Géza Alföldy stipends 2018

On behalf of Camilla Campedelli, AIEGL Secretary General

AIEGL will award two Géza Alföldy stipends in 2018: a Research Grant (€ 1,500) to support early career scholars in conducting epigraphic research abroad, and a Publication Grant (up to € 1,500) to provide financial assistance with the publication of a monograph on an epigraphic subject.

Géza Alföldy – Research Grant

AIEGL is pleased to announce the annual award of a Géza Alföldy Grant in the amount of EUR 1,500. The Grant is intended to support early career scholars in conducting epigraphic research abroad (including e.g. field study of inscriptions) for a period of one to two months.


  • Applicants must be AIEGL members under 40 years of age.
  • The closing date for applications is 15 May each year; AIEGL will notify the winner of the Grant within 30 days after the closing date.
  • Applications will be evaluated by a panel of 3 IIIhomines praemiis dandis, who are appointed by the AIEGL Bureau from among the members of the Association.
  • The successful applicant will be required to send a report (max 300 words) to the AIEGL Bureau within 30 days after the end of their stay abroad.

Applications should be submitted via email to the Secretary General, Dr. Camilla Campedelli (campedelli@aiegl.org), and include the following:

  • CV (max 1 page)
  • Project description, including details of the host institution (max 3 pages)
  • Acceptance letter from the host institution OR official permit to conduct fieldwork (study of ancient inscriptions on site, epigraphical survey, etc.)
  • Information on other bursaries received or applied for

Géza Alföldy – Publication Grant

AIEGL is pleased to announce the annual award of a Géza Alföldy Grant in the amount up to EUR 1,500. The Grant is intended to provide financial assistance with the publication of a monograph on an epigraphic subject (e.g. a revised PhD dissertation). The manuscript must have already been accepted by a publisher at the time of the application.


  • Applicants must be AIEGL members under 40 years of age.
  • The closing date for applications is 15 May each year; AIEGL will notify the winner of the Grant within 30 days after the closing date.
  • Applications will be evaluated by a panel of 3 IIIhomines praemiis dandis, who are appointed by the AIEGL Bureau from among the members of the Association.

Applications should be submitted via email to the Secretary General, Dr. Camilla Campedelli (campedelli@aiegl.org), and include the following:

  • CV (max 1 page)
  • Book abstract
  • PDF file(s) of the manuscript submitted to the publisher
  • Acceptance letter from the publisher (including publication costs)
  • Information on other grants for publication received or applied for

The AIEGL Bureau
Camilla Campedelli
Secretary General

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Two jobs at CIL (Berlin)

The Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW) is advertising two research assistant posts (one full-time, one 50% FTE) for two years from September 2018 to work on the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (CIL).

Full details and to apply, see the BBAW jobs site at http://www.bbaw.de/stellenangebote/stellenangebote . Deadline is May 11, 2018 in both cases.

If the jobs are no longer on the front page, search for the codes AV/06/2018 and AV/05/2018. Advertisements in German language only.

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NEW: Tyche 32 published!

Sehr geehrte Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

Wir freuen uns, Ihnen mitteilen zu können, daß Tyche 32 erschienen ist (Inhalt).


Den Band können Sie direkt beim Verlag bestellen

oder demnächst online auf http://tyche-journal.at lesen.

Mit herzlichen Grüßen aus Wien

Franziska Beutler


Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that Tyche 32 has been published (table of contents)!
You can place an order for this volume at the publishing house

or you can read it soon on http://tyche-journal.at .

With best wishes from Vienna

Franziska Beutler

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Summer school in Epigrafia greca

Il Dipartimento di Studi Storici dell’Università di Torino promuove la prima edizione della propria

Summer School in Epigrafia Greca

che si terrà ad Atene nei giorni 4 – 12 giugno 2018.

Il progetto si realizza grazie alla sinergia tra il Dipartimento di Studi Storici dell’Università degli Studi di Torino (prof.ssa Enrica Culasso Gastaldi), la Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene (prof. Emanuele Papi) e il Museo Epigrafico di Atene (dr. Athanasios Themos).

Il bando è aperto a

– studenti che siano iscritti a una laurea magistrale nell’anno accademico 2017/2018;

– dottori di ricerca e dottorandi in attività nell’anno 2018;

– specializzati e specializzandi in Beni Archeologici.

Il programma della prima edizione, L’epigrafia greca di Atene, con lezioni tenute in italiano, è un progetto di E. Culasso Gastaldi.

[Modulo per la domanda di ammissione]

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BES SPRING MEETING, Rome, 5 May 2018

The BES Spring Meeting 2018 will take place in the eternal city – Rome! – on 5 May 2018. The meeting is organised by BES member Prof. Silvia Orlandi (La Sapienza, Rome) and will take place in the Museo Nazionale Romano (Terme di Diocleziano). In addition to papers and poster presentations, there will a guided tour for all participants on 5 May of the epigraphic collection in the Museo Nazionale Romano, by Dr Carlotta Caruso, as well as a presentation of the mobile app enabling the visual recognition of the inscriptions displayed in the museum, by Dr Giuseppe Amato. The meeting is preceded by a public lecture on the evening of 4 May by Prof. Filippo Coarelli on ‘Roman Topography and Military Diplomas’ (in Palazzo Altemps).

The Society is very grateful to the Museo Nazionale Romano, and its Director, Dr Daniela Porro, for generously supporting the meeting through hosting it on their premises.

REGISTRATION:  Registration for the meeting is obligatory – please follow the instructions on the Registration Form.

PROGRAMME:  A printable programme can be downloaded here.

Friday, 4 May (Palazzo Altemps, Piazza di Sant’Apollinare, 46):
Prof. Filippo Coarelli: ‘Roman Topography and Military Diplomas’. (Precise time to be confirmed.)

Saturday, 5 May (Museo Nazionale Romano, Terme di Diocleziano, Viale Enrico de Nicola, 76):
Dr Daniele Maras: The Origin of the Latin Alphabet: Greek Letters with Etruscan Rules
Dr Francesca Bigi: ‘Placing Inscriptions in Context: the Interactive Plan of Lepcis Magna’
Prof. Marco Maiuro: ‘The New lex portorii Lyciae’
Prof. Gianfranco Agosti: ‘Verse Inscriptions and Late Antique Society. What Difference Did Christianity Make?’
Dr Flavia Frauzel: ‘Sigismu(n)dus and the Ostrogoths in Italy. Data from Epigraphy’
(Precise times to be confirmed.)

Poster presentations:
Calvelli, L. Dr (Venice): Processing data on fake inscriptions: how to build the new Epigraphic Database Falsae (EDF)
España-Chamorro, S. Dr (Madrid/Roma): CORPUS TERMINI ITALIAE ANTIQUAE (CoTIA): The study of termini lapidei and the implementation of limits in the Italic peninsula’
Lazar, L. (Oxford): ‘An Athenian honorific decree for the Prieneans (IG II3 1239 / I.Priene 2 99)’
Lewis, J. Dr (Edinburgh): ‘Was vicarius a clerical grade in the familia Caesaris? A reconsideration of the evidence’
Sandon, T. Dr (Edinburgh): ‘Never ask a (freed)woman her age! Age recording and age-rounding in Roman Italy’

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epigraphy.info workshop

Heidelberg, 21st-23rd March 2018

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2018 Venice Terra Italia Onlus Day

Venice, 28 March 2018. Giornata Terra Italia Onlus “Giovani epigrafisti al lavoro”

Programme attached

calvelli terra italia 2018_nuova

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Greek Inscriptions Online

Greek Inscriptions Online (GIO, www.greekinscriptions.com) is an ongoing project undertaken by the Greek Epigraphic Society in collaboration with the Hellenic Education & Research Center (HERC) and Attic Inscriptions Online (AIO).

GIO is an online database comprising translations of ancient Greek inscriptions into Modern Greek. This important scholarly objective was initiated at the re-exhibition of the Epigraphic Museum in Athens inaugurated on the 25th of May 2017. The texts of the inscriptions on display in the exhibition of the Epigraphic Museum are translated into Modern Greek with brief commentaries and are available to the visitor on touch screens and tablets. The epigraphic material in GIO covers a chronological span from the Archaic Period to the Late Roman Times. The Modern Greek translations are accompanied by a brief epigraphical and historical commentary.

The mission of GIO is to make the texts of ancient Greek inscriptions accessible to speakers of the Modern Greek language, especially to Greek university-level students and faculty, as well as high school teachers and pupils.

