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13 March, 2014

Workshop on ancient wall-inscriptions

Filed under: AIEGL,EAGLE,events,news,training — Tom Elliott @ 22:06

From Rebecca Benefiel by way of Laura Gawlinski for ASGLE:

The Herculaneum Graffiti Project is pleased to announce its inaugural field program to take place on-site in Herculaneum June 18-27, 2014. Participants will receive hands-on training in studying, measuring, photographing and digitizing ancient wall-inscriptions. They will also directly contribute to international projects that are reediting and digitizing ancient inscriptions (Epigraphic Database Roma) and making cultural heritage more accessible (EAGLE Europeana).
The workshop takes place under the patronage of the International Association of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (AIEGL) and in collaboration with the Herculaneum Conservation Project. Please see for more information.

Rupestral Inscriptions in the Greek World

Filed under: ASGLE,events,news — Tom Elliott @ 22:05

From Laura Gawlinksi on behalf of ASGLE:

Tomorrow (March 14) is the Open Meeting of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. In addition to a summary of recent work done by the School, there will also be a special presentation by Merle Langdon entitled “Rupestral Inscriptions in the Greek World.” This event will be livestreamed so that even those of us not in Athens can enjoy it. It will also appear on the website about 1 week after the event. More information here:

10 February, 2014

CFP: EAGLE 2014 International Conference (Paris 2014)

Filed under: EAGLE,events — Tom Elliott @ 20:09

Posted by request:

EAGLE 2014 International Conference on Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Digital Cultural Heritage in the Ancient World

September 29-30 and October 1, 2014
Paris, France

EAGLE 2014 International Conference on Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Digital Cultural Heritage in the Ancient World is the second in a series of international events planned by EAGLE. The conference will be held September 29-30 and October 1, 2014, in Paris. The event will consist of a number of lectures, panels and selected papers organized into several sessions. It is expected that the conference proceedings will be published with a major European scientific editor. The conference will also provide space for demonstrations and product display.

Keynote lectures will be delivered by Susan Hazan (The Israel Museum), Tom Elliott (New York University) and Thomas Jaeger (European Commission).

Conference website:

Important dates:

Submission of Panel proposals: 31 March 2014
Submission of Papers (full, short): 30 April 2014
Submission of Posters, projects, demos: 30 April 2014
Response to the Authors: 7 June 2014
Camera-ready versions: 30 June 2014


Registration is free and open through September 19, 2014


The event will be held in English.

For more information or to submit a proposals, visit the conference website.

30 January, 2014

AIEGL Call for a Virtual General Assembly

Filed under: AIEGL,news — Tom Elliott @ 18:26

The following notice, which was recently emailed to current members of the Association Internationale d’Épigraphie Grecque et Latine is reposted here with the permission of AIEGL President Manfred G. Schmidt.

In accordance with Article 6.i of the statutes of AIEGL, the President and Secretary General, with the agreement of the Bureau, call on all active members to take part in a virtual General Assembly (Assemblée générale) in order to vote on an amendment to this very article of our statutes.

The statutes of our association were drawn up more than thirty years ago, when the number of our members was still small and there was no way to communicate via internet. But exactly this means of communication is now an absolute necessity for an international organization such as ours, for which decisions affecting all members should be supported by a broad majority of votes. We ask you therefore very sincerely for your participation and a positive vote on the proposed amendment.

In February the Secretary General will send you a voting form with the text of the amendment as provided in the President’s “New Year’s Letter”, which we ask that you kindly mark (yes or no), sign, and mail (franked or unfranked) before the end of February 2014 to:

Camilla Campedelli
Deputy Secretary General
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Jaegerstr. 22/23
D-10117 Berlin

All votes will be collected and counted by an election commission, according to our procedures. The result will be announced on our homepage as soon as possible.

Many thanks in advance and all the best

Manfred G. Schmidt, AIEGL president
Berlin, January 27th 2014

László Borhy, AIEGL Secretary General
Budapest, January 27th 2014

11 January, 2014

CFP – ASGLE APA Panel, January 8-11, 2015 New Orleans, Louisiana, Deadline Feb. 1, 2014

Filed under: ASGLE,news — PaulIversen @ 14:45

2015 ASGLE APA Panel
January 8-11, 2015, New Orleans, LA

Inscriptions and Literary Sources
Organized by Paul A. Iversen.

