A Collaborative Environment for Digital Epigraphy

Epigraphy.info Workshop I: Programme

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.

Wednesday 21st March 2018
12.30 – 13.30Welcome Coffee*
13.30 – 13.45Introduction (Francisca Feraudi-Gruénais, Heidelberg)
13.45 – 13.55Impulse: Potential and challenges for research institutions for financing and sustaining a digital platform (Dieta Svoboda-Baas, Heidelberg)
13.55 – 14.20Impulse: Working with epigraphy.info – concrete example (James Cowey, Heidelberg)
14.20 – 15.00Discussion [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 – 15.30coffee break*
15.30 – 15.45Impulse: 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 – 16.00Impulse: corpora / editions vs. databases & epigraphy.info (Marietta Horster, Mainz)
16.00 – 16.45Discussion: relationship to existing databases (moderated by: Frank Grieshaber, Heidelberg; Silvia Evangelisti, Roma)
16.45 – 17.30Discussion [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 – 17.45Impulse: Versioning / mini publications (DOIs) (Leonhard Maylein, Heidelberg)
17.45 – 18.30Discussion (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 – 11.00wg 1 (User stories) / wg 2 (Versioning/mini pubs)
11.00 – 11.30coffee break*
11.30 – 13.00wg 3 (Existing Databases) / wg 4 (Pathways to get the data)
13.00 – 14.00lunch break*
14.00 – 15.30wg 5 (Community building) / wg 6 (Funding)
15.30 – 16.00coffee break*
16.00 – 18.00Reports from the working groups and discussion
Friday 23rd March 2018
09.30 – 11.00wg 6 (a concept for epigraphy.info) // wg 7 (themes, tasks and venue for the next epigraphy.info workshop)
11.00 – 11.30coffee break*
11.30 – 13.30Final discussion
* All coffee breaks and the Thursday's lunch break are generously offered by the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences.