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.

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

 

27 September, 2013

Report on EpiDoc training, Sofia

Filed under: EpiDoc,training — Simona Stoyanova @ 15:19

Between the 3rd and 6th September 2013 we (Gabriel Bodard and Simona Stoyanova) taught an EpiDoc training workshop at the ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’ University of Sofia, Bugaria. The workshop was funded by the university’s Departments of Classics and History, and the Centre of Excellence in the Humanities “Alma Mater”, and organised by Dimitar Iliev. This was the first EpiDoc workshop held in Eastern Europe. The participants came from Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia.

The programme of the workshop (see EpiDoc Summer School at the Digital Classicist wiki) involved a basic introduction to XML and TEI; the principles of EpiDoc markup, which are based on Leiden for the text transcription and the publication practices of epigraphers and papyrologists for descriptive, historical and supporting data. Most of the week involved hands-on experience for the participants in XML encoding and use of the Papyrological Editor tags-free interface (Leiden+), and ended with discussion of project management issues and the future of the EpiDoc community, and training possibilities in general.

We asked the participants to share their impressions of the workshop, and some of their responses are herebelow. (more…)

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.

11 January, 2013

EpiDoc Workshop, London, April 22-25, 2013

Filed under: EpiDoc,events,training — Charlotte Tupman @ 15:57

We invite applications for a 4-day training workshop on digital text-markup for epigraphic and papyrological editing, to be held in the Institute for Classical Studies, London, with support from the British Epigraphy Society and Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies. The workshop will be taught by Gabriel Bodard (KCL), James Cowey (Heidelberg), Simona Stoyanova (KCL) and Charlotte Tupman (KCL). There will be no charge for the teaching, but participants will have to arrange their own travel and accommodation.

EpiDoc (epidoc.sf.net) is a set of guidelines for using TEI XML (tei-c.org) for the encoding of inscriptions, papyri and other ancient documentary texts. It has been used to publish digital projects including the Inscriptions of Aphrodisias and Tripolitania, the US Epigraphy ProjectVindolanda Tablets Online andCurse Tablets from Roman BritainPandektis (inscriptions of Macedonia and Thrace), and the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri. The workshop will introduce participants to the basics of XML and markup and give hands-on experience of tagging textual features and object description in EpiDoc as well as use of the tags-free Papyrological Editor (papyri.info/editor).

No technical skills are required to apply, 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 gabriel.bodard@kcl.ac.uk with a brief description of your reason for interest and summarising your relevant skills and background, by Friday March 1st, 2013.

21 November, 2012

RATIARIA Field school 2013

Filed under: training — Gabriel Bodard @ 11:34

Applications for attendance at the 2013 Ratiaria field school in Bulgaria close on November 30, 2012. Students will participate in the dig and have the opportunity to study Latin epigraphy on-site. From the introduction:

In 2013 the archaeological digs will focus on the discovered in course of the last season decumanus maximius and Temple of Asclepius. Along with practical work at the site the students will gain experience in Latin Epigraphy, Art History, Conservation and Restoration of discovered buildings and artifacts. Several experts in Roman Archaeology will give lectures during the course. In addition the students will have chance to visit some of the best preserved Roman towns in the area (including Bulgaria and neighboring Serbia).

Full details, including cost, programme and application forms available at http://www.ratiaria.archbg.net/field_shool_en.html

27 January, 2012

EpiDoc training workshop, Calabria, June 4-7, 2012

Filed under: EpiDoc,training — Gabriel Bodard @ 14:16

EpiDoc and TEI / XML training workshop

Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Giuridiche, Economiche e Sociali dell’Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria
BILG Project

4 – 7 giugno 2012

The Department of Scienze Storiche, Giuridiche, Economiche e Sociali of University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria and the Department Diritto dell’Organizzazione Pubblica, Economia e Società of University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, within BILG (Inscriptiones Graecae et Latinae Bruttiorum) project, is organising an intensive training workshop of EpiDoc, with Monica Berti (Tufts University – Roma Tor Vergata), Lou Burnard (TEI Editor) and Marion Lamè (Università di Bologna).

