Current Epigraphy
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16 March, 2015

UPDATE – VI Incontro Instrumenta Inscripta: Le iscrizioni con funzione didascalico-esplicativa – Aquileia 26-28 marzo 2015

Filed under: events,news — FranciscaFeraudi @ 11:14

Please find here the up-to-date and ultimate programe of the

VI Incontro Instrumenta Inscripta meeting at Aquileia, 26-28 March 2015

focussing on

“Le iscrizioni con funzione didascalico-esplicativa. Committente, destinatario, contenuto e descrizione dell’oggetto nell’instrumentum inscriptum

5 March, 2015

BES Spring Meeting – 9 May 2015

Filed under: BES,events,news — Lorenzo Calvelli @ 10:46

The BES Spring Meeting 2015 is scheduled to take place in Dresden on 9 May 2015

Confirmed speakers:

S. Orlandi (Rome): A “new” actor from an “old” inscription.
W. Eck (Köln): Geschriebene Kommunikation: 200 Jahre kaiserliche Politik im Spiegel der Bürgerrechtskonstitutionen.
J.K. Davies (Liverpool): Proxy epigraphy: reaching the private economic places that inscriptions cannot normally reach
K. Hallof (Berlin): Romani intra portas. The Roman community im frühaugusteischen Kos.
M.H. Crawford (UCL): The epigraphy of Latin colonisation.

The meeting will take place in the Hans-Nadler-Saal in the Residenzschloss of the Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD).

Call for short reports and posters:

Anyone interested in offering a short report (c. 5-10 minutes) on new finds from the last season, or to present a poster on their doctoral or postdoctoral project, should contact the meeting organiser, Dr Christoph Lundgreen, at their earliest convenience:

The full programme will become available once the short reports and posters have been confirmed.

The meeting is generously supported by: Mommsengesellschaft e.V.; Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden; Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der Technischen Universität Dresden e.V.


The meeting is free of charge, but anyone interested in participating is asked to register their attendance by 30 April 2015 using the BES registration form.

For information on accommodation in Dresden click here. And for travel tips on how to get to Dresden, click here.

And to find out what’s on at the Opera (and to buy tickets), see the Spielplan of the Semperoper!

Instrumenta inscripta VI. Le iscrizioni con funzione didascalico-esplicativa. Committente, destinatario, contenuto e descrizione dell’oggetto nell’instrumentum inscriptum (Aquileia, 26-28 March 2015)

Filed under: events,news — Lorenzo Calvelli @ 10:42

For details see attached programme:


Aquileia 26-28 marzo 2015
La Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Friuli Venezia Giulia, il Dipartimento di Storia e Tutela dei Beni Culturali dell’Università degli Studi di Udine e la Società Friulana di Archeologia organizzano nei giorni dal 26 al 28 marzo 2015, presso il Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Aquileia, il VI incontro della serie dedicata agli Instrumenta inscripta.
L’incontro avrà come tema principale: Le iscrizioni con funzione didascalico-esplicativa. Committente, destinatario, contenuto e descrizione dell’oggetto nell‘instrumentum inscriptum.
Si prevede di articolare l’incontro nel seguente modo:
– Giovedì 26 marzo, ore 15.00-18.00: I sessione: iscrizioni didascaliche ed esplicative – il rapporto tra committente e destinatario;
– Venerdì 27 marzo, ore 9.30-13.00: II sessione: iscrizioni didascaliche ed esplicative – il testo descrittivo: contenuto e descrizione;
 – Venerdì 27 marzo, ore 15.00-18.00: III sessione: iscrizioni didascaliche ed esplicative – indicazioni di peso, dimensioni e valore;
 – Sabato 28 marzo, ore 9.30-13.00: IV sessione: variae.
La partecipazione al convegno prevede una quota d’iscrizione di 80 €, comprensiva di pranzi e cene e di una riduzione sul costo dei pernottamenti. Una lista degli alberghi convenzionati sarà distribuita successivamente ai relatori, unitamente alle modalità d’iscrizione.
Nel corso del convegno saranno organizzate visite al Museo Archeologico Nazionale e al Museo Paleocristiano di Aquileia.

