Studio Talk - Textual Scholarship in the Digital Humanities: TEI and EpiDoc

November 14, 2013 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

1117 University Capitol Centre, Conference Room A

Reinvigorating the study of ancient manuscripts with digital tools.

Paul Dilley, Professor of Classics & Religious Studies, offers a brief overview of how the Digital Humanities have spurred a renaissance in traditional fields of ancient-world textual scholarship (such as the editing of literary manuscripts, papyri, and inscriptions). He discusses his own developing database project, the Art and Inscriptions of Christian Egypt and Nubia, as an example of the possibilities and challenges presented by the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), and the specific standards for producing e-texts of ancient inscriptions (EpiDoc).

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