EpiDoc Workshops

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EpiDoc Workshops have been run on several occasions over the past few years, with the intention of disseminating skills and experience and encouraging discussion on the topic of TEI markup for the encoding of epigraphic, papyrological, and other ancient texts.

Future events

  • EpiDoc workshops have been proposed or considered for Bari, Berlin, Brown, Michigan, Paris, Rome, Torino, Udine, Vienna
  • An EpiDoc training week will be held at the Institute for Classical Studies, London, September 5-8, 2011.
  • An EpiDoc/SoSOL workshop is planned at Duke University, July 2013 as part of the Summer Institute of Papyrology

Past Events

Full, week-long Summer Schools have been run at:

  • Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London, July 2005; May 2006; June 2007; July 14-18, 2008; June 28th-July 1st, 2010
  • Humanities Lab, IULM, Milan, June 16-20, 2008
  • British School at Rome, September 21-25, 2009
  • EpiDoc/SoSOL workshop, King's College London, March 8-13, 2010
  • EpiDoc/SoSOL workshop, Duke University, July 15-17, 2010
  • EpiDoc/SoSOL workshop, Lyon, September 13-17, 2010
  • EpiDoc/SoSOL workshop, Bologna, January 10-14, 2011
  • EpiDoc/SoSol workshop, Università «Mediterranea», Reggio Calabria, June 4-7, 2012

Shorter training events have taken place at the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington DC in 2005; at the American Academy in Rome, October 2006; at the AIA/APA meeting in San Diego, January 2007; at the Centre Camille Jullian, Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme, in Aix-en-Provence, in February 2011.

If you want to run an EpiDoc workshop

If you would like to run or host an EpiDoc training workshop at some point, please in the first instance contact the Markup list to canvass the possible trainers for their availability.

Please be prepared to:

  • raise money to fund travel and accommodation (at least) for two or preferably three experienced trainers to visit and run the workshop
  • begin planning the workshop at least 6 months ahead, and be flexible
  • provide a seminar room with space for 10-15 participants to sit comfortably, with wireless internet access and data projection
  • ...


The programme of the September 2011 Workshop in London. All training materials are freely downloadable.

Monday September 5

10:30 Introduction to EpiDoc, TEI and XML (see The Epigrapher as Encoder; IDP and SoSOL; Publishing with XML; Bibliographic Tagging; Detailed XML)
12:30 lunch
14:00 EpiDoc XML and Leiden distinctions (see EpiDoc Guidelines; Cheatsheet; Example Inscription (Latin); Example Inscription (Greek))

Transformation with Oxygen (see Stylesheets and Rendering; Running XSLT in Oxygen)

Oxygen practice (see download package)

16:30 ends

Tuesday September 6

10:00 EpiDoc markup features (see Textual Corrections; Symbols and Marks; Apparatus Criticus)

EpiDoc divisions and text structure (see Div Types and Subtypes; Structure of the Text)

Certainty and precision (see Certainty and Precision)

12:30 lunch
14:00 Further tagging of text (see Word Name and Place Markup)

Metadata (see EpiDoc Metadata)

Stylesheets (see CSS and XSLT

Crosswalking (EpiDoc and EAGLE/EDR conformance, HGV to EpiDoc, IRT to EDH)

16:30 ends

Wednesday September 7

10:00 Introduction to SoSOL (http://papyri.info/editor)

Brief guide to SoSOL: (guide)

Text (see Leiden+ guidelines)

Leiden+ full reference list

12:30 lunch
14:00 Practice with various papyrological texts, which will be specified nearer the time and assigned during the training session. Texts taken from O.Abu.Mina will be entered.

Assigned papyrological texts, SoSOL/Leiden+ practice (see Assignments)

SoSOL Translations syntax (see wiki page)

Continue practice (Assignments Doc)

16:30 ends

Thursday September 8

10:00 Further practice (EpiDoc and/or SoSOL)

Request topics

12:30 lunch
14:00 Closing discussion
15:30 ends

materials not used this time


Questions for discussion on Markup
  • typology of interpuncts and other g-types
XSLT fixes needed
  • spacing around milestones (and lines) when no tei:w markup
  • omit first milestone element in each line


For more information on future EpiDoc training events, please inquire on the Markup list