NEH logo
[Return to Query]

Products for grant RQ-255726-17

RQ-255726-17
The Ancient Graffiti Project: An Open-Access Critical Edition of First-Century Pompeian Wall Inscriptions
Rebecca Benefiel, Washington and Lee University

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=RQ-255726-17

The Ancient Graffiti Project (Web Resources)
Title: The Ancient Graffiti Project
Author: Rebecca Benefiel
Abstract: Abstract in 2017: Welcome to The Ancient Graffiti Project, a digital resource for locating and studying graffiti of the early Roman empire from the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. More than 500 ancient graffiti are now available here, ca. 300 from Herculaneum and another 200 from Pompeii (from the Lupanar, Insula I.8, and other locations). Abstract in 2018 (after update): Welcome to The Ancient Graffiti Project, a digital resource for locating and studying handwritten inscriptions of the early Roman empire. These ancient messages and sketches offer a window into the daily life and interests of the people who lived in the ancient world, especially in Herculaneum and Pompeii. They provide perspectives on Roman society, the ancient economy, religion, spoken language, literacy, and activities within the ancient city.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: http://ancientgraffiti.org
Primary URL Description: The welcome page for The Ancient Graffiti Project, the digital platform for our critical editions of ancient handwritten inscriptions.

Virginia Scholars' Ancient Graffiti Project (Radio/Audio Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Virginia Scholars' Ancient Graffiti Project
Writer: Sandy Housman
Producer: Sandy Housman
Abstract: I was interviewed about our Ancient Graffiti Project on NPR's Radio IQ. The audio is available online, as is a transcription of the program. Abstract: Scholars from Washington and Lee and the University of Richmond are sharing a surprising discovery – showing and explaining ancient graffiti online. Rebecca Benefiel has spent more than a decade studying what the people of Pompei and Herculaneum wrote on their walls...
Date: 05/22/2018
Primary URL: http://www.wvtf.org/post/virginia-scholars-ancient-graffiti-project
Primary URL Description: Radio IQ, National Public Radio
Access Model: Open access
Format: Radio
Format: Web

Editing ancient handwriting (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Editing ancient handwriting
Author: Rebecca R. Benefiel
Abstract: A presentation of how one can edit ancient handwritten texts of the first century CE, some of which remain visible in the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and what the Ancient Graffiti Project offers to the field of Classics.
Date: 09/22/2018
Conference Name: Texts, Authors, and Readers

The Ancient Graffiti Project: Developing a Digital Resource for Ancient Graffiti (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: The Ancient Graffiti Project: Developing a Digital Resource for Ancient Graffiti
Abstract: The 2018 Digital Humanities Lecture at Washington & Lee University.
Author: Holly Sypniewski
Author: Rebecca R. Benefiel
Date: 05/07/2018
Location: Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA


Permalink: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/products.aspx?gn=RQ-255726-17