Epigraphy.info is an international open community pursuing a collaborative environment for digital epigraphy, which facilitates scholarly communication and interaction. We apply FAIR principles to epigraphic information in order to efficiently create, use and share it among researchers, students and enthusiasts around the globe. 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.
Key concerns include:
- Identification, creation, and dissemination of agreed-upon guidelines, standards, and best practices;
- Preservation, reuse, and update of existing and emerging datasets providing the most up-to-date versions of inscriptions;
- Providing a toolset for searching, analyzing and editing inscriptions and their metadata by both human and machine;
- Services for citation, revision and exchange.
Epigraphy.info will not replace existing digital resources; it intends to be a hub for a fruitful exchange of epigraphic data and digital solutions that will benefit all epigraphers.
Download the text of our Mission statement (PDF).
Statement of Intent of the Handling of Unpublished Inscriptions
During the fourth epigraphy.info workshop (Feb. 19th - 21st 2020, Hamburg) the community has reached an agreement and issued the Statement of Intent of the Handling of Unpublished Inscriptions.
After the 6th Epigraphy.info workshop the Social Media group created an account on YouTube. We are planning to share clips about epigraphy, databases and interviews with digital epigraphists. Our very first video is showing the brilliant key lecture note given by Polly Low during the workshop hosted by the IAS....
Dear digital epigraphists! We are happy to announce that the 6th Epigraphy.info workshop will be organised by The Institute for Advanced Study and will take place from October 20th-22nd, 2021. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop will be held online over Zoom. For more information see here.
Register for DTS Hackathon and win a prize (posted on behalf of Matteo Romanello and Pietro Liuzzo) Dear colleagues, we would like to remind you that registrations to the 1st online DTS Hackathon are open until 24.09.2021 (for details, see the registration page). This hackathon – funded by the dhCenter...
Valete viatores! χαίρετε, παροδῖται! We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new Epigraphy.info website! Here you can read about the Epigraphy.info community, access information about past and future activities and meetings, and get to know individual working groups and their current aims. Most importantly, if you would like...
“Modeling Epigraphy with an Ontology” document published The document “Modeling Epigraphy with an Ontology” has been published on the Epigraphy.info website. The official draft of the ‘Modeling Epigraphy with an Ontology’ document is stored in Zenodo at doi: 10.5281/zenodo.4639507. The document describes how to use existing ontologies as well as...