GIO also seeks to promote the study of Greek language and History by emphasizing the importance of translation of ancient epigraphic documents into modern languages. It stresses the value of translating as a scholarly exercise and the importance of translation for the dissemination of the knowledge and understanding of Greek Antiquity.

GIO comprises inscriptions of the whole Ancient Greek World organized by both geographical area and chronology following the method of the corpus of the Inscriptiones Graecae.

GIO collaborates with AIO, a project founded in 2012 that publishes online translations of Attic inscriptions into English with a wealth of epigraphic, historic and bibliographic information and scholarly research. AIO has made available its unique design and infrastructure to GIO, and the two sites work closely together, sharing epigraphic texts in ancient Greek, as well as images and other data.

Andronike Makres (HERC)
Angelos P. Matthaiou (Greek Epigraphic Society)

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Voci di pietra: multiculturalism and integration in Ancient and Late Antique Sicily

Originally posted on ISicily by Jonathan Prag: https://isicily.wordpress.com/2018/03/04/voci-di-pietra-multiculturalism-and-integration-in-ancient-and-late-antique-sicily/

Voci di pietra: multiculturalism and integration in Ancient and Late Antique Sicily

Following on from the exhibition ‘voci di pietra’ (voices of stone) at the Museo Civico Castel Ursino in Catania, the University of Catania has joined forces with the original collaborators in the exhibition (the Museo Civico, the Comune di Catania, the CNR-ISTC, the Liceo Artistico Statale “M.M. Lazzaro”, and the University of Oxford) to bring together leading scholars on the epigraphy of Catania and ancient Sicily for a 2-day conference. The conference will take place on 16 and 17 March 2018, in the University of Catania (ex Monastero dei Benedettini, Piazza Dante) and in the aula consiliare of the Palazzo degli Elefanti, Piazza Duomo.


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Intensive programme in Epigraphy for advanced students in Poitiers. Scholarship opportunities

Appel à participation à un atelier de formation doctorale intensive en épigraphie.
Troisième édition
Poitiers, 3-7 septembre 2018

Very important opportunity for international MA and PhD students in Epigraphy. See attached file

Atelier Poitiers

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New Voices in Epigraphy (Oxford, Apr 12-13 2018) programme

Posted for Elizabeth Foley, Martin Hallmannsecker and Leah Lazar:

We, the organisers, are excited to announce the programme for New Voices in Epigraphy – International Graduate Conference on 12th and 13th April 2018 at the University of Oxford.

Attendance is open to academics and researchers at every stage of their career. Registration for the conference is not required, but if you wish to join the conference dinner at your own cost on Thursday 12th April, we ask you to email gradepigraphyconference@gmail.com before 9th March to confirm.

The conference will take place at the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford, which is fully wheelchair accessible.

We have a limited number of small travel bursaries intended to contribute to student attendees’ travel costs. If you are interested, please contact gradepigraphyconference@gmail.com before 9th March.

Please see the programme below!

Elizabeth Foley, Martin Hallmannsecker and Leah Lazar

Thursday April 12th 2018 
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L’epigrafia latina del Nord Africa (Tunisi, 6-9 dicembre 2018)

Convegno internazionale di studi

Viale Umberto 52 – I- 07100 SASSARI – tel. 0039 079 2065203
Posta elettronica: africaromana@uniss.it
L’epigrafia latina del Nord Africa: novità, riletture, nuove sintesi
Tunisi, 6-9 dicembre 2018

Cari Amici,

in allegato ho il piacere di trasmettere la prima circolare del XXI Convegno internazionale de “L’Africa Romana”, che avrà luogo a Tunisi presso l’Hotel Africa dal 6 al 9 dicembre 2018, sul tema <<L’epigrafia latina del Nord Africa: novità, riletture, nuove sintesi>>.

A nome del Comitato scientifico internazionale voglio dire che stiamo facendo di tutto per costruire una feconda occasione di incontro tra studiosi, per allargare la cooperazione internazionale che si concentrerà su Tunisia, Algeria, Marocco e Libia e che intende collocarsi in una tradizione di studi che ha sempre privilegiato uno sguardo “dal basso”, partendo dalle specificità regionali, dalle persistenze, dagli apporti regionali che le differenti realtà africane hanno espresso all’interno dell’impero romano, senza trascurare il tema delle eredità, dei rapporti, delle relazioni mediterranee. Raccoglieremo i risultati di tante imprese nazionali e internazionali in corso nel Maghreb e aggiorneremo il quadro della documentazione epigrafica, selezionando un numero ridotto di 40 relazioni e di posters.

