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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
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  1. 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. 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. 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. 4. Our Mission The epitaph for Caius Cestius, inscribed along the Pyramid of Caius Caestius in Rome, Italy
  5. 5. → to establish a worldwide, free resource for Ancient Epigraphy linked to Europeana
  6. 6. Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, Rome Our Goals
  7. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 12. Funerary relief with the portrait of three brothers, Rome, Musei Capitolini Our Partners
  13. 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. 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. 15. Our partners Subcontractors → Europeana → QED Film Productions → Wikimedia Italia
  16. 16. Example of an inscription, displayed on a rock wall within a Roman Quarry. Our Audience
  17. 17. Target Users → →epigraphy research community → content providers → policy groups → students → teachers → tourists → general public
  18. 18. Challenges
  19. 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. 20. Outreach & User Engagement Paternanus et Divixtus, Epitaph, Unterlinden Museum, Colmar, France
  21. 21. EAGLE Mobile & Storytelling Apps
  22. 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. 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. 24. EAGLE & Wiki Loves Monuments
  25. 25. EAGLE Social Networks → Facebook Page: → Twitter Page: FOLLOW US!
  26. 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
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  28. 28. Venue, date
  29. 29. Thank you! ‫תודה רבה‬ Silvia Orlandi Raffaella Santucci