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.
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.
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
British Epigraphy Society Student Travel Bursaries for the BES Autumn Colloquium 2011
The British Epigraphy Society is pleased to announce a number of student travel bursaries to help with attendance at the BES Autumn Colloquium on 19 November 2011. The value of each bursary is £50. To apply for one of the bursaries, please write to the BES Secretary by e-mail at email@example.com, providing the following information:
1. Your name and institutional affiliation
2. Degrees awarded and current programme of study/research
3. A brief description of how attendance at the Autumn Colloquium would benefit your studies/research
4. The name and e-mail address of one referee whom the BES may contact
5. An estimate of travel costs to and from London
The deadline for applications is 1 September 2011.
The programme for the colloquium, and the registration form, can be found on the Society’s website: http://www.csad.ox.ac.uk/BES/Events.htm
The BES gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, and the Classical Association towards these bursaries.
Honorary Secretary, The British Epigraphy Society
The British Epigraphy Society
Autumn Colloquium and AGM 2011
Saturday, 19 November 2011
Institute of Classical Studies
Senate House, London (G22/26)
10.00-11.00 Registration and Morning Coffee
11.00-12.00 Morning Session I
Prof. Robin Osborne (Cambridge), The epigraphic history of Thespiai
12.00-13.00 Morning Session II
Prof. Silvia Orlandi (Rome), Re-editing CIL VI, Inscriptiones in Amphitheatro Flavio repertae: new methods and results
13.00 Lunch Break
14.00 Epigraphic talks in the British Museum (choice of one):
a) The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, 9th c. BC (Dr K. Radner)
b) The bronze mirror showing Herekele and Mlacuch, 5th c. BC (Dr J. Clackson)
c) The Oscan inscription from the Porta di Nola at Pompeii, 2nd c. BC (Prof. M. Crawford)
d) The ossuary of Nikanor of Alexandria, c. 1st c. BC/ 1st c. AD (Dr M. Williams)
e) Two imperial letters to Ephesus, 2nd c. AD (Dr B. Salway)
14.30 AGM (Members only)
15.00 Afternoon Session I
Prof. Thomas Corsten (Vienna), Epigraphic sidelights on the history of Lycia
16.00 Virtual Epigraphy
- Dr Karen Radner (UCL): ‘SAA Online’
- Prof. Silvia Orlandi (Rome): ‘EAGLE/EDR’
- Dr Gabriel Bodard (KCL): ‘IOSPE (Black Sea)’
16.30 Afternoon Tea
17.00 Afternoon Session II
Prof. Michael Crawford (UCL), Does Diocletian’s Prices Edict tell us anything about the ancient economy?
18.00 Field Epigraphy
- Dr Nicholas Milner (Beckenham): ‘News from Oinoanda’
- Prof. Thomas Corsten (Vienna): ‘Epigraphic news from the Kibyratis’
18.30 Finale: Young epigraphy – Posters and drinks
Programme and registration form
A Practical Epigraphy Workshop is taking place for those who are interested in developing hands-on skills in working with epigraphic material. The workshop is aimed at graduate students, but other interested parties are welcome to apply, whether or not they have previous experience. With expert tuition, participants will learn the practical aspects of how to record and study inscriptions. The programme will include the making of squeezes; photographing and measuring inscribed stones; and the production of transcriptions, translations and commentaries. Space on this workshop is limited by the size of the available study area to eight places, and on this occasion we shall be offering Roman epigraphy only. Instructors will include Roger Tomlin and Charlotte Tupman.
Course fees will be in the region of £70 – £90 but, as in previous years, we hope to be able to offer a number of generous bursaries. Participants on the course will stay in Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Corbridge (we will book this for you but regret that the cost is not included in the course fee).
If you wish to apply for a place on this course, or for further details, please contact Charlotte Tupman by e-mail as soon as possible: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is 6th May.
The Practical Epigraphy Workshop is sponsored by the British Epigraphy Society, an independent ‘chapter’ of the Association Internationale d’Épigraphie Grecque et Latine.
