Seminar: Digital epigraphy beyond the Classical

Digital Classicist & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2012

Friday July 6th at 16:30
Room G22/26 (note room change),
Senate House, Malet Street,
London, WC1E 7HU

Charlotte Tupman (KCL)
‘Digital epigraphy beyond the Classical: creating (inter?)national standards for recording modern and early modern gravestones’


Early modern and modern gravestones are a vast but rapidly decaying historical resource. Weathering, damage, and re-use have all affected the size and scholarly value of this material. There are no agreed standards for recording and publishing gravestones, and recording is fragmentary and inconsistent. However, many of the standards used in the digital publication of Classical and Medieval inscriptions are applicable to modern gravestones: this paper investigates whether they provide a viable method of recording such a large body of data, where the researchers are often not experts in epigraphy, and solutions are suggested for designing a pilot project.

Full abstract is available:

The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

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