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29 January, 2009

Workshop on local sanctuaries, Clermond-Ferrand, March 7, 2009

Filed under: events — Gabriel Bodard @ 13:50

Meeting announcement circulated by AIEGL today:

Les relations entre les sanctuaires et les pouvoirs locaux (II)

Samedi 7 mars 2009 à la MSH de Clermont-Fd.

9h-18h, salle 220

Seconde journée d’études du programme Les pouvoirs locaux depuis l’Antiquité romaine (CHEC)

Mireille Cébeillac-Gervasoni (CNRS, UMR 8585) et Laurent Lamoine (CHEC)

Cette journée d’études est consacrée à l’examen des inter-relations entre pouvoirs locaux et sanctuaires depuis l’Antiquité. Il s’agira d’autopsier en autres les phénomènes suivants : les enchevêtrements des interventions publiques et des initiatives privées à l’intérieur des sanctuaires, l’importance et le statut des offrandes dans ce contexte, les aspects civiques du fonctionnement des sanctuaires et de l’organisation des cultes, des cérémonies, l’exemplarité de certains sites (sanctuaire de Mercure du puy de Dôme, sanctuaire du Puy-en-Velay). Les 9 communications prévues concerneront le monde grec et l’Occident romain et médiéval. Cette rencontre est la deuxième du programme du CHEC dédiée à cette problématique.

Les discussions sont prévues par thème (éventuellement après chaque communication)

La journée est ouverte à tout chercheur et étudiant intéressés


26 January, 2009

British Epigraphic seminars, Spring 2009

Filed under: events — Gabriel Bodard @ 17:02

Tuesday 3 February, 5.00pm
Room C6 Archaeology & Classics Building
Angelos Chaniotis (Oxford)
Listening to stones: orality and emotions in ancient inscriptions.

Thurs. 12 February, 5pm
Samuel Alexander Building, Room S.1.7., Manchester
Simon Corcoran (UCL)
The Code of Justinian: a sixth-century life

Wednesday February 18th, 3pm
Room 101, Parkinson building, University of Leeds
Lene Rubinstein (Royal Holloway University of London)
Forgive and Forget: amnesty in the Hellenistic Greek Cities

Monday 2 March 2009
Humanities Building, room 4.45, Cardiff University
Dr Suzanne Turner (Cardiff)
Absent presences on classical Attic grave stelai

Wednesday 18 March, 5.30pm [Ritson room, University of Durham]
Dr Nigel Kennell (Athens)
The aftermath of the ephebate? The neoi in the Hellenistic Greek city

Wednesday April 22nd, 3pm
Room 101, Parkinson building, University of Leeds
Michael Fulford (Reading), Geoffrey Dannell, Brenda Dickinson, and Rosemary Wilkinson (Leeds)
The ‘Names on Terra Sigillata’ project

Epigraphy Workshop, University of Oxford (Hilary Term 2009)

Filed under: events,news — JMCarbon @ 12:48

An informal discussion group, Mondays, 1-2 pm (bring a sandwich).

Venue:  first floor seminar room, Ioannou Classics Centre, 66 St Giles.

  • January 26: Michael Crawford, “Imagines Italicae” 
  • February 2: Dimosthenis Papamarkos, “The honorary decree for Sotas (I. Priene 17)”
  • February 9: Peter Thonemann, “Alexander’s edict to Priene (I. Priene 1)”
  • February 16: Thomas Corsten, “A New Imperial Letter from Olbasa”
  • February 23: Angelos Chaniotis, “Epigraphic Tidbits from Aphrodisias”
  • March 2: No meeting.
  • March 9: TBA.

Convenors: Charles Crowther, Jonathan Prag.

22 January, 2009

Enhancing and Exploring Epigraphic and Archaeological Data through e-Science

Filed under: EpiDoc,events — Charlotte Tupman @ 13:45

The organizers would like to bring to the attention of interested colleagues this upcoming event dedicated to the digital publication of a new corpus of Ancient Inscriptions from the Northern Coast of Black Sea (IOSPE = Inscriptiones Orae Septentrionalis Ponti Euxini).

Enhancing and Exploring Epigraphic and Archaeological Data through e-Science

In Association with eSI Thematic Programme: e-Science in the Arts and Humanities

10 February 2009, 09:30 AM – 11 February, 04:00 PM

e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

Organisers: Stuart Dunn, Irene Polinskaya and Gabriel Bodard

The meeting will bring technical and editorial researchers participating in, or otherwise engaged with, the IOSPE (Inscriptiones Orae Septentrionalis Ponti Euxini = Ancient Inscriptions of the Northern Black Sea Coast) project together with researchers in related fields, both historical and computational. Existing projects, such as the Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica and Inscriptions of Aphrodisias, have explored the digitization of ancient inscriptions from their regions, and employed the EpiDoc schema as markup. IOSPE plans to expand this sphere of activity, in conjunction with a multi-volume publication of inscription data. This event is a joint workshop funded in part by a Small Research Grant from the British Academy, and in part by the eSI through the Arts and Humanities e-Science theme. The workshop will bring together domain experts in epigraphy, and specialists in digital humanities, and e-science researchers, which will provide a detailed scoping of the research questions, and the research methods needed to investigate them from an historical/epigraphic point of view.

