Center of Digital Epigraphy
at Brown University

Mission Statement

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 Group.


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Center of Digital Epigraphy
Brown University, Box 1856, Providence, RI 02912
phone: 401-863-3815 fax: 401-863-7484