This workshop is an introduction to the use of TEI and of EpiDoc, XML schema for the encoding and publication of literary texts and inscriptions, papyri and other documentary classical texts respectively. Participants will study the use of EpiDoc markup to record the distinctions expressed by the Leiden Conventions and traditional critical editions, and some of the issues in translating between EpiDoc and the major epigraphic and papyrological databases. The course is targeted at scholars of historical and ancient texts, epigraphic and papyrologic ones (from advanced graduate students to professors), that are interested and want to learn some of the hands-on technical aspects in the markup, encoding, and exploitation of digital editions.

The course will give a practical introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative, an introduction to EpiDoc markup and editing tools, and the text transformations with XSLT.

For more details about EpiDoc and TEI /XML, see at http://epidoc.sf.net and http://www.tei-c.org. Knowledge of Greek and/or Latin, the Leiden  Conventions, the distinctions expressed by them and the kinds of data that need to be recorded by epigraphic scholars and ancient historians are of  course essential. The course will be held in English with Italian tutors. No particular computer skills and technical expertise are required, even if the possession of an interest for computer know-how is preferable.

The workshop is free of charge and open to all, but spaces are limited (not more than 20 people) and registration as soon as possible is essential. To enrol in the training, please contact daria.spampinato@cnr.it or stefania.romeo@unirc.it with a brief statement of qualifications and interests.

25 October, 2011

British School at Rome Postgraduate course in Epigraphy July 16-24 2012

Filed under: training — Gabriel Bodard @ 13:03

Posted for Abigail Graham:

British School at Rome Postgraduate course in Epigraphy July 16th-24th 2012

As you may know, the great success and popularity of the Epigraphy training course at the British School at Athens has prompted efforts to establish a similar course in Roman Epigraphy at the British School in Rome (which will run in alternate years to its sister course at the BSA). I am pleased to announce that the first Roman Epigraphy summer programme will run this July 16th-24th at the British School in Rome.

The 9 day intensive course, intended for postgraduate scholars of ancient history, archaeology, and the classics, is designed to provide training and practical experience in the use of epigraphy as a source. The course will examine the numerous contexts in which epigraphy is presented (in situ, museums, archives and published formats (including online catalogues) exploring the process of editing and publishing epigraphic materials. The course, divided into themes of a technical and cultural nature, will consist of daily epigraphic ambulatio throughout the city of Rome, museums visits, a trip to Ostia, as well as research sessions at the British School’s library and Guest lectures on various topics from scholars regarding ongoing research projects.

We are now inviting applications for the course (the deadline is January 30th 2012). Further particulars about the course can be found on our website http://www.bsr.ac.uk/staying/taught-courses/epigraphy

Queries and Applications may be addressed to Abigail.graham@warwick.ac.uk.

12 July, 2011

EpiDoc Training Workshop

Filed under: EpiDoc,events,news,training — Charlotte Tupman @ 12:54

EpiDoc Training Workshop
5-8 September 2011
Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, London

An EpiDoc training workshop will be offered by the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, and the Institute of Classical Studies in September this year. The workshop is free of charge and open to all, but spaces are limited and registration as soon as possible is essential.

This workshop is an introduction to the use of EpiDoc, an XML schema for the encoding and publication of inscriptions, papyri and other documentary Classical texts. Participants will study the use of EpiDoc markup to record the distinctions expressed by the Leiden Conventions and traditional critical editions, and some of the issues in translating between EpiDoc and the major epigraphic and papyrological databases. They will also be given hands-on experience in the use of the Papyrological Editor tool implemented by the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri, which facilitates the authoring EpiDoc XML via a ‘tags-free’ interface.

