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A Collaborative Environment for Digital Epigraphy

Steering committee

  • 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

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 will take place in Hamburg (19th - 21st February 2020). It will be preceded by a TEI/EpiDoc training (17th-19th February 2020).

Preliminary Partners

  • Epigraphic Database Bari

Epigraphic documents of Christian patronage

  • Epigraphic Database Heidelberg

Latin inscriptions of the Roman Empire

  • Epigraphic Database Rome

Epigraphic documents from Italic Regions

  • Hispania Epigraphica Online

Epigraphic patrimony of Portugal and Spain


Latin and Greek inscriptions (Institut Ausonius)

  • Last Statues of Antiquity

Database for Late Antiquity Statues

  • Roman Inscriptions of Britain

Epigraphic patrimony of Britain

  • Ubi Erat Lupa

Images of stone monuments

  • Epigraphic Database Clauss Slaby

Database of Latin inscriptions

  • Europeana EAGLE

Europeana network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy

  • IDEA

International Digital Epigraphy Association

  • Trismegistos

Portal of papyrological and epigraphical resources

  • Epigraphische Datenbank zum antiken Kleinasien

Greek & Latin inscriptions from Turkey

  • Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum (SEG)

Greek inscriptions with critical apparatus

  • U.S. Epigraphy Project (USEP)

Collections of Greek & Latin inscriptions in the USA

  • Inscriptions of Greek Cyrenaica

Online Edition of Greek inscriptions from Libya

  • The Ancient Graffiti Project

Digital resource of graffiti of Herculaneum and Pompeii

  • Attic Inscriptions Online

Inscriptions of ancient Athens and Attica in English translation

  • Greek Inscriptions Online

Translations of Ancient Greek inscriptions into Modern Greek


Geography and Economy of the Imperial Properties in the Roman World

  • Epigraphica Romana

Recent Epigraphic Editions

  • Inscriptions of Israel / Palestine

Inscriptions of Israel/Palestine from the Persian period through the Islamic conquest

  • Krateros

Digital repository for the collections of epigraphic squeezes

  • Epigraphica 3.0

Digital corpus of Roman inscriptions from Ourense province

  • LLDB

Computerized Historical Linguistic Database of the Latin Inscriptions of the Imperial Age

  • Romans1by1

Romans One By One

  • Epigraphic Database Vernacular

Digital Corpus of all Non-Latin Inscriptions from Italy (9th-15th c)