazioni non esitate a contattare Alice Bencivenni (alice.bencivenni2@unibo.it). Il workshop di Bologna è il primo di una serie di workshop dedicati all’epigrafia e alla papirologia digitali. Il secondo workshop (La codifica Leiden+ e i papiri letterari e paraletterari) e il terzo (Codifica testuale e annotazione linguistica di papiri letterari e paraletterari) si terranno in autunno presso l’Università di Parma.

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January 15, 2019

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ERC-funded project on South and Southeast Asian epigraphy

The temple of Sundareshvara at Nangavaram, Tamil Nadu, India (photo by E. Francis, 2007).

The content of this post was provided by M. Francis and A. Griffiths.

Two Paris-based research units, the Centre d’études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (CEIAS, UMR 8564, EHESS & CNRS) and the École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO), the Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin (UBER) and the university « L’Orientale » in Naples (UNO), will collaborate in a six-year research project granted by the European Research Council (ERC) as part of its “Synergy” scheme.

The project DHARMA: The Domestication of “Hindu” Asceticism and the Religious Making of South and Southeast Asia (2019–2025), will be launched on May 1st 2019. The ERC funds are awarded through the European Union’s Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020. The project’s three Principal Investigators are Emmanuel Francis (CEIAS), Arlo Griffiths (EFEO) and Annette Schmiedchen (UBER).

The project will focus on the religion known today as “Hinduism”, a major world religion and the main religion of the world’s largest democracy, India. But this history is not limited to India. DHARMA will study the history of “Hinduism” in comparative perspective, focusing on the period from the 6th to the 13th century. During this period, the Bay of Bengal served as a maritime highway for intense cultural exchange. The resulting process of “Indianization”, marked notably by the spread of “Hinduism”, of an Indian writing system, and of India’s sacred language Sanskrit, touched large parts of South and Southeast Asia.

The Sanskrit word DHARMA can designate the cosmic law that is upheld both by gods and humans. But it is also often used to refer to any of the numerous temple-related foundations made to support this law. The DHARMA project seeks to understand the process of “institutionalization” of “Hinduism” by investigating the roles of various agents, from kings and noblemen to priests, monks and local communities. It emphasizes the social and material contexts of “Hinduism”. This emphasis requires a multi-regional, multi-scalar and multidisciplinary methodology in order to forge a real synergy of scholarship on premodern South and Southeast Asia.

Our approach will be based on the correlation and contextualization of written evidence from inscriptions and manuscripts, as well as material evidence from temples and other kinds of archaeological sites. The project will be carried out in four task forces. Three regional task forces will focus, respectively, on the inscriptions and archaeological sites of the Tamil-speaking South of India (A), of Central through North-Eastern South Asia into what is today Myanmar (B), and of mainland plus insular Southeast Asia (C). A fourth, transversal task-force (D), led by Dominic Goodall (EFEO) and Florinda de Simini (UNO), will focus on textual material transmitted in manuscript form. For our operations in Asia, the EFEO regional centres in Pondicherry, Siem Reap, and Jakarta will serve as anchors.

South and Southeast Asian manuscripts, normally written on palm-leaf, preserve a rich textual archive relevant to the history of “Hinduism”. We will produce editions with translations of texts that have so far remained unpublished, and therefore untapped, by historical research. These include descriptions of religious practices, as well as prescriptions that deal both with lay religiosity and with religious life in temples and monasteries. As for archaeological evidence, we are in an ideal position — thanks to the long-term collaboration between French and Asian archaeologists — to initiate surveys and contribute the data from excavated sites which are known to be rich in data and which will thus enable us to confront our findings in the inscriptions and texts with the archaeological record. Inscriptions are the main sources for the history of premodern South and Southeast Asia. But they are not all accessible, even less so in a machine-processable format. For the large-scale comparative research that we propose to undertake, making as much as possible of South and Southeast Asian epigraphy available, in a digital database, is therefore a core objective of this project. By making the epigraphy of South and Southeast Asia (in Sanskrit and vernacular languages) enter the digital age, the DHARMA project will create exciting new pathways to comparison across regions. The project will participate in the ERC’s Open Research Data Pilot, and will publish all of its epigraphic data in the form of TEI/EpiDoc encoded XML files under a Creative Commons license.

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EpiDoc and digital epigraphy workshop (London, April 29-May 4, 2019)

We invite applications for a six-day training workshop in digital and practical epigraphy at the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, 29 April – 4 May 2019.

The workshop will be organised by Gabriel Bodard (ICS) and Katherine McDonald (Exeter), with additional training provided by Charlotte Tupman (Exeter), Charles Crowther (Oxford), Valeria Vitale (ICS) and Caroline Barron (Birkbeck). There will be no charge for the workshop. There will be a limited number of bursaries available to assist students and other unfunded scholars with the costs of travel and accommodation, provided by the AHRC Early Career Leadership Fellowship ‘Connectivity and Competition’ (PI Katherine McDonald).

The focus of the workshop will be on skills for Greek and Latin epigraphy, including squeeze-making, photogrammetry, reflectance transformation imaging (RTI), and EpiDoc. EpiDoc (epidoc.sf.net) is a community of practice, recommendations and tools for the digital editing and publication of ancient texts based on TEI XML. No expert computing skills are required, but a working knowledge of Greek/Latin or other ancient language, epigraphy, and the Leiden Conventions will be assumed. The workshop is open to participants of all levels, from graduate students to professors and professionals. Although the focus is on Greek and Latin epigraphy, we welcome applications from those in other adjacent fields.

To apply for a place on this workshop please email k.l.mcdonald@exeter.ac.uk by Friday 15 February 2019, including the following information:

  • a brief description of your reason for interest
  • your relevant background and experience
  • if you would like to request a bursary, an estimate how much you would need.

If you have any questions before applying, please don’t hesitate to contact Katherine (k.l.mcdonald@exeter.ac.uk) or Gabby (gabriel.bodard@sas.ac.uk)

January 14, 2019

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Workshop on Digital and Practical Epigraphy (London, April 29–May 4)

We invite applications for a six-day training workshop in digital and practical epigraphy at the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, 29 April – 4 May 2019.

The workshop will be organised by Gabriel Bodard (ICS) and Katherine McDonald (Exeter), with additional training provided by Charlotte Tupman (Exeter), Charles Crowther (Oxford), Valeria Vitale (ICS) and Caroline Barron (Birkbeck). There will be no charge for the workshop. There will be a limited number of bursaries available to assist students and other unfunded scholars with the costs of travel and accommodation, provided by the AHRC Early Career Leadership Fellowship ‘Connectivity and Competition’ (PI Katherine McDonald).

The focus of the workshop will be on skills for Greek and Latin epigraphy, including squeeze-making, photogrammetry, reflectance transformation imaging (RTI), and EpiDoc. EpiDoc (epidoc.sf.net) is a community of practice, recommendations and tools for the digital editing and publication of ancient texts based on TEI XML. No expert computing skills are required, but a working knowledge of Greek/Latin or other ancient language, epigraphy, and the Leiden Conventions will be assumed. The workshop is open to participants of all levels, from graduate students to professors and professionals. Although the focus is on Greek and Latin epigraphy, we welcome applications from those in other adjacent fields.

To apply for a place on this workshop please email k.l.mcdonald@exeter.ac.uk by Friday 15 February 2019, including the following information:

  • a brief description of your reason for interest
  • your relevant background and experience
  • if you would like to request a bursary, an estimate how much you would need.

If you have any questions before applying, please don’t hesitate to contact Katherine (k.l.mcdonald@exeter.ac.uk) or Gabby (gabriel.bodard@sas.ac.uk).

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January 07, 2019

Stoa

Digital Humanities Winter School, Palermo 2019

Forwarded for Paolo Monella:

Applications are invited for the “Digital Humanities Winter School Palermo 2019” (#DHWSPA19) that will take place at the University of Palermo, Italy, from March 4-7 2019.

The winter school is sponsored by the Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale, and by the Departments Scienze Umanistiche and Culture e Società and the Dottorato di ricerca internazionale in Studi Culturali Europei | Europäische Kulturstudien of the University of Palermo.

During the first day, talks by Fabio Ciotti, Vito Matranga, Raul Mordenti, Tito Orlandi, Elena Pierazzo, Roberto Rosselli Del Turco will provide an initial introduction to the digital humanities and Simona Stoyanova will lead a 2-hours workshop on TEI/EpiDoc markup.