Spero che questa nostra iniziativa possa avere il più ampio consenso degli specialisti e Vi saluto con la più viva cordialità.

Sassari, 20 febbraio 2018.

Il Presidente del Comitato Scientifico
Attilio Mastino

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Symposium on the EPIGRAPHIES OF ANATOLIA: their histories and their future

The Symposium on the “Epigraphies of Anatolia: their histories and their future” will be held from the 24 to the 27 April, 2018 in the Koç University Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Center for Mediterranean Civilizations in Antalya, Turkey. All are welcome to attend; the event is free, but for planning purposes please register on this EventBrite link.

For more material visit the symposium page of Research Center for Mediterranean Languages and Cultures of Akdeniz University.

For several millennia most of the civilisations of Anatolia used inscription on stone to preserve important texts – whether public documents or private commemorations. While this procedure is found in many civilisations across the world, the particular wealth of Anatolia in high-quality stones and marbles has ensured an exceptionally rich harvest of texts. Over the last couple of centuries, work on these documents has helped us understand more and more of this deep and multi-layered historical heritage, which is constantly developing and enriching our understanding.

The aim of the symposium is to allow experts, who work on the inscribed texts of different cultures, to present their work and compare their experiences, building a sense of the history of the epigraphic discipline. During the symposium we intend to look at how earlier generations have interacted with such texts by tracing the steady development of methodologies. We will examine how inscribed texts have introduced us to languages which had been unread for several millennia. Finally, we will look at how we can teach the necessary skills and find ways to offer the fullest possible access, both in and beyond Turkey, to this unique storehouse of knowledge.


09:30-10:00: Opening Addresses

SESSION I (10.00-12.00): Ancient/medieval/early modern viewers: Part I

10.00-10.40: Mehmet TÜTÜNCÜ – Genesis of the first Islamic inscriptions in Anatolia from Arabic to Turkish

10.40-11.20: Georgios PALLIS – The second life of inscriptions in Byzantine Asia Minor: aspects of the reuse of inscribed material

11.20-12.00: Scott REDFORDSeljuk epigraphy in Turkey

SESSION II (14.00-16.00):  Ancient/medieval/early modern viewers: Part II
Chair: Thomas CORSTEN

14.00-14.40: Nicholas S. M. MATHEOU – ‘Let me now restore its memory’: epigraphy in the medieval Arme­nian tradition

14.40-15.20: T. Michael P. DUGGAN – Early antiquarians in Asia Minor up to the 19th century

15.20-16.00: Charlotte ROUECHÉ – Louis Robert: transforming the Greek epigraphy of Anatolia

SESSION III (16.30-18.30): The scientific approach: collections and research
Chair: Johannes NOLLÉ

16.30-17.10: Mustafa H. SAYAR – Greek and Latin inscriptions in the collections of the Archaeological Museums of Istanbul and their contribution to epigraphic research in the Eastern Mediterranean area and Asia Minor

17.10-17.50: Thomas CORSTEN – The history of Austrian epigraphical research in Asia Minor

17.50-18.30: Fatih ONUR – Discovering the landscape of antiquity: The Pataran monument and the geography of Lycia


SESSION IV (10.00-12.00): Discovering languages/writing systems
Chair: Gül IŞIN

10.00-10.40: Hasan PEKER – Anatolian hieroglyphs and their recent contributions to Near Eastern Studies

10.40-11.20: Selim F. ADALI – Cuneiform script in Anatolia: a historical perspective

11.20-12.00: Recai TEKOĞLU – Alphabetic scripts of Anatolia

SESSION V (14.00-16.00): Establishing and teaching epigraphy
Chair: Gülay YILMAZ

14.00-14.40: Johannes NOLLÉ – Passion and mission: Sencer Şahin’s academic work and his lasting achievements

14.40-15.20: Andreas RHOBY & Ida TOTH – Byzantine epigraphy: past – present – future

15.20-16.00: Hakan T. KARATEKE – What is an Ottoman inscription?

