Colonie e Municipi nell’Era Digitale

Attached the program of a conference on Epigraphy organized by Prof. Gianfranco Paci (Univ. Macerata), 10-12 December 2015.

Si trasmette il manifesto e il programma di un convegno di epigrafia organizzato dal Prof. Gianfranco Paci (Univ. Macerata), a chiusura del PRIN 2010-2011 su EDR, con preghiera di diffusione.

Manifesto Convegno Epigrafia 2015, A 4, rid

Programma convegno epigrafico 2015

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EAGLE pre-conference workshops

The  day before the EAGLE 2016 Conference “DIGITAL AND TRADITIONAL EPIGRAPHY IN CONTEXT”, on January 26, 2016 there will be three pre-conference workshops taking place in Rome.

1. EpiDoc in a Nutshell

2. Translations of Inscriptions Online

3. EAGLE Search Engine and storytelling application

For more details, please see this page.

These, together with the conference, are all free of charge and open to the public, but have limited places available (20 for each workshop).

You can either book workshop 1 or 2+3.

To request a place at the workshop(s), send an email with

  • your name and affiliation
  • a short statement (1-2 lines) on your motivation to participate

to by 1 December 2015.

You will receive confirmation and further details as soon as possible thereafter.

These workshops do not require other forms of registration, but if you are also coming to the EAGLE 2016 Conference, please say so in your message and register here if you have not yet done so.

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EAGLE 1st Short Storytelling Contest

EAGLE 1st Short Storytelling Contest

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Deadline: January 15, 2016

We’re looking for short stories! Think you can write a winning story in 2500 words or less? Enter the 1st EAGLE Short Story Contest for your chance to win Euro Amazon Voucher for up to 200 Euross, get published in EAGLE Portal and Storytelling Application and participate in the EAGLE 2016 Conference! Stories must be related to one (or more) of the inscriptions featured in one (or more) of the EAGLE Collections. Stories can be in English or any other European language, as long as you provide a 250 word abstract in English. Stories must be accessible to the public and must make use of as much multimedia (music, videos, interactive presentations, linked open data) as possible. Authors are strongly encouraged to make use of the Storytelling App. Examples can be found here.


One First Place Winner will receive:

200 Euro Amazon Voucher
Publication of the short story title on the EAGLE portal and featured in the EAGLE Storytelling application.
A digital copy of the 2nd EAGLE International Conference Proceedings.

One Second Place Winner will receive:

100 Euro Amazon Voucher
Publication of the short story title on the EAGLE portal and featured in the EAGLE Storytelling application.
A digital copy of the 2nd EAGLE International Conference Proceedings.

How to Enter

Enter online through the EAGLE Storytelling App or submit your entry via regular email to:
All entries must be accompanied by an Entry Form.
You may enter more than one story.
Your entry must be original, in English or any other European language but accompanied by an 250 word abstract in English.
Your story must be unpublished at the time of submission.
CHECK YOUR WORD COUNT! Entries exceeding the word limit will be disqualified.
For more information on the Storytelling App visit our Tutorial Center.
Click here for a Entry form. It is to be used for entries submitted via regular email.


Francesco Mambrini –

Raffaella Santucci –

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2nd North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy

2nd North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy

The Second North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (NACGLE) will be held Monday through Wednesday, January 4-6, 2016, at the University of California, Berkeley. A preliminary program is available here.

The congress, to be held in conjunction with the Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies in San Francisco (Wednesday through Saturday, January 6-9, 2016), will be the largest epigraphical event in the world for the year 2016. Building on the successful first NACGLE, which was held in 2011 at San Antonio, TX (click here for the proceedings), we continue our efforts to promote epigraphical studies in North America by inviting an array of young and senior international scholars to present their work to a large audience. The second NACGLE includes parallel sessions on Greek and Roman epigraphy, graffiti, calendars, and digital epigraphy; plenary sessions on new Greek and Latin texts, and one devoted to the epigraphy of Greek religion; and two keynote addresses by Angelos Chaniotis (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton), and Alison Cooley (University of Warwick).

The congress is sponsored by the Sara B. Aleshire Center for the Study of Greek Epigraphy, the Department of Classics, the Department of History, and the Graduate Group of Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology (AHMA) at UC Berkeley, as well as the Townsend Center for the Humanities, under the aegis of the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (ASGLE). Additional support is offered by the Association Internationale d’Épigraphie Grecque et Latine (AIEGL), and Brill Publishers.

The congress is open to the public but pre-registration (by December 1) is required. To register, please send an email to There is no fee for registration. Further information and updates will be posted regularly on the website of the 2nd NACGLE.




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Die RÖMISCHEN INSCHRIFTEN der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek published


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L’Année épigraphique 2012 published

With apologies for the delay in conveying this announcement, which I received in September:

Mireille CORBIER (, director of L’Année épigraphique (Paris,, announces that L’Année épigraphique  2012 (containing 1962 entries, and 1058 pages  including 238 pages of index) was published in August, 2015, and is now available. Orders should be sent to Presses Universitaires de France at

Mireille CORBIER (, directeur de L’Année épigraphique (Paris,, fait savoir que L’Année épigraphique  2012 (1962 notices et 1058 pages,  dont 238 pages d’index) a été publiée en août 2015 et est disponible. Les commandes doivent être passées auprès des Presses Universitaires de France à l’adresse


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Oxford Epigraphy Workshop, Michaelmas Term 2015

Oxford Epigraphy Workshop, Michaelmas Term 2015

All meetings at 1.00 in the First Floor Seminar Room, Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles.

Monday, October 19: Supratik Baralay, ‘Aggressive Correspondence: The new letters of Lucius Aemilius Paullus to Gonnoi’

Monday, October 26: Milena Melfi, ‘Some thoughts on the cult of the Pantheon (‘All the Gods’?) in Roman Greece’

Monday, November 2: Paul Kosmin, ‘A New Text and New Readings from Diadoch Babylon’

Monday, November 9:  Christian Wallner, ‘Tituli novi from Tavlon or Pisidian Antioch’ (title and date tbc)

Monday, November 23:  Emanuel Zingg, ‘Apollon Karneios, Apollon Triopios, and Aphrodite in Cnidus’

Monday, November 30: Riet van Bremen, ‘A new Olympichos inscription from Mylasa’

All welcome!

Charles Crowther, Robert Parker, Jonathan Prag

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Corporal Obscenity in Antiquity (Conference, Edinburgh, Oct 23-4 2015)

Call for Papers
The Classical Body Split Open: Corporal Obscenity in Antiquity
University of Edinburgh
23-24th October 2015

Alongside the well-known and reassuring image of the classical body as represented by its neoclassical reinterpretation, there stands a well-established classical tradition that portrays that very same body as distorted, disembowelled, obscene. Shoulder to shoulder with dios Odysseus comes deformed Thersites; alongside the sublimity of choral lyric are the bodily fluids of the Iambos; the same years that produce the Athenian ideology of kalokagathia also witness the obscenity of the comic genre. Obscenity looms large in the Latin world as well: not just in literary texts, but in inscriptions and artistic representations. Silver Latin literature famously turns the golden lines of the Aeneid into brutal Civil War and sees Trimalchio concocting a stew out of Pentheus. Continue reading

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I decreti onorari di Iasos: cronologia e storia

On October 9, 2015 in Perugia Riet Van Bremen (UCL) and Manuela Mari (Università di Cassino) will present the book by Roberta Fabiani, I decreti onorari di Iasos: cronologia e storia (Vestigia 66), München 2015. Fede Berti (former Director of the Missione Archeologica Italiana at Iasos) and Massimo Nafissi (Università di Perugia) will introduce the meeting.

Università di Perugia, Dipartimento di Lettere, Palazzo Manzoni, Sala delle Adunanze, at 10.00.


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The BES Autumn Colloquium 2015

The BES Autumn Colloquium 2015 will take place in London on 14 November 2015.  To attend the meeting, please fill in the registration form and send it together with the registration fee by 10 November to the address indicated on the form.