4 March, 2015

The 19th Rencontres Sabéennes: call for papers

Filed under: events,news — Pietro Liuzzo @ 12:31

Posted on behalf of Irene Rossi.

June 18-20, 2015 (Dip. Civiltà e Forme del Sapere, University of Pisa, Italy)

The annual meeting Rencontres Sabéennes, dedicated to the epigraphy, history and archaeology of pre-Islamic South Arabia, will be held this year at

the University of Pisa from Thursday 18 June to Saturday 20 June 2015.

The topic of Rencontres Sabéennes 19 is identity. In line with this, submissions dealing with aspects related to the homogeneity and diversity of the languages and cultures of pre-Islamic South Arabia and its neighbouring civilizations are welcomed. Submission of joint papers, to foster the exploration of the topics from different perspectives (historical, epigraphic, archaeological etc.) is also encouraged.

Besides, Rencontres Sabéennes offers a venue for the presentation of the latest academic researches and the fieldwork projects that are currently underway.

The deadline for the abstract submission via Easychair (preferably in English and not exceeding 300 words) is March 23, 2015 [].

Rencontres Sabéennes 19 will be hosted at the Aula Magna of the department of “Filologia, Letteratura e Linguistica” of the University of Pisa, piazza Torricelli 2. For those wishing to attend the conference as an auditor, registration is already open at Eventbrite [].

Contacts: Alessia Prioletta, Alexia Pavan, Annamaria De Santis

5 February, 2015

2nd North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy

Filed under: AIEGL,ASGLE,events,news — Nikolaos Papazarkadas @ 21:25

The 2nd North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy

January 4-5, 2016 (University of California, Berkeley)

The second North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy will be held on Monday and Tuesday, January 4-5, 2016, at the University of California, Berkeley, under the aegis of the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (ASGLE), and with support from the Aleshire Center for the Study of Greek Epigraphy, the Departments of Classics and History at UC Berkeley, ASGLE, the Association Internationale d’Épigraphie Grecque et Latine (AIEGL), and Brill Publishers.

The congress, to be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies in San Francisco, CA (Wednesday through Saturday, January 6-9, 2016), will include several parallel sessions (at least one of which will be devoted to new texts), two plenary sessions, and two keynote addresses; there will also be space in the program for a poster session. It is our intention to submit the conference proceedings for publication in the series Brill Studies in Greek and Roman Epigraphy, which published the proceedings of the first congress (

The congress organizing committee is pleased to invite individual abstracts for the parallel sessions (for papers of 20 minutes) and for the poster session. Abstracts of no more than 1 page should be submitted by email attachment in PDF or Word document form by Friday, March 20, 2015 to the congress email address at Please indicate at the end of your abstract whether or not you are willing to submit your paper or poster for inclusion in the published volume. Abstracts will be reviewed by the members of the congress organizing committee, and the results of the review process will be made known to potential participants no later than April 20, 2015.

For further details about the congress, please see the congress webpage at

28 January, 2015

Epigrafia e politica. Il contributo della documentazione epigrafica allo studio delle dinamiche politiche nel mondo romano

Filed under: events,news — Lorenzo Calvelli @ 08:28

Epigrafia e politica. Il contributo della documentazione epigrafica allo studio delle dinamiche politiche nel mondo romano

Mercoledì 28 gennaio 2015, ore 14.15 – Giovedì 29 gennaio 2015, ore 9.00
Aula 113, Via Festa del Perdono, 7, Milano

Mercoledì 28 gennaio 2015
Ore 14.15
Saluto del Direttore di Dipartimento, Prof. Alfonso D’Agostino
Introduzione – Prof.ssa Simonetta Segenni
Prima sessione
Presiede: Prof. Umberto Laffi (Università di Pisa)
Ore 14.45
Werner Eck (Universität zu Köln):
Comunicare per iscritto: 200 anni di politica imperiale nei testi dei diplomi militari
Ore 15.30
Cesare Letta (Università di Pisa):
Fasti Albenses: progressi e palinodie sui fasti consolari
Ore 16.00
Giuliana Cavalieri Manasse (Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Veneto) e Giovannella Cresci Marrone (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia):
Frammenti di formae dal Capitolium di Verona
Ore 16.30
Coffe Break
Ore 17.00
Alberto Dalla Rosa (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris):
Dei documenti di valore secondario? Il posto delle fonti epigrafiche nella storiografia romana antica
Ore 17.30
Alfredo Buonopane (Università di Verona):
Élites cittadine e lavori pubblici in Italia settentrionale: le testimonianze epigrafiche
Ore 18.00
Michele Bellomo (Università di Milano):
Il contributo delle fonti epigrafiche allo studio della seconda guerra punica: alcuni casi eccezionali

