PEACE Partners

At present, the PEACE project brings together three epigraphic databases:

1. Utrecht University: Funerary Inscriptions of Jews from ItalyOver 800 Jewish epitaphs, dating to the 2nd – 11th century CE, from Rome and Southern Italy.

2. The Steinheim Institute, Germany: Epidat. Over 32,000  Jewish epitaphs, dating to the 11th – 20th century, primarily from Germany.

3. Brown University, USA: Inscriptions of Israel/Palestine. About 3,000 inscriptions, dating to the 6th century BCE – 7th century CE, from the area of present-day Israel and Palestine. Most inscriptions are funerary, but they are not restricted to the Jewish community.

The three partner databases have different geographical and, partly, chronological foci, but they all employ EpiDoc. This means that future partner databases may participate by using this standard encoding format.

In the coming months (September-November 2020) two more databases are due to join PEACE: one of  Jewish medieval inscriptions from Spain, and another of the medieval inscriptions from France. We plan to establish new collaborations in future years, so that the PEACE portal will provide an encompassing picture of Jewish funerary culture.