A Census of Digital Epigraphy

Dear colleagues and friends:

(Apologies for cross-postings to lists. Please feel free to forward to colleagues, students and other discussion fora.)

Please send me (tom.elliott@nyu.edu) information about digital projects, publications and computer-aided research in epigraphy. This information will be used to update or inform multiple resources including:

  • The “ASGLE links” resource (currently out of date): http://www.case.edu/artsci/clsc/asgle/links.html
  • A section on “digital epigraphy” in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Latin Epigraphy
  • A review of the state of the discipline to be presented at the ASGLE-sponsored session of the Joint Meetings of the APA/AIA in Philadelphia in January 2009

I am interested in any undertaking that involves computational approaches or digital data, whether it has resulted in publication or not. Any subdiscipline of epigraphy (Latin, Greek, other) is of interest. Information about papyrological and palaeographical projects whose methodology, technology or content has direct application in epigraphic study is also welcome.

The ASGLE links update will include a software upgrade, and will be carried out in collaboration with the editorial board of Current Epigraphy and the leadership and appropriate committees of the Association Internationale d’ Épigraphie Grecque et Latine and of the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy. All information presented in the resulting “new” links collection will be released to the public under terms of a Creative Commons Attribution license so that it can be re-used freely by others. All information sent to me will be assumed to be the intellectual property of the person submitting it, and will be treated under terms of the CC license.

Ideally, I would like to have as much of the following information as possible (please feel free to use your native language):

  • Title of project, resource or publication
  • Principal investigator(s), author(s) or editor(s)
  • Intitutional affiliation(s)
  • URLs for websites
  • Publication citation(s)
  • A short description
  • Status (e.g., experimental, complete, published, in progress, continuing, private)
  • Technologies, methodologies used
  • Sources of funding (past and present)
  • Contact email address

Thank you for your assistance in this endeavor.

Best,
Tom

Tom Elliott
Associate Director for Digital Programs
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
New York University
http://homepages.nyu.edu/~te20/

About Tom Elliott

Tom is Associate Director for Digital Programs and Senior Research Scholar at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University. Tom holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Duke University and a Ph.D. in Ancient History from UNC. His master's thesis treated a class of late Roman census documents from the Aegean islands and Asia Minor. His dissertation assembled and analyzed the epigraphic evidence for boundary disputes in the early Roman empire.
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One Response to A Census of Digital Epigraphy

  1. PaulIversen says:

    Hey Tom,

    Thanks for undertaking this task. The ASGLE links page has of late followed Roman practice with five years between each census :).

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