Author Archives: Lorenzo Calvelli

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).

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 … Continue reading

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2018 Venice Terra Italia Onlus Day

Venice, 28 March 2018. Giornata Terra Italia Onlus “Giovani epigrafisti al lavoro” Programme attached calvelli terra italia 2018_nuova

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Voci di pietra: multiculturalism and integration in Ancient and Late Antique Sicily

Originally posted on ISicily by Jonathan Prag: https://isicily.wordpress.com/2018/03/04/voci-di-pietra-multiculturalism-and-integration-in-ancient-and-late-antique-sicily/ Voci di pietra: multiculturalism and integration in Ancient and Late Antique Sicily Following on from the exhibition ‘voci di pietra’ (voices of stone) at the Museo Civico Castel Ursino in Catania, the University … Continue reading

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Intensive programme in Epigraphy for advanced students in Poitiers. Scholarship opportunities

Appel à participation à un atelier de formation doctorale intensive en épigraphie. Troisième édition Poitiers, 3-7 septembre 2018 Very important opportunity for international MA and PhD students in Epigraphy. See attached file Atelier Poitiers

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Manuscripts from the margins: How to edit a forgery. International Conference: 20–22 September 2018, Macquarie University, Sydney

The how and why of editing forgeries is a largely inarticulated domain. Whilst forgeries are ubiquitous in collections everywhere, they remain understudied and unappreciated. Efforts have concentrated on the identification of tell-tale signs of duplicity rather than on the mechanics … Continue reading

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Call for papers – Journal of Epigraphic Studies (JES)

Call for papers Please find enclosed a leaflet advertising the launching by the publisher Fabrizio Serra Editore Srl, Pisa-Rome, of a new journal in the field of Greek and Latin epigraphy: The Journal of Epigraphic Studies (JES). The Journal now … Continue reading

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Call for proposals “Manes adite paterni!” International Conference (Heidelberg, 20-21 July 2018) UPDATE

CALL FOR PROPOSALS The research group LITTERA of the University of Barcelona in collaboration with the Department of Classical Philology of the University of Heidelberg is calling for proposals for the international conference “Manes adite paterni!” Family Spirits in the … Continue reading

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CfP “Manes adite paterni!” Family Spirits in the Greco-Roman World

CALL FOR PROPOSALS The research group LITTERA of the University of Barcelona in collaboration with the Department of Classical Philology of the University of Heidelberg is calling for proposals for the international conference “Manes adite paterni!” Family Spirits in the … Continue reading

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Further information on the new “Epigrafia ostiense” book

Epigrafia Ostiense – Warning for subscribers • The pre-order of 70 € includes shipping charges for Italy only. • Shipping charges outside of Italy are not included and vary according to the country. • Before making your bank transfer, please … Continue reading

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New book announcement

Fausto Zevi et alii, Epigrafia ostiense dopo il CIL. 2.000 iscrizioni funerarie, Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, Venice, forthcoming in February 2018. Until 31 January 2018 individuals and institutions can preorder a copy of the book at 50% of the cover price. … Continue reading

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«La seconda vita delle iscrizioni. Mobilità, reimpiego, collezionismo, riuso». Turin, 3 November 2017

Università degli Studi di Torino – Ricerca scientifica finanziata «Linea B» 2016 «La seconda vita delle iscrizioni. Mobilità, reimpiego, collezionismo, riuso» – primo seminario 3 novembre 2017 – Università degli Studi di Torino Sala Pellegrino, via Giulia di Barolo 3A … Continue reading

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Theodor Mommsen in Italia settentrionale. Milan, 21-22 September 2017

Theodor Mommsen (1817-1903) in Italia settentrionale: una ‘presenza’ non ancora passata. Studi in occasione del bicentenario della nascita Milan, Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, 21-22 September 2017 http://www.ambrosiana.eu/cms/content/29302-20170921-22-convegno-di-studi-su-theodor-mommsen-in-italia-settentrionale-nel-bicentenario-della-nascita-1817–2017.html Programme attached 20170921_mommsen

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Great epigraphic news from Pompeii

http://napoli.repubblica.it/cronaca/2017/07/24/news/pompei_scoperta_tomba_monumentale_con_iscrizione_lunga_4_metri-171550930/ Pompei, scoperta tomba monumentale con iscrizione lunga 4 metri http://video.repubblica.it/edizione/napoli/figlio-di-un-liberto-e-amico-di-nerone-ecco-chi-e-il-patronus-della-tomba-scoperta-a-pompei/281776/282371?videorepmobile=1 http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2017/07/27/tomb-depicting-famous-gladiator-brawl-discovered-in-pompeii_223d6f13-f15b-43d1-8405-a6f11fccd33b.html

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The Theodosian Code: Compilation, Transmission, Reception Collegium of Roman Law – Pavia, January 2018

very interesting, even if not strictly epigraphic:   The Theodosian Code: Compilation, Transmission, Reception Collegium of Roman Law – January 2018 The Center for Studies and Research on Ancient Law CEDANT of the University of Pavia is committed to the … Continue reading

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CfP “Instrumenta inscripta VII”

CALL FOR PAPERS “Instrumenta inscripta VII. Testi e simboli di ambito cristiano su oggetti di uso comune”. Convegno internazionale di studi, 9-11 October 2017, in beautiful Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy CALL_GIUGNO-2017_DEF

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