Call for Participation

A four-day training workshop on “EpiDoc” will be held in Athens (Greece),
from Tuesday, 2 May to Friday, 5 May 2017, at the Academy of Athens. The
workshop is organized by the Academy of Athens within the framework of the
DARIA-EU project “Humanities at Scale”.

The topic of the training workshop “EpiDoc” will be digital editing of
epigraphic and papyrological texts and will focus on the encoding of
inscriptions, papyri and other ancient texts. EpiDoc ( is a
community of practice and guidance for using TEI XML for the encoding of
inscriptions, papyri and other ancient texts. It has been used to publish
digital projects including Inscriptions of Aphrodisias  and Tripolitania,
Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri , Digital Corpus
of Literary Papyri
<>, and
EAGLE Europeana Project . The workshop will
introduce participants to the basics of XML markup and give hands-on
experience of tagging textual features and object descriptions, identifying
and linking to external person and place authorities, and project workflow
and management.

Instructors: Elli Mylonas <> and
Simona Stoyanova.

The four-day workshop will be divided into five sections:

Section 1: Encoding epigraphic and other texts: Basic EpiDoc, usingOxygenXML, transforming text with XSL for proofreading and display.

Section 2: Metadata: Encoding the history and description of the textual

Section 3: Advanced Features (Apparatus criticus, verse, complex texts).

Section 4: Text encoding projects: organization, roles, workflows.

Section 5: Vocabularies and Analysis: indexing, names and places,
controlled vocabularies.

The workshop will include ample time for hands on practice, questions,
discussion of individual projects, and the option to learn about topics
that are of special interest to participants.

The workshop will be conducted in English and the participation is free.

The workshop will assume knowledge of epigraphy or papyrology; Greek, Latin
or another ancient language; and the Leiden Conventions. No technical
skills are required, and scholars of all levels, from students to
professors, are welcome.

The participants should bring their own laptops. It is also strongly
recommended for the participants to have prepared in advance a mini corpus
of texts concerning their field of scientific interest.


Please fill the application form until 10 April 2017 at the following

Due to the limited seats there will be a selection among applicants.
Applicants will be notified by email.

2-5/5/2017, 9:00-17:00

Academy of Athens
Project DARIAH-EU – Humanities at Scale

Academy of Athens – Main Building, East Hall
Panepistimiou 28,
10679 Athens

For additional information, please contact:


The first three items provide a good overview to Digital Epigraphy and
Epidoc. We recommend that you read those first.

H. Cayless, C.M. Roueché, et al. (2009), "Epigraphy in 2017." Digital
Humanities Quarterly 3.1. Available:

Bodard, G and Stoyanova, S. (2016), “Epigraphers and Encoders: Strategies
for Teaching and Learning Digital Epigraphy.” In: Bodard, G & Romanello, M
(eds.) Digital Classics Outside the Echo-Chamber: Teaching, Knowledge
Exchange & Public Engagement, Pp. 51–68. London: Ubiquity Press. Available:

Julia Flanders and Charlotte Roueché (2003), 'Introduction for
Epigraphers', online at

Alison Babeu (2011), 'Epigraphy', “Rome Wasn’t Digitized in a Day”:
Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Classicists Draft Version
1.3—11/18/10, pp. 73–89. CLIR: Washington. Available:

Laura Löser (2014), “Meeting the Needs of Today’s Audiences of Epigraphy
with Digital Editions.” In Orlandi, Santucci et al., Information
Technologies for Epigraphy and Cultural Heritage. Proceedings of the First
EAGLE International Conference. Rome. Available:

Joshua D. Sosin, 'Digital Papyrology', Congress of the International
Association of Papyrologists, 19 August 2010, Geneva. Available:

[Elli Mylonas
 Senior Digital Humanities Librarian
 Center for Digital Scholarship
 University Library
 Brown University]