Cologne Autumn School and Expert Workshop: „Encoding Inscriptions, Papyri, Coins & Seals“

From 9 to 13 October 2017 the University of Cologne is hosting an Epidoc Autumn school in combination with an expert workshop on digital sigillography. During the first three days the autumn school will introduce the participants to Epidoc, the encoding standard for epigraphic texts and materials. Wednesday afternoon is dedicated to presentations on advanced imaging technologies in the fields of epigraphy, papyrology and sigillography. On Thursday and Friday there will be an expert workshop focusing on digital formats and standards for the description and publication of seals and similar materials.

Time: 9-13 October 2017
Place: Universität zu Köln, Thomas Institut, Universitätsstraße 22, Ground floor
Language: English
Deadline for registration: 24 September 2017
Registration contact:
School participants: max. 25

Programme (details to be confirmed)

Monday, 9.10.2017:
(Thomas Institut, Seminar room, Universitätsstraße 22)

Introduction to Epidoc: 14.00-15.30, 16.00-17.30

Tuesday, 10.10.2017:
(Thomas Institut, Seminar room, Universitätsstraße 22)

Exercises in Epidoc: 09.00-10.30, 11.00-12.30, 14.00-15.30, 16.00-17.30

Wednesday, 11.10.2017:
(Thomas Institut, Seminar room, Universitätsstraße 22)

Exercises in Epidoc: 09:00-10:30, 11:00-12:30

Presentations on advanced imaging technologies for digitizing seals (RTI, 3D, etc.): 14:00-15:30, 16:00-17:30

Brauhaus (Restauration Pütz)

Thursday, 12.10.2017:
(Neues Seminargebäude / Seminar room S13 / 1. floor)

Seals expert workshop, part I: Encoding Seals, 09:00-12:30 / 14:00-17:30

Introduction & Overview
– Seal digitization projects: state of affairs
– Adjacent projects and encoding standards (TEI, NUML, CEI)
– Vocabularies and terminology

Towards an encoding standard in digital sigillography:
– Metadata
– Physical description
– Iconography
– Transcription

Public lecture:
Charlotte Roueche: Back to Socrates: Publication as Dialogue, 18:00-19:30

Friday, 13.10.2017:
(Neues Seminargebäude / Seminar room S13 / 1. floor)

Seals expert workshop, part II: Presenting Seals, 09:00-12:30

Topics to be discussed:
– Interfaces
– Presentation systems
– Portals

Conclusions, Plans & Perspectives

– Gabriel Bodard
– Martina Filosa
– Franz Fischer
– Patrick Sahle
– Claudia Sode
– Simona Stoyanova

Institutions involved:
– Institut für Altertumskunde, Abteilung Byzantinistik und Neugriechische Philologie
– Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste, Arbeitsstelle für Papyrologie, Epigraphik und Numismatik am Institut für Altertumskunde
– Historisches Institut, Abteilung Alte Geschichte
– Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH)