Epigraphy at APA/AIA 2008

UPDATE: added links to all the abstracts I could find

The following sessions at the joint annual meetings of the American Philological Association and the Archaeological Institute of America look epigraphical:

Friday, 4 January

Saturday, 5 January

  • The Objects of Greek and Latin Epigraphy, sponsored by the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (Regency B; 9:00 a.m. – noon; Catherine M. Keesling, organizer; evidently no abstracts available online)
    • Inscribing Laws and the Emergence of Monumental Writing in Ancient Greece (Julia Lougovaya, Columbia University)
    • Graffiti Inscriptions on Pottery from Azoria, Crete: Mixed Ethnicities? (William C. West, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
    • Instructions on Stone: Leges Sacrae on Stone Offering Boxes (Thesauroi) (Isabelle A. Pafford, San Francisco State University)
    • The Uses of Sundials (George W. Houston, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
    • How to Read an Ossuary Inscription (Jonathan Price, Tel Aviv University)
    • Recommended by Doctors: Writing Change in Roman Britain (Carolynn Roncaglia, University of California, Berkeley)
  • Italian Epigraphy (Columbus Hall IJ; 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.; Clifford Ando, presider)

I’ll blog later today about geographical space-and-place talks, as well as sessions touching on digital humanities. That will be over at horothesia.

About Tom Elliott

Tom is Associate Director for Digital Programs and Senior Research Scholar at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University.

Tom holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Duke University and a Ph.D. in Ancient History from UNC. His master’s thesis treated a class of late Roman census documents from the Aegean islands and Asia Minor. His dissertation assembled and analyzed the epigraphic evidence for boundary disputes in the early Roman empire.

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