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A Collaborative Environment for Digital Epigraphy

Steering committee

Committee 2019-20:

  • Chiara Cenati (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • Tom Elliott (New York U./ Pleiades)
  • M. Cristina de la Escosura (U. Zaragoza)
  • Tom Gheldof (KU Leuven / Trismegistos)
  • Andrea Mannocci (CNR Pisa / Eagle Project)
  • Vincent Razanajao (U. Bordeaux Montaigne / Patrimonium)

Mission Statement

Taken from the website (accessed 2019-08-06):

Epigraphy.info is an international open community pursuing a collaborative environment for digital epigraphy, which facilitates scholarly communication and interaction. We apply FAIR principles to epigraphic information in order to efficiently create, use and share it among researchers, students and enthusiasts around the globe. The Epigraphy.info community works to gather and enhance the many existing epigraphic efforts, and serves as a landing point for digital tools, practices and methodologies for managing collections of inscriptions.

Key concerns include:

  • Identification, creation, and dissemination of agreed-upon guidelines, standards, and best practices;
  • Preservation, reuse, and update of existing and emerging datasets providing the most up-to-date versions of inscriptions;
  • Providing a toolset for searching, analyzing and editing inscriptions and their metadata by both human and machine;
  • Services for citation, revision and exchange.

Epigraphy.info will not replace existing digital resources; it intends to be a hub for a fruitful exchange of epigraphic data and digital solutions that will benefit all epigraphers.


The 1st Epigraphy.info 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.

The 2nd Epigraphy.info workshop took place in Zadar (14th - 16th December 2018). A preliminary mission statement was defined here.

The 3rd Epigraphy.info workshop took place in Vienna (30th May – 1st June 2019). The mission statement was approved by the community and preliminary working groups were formed to manage the tasks discussed here.

The 4th Epigraphy.info workshop took place in Hamburg (19th - 21st February 2020). It was preceded by a TEI/EpiDoc training (17th-19th February 2020).

The 5th Epigraphy.info workshop will place in Leuven (4th - 6th November 2020). It will preceded by 3 workshops (3rd-4th November 2020).

In order to register for the workshop:

Fill in the Eventbrite registration form until September 18th 2020: [1] Send the registration confirmation to info@epigraphy.info and specify in the email whether you are planning to attend the workshop in person (if the international measures will allow it) or if you prefer to participate via video conference. As the international situation is changing very quickly, we will regularly keep you up to date, and we will contact you again before the workshop for a last confirmation.

Poster Session:

The Leuven workshop will host a virtual poster session dedicated to the presentation of new digital projects. If you would like to participate with a poster, please send a short abstract (max. 200 words) to our committee by September 18th, 2020 (info@epigraphy.info).

Technical Training:

As in Vienna and in Hamburg the Leuven workshop will be preceded by a technical training, which will be structured in three sessions. This will take place from November 3rd to 4th, 2020 and will have, as the main workshop, a hybrid form.

Please note that the number of participants will be limited. Therefore, we kindly ask you to register for the sessions you would like to attend as soon as possible by filling in the respective Eventbrite form until September 18th, 2020.

Session 1 (Tuesday November 3rd): Mark Depauw, Tom Gheldof, N.N., “Trismegistos Users Sessions” [2]

Session 2 (Tuesday November 3rd): Tom Elliott, N.N., “Geography in Digital Epigraphy” [3]

Session 3 (Wednesday November 4th): Vincent Razanajao, “Consolidating and using the EAGLE thesaurus with epigraphic corpora” [4]

Preliminary Partners