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Inscriptions of the Isparta Archaeological Survey - Case Western Reserve University

Collection Date:3/6/2009
Scholar #1 Info: (if more than one scholar's process is described, copy this set for each scholar)

  • Name: Paul A. Iversen
  • Email: paul.iversen@cwru.edu
  • Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Classics
  • Institution/Organization: Case Western Reserve University
  • Field of Study/Creative Endeavor: Epigraphy & Landscape Archaeology

Scholar #2 Info: (if more than one scholar's process is described, copy this set for each scholar)

  • Name: Andrea De Giorgi
  • Email: andrea.degiorgi@cwru.edu
  • Title: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Classics
  • Institution/Organization: Case Western Reserve University
  • Field of Study/Creative Endeavor: Epigraphy & Landscape Archaeology

Scholar #3 Info: (if more than one scholar's process is described, copy this set for each scholar)

  • Name: Bilge Hürmüzlü
  • Email: bilgehurmuzlu@gmail.com
  • Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Archaeology
  • Institution/Organization: Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi (Isparta, Turkey)
  • Field of Study/Creative Endeavor: Epigraphy & Landscape Archaeology

Collector Info (can be the same as "Scholar" above):

  • Name: Paul Iversen
  • Email: paul.iversen@cwru.edu
  • Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Classics
  • Institution/Organization: Case Western Reserve University

Notes on Methodology:

This intensive landscape archaeological survey of the region of Isparta, Turkey (ancient Pisidia) will employ a coordinated array of research strategies and technologies, in particular linking a landscape archaeological survey that uses Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies with the publication of the Greek and Latin inscriptions found. These inscriptions will be published online using the principles of EpiDoc (see http://epidoc.sourceforge.net/).

Scope

The scope section is provided by the collector, with input from the scholar(s), and attempts to estimate the scope of the group that performs the processes described: How broadly do the practices described in this story apply to others in same field, in related fields, etc?

  1. In the opinion of the scholar, who participates in the process the story describes?
    Scholars and students in the fields of Greco-Roman Archaeology, History and Epigraphy, as well as the Ancient Near East
  2. What is this process intended to accomplish for the scholars? The main goal is to publish in digital form the new epigraphical finds of our survey. This will include searchable texts in the original languages, English translations, apparatus critici, commentary, site maps, a database of metadata for the stones (letter heights, marble type...) and indices.
  3. Who is the intended audience of the processes described? Mainly scholars and students in the fields of Greco-Roman Archaeology, History and Epigraphy, but also anyone interested in the Greco-Roman imprint on the Ancient Near East.
  4. Is this the only process the scholar uses to accomplish his/her goals? We would also like to publish other finds of the survey in digital form.
  5. What "shared services" would help transform the story into something of more benefit for the scholar or his/her audience?  What process or processes in the story could be automated? Any improvements we make to displaying epigraphic texts online, the texts themselves, the metadata, and the indices. The creation of the indices could be automated so that they could be updated automatically when we enter new texts. Our texts could be taken and cross-walked into other platforms, such as the EAGLE database of Latin Inscriptions.

Keywords

Please provide some keywords that will allow us to group or cluster related stories--or aspects of stories. Greek and Latin Epigraphy; Greco-Roman and Ancient Near Eastern History and Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology

1. Was this story collected for a particular Bamboo working group?  If so, please include, as keywords, the appropriate group(s).

  • Education
  • Institutional Support
  • Scholarly Networking
  • Shared Services
  • Stories
  • Tools and Content Partners

2. Suggested keywords: Does this story contain elements that could be mapped to these keywords?  If so, please indicate which ones and briefly describe the mapping.  Add any additional keywords in #3. (These are global keywords from this page keywords)

  • Aggregate
  • Annotate
  • Consider
  • Discover Our project will publish newly discovered texts and objects that will be of interest.
  • Engage Our project will aim at engaging the general public.
  • Interact Our project will involve interaction with the EpiDoc community of digital epigraphists.
  • Publish: Our project will publish several Greek and and Roman epigraphical texts for the first time, along with English translations.
  • Preserve: Our project will publish photographs, GIS coordinates, and other metadata of each stone that will be archived in CWRU's Kelvin Smith Libary's "Digital Case" archive.
  • Share: Our texts' encoding will be open source, so that it will be available for other scholars to use and cross-walk into other databases or platforms.

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4. Related Stories: Are there parts of the story that relate to other collected stories? Please provide title(s) and link to the story page. 

Story

The Isparta Archaeological Survey (IAS) is a newly founded interdisciplinary research collaboration between members of the Department of Classics at Case Western Reserve University, members of the Kelvin Smith Library system at Case Western Reserve University, members of the Department of Archaeology at Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi, Isparta, members of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Tübingen, and members of the Fachhochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Berlin. In 2007, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism approved the project. The IAS focuses on the territory situated north of the modern city of Isparta, a landscape in antiquity forming a part of the region of Pisidia. We will be exploring the cultural landscape of this region through a coordinated array of research strategies, in particular linking an archaeological survey with the study and online publication of inscriptions. The significance of the area, occupying a pivotal position between distinct ancient political and cultural entities (to a certain extant East/West), has long been recognized and the IAS will build on important existing research.

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