TEI and EPIDOC: Reinvigorating the Study of Ancient Manuscripts with Digital Tools
Textual Scholarship in the Digital Humanities
Paul Dilley, Professor of Classics & Religious Studies (CLAS), 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). This is a Studio Talk, hosted by the Digital Studio for Public Arts & Humanities.