Virtual Inscription Archive

In the long term, the virtual inscription archive containing the images, transcriptions and translations will be integrated into the ULB’s digital collection and therefore be available to the public for free research (see illustration below). The virtual research platform TextGrid will be used for the compilation, administration and storage of the text and graphic corpus data. TextGrid allows researchers to collaborate and network, and offers an ideal working platform for linguistic, and especially corpus linguistic information technologies.

Example Maya Inscription Archive

Example page of the planned inscription database showing a drawing, epigraphic analysis and translation of Uxul Stela 1 (Concept: C. Prager / Drawing: N. Grube)