Polybios (12.10.4-12.11.2), in an extended critique of Timaios of Tauromenion, tells us that the Sicilian historian was famous for consulting inscriptions such as dedications, stelai in the back chambers of buildings, and even proxeny decrees on the doorjambs of temples, both to write his history and to criticize his predecessors, or even to correct city records. In keeping with this long tradition of relying upon epigraphical evidence, the Society invites submissions that illuminate the interface between ancient Greek and Latin inscriptions and ancient historical or literary texts. Suitable topics include using contemporary inscriptions to supplement or correct historical texts, or using historical texts to help restore and/or explicate fragmentarily preserved inscriptions, as well as using contemporary inscriptions to improve our understanding of the historical and/or cultural milieu within which literary works, including poetry, were composed.

Abstracts will be evaluated anonymously by the ASGLE Executive Committee and should not be longer than 500 words (bibliography excluded). Please follow the APA Instructions for Individual Abstract Authors and include the ASGLE Abstract Submission Form (found at with your Abstract. The Abstract should be sent electronically as an MS Word file along with a PDF of the ASGLE Abstract Submission Form by February 1, 2014 to: Paul Iversen, Vice-President, ASGLE at paul.iversen(at) All Greek should either be transliterated or employ a Unicode font. Authors submitting abstracts must be APA members in good standing.

29 October, 2013

Current Practices and New Directions in Digital Epigraphy

Filed under: EAGLE,EpiDoc,events,news,training — Pietro Liuzzo @ 13:37

Ljubljana (Slovenia) 19-20 February 2014 

Current Practices and New Directions in Digital Epigraphy is the first in a series of international events planned by EAGLE BPN. The event will feature presentations and hands-on workshops regarding themes of the EAGLE project, led by the project’s Working Groups.


Registration is free and open through December 15, 2013


The event will be held in English.

If you have any questions or need additional information,

Please contact:

Marjeta Šašel Kos

Pietro Liuzzo


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).

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

See attached poster and programme.

8 February, 2013

Bursaries available for EpiDoc workshop

Filed under: BES,EpiDoc,events,training — Charlotte Tupman @ 17:04

A reminder that we are inviting applications for a training event in digital encoding of epigraphy and papyrology at the Institute for Classical Studies, London, April 22-5, 2013 (see full announcement here).  Thanks to the generosity of the British Epigraphy Society and Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, we now have a limited number of bursaries available to assist students with attending this workshop.

If you would like to apply for financial support in attending the EpiDoc workshop, please note in your application email that you would like to be considered for a bursary, approximately how much you expect the trip to cost you, and what other sources of funding you have. If you have already applied for the training, please just send an additional email asking to be considered, and we’ll add a note to this effect to your application. A decision will be made shortly after the closing date on March 1st.

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

14 September, 2012

XIV Congressus Internationalis Epigraphiae Graecae et Latinae

Filed under: AIEGL,news — PaolaTomasi @ 18:57

From Werner Eck:

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

nach Ende des 14. Kongresses für Griechische und Lateinische Epigraphik in Berlin sende ich Ihnen im Namen des Organisationskomitees die Abschlussrede. Diese E-Mail geht an alle, die sich für den Kongress angemeldet hatten, unabhängig davon, ob sie an der Tagung in Berlin selbst teilnehmen konnten oder nicht.


Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

wir sind am Ende dieses 14. Kongresses für Griechische und Lateinische Epigraphik angekommen. Es waren sehr dicht gefüllte Tage mit einem breiten, sehr unterschiedlichen Programm, das hoffentlich allen etwas gegeben hat. Dass man einem Kongress auch selektiv teilnimmt, ist legitim. Aber viele haben an allen Plenarsitzungen teilgenommen, und am Nachmittag das ausgewählt, was sie besonders interessierte. Dass mancher dabei manches nicht hören konnte, weil uns die Fähigkeit zur Bilokalität noch nicht geschenkt ist, ist eine Normalität eines großen Kongresses, die man nicht vermeiden kann. Sonst wären noch mehr von der aktiven Teilnahme ausgeschlossen gewesen.
Wir als Veranstalter sind Ihnen allen sehr dankbar, dass Sie diesen Kongress so aktiv mitgestaltet haben. Denn nur Sie konnten die Absicht, die mit der Thematik:


12 September, 2012

XIV Congressus Internationalis Epigraphiae Graecae et Latinae

Filed under: CIEGL,events,news,report — PaolaTomasi @ 23:04

Denso di eventi concomitanti, il Congresso berlinese si è articolato ogni giorno in una sessione plenaria, cui sono seguite diverse sessioni tematiche pomeridiane. Punto di partenza è stata la storia dell’epigrafia come disciplina accademica intrecciata strettamente alla temperie politica e culturale di Berlino, le cui tappe ha ripercorso l’intervento iniziale del prof. Stefan Rebenich (University of Bern). Il congresso si è snodato attraverso le varie tematiche tradizionalmente oggetto di studio (, che spaziano dall’ambito privato a quello pubblico e riverberano le molteplici sfaccettature delle informazioni veicolate dalle iscrizioni: dalla edilizia pubblica, gli spettacoli, la gestione territoriale, l’esercito, si passa alle iscrizioni in ambito privato, di valenza funeraria, religiosa o anche sapidamente personale (A. Varone, ).
Accanto alla storia dell’indagine epigrafica attraverso le fonti manoscritte, si sono affrontate anche questioni metodologiche e nuovi progetti, quali la riedizione di CIL, V, per non parlare delle iniziative in ambito digitale.
Per il 2012 è tutto: appuntamento a Vienna nel 2017!

11 September, 2012

14th International Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy, Berlin 27-31 August 2012

Filed under: AIEGL,CIEGL — Tom Elliott @ 18:59

From Stephen Mitchell:

The 14th International Epigraphy Congress ( fittingly marked the continued importance of Berlin as a major center of epigraphic scholarship.  The introductory lecture, given by Professor Stefan Rebenich (University of Bern), traced the history of the two major long-term epigraphic projects, Inscriptiones Graecae and Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, from the first origins at the beginning of the nineteenth century through extraordinary political and economic changes until their present thriving state in the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. This presentation underlined the combination of vision, professionalism and persistence required to sustain these huge projects at the highest quality through generations of scholarship. The final lecture of the Congress, given by Professor Jürgen Hammerstaedt (Universty of Köln), traced the discovery and publication of the longest of all known Greek epigraphic monuments, the philosophical inscriptions of Diogenes of Oinoanda, with special emphasis on the work which was initiated by Martin Smith in the 1980s, and has now been given a major new impetus by the German Archaeological Institute at Istanbul and Professor Hammerstaedt’s collaboration.  The lecture also offered a remarkable illustration of the Congress’s main theme, summed up in the words PUBLICUM – MONUMENTUM – TEXTUS (Display, Monument and Text).  Contributors to the plenary sessions in particular were asked to use these key concepts as a guide to the interpretation of inscriptions in different public contexts:  the transformation of civic cultures; the confrontation and combination of different languages within a shared epigraphic culture;  inscriptions in rural contexts; and the epigraphy of public entertainment.  The plenary lectures will form the main content of the published record of the Congress, which should appear within two years.  Many of the thematic panels were designed to emphasise the same ideas.  These will be published in summary form.

The Congress was organised on behalf of the Association Internationale d’Épigraphie Grecque et Latine (AIEGL), which held its general assembly during the week.  Unfortunately, as had also happened at the Oxford Congress in 2007, attendance at this meeting fell just below the high quorum that the AIEGL constitution requires to complete elections of officers and comité members for the next quinquennium, and so the vote will have to be completed, probably by a secure on-line process, in the next 4-6 weeks.  AIEGL membership itself had risen from 325 to 395 paying members since the last Congress. One important resolution was reached by consensus, that the 15th Congress in 2017 will be held in another major epigraphic centre, Vienna.

Stephen Mitchell
AIEGL President

28 August, 2012

CIEGL 2012 Begins

Filed under: AIEGL,CIEGL,events,report — Tom Elliott @ 04:54

The Fourteenth International Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy opened last night in the great “Auditorium Maximum” of the Humboldt University in Berlin. The well-attended opening plenary session began with a series of welcoming remarks by Werner Eck (Chairman of the Organizing Committee), Stephen Mitchell (president of AIEGL), Jan-Hendrick Olbertz (President of Humboldt Univerity), Gunter Stock (President of the Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, and Ortwin Dally (General Secretary of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut).

The highlight of the session was an extended, scholarly narrative of the history of Greek and Latin epigraphic study in Berlin, delivered by Stefan Rebenich (Bern University) under the rubric “Berlin und die antike Epigrafik.” I learned much about the history of the discipline, and the formation and challenges faced over time by the great corpora (the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum and Inscriptiones Graecae). A key theme throughout Rebenich’s lecture was the effects of epigraphic study and scholarly community — negative at some periods, and positive at others — of national and international politics (and of politics both personal and institutional within the humanities).

This audience member, whose German experience lies almost wholly in the realm of reading and whose practice in same is rather rusty, greatly appreciated the model demonstrated by Prof. Eck and followed by Prof. Rebenich, of displaying the text of their remarks on-screen during the presentation.

The opening plenary was followed by a reception hosted by the publisher De Gruyter, which lasted well into the evening.

22 August, 2012

Blogging CIEGL 2012: invitation

Filed under: CIEGL — Gabriel Bodard @ 15:58

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.

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