Current Epigraphy
ISSN: 1754-0909

12 March, 2014

Roman Illyricum conference, Zagreb, September 22-26

Filed under: events — Gabriel Bodard @ 16:26

Posted for Dino Demicheli:

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

The Century of the brave: Archaeology of the Roman conquest and indigenous resistance in Illyricum during the time of Augustus and his heirs

Zagreb, 22-26 September 2014

More information, and downloadable flyer and registration forms, at http://wp.ffzg.unizg.hr/azoza/novitates/

3 October, 2013

Epigraphy Society Autumn Colloquium 2013

Filed under: BES,events — Gabriel Bodard @ 16:42

The British Epigraphy Society
Autumn Colloquium and AGM 2013
Saturday, 16 November 2013
Institute of Classical Studies
Senate House, London (G22/26)

Epigraphy in Action

10.00-11.00 Registration and Morning Coffee

11.00-12.00 Morning Session I
Prof. Peter Kruschwitz (Reading), Inscribing the uninscribable: exploring the fringes of the ancient epigraphic habit

12.00-13.00 Morning Session II
Dr Patrice Hamon (Rouen), editing a corpus of the inscriptions of Thasos: late Classical and Hellenistic documents

15.00 AGM (Members only)

15.30-16.30 Afternoon Session I
Dr Ludwig Meier (Heidelberg), The treaty between Rome and Kibyra: new evidence and new interpretations

17.00 Afternoon Session II
Prof. Henrik Mouritsen (KCL), Status and hierarchies in the Roman Empire: the case of Pompeii

17.45 Epigraphic reports

18.30 Finale: Young epigraphy – Posters and drinks

Please see attached Programme and Flyer (PDF).

Oxford Epigraphy Workshop, Michaelmas Term 2013

Filed under: events — Gabriel Bodard @ 11:11

Epigraphy Workshop, Michaelmas Term 2013

All meetings at 1.00 in the First Floor Seminar room, Ioannou School, 66 St Giles.  All welcome!

  • Monday, Oct. 21: Simon Hornblower, ‘The “Lokrian Maidens Inscription” (IG 9. 1 (ed. 2) 706) and Lykophron’s Alexandra (1141-1173).
  • Monday, Oct. 28: Denis Rousset, ‘The Stele of the Geleontes in the sanctuary of Claros. Purchases and gifts of land for a koinon of Colophon’.
  • Monday, Nov. 4: Ed. Bispham, ‘After Imagines Italicae: the case of Lucania’.
  • Monday, Nov. 11: Sofia Kravaritou, ‘Thessalian attitudes to death: some notes on SEG XXVIII, 528 and beyond’.
  • Monday, Nov. 18 Polly Low and Peter Liddel, ‘The koinon of the Phrikyladai: a new decree from Liverpool’.
  • Monday December 2: Giorgy Kantor, ‘Dynamis and Aspourgos in recent inscriptions from the Bosporan Kingdom’.

Charles Crowther, Robert Parker, Jonathan Prag

7 August, 2013

Grasby’s Processes in the Making of Roman Inscriptions full set available

Filed under: methodology,publications — Gabriel Bodard @ 14:58

The Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents at Oxford University is pleased to announce the recent publication of the last in the series Processes in the Making of Roman Inscriptions by Richard Grasby. The complete series of thirteen booklets, comprising an Introduction and twelve individual Studies, will shortly be available as a boxed set.

Inscriptions speak of the processes employed in their making. It is not difficult to distinguish the great quantity of informal, roughly-chiseled lettering from that which has been regulated within an ordered plan, accurately constructed and carved.

Studies of selected inscriptions in the style scriptura monumentalis were first published in Papers of the British School at Rome and one in Britannia. These have now been revised to include recent research findings and are published as individual Studies in this series.

The Studies present inscriptions at various stages of their making from draft text to carefully constructed letters set out on the stone itself, brush painted and carved. It is possible to draw a significant amount of forensic evidence of these stages from the stones themselves. Through measurement and an understanding of the processes of making, some epigraphists may find in these Studies another approach to the reconstruction of fragmentary inscriptions.