In the following days, three 7-hours workshops will provide a hands-on introduction to:
1. TEI XML markup per scholarly digital editions (Luciano Longo);
2. Python programming for text and TEI XML analysis (Paolo Monella);
3. querying and visualization of a TEI XML edition (Tiziana Mancinelli).

A detailed program, the syllabi of the workshops and further information are available on the winter school website http://dhwspa19.unipa.it.

Participation is free of charge and open to students working on their BA or MA thesis, PhD students and scholars. No previous specific digital skills are required. Please apply by filling in the form in https://dhwspa19.unipa.it/call/ and uploading a CV (including an optional publication lists) by January 15, 2019. Priority will be given to PhD students and to those with research projects including digital humanities methods. Acceptance will be communicated by January 20.

The language of the winter school will be Italian, with the exception of the TEI/EpiDoc workshop held by Simona Stoyanova, which will be in English.

[Italian version in https://dhwspa19.unipa.it/call/]

All best,

Luciano Longo
Paolo Monella
Tiziana Mancinelli

July 04, 2018

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epigraphy.info workshop II

epigraphy.info workshop II

Zadar, 19-21 September 2018

The dates for the second workshop epigraphy.info have been fixed for 19th-21st September 2018 at the University of Zadar, at the Department of History, at the address Ruđera Boškovića 5. It’s placed in the historical Zadar old town, so called Poluotok (Engl. Peninsula).

For any further information please contact Anamarija Kurilić (akurilic2011@gmail.com) and have a look at epigraphy.info

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February 21, 2018

Stoa

Doctoral studentship, Digital Grammar of Greek Documentary Papyri, Helsinki

Posting for Marja Vierros. Full details and applications forms at University of Helsinki site.

Applications are invited for a doctoral student for a fixed term of up to 4 years, starting in the fall of 2018 to work in the University of Helsinki. The selected doctoral candidate will also need to apply for acceptance in the Doctoral Programme for Language Studies at the Faculty of Arts during the fall application period. The candidate’s main duties will consist of PhD studies and writing of a dissertation.

The doctoral candidate will study a topic of his/her choice within the historical development and linguistic variation of Greek in Egypt (e.g. certain morphosyntactic variation as a sign of bilingualism), by way of producing a selected, morphosyntactically annotated corpus of documentary papyri, according to Dependency Grammar. The candidate’s duties include participation in regular team meetings and presenting his/her research at seminars and academic conferences. The candidate is expected to also take part in designing the online portal that presents the results of the project.

The appointee to the position of doctoral student must hold a Master’s degree in a relevant field and must subsequently be accepted as a doctoral candidate in the Doctoral Programme mentioned above. Experience in linguistic annotation, corpus linguistic methods or programming are an asset, but not a requirement. The appointee must have the ability to conduct independent scientific research. The candidate should have excellent analytical and methodological skills, and be able to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary scientific community. The successful candidates are expected to have excellent skills in written and oral English. Skills in Finnish or Swedish are not required. Relocation costs can be negotiated and the director will offer help and information for the practicalities, if needed.

February 20, 2018

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Symposium on the EPIGRAPHIES OF ANATOLIA: their histories and their future

The Symposium on the “Epigraphies of Anatolia: their histories and their future” will be held from the 24 to the 27 April, 2018 in the Koç University Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Center for Mediterranean Civilizations in Antalya, Turkey. All are welcome to attend; the event is free, but for planning purposes please register on this EventBrite link.

For more material visit the symposium page of Research Center for Mediterranean Languages and Cultures of Akdeniz University.

For several millennia most of the civilisations of Anatolia used inscription on stone to preserve important texts – whether public documents or private commemorations. While this procedure is found in many civilisations across the world, the particular wealth of Anatolia in high-quality stones and marbles has ensured an exceptionally rich harvest of texts. Over the last couple of centuries, work on these documents has helped us understand more and more of this deep and multi-layered historical heritage, which is constantly developing and enriching our understanding.

The aim of the symposium is to allow experts, who work on the inscribed texts of different cultures, to present their work and compare their experiences, building a sense of the history of the epigraphic discipline. During the symposium we intend to look at how earlier generations have interacted with such texts by tracing the steady development of methodologies. We will examine how inscribed texts have introduced us to languages which had been unread for several millennia. Finally, we will look at how we can teach the necessary skills and find ways to offer the fullest possible access, both in and beyond Turkey, to this unique storehouse of knowledge.