10.00-11.00 Registration and Morning Coffee

11.00-12.00 Morning Session I: Prof. Alison Cooley (Warwick), New discoveries in Latin epigraphy from the Ashmolean Museum

12.00-13.00 Morning Session II: Dr Cornelia Wunsch (Dresden), Epigraphic evidence for manumission and oblation in the ancient Near East

13.00 Lunch Break

15.00 AGM (Members only)

15.30 Afternoon Session I: Dr Will Stenhouse (Yeshiva, New York), The Greekness of Greek inscriptions: a view from the Renaissance

16.15 Afternoon Tea

16.30 Afternoon Session II – Short reports:

Dr Hale Guney (Ankara), Preliminary report from the 2014-15 epigraphic surveys in north-east Phrygia
Prof. Michael Crawford (UCL), The Aphrodisias currency dossier
Dr Pietro Liuzzo (Heidelberg; EAGLE), The new EAGLE portal
Prof. Charlotte Roueche (KCL), What is a translation?

18.30 Finale: Posters and drinks

19.30 Colloquium Dinner (aux frais des participants)

How to get to central London: Info sheet.
Where to stay in central London:
Info sheet.

The Colloquium is generously supported by:
The Institute of Classical Studies
The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

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EAGLE Search online

The EAGLE portal is now live and you can search all partner databases and contributed contents in one search, including currently more than one million items. You can use:

In the advanced search you can choose which fields to search, and you will be then able to further filter your results based on the contents of the EAGLE Controlled Vocabularies.

Results are displayed divided by entity type: Artefacts, Texts and Images. You might wish to see only items for which the databases have a text or only images related to your search.

Multiple instances of the same inscription are listed in the result view as tabs.

The EAGLE portal is based on a content aggregator with the primary function to collect data for Europeana, therefore it does not have all the partners’ information. Please click on the Original Source button to see each inscription on the content provider’s website with the full and up to date metadata.

You can download the relevant EpiDoc file for each text where available, from the Export button.

For further information, please refer to the user manual. In this document you will also find all users functions described.

Feedback is always very welcome, please write to

If you would like to contribute with photos, translations or transcriptions of inscriptions, please contact EAGLE at

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EAGLE Storytelling application

The EAGLE storytelling Application has been released. To write your stories, just register or log in, then create your epigraphic story and pull into the WordPress editor contents directly from Europeana, the iDAI gazetteer and Wikipedia (more coming!).


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Memorial meeting in memory of Harold Mattingly (31 October 2015)

The meeting will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, October 31, at the Friends Meeting House in Cambridge, Jesus Lane, starting at 3 pm. Those who are interested in the memorial meeting to celebrate Harold’s life are asked to inform David Mattingly (

To coincide with the meeting, a half-day conference on Greek Epigraphy will be held at the Faculty of Classics, with papers on topics which Harold would have been interested in and on which he has left his mark.


10.15 Stephen Lambert (Cardiff): The publication of Attic inscriptions: problems prospects and priorities

11.00 Coffee

11.15 William Mack (Birmingham): Theoi (Gods!): Decisions of the demos and representations of divine authority at Athens and elsewhere

12.00 Angelos Matthaiou (Athens): The Study of Attic Fifth-Century Inscriptions and of the Athenian Empire after H. B. Mattingly

The conference will take place in Room G21 in the Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA. All are welcome, and there is no registration fee but anyone intending to come is asked to contact Prof. Robin Osborne in advance (


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Epigrafia e societa’ dell’Etruria romana

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Epigrafia e società dell’Etruria romana
Florence, 23-24 October 2015

Programme attached

Pieghevole Convegno Firenze

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Dear colleagues,

We are very pleased to announce that our research team LITTERA will be hosting an international congress on November 5-6th 2015 in Barcelona. It will be entitled “INSVLAE: insularity, identity and epigraphy in the Roman Mediterranean” and will be devoted to the particularities of the island territories during the Roman Age.

Several plenary conferences will be held during the congress, run by some of scholars who are recognized to be among the most expert in their academic field. Along with those, participants are welcome to submit their papers to be presented in the congress. Any topics related to the Mediterranean islands under the Roman Empire, mainly in epigraphy, but also in literature, linguistics, anthropology or archeology are suitable for submission. Apply at Please notice that deadline for paper submission is September 30th 2015.

We are addressing you to inform you about this upcoming congress and also to kindly ask you to transmit this information and make it known to your departments, schools and associations. Find attached our brochure and poster. Further information at

We hope this information was of your best interest.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Javier Velaza Frías

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