The last in the series, Study 12, focusses on CIL XIV.83, a dedicatory inscription to Germanicus, on display in the Galleria Lapidaria in the Vatican Museum. Richard Grasby’s choice of this inscription as a final Study in the series was deliberate, despite the fact that, or because, superficially it does not have the formal characteristics of an Imperial dedication. It is unimpressive in size, out of balance in line lengths and sparing in its text considering the many military successes of Germanicus. However the lettering emerging from the red paint suggested to Richard Grasby a worthy piece of craftsmanship if not design, and he has subjected it to exactly the same sequence of study as the largest, most formal, in the series.

Details of how to purchase the Studies, individually or as a boxed set, can be obtained from Maggy Sasanow at the CSAD, Ioannou Centre, 66 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU; email: margaret.sasanow@classics.ox.ac.uk.

5 August, 2013

Postdoc position, Greek inscriptions of Ptolemaic Egypt (Oxford)

Filed under: EpiDoc,jobs — Gabriel Bodard @ 10:54

A position is about to be advertized in Greek epigraphy at Oxford, with a salary that would probably suit a newly qualified postdoc. This project looks like it will join the many other excellent EpiDoc corpora produced by the Oxford Classics/CSAD team. If you’re thinking about this, you really should contact Alan Bowman as soon as possible. (See the note from Bowman below.)

Simon Hornblower, Charles Crowther and I are pleased to announce that we have been awarded funding by the AHRC for a 3-year project on inscriptions from Ptolemaic Egypt. This project will create a corpus of up-to-date editions of the Greek, bilingual and trilingual inscriptions on stone from Ptolemaic Egypt (323-30 BCE), based on material collected and annotated by the late Peter Fraser FBA (1918-2007). The editions will include introductory material, commentaries, translations and digital images and will be made available both in book form and an on-line version. Fraser’s manuscript will be revised and updated, inscriptions published since the mid-1970s will be added, along with editions with translations of the Egyptian sections of bilingual and trilingual texts.

We will be seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on the Greek epigraphy for 3 years from October 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter. We expect the maximum possible salary to be in the region of £30,000 (sterling) per annum, depending on experience and qualifications. A formal advertisement will be posted soon. In the meantime, suitably qualified researchers who might wish to indicate possible interest in the position are encouraged to contact Professor Alan Bowman offline by email at alan.bowman@bnc.ox.ac.uk.

29 July, 2013

Honouring Joyce Reynolds (Cambridge, Sept 28, 2013)

Filed under: events — Gabriel Bodard @ 10:35

A one-day conference in honour of Joyce Reynolds and celebrating the essential role of epigraphy in the ancient historical disciplines as a whole. (It would be nice to celebrate also Joyce’s central role in innovative and digital publication of epigraphy as well.)

Celebrating Epigraphy in Cambridge: Honouring Joyce Reynolds

The Faculty of Classics in Cambridge is holding a day-conference to celebrate the on-going achievements of Joyce Reynolds and of epigraphy in Cambridge. The over-arching theme is that of Joyce’s life’s work: the contribution of epigraphy to big questions of ancient history.

The conference will take place at Newnham College (Lucia Windsor Room) on Saturday 28 September, 2013. The conference is free to all participants, and a buffet lunch will be provided. But for catering (and other) purposes, it is essential that those wishing to attend register, by sending an e-mail to epigraphy@classics.cam.ac.uk

Programme:

10.30 Coffee, followed by Welcome from Christopher Kelly, Chair of the Classics Faculty

Session One: Chair Mary Beard.

11.00 William Harris: “What do Roman inscriptions tell us about literacy?”

12.00 Silvia Orlandi: “History from square brackets”

Lunch 1.00-2.30

Session Two: Chair Charlotte Roueché

2.30 Paola Ceccarelli “The Idiom of Interstate Communication after Alexander: Texts and Inscriptions”

3.30 Peter Thonemann “Marriage in Roman Anatolia”

The day will conclude with refreshments (tea and/or prosecco) in the Museum of Classical Archaeology, 4.45 – 6.00


On Friday 27 September, as part of the University of Cambridge Alumni weekend, Rupert Thompson will be giving a lecture on ‘Cracking the Linear Code B’ at 3.30 in the Classics Faculty, followed by a reception in the Cast Gallery of the Museum of Classical Archaeology (4:30-5:30pm).

Participants should note that as it is the Alumni weekend, accommodation in Cambridge is in very short supply. We are (regrettably) not able to offer accommodation for those attending the conference, but can give advice on where it might best be found.

