Co-directed by John
Bodel (Classics, History) and Michael Satlow (Judaic
Studies, Religious Studies)
The mission of the Center of Digital Epigraphy at Brown University (CoDE) is to support
research relating to the digital encoding of inscriptions (i.e., texts written on durable
materials). Its particular aims are:
- to support the development of standards and best practices
- to serve as a clearinghouse for information and expertise in digital epigraphy
- to facilitate the development of projects in digital epigraphy and other disciplines related to the study of ancient documents (papyrology, numismatics, codicology)
CoDE currently supports two projects in digital epigraphy.
The Inscriptions of
Israel/Palestine project collects and makes available in their original languages and
English translation the inscriptions from Israel/Palestine dating from the sixth century BCE to
the seventh century CE.
The U.S. Epigraphy Project is devoted to
gathering and sharing information about ancient inscriptions (mainly Greek and Latin) preserved
in the United States of America.
The Center is supported by a Salomon grant from Brown's Office of the Vice President of Research and with the
support of the Scholarly Technology