Digital Epigraphy in Jakarta
Between 8-18 July, Tom Elliott visited the Jakarta Research Centre of the École française d'Extrême-Orient as a guest of Prof. Arlo Griffiths. The primary purpose of the visit was to evaluate the suitability of the EpiDoc method for digital encoding of ancient documents to a range of projects in the epigraphy of South and Southeast Asia being undertaken by the Jakarta Centre.
EpiDoc has already been successfully used for a range of Greek, Latin and circum-Mediterranean projects, including http://papyri.info. The successful workshop in Jakarta opens new opportunities, including collaboration between ISAW and EFEO on the Corpus of the Inscriptions of Campā, which comprises over 250 texts in Sanskrit and Old Cam from Vietnam.
More information about the EpiDoc sessions in Jakarta is available on the EFEO blog.