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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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”
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.
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: email@example.com
Further particulars to be found at the Oxford recruitment page.
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
See attached poster and programme.
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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org. You are very welcome to email for further information.
Deadline for Applications: 12 noon, Monday 11th March 2013.
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 Wülfing Stipendium
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):
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:
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.)
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
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
Please find attached a flyer advertising the online publication of a new corpus of Greek and Latin inscriptions, Monumenta Asiae Minoris Antiqua XI: Monuments from Phrygia and Lykaonia.
MAMA XI is a corpus of 387 inscriptions and other ancient monuments, 292 of which are unpublished, from Phrygia and Lykaonia recorded by Sir William Calder (1881-1960) and Dr Michael Ballance (†27 July 2006) in the course of annual expeditions to Asia Minor in 1954-1957. The monuments have been edited with full commentaries and marked-up in xml using EpiDoc electronic editorial conventions by Peter Thonemann with the assistance of Édouard Chiricat and Charles Crowther.
The full corpus was published online on 14 September 2012 at the following address: http://mama.csad.ox.ac.uk/. A print volume will be published later as a Roman Society monograph.
The MAMA XI project has been funded by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and is based at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents in Oxford.
Wadham College, Oxford
ASSOCIATIONS IN CONTEXT
The importance of religion for understanding ancient associations has long been recognised, and many monographs have focused specifically on cult or religious associations. The aim of this symposium is to go beyond so-called religious associations and assess more generally the role of religion in ancient associative life (with a focus on the eastern part of the Mediterranean, from ca. 300 BC to ca. AD 300). Cultic activities, and other religious aspects, such as theophoric names, seem to have been a central concern to private associations of many different kinds. The term ‘religious association’ is regularly used in scholarship, but its use and applicability need to be critically re-assessed. In an attempt to gain a more nuanced approach and a better understanding regarding the formation, organization and aims of ancient associations, this conference moves beyond the confines of religion. In a series of twenty papers on a variety of themes and locations, we shall reconsider the ways in which associations defined themselves, and examine their behaviour and interactions within the social, cultural, and sacred landscape of Hellenistic and Roman poleis.
Program and registration at: http://copenhagenassociations.saxo.ku.dk/symposium-2012/
INSTRVMENTA INSCRIPTA V
Signacula ex aere
Aspetti epigrafici, archeologici, giuridici, prosopografici, collezionistici
Università degli Studi di Verona
Polo Zanotto Aula 1.1
Silvia Braito: email@example.com
(Full details including programme: Depliant_convegno instrumentainscripta V)
A typology for recording pavement signs.
Pavement Signs Typology (PDF)
Over many years Charlotte Roueché has been collecting examples of pavement markings, particularly at Aphrodisias and Ephesus: these have conventionally been described as gameboards, although only some of them were definitely intended for this purpose. The late R.C. Bell made a very large collection of such signs, and in 2007 they published a typology to be used for recording pavement markings and gameboards. This has now been enhanced with links to published examples, which are set out in the attached document, to be launched at the 2012 Berlin AIEGL Congress.
Colleagues are invited to provide references to further photographic illustrations, new designs to add to the typology, or any other suggestions or corrections. Please either make your contributions as a comment here, or email charlotte.roueche[at]kcl.ac.uk; the aim is to develop a shared resource, and to enable better practice in the recording of such materials.
As in previous years, Current Epigraphy will be posting reports on the papers delivered at the Berlin Epigraphic Congress next week. Watch this space, and the CIEGL category, for frequent updates.
If you are interested in contributing to this reportage, please get in touch in advance so we can sign you up with an account on the blog, and in Berlin look out for Tom Elliott or Paola Tomasi who can give you instructions and a sticker to attach to your name badge. Reports on papers should not be too long; a couple of paragraphs is fine, and you may report either a summary of the argument and/or your own response to it, as you prefer.