History → Epigraphy
Epigraphy is the study of inscriptions, or epigraphs, as writing; it is the science of identifying graphemes, clarifying their meanings, classifying their uses according to dates and cultural contexts, and drawing conclusions about the writing and the writers. Specifically excluded from epigraphy are the historical significance of an epigraph as a document and the artistic value of a literary composition.
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Organizations relating to Epigraphy
Centre international de recherches glyptographiques / Braine-le-Château, Belgium / Est. 1981
Centre international de codicologie / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1967
Comité international de paléographie latine / Jyväskylä, Finland / Est. 1953
International Society for Arabic Papyrology / Munich, Germany / Est. 2002
International Machaut Society / Oberlin OH, USA / Est. 1985
International Association for Greek and Latin Epigraphy / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1963
Association paléographique internationale - culture, écriture, société / Paris, France / Est. 1993
International Association of Papyrologists / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1947
International Center for the Study of the Herculaneum Papyri / Naples, Italy / Est. 1969
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