On April the 2nd 2013, the Accademia dei Lincei hosted the EAGLE Kick-off Meeting, a very successful event which brought together more than 20 cultural institutions and archives, universities, research centres and innovative SMEs from all over Europe, including the director of the Europeana Foundation – Jill Cousins – and representatives of Wikimedia Italy.
EAGLE is a Best Practice Network (36-month project) that brings together the most prominent European institutions and archives in the field of Classical Latin and Greek epigraphy, to provide Europeana with a comprehensive collection of unique historical sources which constitute an authentic pillar of European culture.
In particular, it will supply inscriptions coming from 25 EU countries, providing more than 1.5 M of images and related metadata, including translations of selected texts for the benefit of the general public. These represent approximately 80% of the total amount of inscriptions in the Mediterranean area.
[VIDEO: Kick-off meeting presentations]
The EAGLE kickoff meeting, organised with the support of Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and Sapienza University of Rome, represented the formal launch of the project.
Visit the Eagle website for more information on the project.