The Mecca of Greek Epigraphy: Researching at the Athens Epigraphical Museum

“Bring cookies when you go. Everyone loves cookies.” Words of wisdom from Dr. Molly Richardson, and advice I made sure to follow while I spent three days this July researching at the Athens Epigraphical Museum. As you, our loyal followers, know from my post about the EM back in 2013, it is the only museum of its kind…

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From WTF to ATL

This post was written by Emma Hilliard, one of From Stone to Screen’s Digitization Assistants.    My first few weeks with From Stone to Screen were a roller coaster. On the one hand, I was thrilled to be part of a student-initiated project with such a cool purpose: digitizing epigraphic…

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Finding the Answers in the Squeezes: When We Discovered that Graduate Students Haven’t Changed in 80 years

We have a very extensive squeeze collection here at From Stone to Screen.  1051 squeezes, to be exact – although about 200-300 of them are duplicates.  The point of this entire project has been to digitize the squeezes, which we have diligently been doing, and to put them up on an online…

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Spells, Potions, and Curses of the Ancient World

Happy Halloween! Today’s post is a slight departure from our regular talk of digital humanities, but still has an epigraphic focus – we’re looking at ancient papyri texts with spells, curses and potions. Invisibility Spell Translation by Richard L Phillips:[1] ASSESOUO, dim the eyes of every man or woman, when…

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