EpiDoc training workshop, Athens, May 2017

Call for Participation

A four-day training workshop on “EpiDoc” will be held in Athens (Greece), from Tuesday, 2 May to Friday, 5 May 2017, at the Academy of Athens. The workshop is organized by the Academy of Athens within the framework of the DARIA-EU project “Humanities at Scale”.

The topic of the training workshop “EpiDoc” will be digital editing of epigraphic and papyrological texts and will focus on the encoding of inscriptions, papyri and other ancient texts. EpiDoc (epidoc.sf.net) is a community of practice and guidance for using TEI XML for the encoding of inscriptions, papyri and other ancient texts. It has been used to publish digital projects including Inscriptions of Aphrodisias and Tripolitania, Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri, Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri, and EAGLE Europeana Project. The workshop will introduce participants to the basics of XML markup and give hands-on experience of tagging textual features and object descriptions, identifying and linking to external person and place authorities, and project workflow and management.

Instructors: Elli Mylonas and Simona Stoyanova.

The four-day workshop will be divided into five sections:

  • Section 1: Encoding epigraphic and other texts: Basic EpiDoc, using OxygenXML, transforming text with XSL for proofreading and display.
  • Section 2: Metadata: Encoding the history and description of the textual support.
  • Section 3: Advanced Features (Apparatus criticus, verse, complex texts).
  • Section 4: Text encoding projects: organization, roles, workflows.
  • Section 5: Vocabularies and Analysis: indexing, names and places, controlled vocabularies.

The workshop will include ample time for hands on practice, questions, discussion of individual projects, and the option to learn about topics that are of special interest to participants.

The workshop will be conducted in English and the participation is free.

The workshop will assume knowledge of epigraphy or papyrology; Greek, Latin or another ancient language; and the Leiden Conventions. No technical skills are required, and scholars of all levels, from students to professors, are welcome.

The participants should bring their own laptops. It is also strongly recommended for the participants to have prepared in advance a mini corpus of texts concerning their field of scientific interest.


Please fill the application form until 10 April 2017 at the following address:


Due to the limited seats there will be a selection among applicants. Applicants will be notified by email.


2-5/5/2017, 9:00-17:00


Academy of Athens

Project DARIAH-EU – Humanities at Scale


Academy of Athens – Main Building, East Hall
Panepistimiou 28,
10679 Athens

For additional information, please contact: gchrysovitsanos@academyofathens.gr


The first three items provide a good overview to Digital Epigraphy and Epidoc. We recommend that you read those first.

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