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== Aims and scope ==
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==Available==
  
[http://ancientgraffiti.wlu.edu/ The project website] defines graffiti as "inscriptions that have been incised or scratched into wall-plaster".
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* http://agp.wlu.edu/
  
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.
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==Directors==
  
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).
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* Rebecca Benefiel, Project Director
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* Sara Sprenkle, Technical Director
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* Holly Sypniewski, Assistant Director
  
== Search platform ==
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==Description==
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===Aims and scope===
  
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.
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[http://ancientgraffiti.wlu.edu/ The project website] defines graffiti as "handwritten inscriptions that have been incised or scratched into wall-plaster".
  
== Interoperability ==
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The project digitizes ancient graffiti from the 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 epigraphy and archaeology.
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Both textual and figural graffiti (hand-sketched drawings) are available.
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More than 500 ancient graffiti are now searchable. These include more than 300 from Herculaneum and nearly 200 from Pompeii (from the Lupanar, Insula I.8, and other locations).
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===Search platform===
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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.
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===Interoperability===
  
 
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 ==
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==Publications==
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* The Journal of FASTI Online, 2016, report on fieldwork in Herculaneum <http://www.fastionline.org/docs/FOLDER-it-2016-361.pdf>
  
* Project home page: [http://ancientgraffiti.wlu.edu/ http://ancientgraffiti.wlu.edu]
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* 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, 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.
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==External resources==
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* Project home page: [http://agp.wlu.edu/ http://agp.wlu.edu]
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* 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 17:08, 4 October 2016

Contents

[edit] Available

[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 digitizes ancient graffiti from the 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 epigraphy and archaeology.

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

More than 500 ancient graffiti are now searchable. These include more than 300 from Herculaneum and nearly 200 from Pompeii (from the Lupanar, Insula I.8, and other locations).

[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

  • 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.

[edit] External resources

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