Nikolaos Papazarkadas, Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Sara B. Aleshire Center for the Study of Greek Epigraphy (UCB), would like to announce an international symposium:
The Epigraphy and History of Boeotia:
New Finds, New Developments
September 2-3, 2011
University of California, Berkeley
370, Dwinelle Hall
Friday, September 2
Session 1: The New Epigraphy of Thebes
The 13th (2011) issue of Studia Philologica Valentina (ISSN 1135-9560), is dedicated to the memory of Dr. X. Gómez-Font, who died two years ago after a long and painful illness. Gómez Font taught Latin at Valencia and he was mainly known for his collaboration with J. Corell editing the rich epigraphy of the Spanish Pais Valencià. Attached is a PDF with the volume’s index.
British Epigraphy Society Student Travel Bursaries for the BES Autumn Colloquium 2011
The British Epigraphy Society is pleased to announce a number of student travel bursaries to help with attendance at the BES Autumn Colloquium on 19 November 2011. The value of each bursary is £50. To apply for one of the bursaries, please write to the BES Secretary by e-mail at email@example.com, providing the following information:
1. Your name and institutional affiliation
2. Degrees awarded and current programme of study/research
3. A brief description of how attendance at the Autumn Colloquium would benefit your studies/research
4. The name and e-mail address of one referee whom the BES may contact
5. An estimate of travel costs to and from London
The deadline for applications is 1 September 2011.
The programme for the colloquium, and the registration form, can be found on the Society’s website: http://www.csad.ox.ac.uk/BES/Events.htm
The BES gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, and the Classical Association towards these bursaries.
Honorary Secretary, The British Epigraphy Society
EpiDoc Training Workshop
5-8 September 2011
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, London
An EpiDoc training workshop will be offered by the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, and the Institute of Classical Studies in September this year. The workshop is free of charge and open to all, but spaces are limited and registration as soon as possible is essential.
This workshop is an introduction to the use of EpiDoc, an XML schema for the encoding and publication of inscriptions, papyri and other documentary Classical texts. Participants will study the use of EpiDoc markup to record the distinctions expressed by the Leiden Conventions and traditional critical editions, and some of the issues in translating between EpiDoc and the major epigraphic and papyrological databases. They will also be given hands-on experience in the use of the Papyrological Editor tool implemented by the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri, which facilitates the authoring EpiDoc XML via a ‘tags-free’ interface.
The course is targeted at scholars of epigraphy and papyrology (from advanced graduate students to professors) with an interest and willingness to learn some of the hands-on technical aspects necessary to run a digital project. Knowledge of Greek and/or Latin, the Leiden Conventions and the distinctions expressed by them, and the kinds of data that need to be recorded by philologists and ancient historians, will be assumed. No particular technical expertise is required.
Places on the EpiDoc training week are limited so if you are interested in attending the workshop or have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com as soon as possible with a brief statement of qualifications and interest.