Epigraphic Saturday in Cambridge on 19 March 2011: a day of lectures and shorter presentations in Room G.21 of the Classics Faculty Building, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge.
||Nicholas Milner: New Hypsistos dedications from Oenoanda
||Branka Migotti and Marguerite Hirt: About a stone from Certissia
||Manfred Schmidt (Brandenburg-Berlin Academy): The goblets from Vicarello (CIL XI 3281-3284): their date and purpose
||Lunch (available in Newnham College cafeteria)
||Michael Crawford: What would a rescript look like if one met one in a pub?
||Ulrike Roth: Sexing ancient weavers (not in a pub)
||Muriel Moser: Golden statues for a Praetorian Prefect: re-asserting Imperial authority in Late Antiquity
||Francesco Trifilo: Representing age in the Roman Empire. Stages of life and life approximation on epitaphs from Italy, Africa and key provinces of the Western Empire
Full details online.
Could anyone interested in attending please let Dorothy Thompson know by e-mail (email@example.com).
The British Epigraphy Society is pleased to announce a small number of
Student Bursaries of up to £100 to help with attendance at the BES
Autumn Colloquium in Cambridge on November 20.
Students wishing to apply for one of the bursaries should contact the
Secretary by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 1st with the
1. Name and contact details
2. Programme of study/research
3. A brief description (max. 200 words) of how attendance at the
meeting would benefit their studies/research
4. The name, position and e-mail address of one academic referee who
is happy to be contacted by BES
5. An estimate of expenses
Full information of the programme for the Autumn Colloquium can be
obtained from the BES website.
There is also a special student introductory offer for BES membership
available until November 30, 2010.
Inscriptions and Construction
& XIV ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Saturday 20 November 2010
The Autumn Colloquium of the British Epigraphy Society has been organised by Dr. Michael Scott, and will be held at The Old Library, Darwin College, Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EU.
Many of the inscriptions from the Greek and Roman worlds are related to the processes of constructing those worlds: the naming of benefactors, awarding of contracts, listing construction work still to be done, laying out of plans, etc. Such inscriptions play a crucial role not just in revealing the processes of ancient building and the socio-economic worlds of those involved in building them, but also in the formation of the perception and meaning of the structures themselves, as well as of the politics and economics that surrounded them at the time of their construction, repair and eventual decay.
The British Epigraphy Society website contains the full programme along with details of how to register.
(Paper given at the British Epigraphy Society Spring Meeting, Dublin, April 24th, 2010. Brief report by Charlotte Tupman.)
Formality and informality in Attic epigraphy
In the first paper of the day, Graham Oliver applied the theme of the colloquium (formality and informality in epigraphy) to a selection of inscribed materials ranging from the Archaic to the Imperial period. Noting that the method of categorising inscriptions in traditional corpora tends to prevent us from fully examining the potentially complex nature of those inscriptions, Oliver introduced three topics through which we might begin to interpret the subject of formal and informal epigraphy: authority, institutions and location; the formalities of formal and informal epigraphy; and genre.
Practical Epigraphy Workshop
22-24 June 2010, Great North Museum, Newcastle
A Practical Epigraphy Workshop is taking place for those who are interested in developing hands-on skills in working with epigraphic material. The workshop is aimed at graduate students, but other interested parties are welcome to apply, whether or not they have previous experience. With expert tuition, participants will learn the practical aspects of how to record and study inscriptions. The programme will include the making of squeezes; photographing and measuring inscribed stones; and the production of transcriptions, translations and commentaries. Participants may choose to work on Latin or Greek texts.
The course fee is £100 but we hope to be able to provide bursaries to participants to assist with the cost. Accommodation will be extra, but we are arranging B&B nearby for around £30-40.
If you wish to apply for a place on this course please contact Dr Charlotte Tupman by e-mail immediately. The closing date is 31 March but we shall consider applications which have been received by 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday 6 April.
For further details please contact Dr. Charlotte Tupman: email@example.com.
The Practical Epigraphy Workshop is sponsored by The British Epigraphy Society, an independent ‘chapter’ of the Association Internationale d’Epigraphie Grecque et Latine.