Further details and programme can be found here

Inquiries may be directed to the co-organizer:

Dr. Irene Polinskaya

Department of Classics

King’s College London

University of London

Strand, London WC2R 2LS

Tel. (0)20 7848 1762/Fax (0)20 7848 2545

21 January, 2009

AIEGL training grants

Filed under: AIEGL,training — Gabriel Bodard @ 17:46

The Association Internationale d’Épigraphie Grecque et Latine offers grants of up to 1000 Euros to support Epigraphic Educational and Training Courses and Workshops.

The following conditions apply.

  1. Applicants must be AIEGL members.
  2. Due to limited funds, the maximum grant for any event will be 1000 Euros. Applications for smaller sums are encouraged and may have a better chance of success.
  3. Applications should be submitted by 28 February and 31 July, and applicants will be notified of the outcome by 15 April and 15 September respectively.
  4. Applications will be assessed and ranked by a commission of three AIEGL members (IIIviri praemiis dandis), to be appointed by the AIEGL officers. Awards will be made by the AIEGL officers on their recommendations, subject to sufficient funds being available.
  5. Events supported by AIEGL must be open in principle to any participant with appropriate and relevant qualifications and not restricted to students from particular institutions or countries.
  6. AIEGL is keen to support all forms of training in Greek and Latin Epigraphy, including the promotion of digital epigraphy, in line with its own objectives and priorities.
  7. Successful participants must submit a 300-word report within one month of the conclusion of the event in a format suitable for publication on the AIEGL web-site.

This bursary does not yet seem to be advertised on the AIEGL website; check back for updates. In the meantime, perhaps contact Angela Donati for further information.

13 January, 2009

Epigraphical Documents: Reflection of Reality or Construction of Historical Knowledge?

Filed under: news — Tom Elliott @ 19:12

The preliminary program has just been posted for the August 2009 conference in Berlin of the Fédération internationale des Associations d’études classiques / International Federation of the Societies of Classical Studies. Among the panels listed there, we find one on the topic “Epigraphical Documents: Reflection of Reality or Construction of Historical Knowledge?

I take the liberty of reproducing the list of speakers, with titles and links to abstracts in pdf:

Invited speakers:

Francisco Beltrán Lloris:
Angelos Matthaiou: Palmyra

zugelassene Bewerber in alphabetischer Reihenfolge:

Alejandr García González (Universidad de Valladolid, España)
Los ‘otros’ epitafios y dedicaciones greco-latinos: inversiones, burlas y parodias

Anja Knebusch (Berlin, Deutschland)
Die metrischen Inschriften Germaniens als Spiegelbild provinzieller Bildung

Aleksandr Koptev (Helsinki, Finlandl):
A possible lacuna in the Roman Fasti Consulares

Sophia Kravaritou (Archaeological Institute for Thessalian Studies, Greece):
Greek “Calendars”: ancient documents through modern consideration

Luca Maurizi (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Autorappresentazione senatoria nell’agorà di Atene e un nuovo proconsul Achaiae

Vladimir P. Petrovic (Académie Serbe des Sciences et des Arts, Serbia)
Les erreurs dans l’interpretation scientifique de Tabula Peutingeriana: L’emplacement de la station balnéaire de Aquae Bas sur la route Naissus-Lissus

Cecilia Ricci (Università del Molise, Italia)
Le coorti urbane: braccio armato del potere senatorio a Roma o polizia al servizio della città? Una riflessione

José Vela Tejada (Universidad de Zaragoza, España)
Koine Eirene and the Satraps’ Revolt in the Inscription of Argos (IG IV 556=SIG3 182): Historical Reality or Panhellenical Propaganda?

Gustavo Veneciano (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina)
La inscripción IvO 7

Update: I also notice the following papers of probable epigraphic interest listed in other sections:

Silvia Barbantani (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano, Italia)
The symbol of the spear in funerary or honorary epigrams/inscriptions for Ptolemaic philoi and soldiers

Rebecca R. Benefiel (Washington and Lee University, USA):
Pompeii and her Neighbors: ancient graffiti and civic identity

Danijela Stefanovic (Serbian Society for Ancient Studies, Serbia):
Roman Funerary Stelae from Egypt – An Overview

Jessica Piccinini (Wolfson College, University of Oxford, Great Britain)
Geographical provenance and social status of the customers of the oracle of Dodona

Judith Hallett (University of Maryland, College Park, USA) / Jacqueline Fabre-Serris (, Université de Lille, France):
AE 1928.73 (Epitaph of Petale Sulpicia) and Ovid, Tristia 3.7: Gender, Class and Roman Women’s Poetry

Michael Johnson (Davidson College, USA):
Mommsen lecture notes at Rutgers University

Burak Takmer (Akdeniz Üniversitesi Antalya, Turkey)
Lex Portorii Provinciae: Zollinschrift aus Andriake von neronischer Zeit

