CIDOC documentation: E5 Event, E7 Activity, E8 Acquisition, E9 Move and E12 Production

  • Activity (E7 Activity) - the most common, e.g. a battle, a meeting or a wedding
  • Acquisition (E8 Acquisition) - mapping a change of property
  • Event (E5 Event)- used for events not performed by actors, e.g. a natural disaster
  • Move (E9 Move) - movement of artifacts or persons
  • Production (E12 Production) - creation of artifacts

On the index page already entered entities are listed in a Table.

  • Click on the + button to enter a new one.
  • Click on the name of an entry in the list to access the detail view.
  • To edit or delete an entry click on the Edit button in the detail view.

Form fields

  • Name
  • Type
  • Date
  • Description
  • Location - a Place where the event occurred
  • Sub event of - events can be part of another event, e.g. a battle as a sub event of a war.
  • Preceding event - events can follow up other events, useful for e.g. entering a journey
  • Reference System

Can be linked via tabs to

  • Source - when it is referenced there
  • Actor - to add participants, or recipient and donor for an acquisition
  • Reference
  • File


  • From - a Place as a start point
  • To - a Place as a destination point
  • Artifact - to select artifacts that were moved
  • Person - to select persons that were moved

For step by step instructions have a look at our Examples.


  • Given Place - to select which places changed ownership.

To add recipients and donors go to the Actor tab, add actors and select as activity:

  • acquired title through for recipients
  • surrendered title through for donors


  • Artifact - to select artifacts that were produced

The creators can be added via the Actor tab and selecting the performed activity while linking them.