Current Epigraphy
ISSN: 1754-0909

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 ancientgraffiti.wlu.edu/hgp 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: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/news/eventDetails/work-of-the-school-during-2013-and-rupestral-inscriptions-in-the-greek-worl

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/

11 March, 2014

–Public Lecture: A new fragment of AE 1987, 464 (Pizzighet​tone, March 15th 2014)–

Filed under: events,new inscription — PaolaTomasi @ 08:05

Posted on behalf of Assessorato alla Cultura- Comune di Pizzighettone

**With apologies for cross-posting. Please forward to interested parties**

Public lecture:  A new fragment of AE 1987, 464, Pizzighettone’s Tabula patronatus. Epigraphical study and archaeological restoration of  the highlight of the municipal Museum collection.

Saturday March 15th, 2014, 4.30 pm, Centro Culturale Comunale di Pizzighettone, Via Garibaldi, 18 – 26026 Pizzighettone (CR) – Italy

Free attendance, all welcome!

You’re  warmly invited to the aforementioned afternoon event.

Italy’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism (Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Lombardia) and Pizzighettone’s Municipality are delighted to  announce the unveiling of a new piece of AE 1987, 464, a Roman tabula patronatus, restored and again on display to the public, thanks to the generous funding of Pizzighettone Municipal Council.

The lecture will be given by Paola Tomasi, epigrapher at University of Pavia and Genova, who conducted the study of the inscription, and Florence Caillaud, who will be talking to us about the restoration work she performed in her lab in Bologna.

Speakers include Filippo Maria Gambari, Head of Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Lombardia, and Francesco Muscolino, archaeologist at the same government department responsible for archaeological heritage.

The event is organized and funded by Pizzighettone Municipality, and patronized by Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Lombardia.

The lecture will be followed by drinks and nibbles. An exceptional opening to the public on Sunday, March 16th, 3-6 pm, will allow visitors to explore the museum’s collection and appreciate the display cabinet especially made to showcase the tabula patronatus.  

Please feel free to repost and advertise on the other relevant websites.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to address your enquiries to the following contact details:

Phone (landline): +39 0372 743347

e-mail: cultura@comune.pizzighettone.cr.it

4 March, 2014

INSCRIPTA-Workshop “Rome outside Rome II”

Filed under: events,methodology,news — FranciscaFeraudi @ 14:23

INSCRIPTA-Workshop “Rome outside Rome II”
Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz, 12 – 14 June 2014

Schedule and contact for information: Eberhard.J.Nikitsch@adwmainz.de

 

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

REGISTER HERE

Registration is free and open through September 19, 2014

FURTHER INFORMATION

The event will be held in English.

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

13 January, 2014

EpiDoc Workshop, London, April 28-May 1, 2014

Filed under: EpiDoc,events,news,training — Charlotte Tupman @ 16:48

We invite applications for a 4-day training workshop on digital editing of epigraphic and papyrological texts, to be held in the Institute of Classical Studies, London, April 28-May 1, 2014. The workshop will be taught by Gabriel Bodard (KCL), Simona Stoyanova (Leipzig) and Charlotte Tupman (KCL). There will be no charge for the teaching, but participants will have to arrange their own travel and accommodation.

EpiDoc is a set of guidelines for using TEI XML for the encoding of inscriptions, papyri and other ancient documentary texts. It has been used to publish digital projects including the Inscriptions of Aphrodisias, the US Epigraphy Project, Vindolanda Tablets Online and the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri. The workshop will introduce participants to the basics of XML markup and give hands-on experience of tagging textual features and object descriptions in TEI, as well as use of the tags-free Papyrological Editor.

No technical skills are required, but a working knowledge of Greek or Latin, epigraphy or papyrology and the Leiden Conventions will be assumed. The workshop is open to participants of all levels, from graduate students to professors or professionals.

To apply for a place on this workshop please email charlotte.tupman@kcl.ac.uk with a brief description of your reason for interest and summarising your relevant skills and background, by Friday, February 21st, 2014.

