Featured Digitization Project

For a specialized look at Greek inscriptions from 5th century BCE, we encourage you to peruse the Epigraphic Squeezes project made available through UBC Library Digital Collections. The project comprises digitizations of the McGregor Squeeze Collection, an assemblage of filter paper impressions that replicate ancient inscriptions found in Athens and the surrounding area of Attica. This collection provides tremendous value to researchers, who can examine these digitizations when they are unable to access the original materials.

 We asked one of the Project Managers, Chelsea Gardner, a PhD candidate in from the Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies, for information on the Epigraphic Squeezes and the project website, From Stone to Screen:

 From Stone to Screen is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative, graduate-student founded digitization project which has created open-access digital resources for the two collections housed in the Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. The first, the Malcolm F. McGregor squeeze collection, comprises over 1000 epigraphic squeezes from Athens and Attica, dating to the 5th-2nd century BCE. The images are all freely downloadable and available to any interested party at http://digitalcollections.library.ubc.ca/cdm/landingpage/collection/squeezes. The second is the George Fuller artifact collection, which consists of two dozen artifacts spanning the Ur III period in ancient Mesopotamia to the modern period. This collection is also completely open-access and is housed at http://cnerscollections.omeka.net/. We are incredibly proud of our success to-date, which has been made possible by the hard work of our team of volunteers. Together, we have created a completely free, open-access resource for scholars, students, and the general public to engage with the ancient world.

The McGregor Squeeze Collection was donated by Dr. Malcolm McGregor, a former professor and department chair in the CNERS Department.

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