Epigraphy.info Workshop I Heidelberg

This workshop took place at the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (21st - 23rd March 2018). It brought together leading experts in the field of digital epigraphy to discuss ideas for the creation of an open collaborative platform for Greek and Latin epigraphy.

Working Groups

wg 1 Google Doc User stories
wg 2 Google Doc Versioning and mini publications
wg 3 Google Doc From existing databases to epigraphy.info
wg 4 Google Doc Pathway to get the data
wg 5 Google Doc Community building & teaching
wg 6 Google Doc Funding sources & strategies


Wednesday 21st March 2018

12.30 – 13.30 Welcome Coffee*
13.30 – 13.45 Introduction (Francisca Feraudi-Gruénais, Heidelberg)
13.45 – 13.55 Impulse: Potential and challenges for research institutions for financing and sustaining a digital platform (Dieta Svoboda-Baas, Heidelberg)
13.55 – 14.20 Impulse: Working with epigraphy.info – concrete example (James Cowey, Heidelberg)
14.20 – 15.00 Discussion, e.g. editorial board, networking / IDEA, integration with teaching, setting / upholding standards (moderated by: James Cowey, Heidelberg; Pietro Liuzzo, Hamburg; Silvia Orlandi, Roma; Tom Elliott, New York)
15.00 – 15.30 coffee break*
15.30 – 15.45 Impulse: metadata groups, metadata fields as well as interfaces with existing databases on the basis of the EAGLE-europeana harmonisation work (Pietro Liuzzo, Hamburg)
15.45 – 16.00 Impulse: corpora / editions vs. databases & epigraphy.info (Marietta Horster, Mainz)
16.00 – 16.45 Discussion: relationship to existing databases (moderated by: Frank Grieshaber, Heidelberg; Silvia Evangelisti, Roma)
16.45 – 17.30 Discussion, e.g. incorporation of Greek epigraphy, corpora/editions, common / variable fields for edition/database, appropriateness of a joint and common approach? (moderated by: Gabriel Bodard, London; Julia Lougovaya-Ast, Heidelberg; Miriam Elbers, Leiden; Marietta Horster, Mainz)
17.30 – 17.45 Impulse: Versioning / mini publications (DOIs) (Leonhard Maylein, Heidelberg)
17.45 – 18.30 Discussion, moderated by: Gabriel Bodard, London; James Cowey, Heidelberg; Tom Elliott, New York) // Definition of the Thursday’s working groups
19.30 - social dinner

Thursday 22nd March 2018

09.30 – 11.00 wg 1 (User stories)
  wg 2 (Versioning/mini publications)
11.00 – 11.30 coffee break*
11.30 – 13.00 wg 3 (Existing Databases)
  wg 4 (Pathways to get the data)
13.00 – 14.00 lunch break*
14.00 – 15.30 wg 5 (Community building)
  wg 6 (Funding)
15.30 – 16.00 coffee break*
16.00 – 18.00 Reports from the working groups and discussion

Friday 23rd March 2018

09.30 – 11.00 wg 6 (a concept for epigraphy.info)
  wg 7 (themes, tasks and venue for the next epigraphy.info workshop)
11.00 – 11.30 coffee break*
11.30 – 13.30 Final discussion

* All coffee breaks and the Thursday’s lunch break are generously offered by the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences.


  • J. Cowey (DE, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, EDH)
  • F. Feraudi-Gruénais (DE, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, EDH)
  • B. Gräf (DE, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, EDH)
  • F. Grieshaber (DE, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, EDH)
  • J. Osnabrügge (DE, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, EDH)
  • R. Klar (DE, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, EDH)
  • C. Witschel (DE, University of Heidelberg, EDH)
  • T. Hölscher (DE, University of Heidelberg, EDH)
  • S. Evangelisti (IT, University of Foggia, EDR)
  • S. Orlandi (IT, University La Sapienza Rome, EDR)
  • C. Cenati (AT, University of Vienna)
  • T. Corsten (AT, University of Vienna, SEG)
  • V. Hofmann (AT, University of Vienna)
  • M. Depauw (BE, KU Leuven, Trismegistos)
  • R. Ast (DE, University of Heidelberg)
  • U. Ehmig (DE, University of Heidelberg)
  • O. Gengler (DE, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Malalas)
  • H. Guney (DE, University of Cologne)
  • R. Haensch (DE, Commission for Ancient History and Epigraphy Munich)
  • A. Hartmann (DE, University of Augsburg)
  • M. Horster (DE, University of Mainz)
  • A. Jördens (DE, University of Heidelberg)
  • M. Khayutina (DE, LMU München)
  • P. Liuzzo (DE, University of Hamburg)
  • J. Lougovaya-Ast (DE, University of Heidelberg)
  • K. Matijević (DE, University of Flensburg)
  • L. Maylein (DE, Heidelberg University Library)
  • A. Rampichini (DE, University of Heidelberg)
  • D. Svoboda-Baas (DE, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Digital Humanities)
  • F. Weise (DE, University of Hamburg)
  • A.D. Alcorac (FR, HiSoMA Research Center Lyon, e-SEC)
  • A. Campos (FR, ANHIMA Paris)
  • N. Tran (FR, University of Poitiers)
  • G. Bodard (UK, University of London)
  • S. Vanderbilt (UK, University of Nottingham)
  • D. Demicheli (HR, University of Zagreb)
  • A. Kurilić (HR, University of Zadar)
  • L. Calvelli (IT, University Ca’ Foscari of Venice)
  • A. Felicetti (IT, University of Florence)
  • C. Lasagni (IT, University of Turin)
  • F. Murano (IT, University of Florence)
  • M. Elbers (NL, SEG/Brill)
  • E. Suyver (NL, SEG/Brill)
  • A. Ragolić (SLO, University of Ljubljana)
  • O. Pelcer Vujacic (SRB, University of Belgrade)
  • T. Elliott (USA, New York University)

Not personally present at the workshop but interested to be involved:

  • W. Spickermann (AT, University of Graz)
  • K. Harter-Uibopuu (DE, University of Hamburg)
  • G. Staab (DE, University of Cologne)
  • J. Gomez Pantoja (ES, University of Alcalá de Henares, HEpOnl)
  • E. Santin (FR, HiSoMA Research Center Lyon)
  • S. Lambert (UK, Cardiff University)
  • A. Mullen (UK, University of Nottingham)
  • C. Kokkinia (GR, National Hellenic Research Foundation, KERA)
  • A. Makres (GR, Greek Epigraphic Society, HERC)
  • A. Bencivenni (IT, University of Bologna)
  • A. Felle (IT, University of Bari, EDB)
  • G. Sarullo (IT, University of Enna)
  • S. Babamova (MAK, Archaeological Museum of Macedonia Skopje)
  • R. Benefiel (USA, Washington and Lee University)
  • J. Bodel (USA, Brown University)
  • J. Sosin (USA, Duke University)