DASI Digital Archive for the Study of Pre-Islamic Arabian Inscriptions (الأرشيف الرقمي لدراسة النقوش العربية قبل الإسلام)

DASI is a digital online database of digitised pre-Islamic Arabian inscriptions encoded using TEI/Epidoc. The database also contains the following digital collections: - Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions - Online Corpus of the Inscriptions of Ancient North Arabia - Corpus of Aramaic Inscriptions - Corpus of Nabataean Inscriptions

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Author Alessandra Avanzini, Michael C.A. Macdonald; Laila Nehmé
Maintainer CNR-Dipartimento Scienze Umane e Sociali, Patrimonio Culturale
Last Updated September 24, 2020, 15:12 (BST)
Created June 30, 2020, 12:46 (BST)
Project URL http://dasi.cnr.it/index.php?id=14&navId=0
Project principal and co-investigators

Alessandra Avanzini

Project team

Scientific coordinator Alessia Prioletta (May 2011 - July 2015) Irene Rossi (January 2017 - ongoing)

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions University of Pisa Alessandra Avanzini, Maria Gorea, Alessandra Lombardi, Khaldon Noman, Costanza Odierna, Alessia Prioletta, Irene Rossi (epigraphy) Fabio Betti, Chiara Condoluci, Alessandra Lombardi, Alexia Pavan (archaeology and art-history) Daniele Mascitelli (Arabic epigraphy and language) Giulia Buono, Cleto Carbonara, Clara Mancarella, Cristina Pappalardo, Carlotta Rizzo (students) Annamaria De Santis, Irene Rossi (digital epigraphy) Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Irene Rossi (epigraphy, digital epigraphy)

Online Corpus of the Inscriptions of Ancient North Arabia University of Oxford Prof. Jeremy Johns (project supervisor) Michael C.A. Macdonald (scientific coordinator) María del Carmen Hidalgo-Chacón Díez, Ali Al Manaser (epigraphy) Daniel Burt (IT developer), Jennifer Brooke Lockie (technical support) Crispin Smith (doctoral student)

Corpus of Nabatean Inscriptions CNRS-UMR8167 Orient & Méditerranée Laïla Nehmé (scientific supervisor) Yann Gayet

Corpus of Aramaic Inscriptions Maria Gorea (Université de Paris VIII)

Geographic data Jérémie Schiettecatte (scientific coordinator, CNRS-UMR8167 Orient & Méditerranée) Annamaria De Santis (University of Pisa)

Participant scholars Alessio Agostini (Università La Sapienza, Roma) Mounir Arbach (CNRS-UMR5133 Archéorient, Lyon) Prof. Christian Julien Robin (CNRS-UMR8167 Orient & Méditerranée, Paris; Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Paris)

Technical project Scuola Normale Superiore Prof. Amos Bertolacci (scientific coordinator) Umberto Parrini (technical supervisor) Daniele Marotta (technical coordinator) Annamaria De Santis (technical support and dissemination), Irene Rossi (technical support) Enrico Caruso, Gianfranco Di Tota, Matteo Gallo (IT developers) Mirko Delcaldo (web design)

Project start date 2011-01-01
Project end date 2016-12-31
Project status Completed
Project funder

ERC – Advanced Grant

Citation information

Avanzini, A., Macdonald, M.C.A., and Nehmé, L. (2011-2016), DASI Digital Archive for the Study of Pre-Islamic Arabian Inscriptions, http://dasi.cnr.it/index.php?id=14&navId=0 (Last accessed 30/06/2020).

Time Periods Nabataean
Data type Databases