Difference between revisions of "Ancient Graffiti Project"

From The Digital Classicist Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Availablity)
(Publications)
 
(20 intermediate revisions by 3 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
==Availablity==
+
==The Ancient Graffiti Project==
  
* http://agp.wlu.edu/
+
* http://ancientgraffiti.org/
  
 
==Directors==
 
==Directors==
  
* Rebecca Benefiel
+
* Rebecca Benefiel, Project Director
* Sara Sprenkle
+
* Sara Sprenkle, Technical Director
 
* Holly Sypniewski, Assistant Director
 
* Holly Sypniewski, Assistant Director
  
Line 12: Line 12:
 
===Aims and scope===
 
===Aims and scope===
  
[http://ancientgraffiti.wlu.edu/ The project website] defines graffiti as "inscriptions that have been incised or scratched into wall-plaster".
+
[http://ancientgraffiti.org/ The project website] defines graffiti as "handwritten inscriptions that have been incised or scratched into wall-plaster".
  
The project digitizes ancient graffiti from the ancient cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii. It aims to provide scholars with a flexible digital tool to search the inscriptions in their spatial context. Thus, the project spans between epigraphy and archaeology.
+
The project presents newly curated digital editions and contextual data for ancient graffiti from the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii. It aims to provide scholars with a flexible digital tool to search these handwritten inscriptions in their spatial context. Thus, the project spans epigraphy and archaeology.
  
The goal of the project is to include graffiti from both Herculaneum and Pompeii, but at the moment most inscriptions come from the former, while only one block from Pompeii is currently included (''Regio'' I, ''Insula'' 8).
+
Both textual and figural graffiti (hand-sketched drawings) are available.
 +
 
 +
More than 1600 ancient graffiti are now searchable. These include all 300+ ancient graffiti from Herculaneum and more than 900 inscriptions from Pompeii (from the Lupanar, Insula I.8, the theater district, the Campus/Palestra beside the amphitheater, and other locations).
 +
 
 +
The recently discovered ancient graffiti from ancient Smyrna are also now available at [http://ancientgraffiti.org/ AGP].
  
 
===Search platform===
 
===Search platform===
  
The project website provides a sophisticated search engine that allows for searches based on the location of the graffiti ("Search by Map"), as well as on its properties, drawing type and content.
+
The project website provides a sophisticated search engine that allows users to conduct a range of queries, including searches based on the location of the graffiti ("Search by Map"), by the type of property (e.g. public building, house, workshop), category of drawing (e.g. animals, boats, geometric designs), writing style, content of the inscription, and more.
  
 
===Interoperability===
 
===Interoperability===
Line 26: Line 30:
 
The epigraphical database and the search platform are interoperable with the [[Electronic Archive of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (EAGLE)|EAGLE]] epigraphic database, the EDR ([[Epigraphic Database Roma]]) and the [[EAGLE Europeana Network]].
 
The epigraphical database and the search platform are interoperable with the [[Electronic Archive of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (EAGLE)|EAGLE]] epigraphic database, the EDR ([[Epigraphic Database Roma]]) and the [[EAGLE Europeana Network]].
  
==External resources==
+
==Publications==
 
+
* R. Benefiel, H. Sypniewski, “Greek Graffiti in Herculaneum,” American Journal of Archaeology vol. 122.2 (2018), 209-244.
* Project home page: [http://ancientgraffiti.wlu.edu/ http://ancientgraffiti.wlu.edu]
+
* R. Benefiel, S. Sprenkle, H. Sypniewski, J. White, "The Ancient Graffiti Project: Geo-Spatial Visualization and Search Tools for Ancient Handwritten Inscriptions," in: [https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3078081.3078104 DATeCH 2017 Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage], New York: ACM (2017), 163-168.
 +
* The Journal of FASTI Online, 2016, report on fieldwork in Herculaneum <http://www.fastionline.org/docs/FOLDER-it-2016-361.pdf>
 +
* R. Benefiel, H. Sypniewski, "Images and Text on the Walls of Herculaneum: Designing the Ancient Graffiti Project," in: ''Off the Beaten Track. Epigraphy at the Borders'', edited by A. E. Felle and A. Rocco, Archeopress (2016), 29-48.
 +
* R. Benefiel, S. Sprenkle, [http://dlib.nyu.edu/awdl/isaw/isaw-papers/7/benefiel-sprenkle/ The Herculaneum Graffiti Project], ISAW Papers 7.4 (Current Practice in Linked Open Data for the Ancient World), (2014).
 
* R. Benefiel, S. Sprenkle, P. Jang, [http://www.eagle-network.eu/wp-content/gallery/digital-poster-exhibition/poster_the-herculaneum-graffiti-project.jpg The Herculaneum Graffiti Project], a poster presented at the EAGLE International Conference Paris, September 2014.
 
* R. Benefiel, S. Sprenkle, P. Jang, [http://www.eagle-network.eu/wp-content/gallery/digital-poster-exhibition/poster_the-herculaneum-graffiti-project.jpg The Herculaneum Graffiti Project], a poster presented at the EAGLE International Conference Paris, September 2014.
  

Latest revision as of 16:55, 6 November 2019

Contents

[edit] The Ancient Graffiti Project

[edit] Directors

  • Rebecca Benefiel, Project Director
  • Sara Sprenkle, Technical Director
  • Holly Sypniewski, Assistant Director

[edit] Description

[edit] Aims and scope

The project website defines graffiti as "handwritten inscriptions that have been incised or scratched into wall-plaster".

The project presents newly curated digital editions and contextual data for ancient graffiti from the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii. It aims to provide scholars with a flexible digital tool to search these handwritten inscriptions in their spatial context. Thus, the project spans epigraphy and archaeology.

Both textual and figural graffiti (hand-sketched drawings) are available.

More than 1600 ancient graffiti are now searchable. These include all 300+ ancient graffiti from Herculaneum and more than 900 inscriptions from Pompeii (from the Lupanar, Insula I.8, the theater district, the Campus/Palestra beside the amphitheater, and other locations).

The recently discovered ancient graffiti from ancient Smyrna are also now available at AGP.

[edit] Search platform

The project website provides a sophisticated search engine that allows users to conduct a range of queries, including searches based on the location of the graffiti ("Search by Map"), by the type of property (e.g. public building, house, workshop), category of drawing (e.g. animals, boats, geometric designs), writing style, content of the inscription, and more.

[edit] Interoperability

The epigraphical database and the search platform are interoperable with the EAGLE epigraphic database, the EDR (Epigraphic Database Roma) and the EAGLE Europeana Network.

[edit] Publications

Personal tools