8 May, 2013

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Facilitating Access to Latin Inscriptions, Oxford

Filed under: jobs — Gabriel Bodard @ 11:30

Posted for Alison Cooley:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Facilitating Access to Latin Inscriptions)

  • Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’, Oxford
  • Grade 7: £31,331 p.a.
  • The ‘Facilitating Access to Latin Inscriptions in Britain’s Oldest Public Museum through Scholarship and Technology’ project is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for a full-time, 3-year fixed-term post from 1 October 2013 until 30 September 2016. The project is funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council Grant and is directed by Dr Alison Cooley (University of Warwick).
  • The Research Fellow will be based in the Ashmolean Museum and in the Classics Faculty’s Ioannou Centre in central Oxford and will work under the supervision of Dr Cooley and Dr Susan Walker (Keeper of Greek and Roman Antiquities). The principal responsibility of the Research Fellow will be to fulfil the project’s impact agenda by integrating the Latin inscriptions in the Museum into the Ashmolean’s Online Collections, creating additional web resources tailored to the needs of school students, designing and implementing interactive gallery activities, exploring the creation of resources for the visually impaired, and helping to run inset days illustrating the potential of the new resources for UK teachers.
  • Applicants should have a PhD in Archaeology, Ancient History, Museum Studies, or a relevant field, a demonstrable knowledge of the Social History of the Roman World, experience in working in collaboration with schools, and have proven IT skills.
  • Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 17 May 2013 can be considered.
    Contact Person : Erica Clarke
    Vacancy ID : 107580
    Contact Phone : 01865 288269
  • Closing Date : 17-May-2013
    Contact Email: recruitment@classics.ox.ac.uk

Further particulars to be found at the Oxford recruitment page.

1 May, 2013

BES Spring meeting, Vienna, Saturday May 4, 2013

Filed under: BES,events — Gabriel Bodard @ 10:16

Forwarded for the British Epigraphy Society:

Spring Meeting of the British Epigraphy Society
“Epigraphy and Religion”

Saturday, 4 May 2013
Small Ceremonial Chamber (Kleiner Festsaal)
University of Vienna
Universitätsring 1
1010 Vienna
bes.univie.ac.at

See attached poster and programme.

5 April, 2013

Epigraphic Saturday: Cambridge, May 18, 2013

Filed under: events — Gabriel Bodard @ 10:37

From the BES calendar:

Joyce Reynolds will host another Epigraphic Saturday in Cambridge on May 18. The day will follow a different format to previous ones: as many of you will know, Joyce is currently working on an on-line corpus of the inscriptions of Cyrenaica, and rather than having a main speaker from overseas she would like to present and discuss some of the problem texts from the Greek cities of Cyrenaica. The day will start at 10.30 (with coffee) for 11.00, with Cyrenaican problems before lunch and short papers by others in the first half of the afternoon. The format will be seminar-style round a table; could you please let Michael Crawford know if you would like to come and whether you would like to offer a short paper (imagines.italicae@sas.ac.uk).

18 March, 2013

Civic Honours, Tours, April 6, 2013

Filed under: events — Gabriel Bodard @ 14:30

CIVIC HONOURS – LES HONNEURS CIVIQUES
The politics of honour in the Greek cities of Roman Imperial times (http://www.honneurs-civiques.org/en/) invites you to a workshop in Tours on 6 April 2013

The collective research project “Civic honours” is concerned with the system of public honours that Greek cities bestowed upon their good citizens and foreign benefactors (praise, crown, statue, prohedria, public funerals, and so on). The aim of the project is to study the development of this system, and in particular the rise of honorific monuments, during the Imperial period (1st-3d c. AD), when the Greek world had become part of the Roman Empire. Co-directed by Anna Heller and Onno van Nijf, this international project brings together scholars from France, Greece, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom, who employ various approaches and methods: epigraphy, archaeology, literature, linguistic theory. After several workshops in France, Greece and the Netherlands, a final international conference, scheduled for the Spring of 2014, will gather all participants and will be followed by the publication of a collective volume. (See for a report on Athens workshop of 2 February 2013: http://www.honneurs-civiques.org/en/athens/). (more…)

22 January, 2013

PhD Studentship in Latin Epigraphy (Warwick)

Filed under: awards — Gabriel Bodard @ 16:33

Posted for Alison Cooley:

AHRC Research Project

‘Facilitating Access to Latin inscriptions in Britain’s oldest public museum through scholarship and technology’

Dept of Classics & Ancient History, University of Warwick

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/classics/postgrads/epigraphy/ahrcproject

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship (Home/EU fees + maintenance) in Latin epigraphy, to write a thesis on the topic ‘Literacy and Epigraphy in Britain from Roman to Mediaeval Times (1st-11th C.)’. This is associated with the Facilitating Access to Latin Inscriptions project, directed by Dr Alison Cooley, in collaboration with the Ashmolean Museum and Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, University of Oxford. 1st Oct 2013-30 Sept 2016

How to apply: Please send a letter of application, c.v., and ask two academic referees to submit confidential references on your behalf to: Dr Alison Cooley, Dept of Classics & Ancient History, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL. a.cooley@warwick.ac.uk. You are very welcome to email for further information.

Deadline for Applications: 12 noon, Monday 11th March 2013.

4 January, 2013

Two epigraphic fellowships/travel awards

Filed under: awards — Gabriel Bodard @ 14:35

With a hat-tip to the BES newsletter, two fast approaching deadlines:

1. The DAI (Deutsche Archäologische Institut) has two bursaries available, one for travel and one for a research visit to the archaeological library in Munich (next deadline January 15th, 2013):

DAI Reisestipendium
http://www.dainst.org/en/scholarship/reisestipendium-2012-2013?ft=all

DAI Wülfing Stipendium
http://www.dainst.org/en/scholarship/w%C3%BClfing-stipendium-201213?ft=all

2. The Center for Epigraphical and Paleographical Studies at Ohio State University is offering short-term fellowships (1-4 months) to visit OSU and use the library and other resources of the center (deadline January 31st 2013):

http://epigraphy.osu.edu/fellowships

10 December, 2012

Attic Inscriptions Online (in translation)

Filed under: publications — Gabriel Bodard @ 19:53

Sent by Finlay McCourt to the Digital Classicist list:

List members may be interested in a new website designed to make available the inscriptions of Athens and Attica in English translation:

www.atticinscriptions.com

It is being launched with translations of the 281 inscribed laws and decrees of Athens, 352/1-322/1 BC, which have recently been edited by Stephen Lambert as IG II3 1, 292-572.

We plan to develop the site, enhancing its functionality and increasing the range of information supplied, and to expand it in due course to include all Attic inscriptions.

(As McCourt points out, there are so far only a handful of inscriptions, in English translation only [no original text], and with only simple search and browse by bibliographical reference as entry points, but hopefully this will develop into a useful resource for historians and students.)

21 November, 2012

RATIARIA Field school 2013

Filed under: training — Gabriel Bodard @ 11:34

Applications for attendance at the 2013 Ratiaria field school in Bulgaria close on November 30, 2012. Students will participate in the dig and have the opportunity to study Latin epigraphy on-site. From the introduction:

In 2013 the archaeological digs will focus on the discovered in course of the last season decumanus maximius and Temple of Asclepius. Along with practical work at the site the students will gain experience in Latin Epigraphy, Art History, Conservation and Restoration of discovered buildings and artifacts. Several experts in Roman Archaeology will give lectures during the course. In addition the students will have chance to visit some of the best preserved Roman towns in the area (including Bulgaria and neighboring Serbia).

Full details, including cost, programme and application forms available at http://www.ratiaria.archbg.net/field_shool_en.html

8 October, 2012

BES travel bursaries

Filed under: BES,events — Gabriel Bodard @ 11:32

Information on applying for bursaries for the November 2012 British Epigraphy Society colloquium. Applications from students especially encouraged!

The BES regularly announces bursary schemes for students and post-docs to help with attendance at our own activities or those of other epigraphic bodies. Please watch this space for information on upcoming bursary schemes. Information on how to apply will be released on the opening date indicated with the scheme. The Society’s Steering Committee will endeavour to review your application within two weeks of the closing date and the Secretary will then inform you of the outcome of your application.

Bursary scheme: Travel bursaries for the BES Autumn Meeting in November!

Closing date: Extended: 15 October 2012

To apply for a bursary to help with attendance at the BES Autumn Colloquium in London on 17 November 2012, please send the information listed below via e-mail to the BES Secretary by the closing date of 15 October 2012.

For full details on how to apply, visit http://www.britishepigraphysociety.org/bursaries.html

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