Epigraphic Database Heidelberg (EDH)
Chair of the CommissionProf. Dr. Tonio Hoelscher
Head of the Research ProjectProf. Dr. Christian Witschel
Research StaffDr. James M.S. Cowey
Dr. Francisca Feraudi-Gruénais
Dr. Brigitte Gräf
AddressDepartment of Ancient History
University of Heidelberg
phone: 0 62 21/54 22 39
fax: 0 62 21/54 22 34
The research project was initially established in 1986 and scheduled to run for five years
in the framework of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Programme. As of 1991 its continuation was funded
by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and since 1993 has been a Research Unit of the Heidelberg Academy
of Sciences and Humanities. Its aim is to compile a database of Latin inscriptions from the
Imperium Romanum providing a verified reading and geographical grouping of the epigraphic documents.
This places the EDH in line with other international database projects designed (a) to facilitate
the collection, inspection, extension and interdisciplinary evaluation of epigraphic testimonies,
(b) to enable the compilation of KWIC indexes and (c) to form the basis for new corpora.
Go to www.epigraphische-datenbank-heidelberg.de for more information on the Research Project.