featuring a select list of model resources:
“The Alexandria Archive Institute (AAI) is a non-profit entity supporting research and development to enhance scholarly communications and instruction through innovative use of the Web. We do this through Web-based publication, with a focus on primary data—information that rarely sees dissemination.”
“The Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents was established in 1995 under the auspices of Oxford University’s Faculty of Literae Humaniores to provide a focus for the study of ancient documents within Oxford. The Centre provides a home for Oxford University’s epigraphical archive, which includes one of the largest collections of squeezes (paper impressions) of Greek inscriptions in the world, together with the Haverfield archive of Roman inscriptions from Britain, and a substantial photographic collection. The strengths of the epigraphical archive lie in its broad coverage of early Greek inscriptions, Attic epigraphy and the Hellenistic world. Individual sites well represented in the archive include Chios, Samos, Priene, Rhodes, and Samothrace. The material in the archive is currently being reorganised and catalogued.”
“The Digital Athenaeus is a project directed by Monica Berti at the Alexander von Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig for producing a digital edition of the Deipnosophists of Athenaeus of Naucratis.
The work is focused on annotating quotations and text reuses in the Deipnosophists in order to accomplish two main results: 1) Provide an inventory of authors and works cited by Athenaeus. 2) Implement a data model for identifying, analyzing, and citing uniquely instances of text reuse in the Deipnosophists.”
“The Digital Classicist is a decentralised and international community of scholars and students interested in the application of innovative digital methods and technologies to research on the ancient world. The Digital Classicist is not core funded, and nor is it owned by any institution. The main purpose of this site is to offer a web-based hub for discussion, collaboration and communication.”
Oxford University presents “a series of seminars looking at a number of current major projects to apply digital techniques to the study of the ancient world.” The seminars are available to watch as live webcasts through the spring term 2015.
“The Homer Multitext project seeks to present the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey in a critical framework that accounts for the fact that these poems were composed orally over the course of hundreds, if not thousands of years by countless singers who composed in performance. The evolution and the resulting multiformity of the textual tradition, reflected in the many surviving texts of Homer, must be understood in its many different historical contexts. Using technology that takes advantage of the best available practices and open source standards that have been developed for digital publications in a variety of fields, the Homer Multitext offers free access to a library of texts and images and tools to allow readers to discover and engage with the Homeric tradition.”
“ISAW is a center for advanced scholarly research and graduate education, which aims to encourage particularly the study of the economic, religious, political and cultural connections between ancient civilizations.” Its online resources include the Ancient World Digital Library Book Viewer, Ancient World Image Bank, Ancient World Online, the Corpus of the Inscriptions of Campā, ISAW Papers, Papyri.info, and more.
“The Classical Art Research Centre leads and supports research on ancient art. At its heart is the Beazley Archive, which includes the world’s largest collection of images of ancient figure-decorated pottery.”
The Perseus Digital Library covers all aspects of the Greco-Roman world. In particular, Perseus offers a comprehensive collection of open source texts both in their original languages and in translation. The mission of Perseus is “to help make the full record for humanity as intellectually accessible as possible to every human being.”
“Pleiades is a historical gazetteer and more. It gives scholars, students and enthusiasts worldwide the ability to use, create, share, and map historical geographic information about the ancient world. It associates names and locations in time and provides structured information about the quality and provenance of these entities.”
“The project will develop best practices for digitally recording the discoveries of archaeological excavation through work at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace.” (Tracking Samothrace)
“The Stoa Consortium for Electronic Publication in the Humanities has been edited since its creation in 1997 by Ross Scaife, Professor of Classics at the University of Kentucky. The Stoa exists to serve several purposes: dissemination of news and announcements, mainly via the gateway blog; discussion of best practices via discussion groups and white papers; and publication of experimental on-line projects, many of them subject to scholarly peer review.”
The Theoi Project is “a site exploring Greek mythology and the gods in classical literature and art. The aim of the project is to provide a comprehensive, free reference guide to the gods (theoi), spirits (daimones), fabulous creatures (theres) and heroes of ancient Greek mythology and religion.”
“Views of Rome is the online home of the 1773 edition of Pirro Ligorio’s Anteiquae Urbis Imago (Image of the Ancient City) held at Emory University. Originally published in 1561, the Imago is a cartographic reconstruction of fourth-century AD Rome. A high-resolution scan of the map exists as an interactive digital tool for use by students in the classroom and by members of the general public.”