SESSION VI (16.30-18.10): 21st century readers and their expectations: accessibility and outreach
Chair: Michèle BRUNET

16.30-17.05: N. İlgi GERÇEK – Cuneiform Studies in the 21st century

17.05-17.40: Gabriel BODARD – Contributors and agendas in digital epigraphy: encoding, editing and publishing

17.40-18.10: Hatice AYNUR – Digitizing Ottoman history: the “Database for Ottoman Inscriptions” in its eighth year

18.10-18.45 Future epigraphies: an international perspective – Michèle BRUNET


Trip to Perge and to Side – led by Johannes NOLLÉ


Workshop on Digital Epigraphy – Gabriel BODARD (with Charlotte ROUECHÉ & Michèle BRUNET)

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Doctoral fellowships in epigraphy/papyrology (Oxford)

Doctoral Studentship Opportunities in epigraphic and papyrological studies, Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford

 Applications are being sought for funded doctoral scholarships at the University of Oxford on specified topics, across various disciplines, as part of a Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Centre on the theme of Publication beyond Print.

The Leverhulme Doctoral Centre will challenge the dominance of the printed word in the study of human culture and society, by examining other media used before, alongside and after print. It will question the assumptions that self-expression, political community and intellectual progress are best served by printing. To do so, it will range across both historical media (some still in use), such as inscriptions and handwriting, and new digital media. In this way, it will ask how past methods of publication without print help us to understand future ones, and how emerging technology helps us to think about cultural history. It will bring students of communication into dialogue across differences of time, language, discipline and technology, from the humanities to social sciences.

For admission from October 2018, ten topics are offered for study. Of those ten, five will be funded this year, depending on the applications received. Three topics are specifically in the field of classical epigraphy and papyrology, with a strong emphasis upon the role of digital publication and digital tools:

For any enquiries on particular projects, please contact jonathan.prag@classics.ox.ac.uk, rosalind.thomas@classics.ox.ac.uk, or gregory.hutchinson@classics.ox.ac.uk.

For information on how to apply (deadline 9 March 2018), please see the Leverhulme Doctoral Centre website at: https://www.humanities.ox.ac.uk/publication-beyond-print-leverhulme-doctoral-centre

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Manuscripts from the margins: How to edit a forgery. International Conference: 20–22 September 2018, Macquarie University, Sydney

The how and why of editing forgeries is a largely inarticulated domain. Whilst forgeries are ubiquitous in collections everywhere, they remain understudied and unappreciated. Efforts have concentrated on the identification of tell-tale signs of duplicity rather than on the mechanics used to feign authenticity. As the intention of forgers differs from that of ancient scribes, the publication of textual remains cannot proceed as usual. Lacunae may be intentional and text fragmentary from its inception.

Palaeographical description and the registering of other metatextual features are further complicated by the aspirations and failures of forgers. What sorts of comparisons are possible or even responsible? How much of the traditional repertoire of conventional signs and symbols should we read into ambiguous marks? Do we engage with the artefact as executed or imagined? Is it ethical to publish editions which make transparent forgers’ techniques? Does scholarly engagement with forgeries merely warn future fakers of things they should avoid?

These questions illustrate some of the potential problems which attend the publication of forgeries. These issues will form the basis of discussion through the presentation of a diverse range of textual forgeries purporting to be from antiquity through to the Renaissance. A a two-day workshop in which participant each present a forged text and ways to best edit and study them on 20th–21st will be followed by a day of lectures on synthetic themes for a wider audience on Saturday 22nd.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Christopher Rollston, Associate Professor of Northwest Semitic languages and literatures, Department of Classical and Near Eastern languages and Civilizations, George Washington University, Washington D.C.

Offers of papers are welcome, and should be addressed to malcolm@forgingantiquity.com by April 13th. Expressions of interst in participating should identify a forged manuscript which will be examined in the workshop. “Manuscript” should be understod broadly, to include any surface used for writing, including papyrus, parchment, paper, metal, stone, wood, pottery, etc. The chronological range of the conference (in terms of when the forgeries have been asserted to date to) is antiquity through to the Renaissance, but papers on forgeries from after this period which address the themes of the conference will also be considered.

For further information please email malcolm@forgingantiquity.com

Conference website: http://www.forgingantiquity.com/conference2018

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