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EAGLE - Europeana Network of Greek and Latin Epigraphy A Digital Bridge to the Ancient World ...

EAGLE - Europeana Network of Greek and Latin Epigraphy A Digital Bridge to the Ancient World

by Silvia Orlandi, Raffaella Santucci, Sapienza, University of Rome, Rome, Italy

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EVA/Minerva Jerusalem International Conference on Digitisation of Culture,
Jerusalem, The Jerusalem Van Leer Institute, 12-13 November 2013
Presentations available at: http://2013.minervaisrael.org.il



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  • 1. EAGLE - Europeana Network of Greek and Latin Epigraphy A Digital Bridge to the Ancient World Eva/Minerva 2013 The Xth Jerusalem Conference on the Digitisation of Cultural Heritage Jerusalem, November 12-13, 2013
  • 2. What is EAGLE? Rome, S. Sebastiano fuori-le-mura, memoria apostolorvm (memorial of the Apostles). Devotional graffito of Dalmativs in new Roman cursive (ICVR, V 12932). Second half of 3rd century.
  • 3. E- Library for Ancient Inscriptions → the new online archive for Ancient Inscriptions in Europe funded by the European Commission (3.75 m euro) → for the first time, collections of the most important European epigraphy archives are accessible online through: → EAGLE Portal → Europeana → WikiMedia
  • 4. Our Mission The epitaph for Caius Cestius, inscribed along the Pyramid of Caius Caestius in Rome, Italy
  • 5. → to establish a worldwide, free resource for Ancient Epigraphy linked to Europeana
  • 6. Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, Rome Our Goals
  • 7. Our Aims → contributing to Europeana with its collected Ancient Epigraphy records, photographs, translations → creating a Best Practice Network in the field of Ancient Epigraphy heritage → offering users and content providers easy-to-use, multilingual tools to upload, search, enrich, contextualise & aggregate content
  • 8. Our Collections Rome, Basilica of S. Sabina, interior of the entrance-wall. Mosaic building inscription of Peter of Illyria. Pontificate of Celestine I (422-432).
  • 9. Our Collections & Archives → → → → → EDR EDH EDB Arachne → → → → Hispania Epigraphica Online Last Statues of Antiquity Vbi Erat Lupa Starc Collection Petrae Total Number of Items: 1.500.000 80% of recorded Roman Inscriptions
  • 10. Rome, S. Lorenzo fuori-le-mura, basilica of Pelagius II, triumphal arch. Mosaic decoration with the dedicatory inscription. Pontificate of Pelagius II (579-590). EAGLE Best Practice Network
  • 11. Who we are → 19 partners (technological providers & content providers) → 11 European Countries → 2 Subcontractors Fragment with a gold-threaded inscription, Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome, Italy
  • 12. Funerary relief with the portrait of three brothers, Rome, Musei Capitolini Our Partners
  • 13. Content Providers → Eötvös Loránd University → Sapienza, University of Rome (Project Coordinator) → Juraj Dobrila University of Pula → University of Bari, "Aldo Moro” → Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts → Heidelberg University → The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Oxford → German Archaeological Institute → University of Alcalà → The Cyprus Institute → Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg → The British School in Rome → Babes-Bolyai University
  • 14. Our partners Technology Providers → PROMOTER (Technical Coordinator) → Italian National Research Council → University of Leuven → GOGATE → EUREVA Marblestone found on the via Appia and preserved in the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, Rome, Italy
  • 15. Our partners Subcontractors → Europeana → QED Film Productions → Wikimedia Italia
  • 16. Example of an inscription, displayed on a rock wall within a Roman Quarry. Our Audience
  • 17. Target Users → →epigraphy research community → content providers → policy groups → students → teachers → tourists → general public
  • 18. Challenges
  • 19. IPR Issues A map showing the level of Freedom of Panorama (as seen from a general audience standpoint) in the countries of Europe. OK, including works of art OK for buildings only OK for non-commercial use only Not OK unknown (only Andorra, San Marino, and Monaco are marked as "unknown")
  • 20. Outreach & User Engagement Paternanus et Divixtus, Epitaph, Unterlinden Museum, Colmar, France
  • 21. EAGLE Mobile & Storytelling Apps
  • 22. EAGLE Virtual Exhibition The Cyprus Institute will set up a dedicated Epigraphy Virtual Exhibition organised in collaboration with Europeana to bring highlights of the EAGLE collections to the attention of a wider audience. Stele for the secutor (gladiator) Urbicus, from Florence, killed after 13 fights aged 22, in the mid-3rd century. Picture by Giovanni Dall'Orto, 2007
  • 23. The EAGLE Promo QED Film Productions will develop a dedicated promotional video for EAGLE The promo is conceived to communicate the project to the widest possible audience through a striking, evocative concept It will be both elegant and simple It will feature high production values that will make it stand out in the crowded panorama of online video
  • 24. EAGLE & Wiki Loves Monuments
  • 25. EAGLE Social Networks → Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Eagleuropeana → Twitter Page: twitter.com/Eagle_Project FOLLOW US!
  • 26. Save the date → Current Practices and New Directions in Digital Epigraphy, 19-20 February 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia An Edit-a-thon of translations of Latin texts on the Eagle MediaWiki → EAGLE First International Conference, September 2014, Paris, France
  • 27. www.eagle-network.eu
  • 28. Venue, date
  • 29. Thank you! ‫תודה רבה‬ Silvia Orlandi silvia.orlandi@uniroma1.it Raffaella Santucci raffaella.santucci@uniroma1.it