24 APRIL 2018, TUESDAY

09:30-10:00: Opening Addresses

SESSION I (10.00-12.00): Ancient/medieval/early modern viewers: Part I
Chair: Burcu CEYLAN DUGGAN

10.00-10.40: Mehmet TÜTÜNCÜ – Genesis of the first Islamic inscriptions in Anatolia from Arabic to Turkish

10.40-11.20: Georgios PALLIS – The second life of inscriptions in Byzantine Asia Minor: aspects of the reuse of inscribed material

11.20-12.00: Scott REDFORDSeljuk epigraphy in Turkey

SESSION II (14.00-16.00):  Ancient/medieval/early modern viewers: Part II
Chair: Thomas CORSTEN

14.00-14.40: Nicholas S. M. MATHEOU – ‘Let me now restore its memory’: epigraphy in the medieval Arme­nian tradition

14.40-15.20: T. Michael P. DUGGAN – Early antiquarians in Asia Minor up to the 19th century

15.20-16.00: Charlotte ROUECHÉ – Louis Robert: transforming the Greek epigraphy of Anatolia

SESSION III (16.30-18.30): The scientific approach: collections and research
Chair: Johannes NOLLÉ

16.30-17.10: Mustafa H. SAYAR – Greek and Latin inscriptions in the collections of the Archaeological Museums of Istanbul and their contribution to epigraphic research in the Eastern Mediterranean area and Asia Minor

17.10-17.50: Thomas CORSTEN – The history of Austrian epigraphical research in Asia Minor

17.50-18.30: Fatih ONUR – Discovering the landscape of antiquity: The Pataran monument and the geography of Lycia

25 APRIL 2018, WEDNESDAY

SESSION IV (10.00-12.00): Discovering languages/writing systems
Chair: Gül IŞIN

10.00-10.40: Hasan PEKER – Anatolian hieroglyphs and their recent contributions to Near Eastern Studies

10.40-11.20: Selim F. ADALI – Cuneiform script in Anatolia: a historical perspective

11.20-12.00: Recai TEKOĞLU – Alphabetic scripts of Anatolia

SESSION V (14.00-16.00): Establishing and teaching epigraphy
Chair: Gülay YILMAZ

14.00-14.40: Johannes NOLLÉ – Passion and mission: Sencer Şahin’s academic work and his lasting achievements

14.40-15.20: Andreas RHOBY & Ida TOTH – Byzantine epigraphy: past – present – future

15.20-16.00: Hakan T. KARATEKE – What is an Ottoman inscription?

SESSION VI (16.30-18.10): 21st century readers and their expectations: accessibility and outreach
Chair: Michèle BRUNET

16.30-17.05: N. İlgi GERÇEK – Cuneiform Studies in the 21st century

17.05-17.40: Gabriel BODARD – Contributors and agendas in digital epigraphy: encoding, editing and publishing

17.40-18.10: Hatice AYNUR – Digitizing Ottoman history: the “Database for Ottoman Inscriptions” in its eighth year

18.10-18.45 Future epigraphies: an international perspective – Michèle BRUNET

26 APRIL 2018, THURSDAY

Trip to Perge and to Side – led by Johannes NOLLÉ

27 APRIL 2018, FRIDAY

Workshop on Digital Epigraphy – Gabriel BODARD (with Charlotte ROUECHÉ & Michèle BRUNET)

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January 25, 2018

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EpiDoc & EFES training workshop, London April 9–13, 2018

We invite applications for a five-day training workshop in text encoding for epigraphy and papyrology, and publication of ancient texts, at the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, April 9–13, 2018.

The training will be offered by Gabriel Bodard (ICS), Martina Filosa (Köln), Simona Stoyanova (ICS) and Polina Yordanova (ICS/Sofia) and there will be no charge for the workshop. Thanks to the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a limited number of bursaries are available to assist students and other unfunded scholars with the costs of travel and accommodation.

EpiDoc (epidoc.sf.net) is a community of practice, recommendations and tools for the digital editing and publication of ancient texts based on TEI XML. EFES (github.com/EpiDoc/EFES) is a publication platform closely geared to EpiDoc projects and designed for use by non-technical editors. No expert computing skills are required, but a working knowledge of Greek/Latin or other ancient language, epigraphy or papyrology, and the Leiden Conventions will be assumed. The workshop is open to participants of all levels, from graduate students to professors and professionals.