Giovedì 29 gennaio 2015
Seconda Sessione
Presiede: Prof. Cesare Letta (Università di Pisa)
Ore 9.00
Monica Chiabà (Università di Trieste):
Epigrafia e politica dall’Urbe alla provincia. L’iscrizione trionfale di Gaio Sempronio Tuditano (cos. 129 a. C.) da Aquileia
Ore 9.30
Giuseppe Camodeca (Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”):
Le élites cittadine nella Campania romana: potere politico e vicende sociali
Ore 10.00
Claudio Zaccaria (Università di Trieste):
L’uso politico della comunicazione epigrafica nel passaggio dalla Repubblica al Principato
Ore 10.30
Alfredo Valvo (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano):
La politica dopo Augusto
Ore 11.00
Coffee Break
Ore 11.30
Francesca Cenerini (Università di Bologna):
Donne e “politica” alla luce della documentazione epigrafica
Ore 12.00
Gian Luca Gregori – Gianmarco Bianchini (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”):
Caligola “principe ottimo”. Aspetti della propaganda politica nel primo secolo dopo Cristo
Ore 12.30
Antonio Sartori (Università di Milano):
Epigrafia politica, politica dell’Epigrafia
Ore 13.00


19 January, 2015

XXIème Rencontre franco-italienne sur l’épigraphie du monde romain. Campobasso, September 24-26, 2015

Filed under: events,news — Alice Bencivenni @ 14:30

XXIème Rencontre franco-italienne sur l’épigraphie du monde romain:

Evoluzione dell’organizzazione istituzionale cittadina in Italia e nelle province occidentali: dalla tarda-Repubblica all’epoca severiana.


Campobasso (Italy), September 24-26, 2015

(provisional programme to be published next March)

22 December, 2014

SAEG IV Seminario Avanzato di Epigrafia Greca

Filed under: events — Alice Bencivenni @ 12:27




14-16 GENNAIO 2015

Sala lauree “Alberto Malliani” della Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia


6 December, 2014

Appel à communication Colloque « Humanités numériques : l’exemple de l’Antiquité » – Call for paper “Digital Humanities: the example of Antiquity”

Filed under: events,news — Alice Bencivenni @ 11:48

Le colloque «Humanités numériques : l’exemple de l’Antiquité», qui aura lieu à Grenoble du 2 au 4 septembre 2015, est organisé par l’Université Grenoble 3, l’Université Grenoble 2, la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme-Alpes, The Humboldt Chair for Digital Humanities, HISOMA.

L’ambition de ce colloque est double, tournée vers du bilan et des perspectives, dans une orientation méthodologique. Ainsi, il a pour objectif de faire le point sur les pratiques actuelles, déjà nombreuses, mais souvent éparses, dans le domaine des humanités numériques appliquées à l’étude de l’Antiquité. En outre, il contribuera à définir de nouveaux projets et à ouvrir des pistes nouvelles en établissant un dialogue entre des spécialistes déjà habitués au numérique et des enseignants-chercheurs désireux de développer leurs connaissances et leur pratique dans ce domaine.

Les keynote speakers ayant confirmé leur participation sont Gregory Crane (Tufts University & Univ. of Leipzig) et Charlotte Roueché (King’s College London).

Les deux jours de colloque proprement dit (3 et 4 septembre) seront précédés d’une journée d’ateliers destinés spécialement aux doctorants mais ouvertes aussi aux enseignants chercheurs.

