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The Digital Enhancement of a Discipline

Byzantine Sigillography and Digital Humanities

Alessio Sopracasa    Université Paris-Sorbonne, France    

Martina Filosa    University of Cologne    

Simona Stoyanova    University of Oxford, UK    



Byzantine sigillography is intrinsically interdisciplinary. Unlike other sister auxiliary disciplines, such as epigraphy or numismatics, sigillography has not yet benefited from the experience gained within the Digital Humanities. SigiDoc, the newborn encoding standard for Byzantine seals, is the first attempt to bridge this gap. This paper is aimed at investigating the interactive fusion of aspects of interdisciplinarity between Byzantine Sigillography and the Digital Humanities whilst illustrating the ‘digital genealogy’ of SigiDoc in the broader context of TEI, as well as its relationship of reciprocity with open source initiatives and tools, such as EpiDoc and EFES (EpiDoc Front-End Services).

Subtags: Textual data Publication Hermeneutics Analysis Epistemology Environment Documents Discourse

Dec. 2, 2020
Oct. 14, 2020
July 15, 2020

Keywords: EFES (EpiDoc Front-End Services)SigiDocDigital Scholarly EditionEpigraphyByzantine SigillographyNumismaticsEpiDocByzantine Studies

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