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October 07, 2011
Good to meet postgraduate students this morning during Alison Cooley's and Fabienne Marchand's session in the Teaching Grid. This was a very useful introduction to epigraphy and also demonstrated the part technology is playing in Classics - for example, a Document Visualiser makes it possible for a group of students to view a page from a book simultaneously or to magnify an inscription. (It can also be used very successfully for displaying ancient coins and artefacts, as I've seen on previous occasions.)
Epigraphers are indeed a cooperative community and many collections of inscriptions are freely available online as part of ongoing projects. We already have links to some of them on the Library catalogue, and others can be added as the year goes on.
At the end of the session I was able to show some of the students the Research Exchange and publicise the various networking opportunities available, which can help research seem a less lonely and daunting experience. Registration for the online course 23 Things for the Digital Professional is now open - more information from http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/rex23phd11