Les sciences de l’Antiquité embrassent un très large domaine géographique (de la Méditerranée aux confins de l’Europe et de l’Asie), historique (de la fin de la Préhistoire au début du Moyen Âge) et linguistique (principalement grec et latin, mais sans négliger les langues du Proche- et Moyen-Orient). Elles reposent également sur des traditions disciplinaires variées : linguistique, philologie, critique littéraire, philosophie, histoire, archéologie, épigraphie, numismatique, etc. Dans toutes ces traditions disciplinaires, l’application de technologies numériques a connu, depuis plusieurs décennies, un développement considérable, qui n’a pas manqué de se marquer aussi dans les sciences de l’Antiquité. Les technologies numériques ont permis des renouvellements méthodologiques, dont nous n’avons pas encore pris toute la mesure.

Devant la diversité de ces approches, dans un contexte de plus en plus internationalisé, il semble intéressant de proposer aux enseignants-chercheurs et aux doctorants un tour d’horizon de la recherche actuelle, qui permettra de dégager des perspectives pour le futur.

Quatre axes ont été retenus : éditions de textes littéraires ; études de scholies et commentaires ; archéologie et épigraphie ; prosopographie et géographie.

Les communications devront porter sur des questions méthodologiques et/ou poser des problèmes inhérents à ces démarches. Il est également possible de proposer des posters présentant des projets en cours.

Les propositions de communication ou de posters (300 mots maximum, en français ou anglais, qui seront les langues de communication du colloque) sont à adresser au comité d’organisation :

au plus tard le 15 janvier 2015

NB : Quelques bourses sont prévues pour permettre la participation des jeunes chercheurs et doctorants. Si vous êtes intéressés par cette aide, merci de l’indiquer et d’argumenter votre demande par une lettre de motivation.


The University ‘Stendhal’ of Grenoble 3, the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme-Alpes, L’Université Grenoble 2, the Humboldt Chair for Digital Humanities and HISOMA organise the conference “Digital Humanities: the example of Antiquity”. The conference will take place in Grenoble, from the 2nd to the 4th of September 2015.

The goal of this conference is twofold: at the same time an assessment of existing methodologies and a looking forward to new ones. It also has the objective of evaluating current practices of the application of Digital Humanities to the study of antiquity, practices which are quite numerous but also sometimes disconnected from each other and without an overall understanding. The conference also aims to contribute toward the design of new projects and the opening new paths, by establishing a dialogue between scholars for whom the Digital Humanities are already familiar and those wishing to acquire knowledge and practice in this domain.

The confirmed Keynote speakers are Gregory Crane (Tufts University & University of Leipzig) and Charlotte Roueché (King’s College London). The conference will be preceded by a workshop, particularly aimed at doctoral students, but open to everybody.

The study of Antiquity encompass very large geographical, historical and linguistic domains: from the Mediterranean to the borders of Europe and Asia, from the end of Prehistory to the Middle Ages, and from Greek and Latin to the languages of the Near and Middle East. This study is also distributed among different disciplines: Linguistics, Philology, Literary Criticism, Philosophy, History, Archaeology, Epigraphy, Numismatics, etc. In all these disciplinary traditions, the application of computational techniques has been employed for several decades now, an application that has left quite a strong mark on the study of Antiquity. The employment of digital methods has also enabled substantial changes of methodology, the extent of which remains to be assessed.

Considering the diversity of such approaches in a context of research which is more and more internationalised, it seems worthwhile to present to scholars and PhD students an overview of current research in order to develop future endeavours.

The conference will be organised around four key topics: Editions of literary texts; Study of scholia and commentaries; Archaeology and Epigraphy; Prosopography and historical geography. Papers will focus on methodological questions and/or discuss general issues emerging within such topics. We also encourage proposals of posters presenting work in progress.

Please send your proposals of up to 300 words, in French or English (which will be the languages of the conference) by the 15th of January 2015 to the organisers:

NB: In order to encourage the participation of young researchers, we will provide a limited number of bursaries. If you wish to be considered for one of these then please include a letter of motivation with your application.

25 November, 2014

Call for Papers: International Conference Instrumenta inscripta VI

Filed under: events,news — FranciscaFeraudi @ 10:08

International Conference Instrumenta inscripta VI
The inscriptions with didascalic-explicative function. Commissioner, recipient, content and description of the object in the instrumentum inscriptum.
Aquileia – Italy, March 26th to 28th, 2015.