Saturday 24 April, 2010
Trinity College Dublin
This meeting examines formality and informality within epigraphic culture. What different types of formality and informality can we detect in epigraphic material and to what extent is this affected by the survival and recording of material? How does the use of space (where do we find epigraphic writing?), agency (who writes? who publishes?), or interaction with the inscriptions (who views them and why?) construct notions – or undermine them – about formality/informality? How do these ideas affect the reuse and reception of inscriptions, ancient and modern?
10.30-11.00: Coffee & registration
11.00-11.45: Dr Graham Oliver (University of Liverpool): Formality & informality in Attic inscriptions
11.45-12.30: Dr Jennifer Baird (Birkbeck College, London): Graffiti & inscriptions in Dura-Europos
1.00-1.45: Dr Amanda Kelly (NUI Galway): Informal invective: inscriptions on sling shots
1.45-2.30: Short reports
2.30-3.30: Travel to UCD (Coffee on arrival)
3.30-5.00: Prof. Andrew Smith (UCD): Tour of the epigraphic collection in the UCD Classical Museum
Registration including tea, coffee, and the sandwich lunch:
€15.00 (BES/AIEGL members), €10.00 (BES student members), €25.00 (non-members).
Registration without lunch:
€10.00 (members), €5.00 (student members), €20.00 (non-members).
Taxi fare from TCD to UCD (for museum trip)
Between €5 and €20 one way (depending on how many people share a taxi. Please bring cash to pay the taxi driver).
For further information, or to reserve a place at the colloquium and a sandwich lunch, please contact Dr Claire Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for registration is 9 April 2010.
(Download a poster of this announcement)
Paper delivered at the British Epigraphy Society Autumn Colloquium, November 21st, 2009, Oxford. Report by Emma Rix.
‘Inscriptions, Landscape, and the Built Environment in the Eastern Mediterranean and Iran in Late Antiquity’ (Oxford, November 2009)
Matthew Canepa, Oxford, November 21
In this paper, Professor Canepa demonstrated how the rulers of the Sassanian Empire used monumental sculpture and inscriptions to create and emphasise their cultural and racial decent from the Achaemenids, as well as simultaneously interacting with and differentiating themselves from their more recent predecessors, the kings of the Hellenistic Seleucid empire. A crucial feature of this interaction and hence of Canepa’s study was the way in which rock reliefs and other inscriptions interact with and become part of the landscape or building on which they are placed; this interaction can be a key part of their significance.
Paper delivered at the British Epigraphy Society Autumn Colloquium, November 21st, 2009, Oxford. Report by Charlotte Tupman.
Claiming Space and Memory: the Development of Priestly Inscriptional Practices in Late New Kingdom Egypt (ca. 1190-715 BC)
Elizabeth Frood, Oxford, November 21
Dr. Elizabeth Frood of St. Cross College, Oxford, began with a paper which showed that although “epigraphy” does not exist as a discrete discipline within Egyptology, and there are elements to the study of Egyptian texts which do not pertain to the study of inscriptions in Greek and Latin, there is much that is familiar to the classical epigrapher.
Frood introduced a new project, currently in its development phase, to study the epigraphy of Egyptian temple environments. There were three elements to Frood’s paper: an overview of epigraphy in a temple context; a description of the nature and range of this inscribed material; and a case study of one particular inscription that could affect the way in which we understand Egyptian temple environments.
Paper presented at the British Epigraphy Society Autumn Meeting. (Brief Report by Philip Davies)
The Earliest Runic Inscriptions: Problems of Language and Interpretation
Elizabeth Solopova, Oxford, November 21st, 2009
In keeping with the theme of the British Epigraphy Society’s Autumn Colloquium, (‘Epigraphy, but not as we know it’) this interesting paper took us away from the familiar territories of the Mediterranean to consider the Runic alphabet (or, to give it its proper name, futhark) used by Scandinavian and Germanic peoples from the second century through to, in the case of Scandinavia, the early modern period. Specifically, her paper examined the difficulties of interpreting ‘older runes’, these being the futhark as extant from approximately the 2nd to the 6th centuries AD. After this the futhark entered a phase of transition, developing and diversifying into regional variations, known collectively as ‘younger runes’.