Diocletian workshop: January 30th, Athens

Filed under: events — Gabriel Bodard @ 04:16

The British School at Athens
invites you to a colloquium on:
Diocletian’s Prices Edict: Genesis and Diffusion
to honour Joyce M. Reynolds on her 90th birthday
at 10.00 on Friday, January 30th
Upper House, 52 Odos Souedias

Opening Remarks


Mr. Robert Pitt (BSA), An introduction to the Greek fragments of the Prices Edict
Dr. Erkki Sironen (University of Helsinki), Greek Scripts in the Context of the Edict of Diocletian

Coffee Break


Dr. Benet Salway (UCL), The Slave chapter of the Edict
Dr. Amelia Brown (ASCSA), Diocletian’s Inscriptions as Proof of Peloponnesian Civic Life
Prof. Michael Crawford (UCL), The Edict in Context

Closing Remarks and a buffet lunch reception

For further information contact Robert Pitt (

6 January, 2009

Advanced Seminar in Greek Epigraphy (Bologna, 15-17 January 2009)

Filed under: events,training — Tom Elliott @ 00:06

Lucia Criscuolo writes to alert us to the following event:

Seminario Avanzato di Epigrafia Greca

Bologna, 15-17 gennaio 2009
Novotel Bologna Fiera
via Michelino 73

Alma Mater Studiorum
Università di Bologna
Istituto di Studi Superiori

L’Istituto di Studi Superiori dell’Università di Bologna, che comprende l’Istituto di Studi Avanzati e il Collegio Superiore, organizza il primo SAEG, Seminario Avanzato di Epigrafia Greca.

Il Seminario è un’iniziativa volta innanzitutto a dottorandi, assegnisti e giovani ricercatori che intendano approfondire la propria formazione in tematiche relative alla disciplina epigrafica greca, allargare le proprie esperienze nel campo delle scienze storiche antiche o presentare eventualmente le proprie ricerche nel settore. L’occasione si prefigge inoltre di favorire un incontro tra studiosi, al fine di discutere in modo costruttivo il proprio lavoro scientifico e di confrontare i risultati delle ricerche in corso.

Per informazioni:

Lucia Criscuolo
Dipartimento di Storia Antica
Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna

Alice Bencivenni
Dipartimento di Storia Antica
Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna

[full program follows – TRE.]


5 January, 2009

Upcoming ASGLE Events

Filed under: ASGLE — PaulIversen @ 18:01

Dear All, 

There are several upcoming ASGLE events:

-ASGLE Annual Business Meeting at the APA/AIA Meetings (Philadelphia, PA),  Friday, January 9, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Room 413 of the Loews hotel (across the street from the Marriott).  All are welcome to attend.  Items to discuss include progress towards non-profit status and a possible North American conference on Epigraphy sponsored by ASGLE.

-ASGLE Joint APA/AIA Panel, “The Study and Publication of Inscriptions in the Age of the Computer,” organized by Tom Elliott and Paul Iversen.  Saturday, January 10, 8:30-11:00 a.m. in Independence I of the Marriott Hotel.  Speakers and topics include:

            1.  “Publishing Image and Text in Digital Epigraphy.” Neel Smith (College of the Holy Cross).

            2.  “Topic Maps and the Semantics of Inscriptions.” Marion Lamé (Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, Italy and Université  de  Provence, Aix-Marseille 1, France).

            3.  “An Efficient Method for Digitizing Squeezes & Performing Automated Epigraphic Analysis.” Eleni Bozia, Angelos Barmpoutis and Robert S. Wagman (University of Florida).

            4.  “Opportunities for Epigraphy in the Context of 3-D Digitization.” Gabriel Bodard (King’s College London) and Ryan Baumann (Univ. of Kentucky).

-“The Etruscan Objects Speak: New Linguistic and Socio-Historical Approaches to Etruscan Epigraphy.”  Saturday, January 10, 1:30-4:30 p.m. in Independence I of the Marriott Hotel.

-CALL FOR PAPERS for the 2010 ASGLE Joint APA/AIA meetings in Anaheim, CA:  “Greek and Latin Inscriptions: New Discoveries.”  Organized by Stephen V. Tracy and Paul Iversen.

            As archaeological artifacts that preserve writing from the ancient past, inscriptions constitute one of our most valuable primary sources of evidence for the ancient Mediterranean world.  Their importance cannot be stressed too much.  The Society seeks to create a panel that will offer to the audience new and ex-citing discoveries about Greek and Latin inscriptions. The Society, therefore, welcomes papers that present new texts, new joins, new archaeological find spots, new readings, new interpretations or new methodologies.  We are particularly interested in papers that discuss truly new and important texts or really innovative interpretations or methodologies.

            Abstracts will be adjudicated anonymously by a committee of ASGLE and should not be longer than one page.  Please follow the instructions for the format of Individual Abstracts that will appear in the Program Guide of the October issue of the APA Newsletter.  Abstracts should be sent electronically in either Word 97-2004 for-mat with a .doc extension or as a PDF to: Stephen Tracy, Vice-President, ASGLE at The deadline is February 1, 2009.

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