Visible Words: Digital Epigraphy in a Global Perspective & Epidoc Editing Workshop at Brown University October 5-7, 2017

Visible Words: Digital Epigraphy in a Global Perspective & Epidoc Editing Workshop
Thursday, October 5, 2017 10:00 AM - Sat, October 7, 2017 6:00 PM. All three days of the conference will start at 9:00 am and run until 6:00 pm.
Location: Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab (1st floor of Rockefeller Library) at Brown University
10 Prospect St, Providence, RI
Links:; EpiDoc Workshop Schedule (link) and application (link)

This workshop will bring together experts in the epigraphic cultures of half a dozen different languages and scriptural traditions who are also involved in creating (or developing) digital editions and databases of inscriptions, to explore these questions and other shared interests during a day-and-a-half of short presentations and group round-table discussions.

The workshop will be immediately preceded by an EpiDoc workshop (5-6 October) designed to introduce the basics of the EpiDoc editing system. The two events, co-ordinated but independent, together form the culmination of a three-year project sponsored by the Partner University Fund of the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, “Visible Words: Research and Training in Digital Contextual Epigraphy”, which has aimed to promote research and training in the application of digital technologies to the study of inscriptions in their spatial contexts. In the spirit of the Visible Words project, the workshop is avowedly exploratory and collaborative in nature. Our goal is to further the shared enterprise of advancing the study of inscriptions through digital technologies by seeking to find commonalities (both disciplinary and technological), to recognize and define differences, and to identify productive areas for future investigation and development.

Organizers: John Bodel, Brown University; Michèle Brunet, Université de Lyon 2
EpiDoc Instrutors: Scott DiGiulio (Mississippi State University), Elli Mylonas (Brown University); Hugh Cayless (Duke University); Tom Elliot (NYU) and others
Venue: Department of Classics, Brown University, 48 College Street, Providence, RI 02912-1856
Phone 401-863-1267;