Datum: 24. April 2009
The Institute for Ancient History of the University of Hamburg has been working on and preparing an epigraphic database over the past years, in which all Greek and Latin insc-riptions of several different regions from ancient Asia Minor are collected. Primarily the Hamburg epigraphic database fulfilled a supporting function in the wider context of the “PHI-Greek Epigraphy Project”, sponsored by the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI), which aims at creating an electronic corpus of all ancient Greek inscriptions and papyri. The Hamburg project now offers the results of the work to science gradually on a website of its own:
The database is enlarged continuously. At the moment several regions from the Roman province Galatia are available.
Hoping to arouse brisk interest, I remain with kind regards,
sgnd. Prof. Dr. Helmut Halfmann
30 April, 2009
27 April, 2009
CALL FOR PAPERS: International conference on Contextualizing Magic”.
Rome, November 2009.
The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, together with the Soprintendenza Speciale per i beni archeologici di Roma (Ministero per i beni e Attività culturali), is organising an international conference on ancient magic under the title “Contextualizing Magic”, to be held in Rome at the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme on 4-6th November 2009. The recent finds in the Fountain of Anna Perenna at Rome and in the joint temple of Isis and Mater Magna in Mainz have have produced important new information about magic rituals and their relation to religion in the Ancient World, and renewed interest in the contexts (archaeological, social, intellectual) of such rituals.
The Scientific Committee is formed, besides the organizers (Francisco Marco Simón, Marina Piranomonte and Richard Gordon), by A. Bottini (Director of the Soprintendenza Speciale per i beni archeologici di Roma ), R. Olmos Romera (Director of the Escuela Española de Historia y Arqueología in Rome), G. Piccaluga (Università della Sapienza, Roma) and Ch. Faraone (University of Chicago). As the organizers of the event, we invite potential participants to submit proposals for papers, which will be scrutinised by the Scientific Committee. Please send the title and a summary of the proposed contribution (about 200-300 words) to the Secretary of the Congress:
Silvia Alfayé Villa (<firstname.lastname@example.org>)
Departamento de Estudios Clásicos.
Universidad del País Vasco.
[Updated programme, 28.04.2009]
An informal discussion group. Mondays, 1.00-2.00.
Venue: the first floor seminar room, Ioannou Classics Centre, 66 St Giles.
4 May: Matthew McCarty, “Describing dedicants: the votive epigraphy of Punic and Roman Tunisia”
11 May: Irene Salvo, “Romulus and Remus at Chios revisited: a re-examination of SEG XXX 1073″
18 May: Cynthia Shelmerdine, “Mycenaean Literacy”
25 May: Angelos Matthaiou, “Two Attic decrees reconsidered: Agora XVI 50 and IG II (2) 118″”
1 June: Fabienne Marchand, Albert Schachter, “New inscriptions from the Thespiai survey”
8 June: No meeting.
15 June: Boris Chrubasik, “The Decrees of [Eretria] and Chalkis (IG I 39 and 40): New Readings, New Context?”
Convenors: Charles Crowther, Jonathan Prag.
22 April, 2009
Last call for registration for Spring Meeting:
2 May 2009, Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
Convenor: Robert Parker.
10.45 – 11.15: Coffee & Registration (Hall).
11.15 – 12.00: Ben Gray (Oxford): “After Stasis: the New Fourth-century
Reconciliation Agreement of the Dikaiopolitans”.
12.00 – 12.45: Gillian Ramsey (Exeter): “Reading the Seleucid Inscribed
12.45 – 14.15: sandwich lunch (a sumptuous feast of tasty sandwiches and cake).
14.15 – 15.00: Angelos Chaniotis (Oxford): “From Woman to Woman: Female Voices in Dedicatory Inscriptions”.
15.00 – 15.30: Tea
15.30 – 16.15: Robert Parker (Oxford) & Scott Scullion (Oxford): “Priests and Sacrifices at Aixone: the New World of SEG LIV 214″
Registration including tea, coffee, and the sandwich lunch: £10.00 (BES members), £5.00 (BES student members), £15.00 (non-members).
Registration without lunch: £7.00 (members), £3.00 (student members), £10.00 (non-members).
Existing student members of the BES may apply for a bursary to contribute towards the cost of attending the meeting (write to email@example.com).
Please pay all fees on the day in cash.
For various practical reasons I would be very grateful, if you would like to attend the Spring Meeting, if you could register by e-mail (to firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Friday 24 April. NOTE that in a break with the normal practice I will sign you in for a sandwich lunch UNLESS you say that you do not want this. As ever, please notify any special dietary requirements.