To apply for a place on this workshop please email gabriel.bodard@sas.ac.uk, by Feb 28, 2018 including the following information:

  1. a brief description of your reason for interest
  2. your relevant background and experience
  3. If you would like to request a bursary, estimate how much you would need.

January 24, 2018

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EpiDoc & EFES training workshop, London April 9–13, 2018

We invite applications for a five-day training workshop in text encoding for epigraphy and papyrology, and publication of ancient texts, at the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, April 9–13, 2018.

The training will be offered by Gabriel Bodard (ICS), Martina Filosa (Köln), Simona Stoyanova (ICS) and Polina Yordanova (ICS/Sofia) and there will be no charge for the workshop. Thanks to the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a limited number of bursaries are available to assist students and other unfunded scholars with the costs of travel and accommodation.

EpiDoc (epidoc.sf.net) is a community of practice, recommendations and tools for the digital editing and publication of ancient texts based on TEI XML. EFES (github.com/EpiDoc/EFES) is a publication platform closely geared to EpiDoc projects and designed for use by non-technical editors. No expert computing skills are required, but a working knowledge of Greek/Latin or other ancient language, epigraphy or papyrology, and the Leiden Conventions will be assumed. The workshop is open to participants of all levels, from graduate students to professors and professionals.

To apply for a place on this workshop please email gabriel.bodard@sas.ac.uk, by Feb 28, 2018 including the following information:

  1. a brief description of your reason for interest
  2. your relevant background and experience
  3. If you would like to request a bursary, estimate how much you would need.

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October 06, 2017

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Visible Words workshop (Brown, Oct 6-7, 2017)

Posted for John Bodel:

Visible Words: Digital Epigraphy in a Global Perspective
An international workshop at Brown University, Providence, R.I.
John D. Rockefeller Library, 6-7 October 2017

This workshop, which is free and open to the public, will bring together experts in the epigraphic cultures of different languages and scriptural traditions from the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, South and East Asia, and Mesoamerica who are also involved in creating (or developing) digital editions and databases of inscriptions, to explore shared interests and challenges during a day-and-a-half of short presentations and group round-table discussions.

The workshop will be immediately preceded by an EpiDoc workshop (5-6 October) designed to introduce the basics of the EpiDoc editing system; the Epidoc workshop is also free and open to the public but space in it is limited and advanced registration is required. For further information about both workshops, see here: https://www.brown.edu/academics/classics/visible-words-workshop

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September 18, 2017

Current Epigraphy

EpiDoc Workshop — Brown University, Oct. 5-6 2017

Posted for Scott DiGiulio:

We are pleased to announce a 1.5 day Introduction to EpiDoc workshop at Brown University on Oct. 5-6, to be held in conjunction with the conference “Visible Words: Epigraphy in a Global Perspective,” taking place Oct. 6-7 (for more information on the conference itself, please see https://www.brown.edu/academics/classics/visible-words-workshop).

This workshop will provide an introduction to the EpiDoc schema for editing epigraphic and papyrological texts. EpiDoc (epidoc.sf.net) is a community of practice as well as a specialized customization of the XML schema developed by the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) for the encoding of inscriptions, papyri and other ancient texts. It has been used to publish digital epigraphic projects including Inscriptions of Aphrodisias (http://insaph.kcl.ac.uk), the US Epigraphy Project (http://usepigraphy.brown.edu),the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri (http://papyri.info/), the Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri (https://wiki.digitalclassicist.org/Digital_Corpus_of_Literary_Papyri), and many more. The workshop will introduce participants to the basics of XML markup and give hands-on experience of tagging textual features and object descriptions, identifying and linking to external person and place authorities, and project workflow and management.

Draft Schedule: http://goo.gl/VNNhBE

The workshop is limited to 25 participants, so we ask you to please fill out the application form: https://goo.gl/forms/Qxf8lnNiwuZJQZd02.

Instructors will include Scott DiGiulio (Mississippi State University), Elli Mylonas (Brown University); Hugh Cayless (Duke University); Tom Elliot (NYU) and others.

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