The aim of the workshop is to exchange information about the digital exploitation of documents (What are we doing?), to learn about each other’s methodologies (How are we doing it?) and to exchange ideas about future progress and plans (Where are we going? What do we need?). We hope to keep discussion as informal as possible: it is helpful to learn about each other’s mistakes, and also to share wild ideas.

Saturday, 17 September am

What? and How?

Section I: corpora and collections

9.45 Welcome
10.00 M. Dohnicht, M. Schmidt (BBAW)
10.30 M. Dohnicht (BBAW)
Epigraphische Datenbank Heidelberg
11.00 – Kaffeepause -
11.30 Christian Bauer (Humboldt University)
The documentation of Southeast Asian inscriptions: from 'worst practice' to inadequate standards? Leiden, EpiDoc, ISO 639, and Unicode 4.1
12.00 First discussion: Corpus versus Database
12.30-14.00 – Mittagpause –

Section II: Independent projects; multiple content

14.00 R. Haensch
DAI Munich projects
14.30 Klaus Freitag (Münster)
Die bibliographische Datenbank "Hellas" und die Bedeutung der Reiseberichte für die Erforschung des Altertums
15.00 Dr. Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst (BBAW)
The Turfan project
15.30 – Teepause -
16.00 Zaneta Au, Gabriel Bodard, Juan Garcés (KCL):
Tools developed so far
16.45 Discussion 2 What tools do we need
What tools do we need next? How do we disseminate publications? What gives them authority?

Sunday, 18 September

Section III. Projects which exploit/analyse digital epigraphy

10.00 Mattheus Heil (BBAW)
10.30 The Byzantine Prosopographies (1): C. Ludwig / T. Pratsch (BBAW)
The Byzantine Prosopographies (2): C. Roueché (KCL)
11.30 – Kaffeepause -
12.00 Discussion 3: How should corpora and analytical projects interrelate?
12.30-14.00 – Mittagpause -

Section IV: Projects under construction: epigraphy and archaeology

14.00 Charlotte Roueché (KCL)
14.30 Geni Beu-Dachin (Bucharest)
Encoding the Latin Inscriptions from Roman Dacia
15.00 C. Witschel (Heidelberg)
A proposal for Late Antique inscriptions of the Latin West
15.30 Ortolf Harl (Vienna)
Ubi erat lupa
16.00 – Teepause -
16.30 Discussion IV: What next?
A round table discussion and exchange: how can all these projects best intercommunicate and support one another? How can we offer sustainability?

Others attending

Others attending will include:

  • G. Alföldy (18th only),
  • W. Ameling (Jena),
  • K. Dietz ( Würzburg),
  • Brian Fuchs (Max-Planck Institute, Berlin),
  • H. R. Goette (DAI Berlin),
  • P. Kovacs (Piliscsaba),
  • B. Lörincz (Budapest),
  • M. Mirkovic (Belgrade),
  • Z. Mrav (Budapest),
  • O. Pelcer (Belgrade),
  • Amy Smith (Reading),
  • A. Szabo (Budapest).