The conference will organized by:
– Friuli Venezia Giulia Superintendence for the Archaeological Heritage
– Department of History and Conservation of the Cultural Heritage at the Udine University
– Friulian Society of Archaeology

Further information

14 November, 2014

Call for Papers: Conference on the Roman Danubian Provinces

Filed under: events,news — FranciscaFeraudi @ 09:43

Call for Papers


VIENNA / Austria – November 11th – 13th November 2015

3rd International Conference on the Roman Danubian Provinces – Society and Economy


more information

12 October, 2014

Greek and Latin Epigraphy in the Near East (Jordan, Lebanon, Syria): International Symposium – Lyon – February 20th and 21st, 2015

Filed under: events,news — Eleonora Santin @ 14:32

International Symposium in Lyon
February 20th and 21st, 2015

Organized by
Pierre-Louis Gatier, Julien Aliquot, Jean-Baptiste Yon
CNRS, UMR 5189 HiSoMA, Lyon

In Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, Greek and Latin epigraphy have experienced a significant development in recent years. Between 2008 and 2014, six volumes have been published in the series of the Inscriptions grecques et latines de la Syrie (IGLS XI; IGLS XXI.5; IGLS XIII.2; IGLS XVII.1; IGLS XV.1–2), as well as a Choix d’inscriptions grecques et latines de la Syrie (2009) intended to a wider public. The first volume of the IGLS series had been published in 1929. Since then the programme has evolved considerably. Separate projects and other publications of epigraphical corpora have also contributed to the progress of epigraphy in the various languages which were used in the Near East in Antiquity. The conference will be an opportunity to assess the present progress and to bring together researchers working in the same areas in order to strengthen the scientific network of Near Eastern epigraphy through the presentation of unpublished inscriptions and of epigraphical dossiers.
At a time when the Near East is experiencing unprecedented changes, the scientific activity has had to evolve. In addition, the publication of epigraphical corpora is now conditioned by new physical constraints and benefits considerably from technological innovations. The symposium shall contribute to update ongoing programmes and publishing methods.
To this end, the international symposium will gather in Lyon, around the Directors of Antiquities of Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, the Director of HiSoMA research unit (UMR 5189, CNRS / Lyon 2 University, Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée), also responsible for the IGLS programme, the Directors of the French Institute for the Near East (Ifpo), editor and support of the IGLS series, and the members of the programme, as well as scholars from Europe, the Near East and Australia, for two days on the 20th and 21th of February 2015. The papers presented on this occasion will be compiled into an edition of Syria, Ifpo’s review published in Beirut.


Pierre-Louis Gatier,
Julien Aliquot,
Jean-Baptiste Yon,

Programme and further information will be published at the symposium web-page.

26 September, 2014

EAGLE 2014 International Conference

Filed under: EAGLE,events,news — Tom Elliott @ 10:35

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

September 29-30 and October 1, 2014
École Normale Supérieure
Collège de France Chaire Religion, institutions et société de la Rome antique
Paris, France

1 September, 2014

‘Women as Classical Scholars’ Wikipedia editathon

Filed under: events — Pietro Liuzzo @ 10:44

23 September 2014

 This editathon is to create and/or improve the Wikipedia pages of women classical scholars. Training in Wikipedia editing will be provided by Wikimedia.

If you would like to come, but the time or location is inconvenient, why not attend via Skype? There are parallel sessions integrated into the event, and a dedicated trainer for people attending via Skype.

Cost: free (includes lunch)

Location: Room 243 of the Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, London


10.00  – Welcome to those attending at Senate House

10.30  – Wikipedia presentation and training. Welcome to those joining on Skype

11.00  – Editing session for all participants

13.00  – Lunch

14.00  – Afternoon session start. Welcome to those newly joining on Skype

14.10  – Dr Rosie Wyles, Lecturer in Greek History and Literature, University of Kent: ‘Madame Dacier:    17th-century champion for access’

14.40  – Editing session.  Training for those newly arrived on Skype

18.00  – Close

For more information – and to sign up – please visit:

21 July, 2014

Augustus from a Distance. Conference, Sydney 29th september – 2nd october 2014

Filed under: events,news — FranciscaFeraudi @ 08:26

Augustus from a Distance.
A conference in the bi-millennial year of the death of Gaius Iulius Caesar Octavianus Augustus

University of Sydney, 29 September to 2 October 2014


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