EAGLE – Europeana network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy

Current Practices and New Directions in Digital Epigraphy

19-20 February 2014

National Museum of Slovenia, Prešernova 20, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Current Practices and New Directions in Digital Epigraphy is the first in a series of international events planned by EAGLE BPN. The event will feature presentations and hands-on workshops regarding themes of the EAGLE project, led by the project’s Working Groups.

The workshop will take in Ljubljana on 19-20 February 2014. It is organised by EAGLE partner Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Institute of Archaeology (Slovenia), in collaboration with Heidelberg University (Germany) and Sapienza, University of Rome (Italy).

Programme overview

This event is aimed at anyone interested in epigraphy (digital or non-digital) as well as to the establishment and diffusion of general best current practices for digital editions. It seeks to cover many aspects of digital technology applied to inscriptions, from content to management and networking.

The event will feature the following three workshops:

  • Harmonization and interoperability of Inscriptions (Eagle Working Group on GIS and Terminologies). This workshop will address the following issues:

    • The Eagle metadata model and its entities

    • Europeana Data Model

    • EpiDoc as interoperability format

    • Trismegistos and geographical information

    • Vocabularies and Terminologies

  • Translations of Inscriptions (Eagle Working Group on Translations and content curation). This workshop will address the following issues:

    • WikiData as best practice for translations of inscriptions.

    • An Edit-a-thon of translations of Latin texts on the Eagle MediaWiki

  • Intellectual Property Rights (Eagle Working Group on IPR and user engagement). This workshop will address the following issues:

    • overview on licensing practices and policies in Europe

    • how to deal with IPR

    • how to properly label unlabeled digital items as photographs

  • a photographic workshop on shooting high quality images for online publication and research.



The programme of the event is available here.


Further information

The language of this workshop will be English.

Coffee breaks and Lunch breaks will be provided as well as information for accommodation.

No subsidization or reimbursement is available but a certificate of attendance will be provided upon request by the Organizing Commitee.

For any further information, please contact:

Marjeta Šašel Kos mkos@zrc-sazu.si.

Pietro Liuzzo pietro.liuzzo@zaw.uni-heidelberg.de



Participation in the event is free of charge but places are limited.

Interested participants are kindly requested to register by December 1, 2013. This can be easily done by filling in the form below

The Organizational Committee will confirm place availability by December 15, 2013.


How to get there?

For more information about getting to Ljubljana see here.


Organizing/Steering Committee

Raffaella Santucci (Sapienza University of Rome)

Pietro Maria Liuzzo (University of Heidelberg)

Marjeta Šašel Kos (ZRC SAZU)



EAGLE, The Europeana network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy is a best-practice network, co-funded by the European Commission under its Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme. EAGLE will provide a massive resource for both the curious and the scholarly by the provision of a single user-friendly portal to the inscriptions of the Ancient World.

The EAGLE Best Practice Network is part of Europeana, a multi-lingual online collection of millions of digitised items from European museums, libraries, archives and multi-media collections. EAGLE will collect, in a single readily-searchable database, more than 1.5 million items, currently scattered across 25 EU countries (as well as the east and south Mediterranean). The project will make available the vast majority of the surviving inscriptions of the Greco-Roman world, complete with essential explanatory information and, for the most important items, a translation into English.

Primary objectives of the event

  • Raising awareness of EAGLE
  • Presenting EAGLE to the Slovenian and East-European public
  • Enticing new content providers to become affiliated with EAGLE
  • Promoting and encouraging networking activities and collaborative work with stakeholders, scholars/experts, etc. outside EAGLE
  • Informing decision and policy-makers in the performing arts, Chief Information Officers and Curation IT staff of salient challenges concerning EAGLE and digital content in general.