Epidoc Aphrodisias Project (EPAPP)

Project start date: 2002-06 Project end date: 2003-05
The Epidoc Aphrodisias Project was launched in 2002 to develop and apply tools for presenting ancient Greek and Latin inscriptions on the Internet. With support from the Leverhulme Trust, as part of their Research Interchange Scheme, researchers from Europe, the U.S. and the U.K. pooled their experience and launched a pilot project. The longer term aim is the publication of some 1,000 inscribed texts from the ancient city of Aphrodisias in Caria, where inscriptions have been recorded since the eighteenth century, and where excavations have been conducted by New York University since the early 1960s. Charlotte Roueché, of King’s College London, and Joyce Reynolds, of Newnham College Cambridge, are preparing the inscriptions for publication in collaboration with other colleagues. An international group, co-ordinated by Tom Elliott of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is working to establish uniform standards for marking up inscriptions for publication in this way (using XML). The Leverhulme grant allowed a group of the Aphrodisias inscriptions to be used as a pilot project, to test out the new guidelines. The initial outcome was the publication of about 250 late antique inscriptions from the site, which had been published in book form by Charlotte Roueché in 1989 as Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity, which is now out of print; this has the added advantage of allowing direct comparison between web and book publication.
Methods usedCategory
2d scanning and photographyData capture
DocumentationStrategy and project management
General website developmentData publishing and dissemination
Image enhancementData structuring and enhancement
IndexingData analysis
LemmatisationData structuring and enhancement
Manual input and transcriptionData capture
Text encoding - descriptiveData structuring and enhancement
Text encoding - referentialData structuring and enhancement
Textual interaction (asynchronous)Communication and collaboration
Use of existing digital dataData capture
Funding sources: 
British Academy, The Leverhulme Trust
Content types created: 
Software tools used: 
Source material used:  
250 late antique inscriptions from Aphrodisias; photographic material from Professor Roueché's private collection and from the NYU archives; the 1989 published volume: C. Roueché, _Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity_ (Roman Society Monographs).
Digital resource created:  
(1) enhancements to EpiDoc guidelines and tools (qq.v.); (2) Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity 2004 website (http://insaph.kcl.ac.uk/ala2004/)
Metadata standards employed: 
Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)
Charlotte Roueché, Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity: The Late Roman and Byzantine Inscriptions, revised second edition, 2004, <http://insaph.kcl.ac.uk/ala2004>, ISBN 1 897747 17 9

Institutions affiliated with this project: 

UK HE institutions involved:
Institute for Classical Studies
King's College London

Project staff and expertise: 

Principal staff member:Professor Charlotte Roueché,Professor Harold Short
Other staff:Computing officer(s) / Technical supporter(s), Postdoctoral researcher(s) / Research assistant(s)
External expertise:

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Author(s) of recordGabriel BODARD
TitleEpidoc Aphrodisias Project (EPAPP)
Record created2009-09-30
Record updated2010-01-25 16:03
URL of recordhttp://www.arts-humanities.net/node/3004
Citation of recordGabriel BODARD: Epidoc Aphrodisias Project (EPAPP). <http://www.arts-humanities.net/node/3004> created: 2009-09-30, last updated 2010-01-25 16:03
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