6 January, 2014

5th International Summer Course in Greek and Latin Epigraphy, 12-23 May 2014

Filed under: events,news,training — Charlotte Tupman @ 11:23

The application deadline for the 5th International Summer Course in Greek and Latin Epigraphy, organised by The Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies at The Ohio State University, is
1 February 2014. Full information at their website.

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.

REGISTER HERE

Registration is free and open through December 15, 2013

FURTHER INFORMATION

The event will be held in English.

If you have any questions or need additional information,

Please contact:

Marjeta Šašel Kos mkos@zrc-sazu.si

Pietro Liuzzo pietro.liuzzo@zaw.uni-heidelberg.de

 

10 October, 2013

Call for papers: “Colonial geopolitics and local cultures in the Hellenistic and Roman East (3rd century B.C. – 3rd century A.D.)”, Celtic Conference in Classics (Edinburgh, June 25-28th, 2014)

Filed under: events — Charlotte Tupman @ 14:17

Call for papers /Appel à contributions

Celtic Conference in Classics (Edinburgh, June 25-28th, 2014)

Panel 

“Colonial geopolitics and local cultures in the Hellenistic and Roman East

(IIIrd century  B.C. – IIIrd century A.D.) ”

H. Bru (Université de Franche-Comté/ISTA) & A. Dumitru (Metropolitan Library of Bucarest/Cincinnati University)

It seems clear that, in the Greek-speaking regions of the Roman Empire, Hellenistic models (civic, military or institutional) exercised considerable influence over “Italic” colonial projects. Within this field, relations between military colonists and indigenous peoples demand special attention, considering the degree of social, cultural, economic, political and geopolitical transformation brought about by the installation of certain groups upon those lands as a result of the will of the great power(s) that ruled over them.

Some questions, however, are rarely asked: e.g. how did classical colonization influence the homonymous phenomenon from the Hellenistic Age (and, further on, how many aspects of the Hellenistic colonization were kept alive by the Roman founders of cities? Also, since we know now that many “native” cities became poleis by the IInd century B.C. How did this happen exactly ? What was the metamorphosis of the native city when turning into a polis ? Was it simply a façade ? How deep – and peaceful – were the required changes ?

As for the Roman colonization, modern scholars have often described Roman colonies as vectors of Romanization inserted in alien lands, writing that these communities must have functioned as images of a “small Rome.” While the existence of Latin-speaking colonists ruled by a favorable juridical system such as the Ius Italicum cannot be denied, such a reductionist model can no longer be accepted without qualification, especially in the context of the Greek-speaking provinces of the Roman East. The regions of the Eastern Mediterranean world saw the coming of a number of groups of Roman colonists and thus their cultural climate, their agrarian structures and their geopolitical environment changed. The aim of this panel is to explore new research paths based on broader studies over time and space.

From this perspective, the papers proposed for this panel may address the following issues:

- the colonial geopolitics promoted by the States;

- the cultural and social origins of the groups being displaced by the State and established elsewhere as colonists;

- the social, economic, cultural and military consequences of the colonization over the local populations (e.g. – the loss of agricultural land, the displacement towards desert or mountainous areas, revolts, brigandage, piracy, the way of joining the armies of the States, the way of becoming mercenaries, the strengthening of the indigenous cultural identities);

- evidences of peaceful coexistence, voluntary or not, as seen through economic, cultural or social aspects (e.g. – where did the colonists get their wives? Did the colonists learn the language of the indigenous people or vice-versa)?

- (dis)continuities in the colonial practices of the Hellenistic and Roman Ages;

- documentary methodologies allowing the deepening of knowledge on the indigenous cultures in the colonial context and the phenomena of acculturation;

- the historical sociology of the colonial territories.

For a full abstract of the panel in both English and French, please see Call for papers.

Contact :

Hadrien Bru (Université de Franche-Comté / Institut des Sciences et Techniques de l’Antiquité)

hadrien.bru@univ-fcomte.fr

&

Adrian Dumitru (Metropolitan Library of Bucarest)

seleukosnikator@yahoo.com

 

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

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.

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).

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