BES SPRING MEETING, Rome, 5 May 2018

The BES Spring Meeting 2018 will take place in the eternal city – Rome! – on 5 May 2018. The meeting is organised by BES member Prof. Silvia Orlandi (La Sapienza, Rome) and will take place in the Museo Nazionale Romano (Terme di Diocleziano). In addition to papers and poster presentations, there will a guided tour for all participants on 5 May of the epigraphic collection in the Museo Nazionale Romano, by Dr Carlotta Caruso, as well as a presentation of the mobile app enabling the visual recognition of the inscriptions displayed in the museum, by Dr Giuseppe Amato. The meeting is preceded by a public lecture on the evening of 4 May by Prof. Filippo Coarelli on ‘Roman Topography and Military Diplomas’ (in Palazzo Altemps).

The Society is very grateful to the Museo Nazionale Romano, and its Director, Dr Daniela Porro, for generously supporting the meeting through hosting it on their premises.

REGISTRATION:  Registration for the meeting is obligatory – please follow the instructions on the Registration Form.

PROGRAMME:  A printable programme can be downloaded here.

Friday, 4 May (Palazzo Altemps, Piazza di Sant’Apollinare, 46):
Prof. Filippo Coarelli: ‘Roman Topography and Military Diplomas’. (Precise time to be confirmed.)

Saturday, 5 May (Museo Nazionale Romano, Terme di Diocleziano, Viale Enrico de Nicola, 76):
Dr Daniele Maras: The Origin of the Latin Alphabet: Greek Letters with Etruscan Rules
Dr Francesca Bigi: ‘Placing Inscriptions in Context: the Interactive Plan of Lepcis Magna’
Prof. Marco Maiuro: ‘The New lex portorii Lyciae’
Prof. Gianfranco Agosti: ‘Verse Inscriptions and Late Antique Society. What Difference Did Christianity Make?’
Dr Flavia Frauzel: ‘Sigismu(n)dus and the Ostrogoths in Italy. Data from Epigraphy’
(Precise times to be confirmed.)

Poster presentations:
Calvelli, L. Dr (Venice): Processing data on fake inscriptions: how to build the new Epigraphic Database Falsae (EDF)
España-Chamorro, S. Dr (Madrid/Roma): CORPUS TERMINI ITALIAE ANTIQUAE (CoTIA): The study of termini lapidei and the implementation of limits in the Italic peninsula’
Lazar, L. (Oxford): ‘An Athenian honorific decree for the Prieneans (IG II3 1239 / I.Priene 2 99)’
Lewis, J. Dr (Edinburgh): ‘Was vicarius a clerical grade in the familia Caesaris? A reconsideration of the evidence’
Sandon, T. Dr (Edinburgh): ‘Never ask a (freed)woman her age! Age recording and age-rounding in Roman Italy’

About Lorenzo Calvelli

I am a tenured Lecturer in Ancient History at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. I was a Marie Curie graduate student at University College London and earned a PhD in «History and Archaeology of the Mediterranean countries» thanks to a cotutelle agreement between Ca' Foscari and the Université Paris X. I was a post-doctoral fellow at the American Academy in Rome, at the Warburg Institute in London, at the Villa I Tatti in Florence (The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies), and at the Centro di Studi e Ricerche sui Diritti Antichi in Pavia. From September to December 2015, I was a visiting research scholar at Princeton University thanks to a fellowship offered by the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies. My research interests focus on classical and late-antique epigraphy, on architectural spolia and antiquarian collections in Venice and Rome, on early Christianity in the Adriatic region, and on the reception of antiquity. I am the author of numerous scholarly contributions on these topics, among which my book «Cipro e la memoria dell'antico fra Medioevo e Rinascimento» (Venice, 2009). I serve on the Editorial Board of the series «Mediterranean Nexus», published by Brepols. I am a member of AIEGL, BES, ASGLE, and Terra Italia Onlus, on whose Academic Board I sit after my three-year appointment as Secretary General (2013-2015).
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