Current Epigraphy
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27 April, 2008

Online seminar on unpublished inscriptions from Corinth

Filed under: events,methodology — Tom Elliott @ 14:41

CurEp will soon play host to a virtual seminar on some unpublished Greek and Latin inscriptions from Corinth. The seminar will be directed by Donald Laing and Paul Iversen, with collaboration from Gabriel Bodard and myself. These inscriptions were unearthed on Temple Hill during excavations conducted under Henry Robinson† in the 1970s. We are particularly grateful to Guy Sanders (Director of the ASCSA dig at Corinth) and Charles Watkinson (Chair, ASCSA Publications Committee) for their support of this project.

Starting in mid to late May, about every two weeks throughout the summer Iversen and Laing will upload a preliminary text of an unpublished Greek or Latin inscription along with a photo. They will then invite comments and suggestions for restorations, context, date, etc. The ideas that result from this virtual seminar will then be incorporated into the final print article for Hesperia, with proper attribution to those who proposed any particular idea or reading. Elliott and Bodard will also work up an EpiDoc version of the resulting texts.

The idea behind the seminar is to promote a new model of collaboration and publication of epigraphical texts with the following benefits: a preliminary text will be made available very quickly; scholars or those interested will be able to “attend” the seminar at their leisure from anywhere in the world with an internet connection; students will see how epigraphers work and it may raise more interest in the discipline; the project will introduce epigraphers to the advantages of EpiDoc; there should be more interest in the final print version, which will include comments on this experiment.

Those who monitor CurEp via a feed reader will receive automatic notification whenever a new inscription is posted. The editors of CurEp will also post a corresponding notice to the Inscriptiones-l discussion list.

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  1. […] This post represents the first installment at Current Epigraphy of what will be a summer-long “Virtual Seminar on some Unpublished Inscriptions from Corinth.” For the next few months about every two weeks I will upload Don Laing’s and my preliminary text of a Greek or Latin inscription from Corinth and invite suggestions for restorations or comments on the context, date, etc. Tom Elliott and Gabriel Bodard will then work up an EpiDoc version of the resulting texts. As Tom Elliott explained here, the purpose of this first-ever virtual epigraphical seminar is to promote a new model of collaboration and publication of epigraphical texts with the following benefits: a preliminary text will be made available more quickly; scholars or those interested will be able to “attend” the seminar at their leisure from anywhere in the world with an internet connection; students will see how epigraphers work and it may raise more interest in the discipline; there should be more interest in the final print version that will appear in Hesperia, where proper attribution to those who proposed any particular idea or reading will be given and comments on this experiment will be included; the final print publication will be stronger (these inscriptions from Corinth, like most inscriptions from there, are very fragmentary and they lend themselves to collaborative treatment); the project will introduce more epigraphers to the advantages of EpiDoc. Special thanks are due Guy Sanders (Director of the ASCSA dig at Corinth) and Charles Watkinson (Chair, ASCSA Publications Committee) for their support of this project. […]

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