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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Mycenaean epigraphy (Maurizio Del Freo, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)

World Epigraphy State of the Art : “Mycenaean epigraphy” by (Maurizio Del Freo, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)

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EpiDoc & EFES training workshop, London April 9–13, 2018

We invite applications for a five-day training workshop in text encoding for epigraphy and papyrology, and publication of ancient texts, at the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, April 9–13, 2018.

The training will be offered by Gabriel Bodard (ICS), Martina Filosa (Köln), Simona Stoyanova (ICS) and Polina Yordanova (ICS/Sofia) and there will be no charge for the workshop. Thanks to the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a limited number of bursaries are available to assist students and other unfunded scholars with the costs of travel and accommodation.

EpiDoc (epidoc.sf.net) is a community of practice, recommendations and tools for the digital editing and publication of ancient texts based on TEI XML. EFES (github.com/EpiDoc/EFES) is a publication platform closely geared to EpiDoc projects and designed for use by non-technical editors. No expert computing skills are required, but a working knowledge of Greek/Latin or other ancient language, epigraphy or papyrology, and the Leiden Conventions will be assumed. The workshop is open to participants of all levels, from graduate students to professors and professionals.

To apply for a place on this workshop please email gabriel.bodard@sas.ac.uk, by Feb 28, 2018 including the following information:

  1. a brief description of your reason for interest
  2. your relevant background and experience
  3. If you would like to request a bursary, estimate how much you would need.
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Greek Epigraphy Spring Academy for PhD students April 2018

Call for Applications

The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Department for Ancient History of the University of Heidelberg, and the Commission for Ancient History and Epigraphy of the German Archaeological Institute are inviting applications for an Epigraphic Spring Academy for PhD students, to be held on Rhodes from 11th to 22nd April 2018.

Please find all information below (in German) and direct any enquiries as well as applications to Prof. Dr. Christan Witschel (christian.witschel@zaw.uni-heidelberg.de). Information on how to apply can be found at the end of the message.


Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik, Universität Heidelberg
Kommission für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik des DAI

Ausschreibung für eine

Epigraphische Frühjahrsakademie

auf Rhodos, 11.–22. 4. 2018

Die internationale Akademie richtet sich an Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden der Alten Geschichte und der benachbarten altertumswissenschaftlichen und historischen Fächer. Sie soll der Vertiefung der Kompetenzen von Nachwuchswissenschaftlern in der griechischen Epigraphik dienen. Neben der Arbeit im Museum und an den Grabungsplätzen in Rhodos-Stadt sind Exkursionen nach Lindos, Kamiros und Ialysos geplant.

Ein detailliertes Programm der Veranstaltung (mit Themenliste für Referate) wird den Teilnehmern rechtzeitig zugestellt. Eigene Themenvorschläge der Bewerber sind gerne erwünscht.

Anreisetag ist Mittwoch, der 11. April 2018; Abreisetag ist Sonntag, der 22. April 2018. An- und Abreiseort ist jeweils Rhodos.

Leitung und Durchführung: Klaus Hallof (BBAW/Inscriptiones Graecae, Berlin), Christof Schuler (Kommission für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik des DAI, München); Vasiliki Barlou (Universität Gießen).

Von den Bewerberinnen und Bewerbern werden gute Kenntnisse des Griechischen erwartet, außerdem Grundkenntnisse in der Epigraphik (in der Regel durch Nachweis der Teilnahme an einem einschlägigen universitären Kurs). Unterrichtssprache ist in der Regel Deutsch (gegebenenfalls aber auch Englisch). Die Teilnehmerzahl ist auf 12 beschränkt.

Zu den Anreisekosten wird ein Zuschuss gewährt; die Übernachtungs- und Reisekosten der Teilnehmer vor Ort werden von den Veranstaltern übernommen.

Bewerbungen (mit Lebenslauf, Abschlusszeugnissen, Nachweis über absolvierte Seminare oder Übungen mit epigraphischen Inhalten, Angaben zu Interessensschwerpunkten sowie einer kurzen Skizze des Dissertationsprojekts) richten Sie bitte bis zum 25. Februar 2018 (am besten per Mail und mit den Dokumenten in einem PDF) an:

Prof. Dr. Christian Witschel
Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik
der Universität Heidelberg
Marstallhof 4
D – 69117 Heidelberg
E-mail: christian.witschel@zaw.uni-heidelberg.de

Die Sommerakademie wird gefördert von der Gerda Henkel Stiftung.

Download CFA as PDF / Ausschreibung als PDF herunterladen

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Ancient South Arabian epigraphy (Alessandra Avanzini, University of Pisa)

World Epigraphy State of the Art : “Ancient South Arabian epigraphy” by Alessandra Avanzini (University of Pisa)

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Latin Epigraphy Program in Rome in Summer 2018

From John Bodel:

The American Academy in Rome is pleased to offer in June 2018 an intensive introduction to the study of Latin and Greek inscriptions in the city of Rome.

AAR Summer Program in Roman Epigraphy, June 18 – June 29, 2018

Application Deadline: 31 January 2018

Instructor: John Bodel, Brown University

The Summer Program in Roman Epigraphy at the American Academy in Rome is an intensive ten-day course designed to introduce advanced graduate students and early career scholars to the study of Latin epigraphy, particularly the reading, interpretation, and editing of Latin and Greek inscriptions from the city of Rome. Participants will learn how to read and classify the main types of Roman inscriptions (on stone, metal, and clay) and how to edit Greek and Latin inscriptions, both in print and according to the EpiDoc conventions for digital editing of epigraphic texts. Instruction will include hands-on practice in reading and recording inscriptions in the American Academy in Rome; epigraphic walks in Trastevere and the center city; visits to major museum collections (notably those of the Museo Nazionale Romano and the Capitoline Museums); and field trips to sites on the Gianiculum and Vatican with Roman epitaphs in situ and to Ostia and the imperial cemetery at Isola Sacra. By the end of the course, participants will have learned how to edit unpublished inscriptions and will be able to read and understand basic types of Latin inscription on stone.


Tuition: €1040 / $1140

Housing: Housing is available at the American Academy for those who require it. The rates quoted below are for 2017 and may change slightly:

   ·  Shared twin room (without bathroom) – € 450 for 11 nights
·  Double room for single use (without bathroom) – € 900 for 11 nights
·  Double room for single use (with bathroom) – € 1340 for 11 nights
·  Single room (without bathroom) – € 770 for 11 nights
·  Single room (with bathroom) – € 1159 for 11 nights

Room availability cannot be guaranteed and applicants should indicate their need for housing in their application. Housing at the Academy is recommended, since it makes participation easier and adds to the communal experience.

Meals: Meals can be purchased at the Academy (€15 for lunch, and €27 for dinner). Meals may also be prepared in the AAR’s communal kitchens.


Applications are invited from early career scholars and Ph.D. students in Classics, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Art History, Museum Studies and related disciplines. Please note that the course can be physically demanding, with long walks in (sometimes) intense heat. Students are expected to prepare accordingly. The course will be conducted in English.

How to Apply

A complete application consists of a cover letter explaining why the program is of interest and indicating any previous study of Greek or Latin epigraphy, a curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation. Applications and all supporting materials, including recommendations, should be sent by email. The letters of recommendation must be sent directly by the individual referees.

All application materials, including any requests for housing, should be sent to: epigraphy@aarome.org

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