The course is targeted at scholars of epigraphy and papyrology (from advanced graduate students to professors) with an interest and willingness to learn some of the hands-on technical aspects necessary to run a digital project. Knowledge of Greek and/or Latin, the Leiden Conventions and the distinctions expressed by them, and the kinds of data that need to be recorded by philologists and ancient historians, will be assumed. No particular technical expertise is required.

Places on the EpiDoc training week are limited so if you are interested in attending the workshop or have any questions, please contact charlotte.tupman@kcl.ac.uk and gabriel.bodard@kcl.ac.uk as soon as possible with a brief statement of qualifications and interest.

15 April, 2011

Practical Epigraphy Workshop, Corbridge, 28-30 June 2011

Filed under: AIEGL,BES,events,training — Charlotte Tupman @ 15:57

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: charlotte.tupman@kcl.ac.uk

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.

1 March, 2011

Epigraphic Summer Academy at DAI in Rome

Filed under: events,training — Gabriel Bodard @ 16:43

BERLIN-BRANDENBURGISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
SEMINAR FÜR ALTE GESCHICHTE UND EPIGRAPHIK, UNIVERSITÄT HEIDELBERG
KOMMISSION FÜR ALTE GESCHICHTE UND EPIGRAPHIK DES DAI

AUSSCHREIBUNG FÜR EINE

EPIGRAPHISCHE SOMMERAKADEMIE

ROM, 21. BIS 31. JULI 2011

Die internationale Akademie richtet sich an fortgeschrittene Studierende (in der Regel nach der ersten Zwischenprüfung) sowie an Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden der Alten Geschichte und der benachbarten altertumswissenschaftlichen und historischen Fächer. Sie soll der Vertiefung der Kompetenzen von Nachwuchswissenschaftlern in der lateinischen Epigraphik dienen.

Aus dem Programm: Praktische Arbeiten an Inschriften im Museo Nazionale Romano und auf dem Forum Romanum, Epigraphische Spaziergänge durch Rom, Vorstellung großer Inschriftenprojekte, Diskussion über aktuelle Fragestellungen zum epigraphic habit und zur Funktion von Inschriften in der politischen Kommunikation, Besuch von Ostia etc. Ein detailliertes Programm der Veranstaltung (mit Themenliste für Referate) wird den Teilnehmern rechtzeitig zugestellt. Anreisetag ist Donnerstag, der 21. Juli 2011; Abreisetag Sonntag, der 31. Juli 2011.

Leitung und Durchführung: Rudolf HAENSCH (Komm. f. Alte Geschichte des DAI, München), Manfred G. SCHMIDT (CIL, Berlin), Christian WITSCHEL (Universität Heidelberg); in Kooperation mit der Abt. Rom des DAI sowie der Università ,La Sapienza’ di Roma.

Von den Bewerberinnen und Bewerbern werden gute Kenntnisse des Lateinischen erwartet, außerdem Grundkenntnisse in der Epigraphik (in der Regel durch Nachweis der Teilnahme an einem einschlägigen universitären Kurs). Unterrichtssprache ist in der Regel Deutsch (gegebenenfalls aber auch Englisch und Italienisch). Die Teilnehmerzahl ist auf 12 beschränkt. Zu den Reisekosten wird ein Zuschuß (voraussichtlich ca. 80,- Euro pro Person) gewährt; die Übernachtungskosten werden von den Veranstaltern übernommen.

Bewerbungen (mit Lebenslauf, Zwischenprüfungs- oder Abschlußzeugnis, Nachweis über absolvierte Seminare oder Übungen mit epigraphischen Inhalten, Interessensschwerpunkte, ggf. auch Projektskizzen zu Examens-/Magisterarbeiten oder Dissertationen) richten Sie bitte bis zum 15. April 2011 an:

Prof. Dr. Christian Witschel
Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik
der Universität Heidelberg
Marstallhof 4
69117 Heidelberg
E-mail: christian.witschel@zaw.uni-heidelberg.de

15 February, 2011

Practical Epigraphy Workshop, Oxford 12-14 April 2011

Filed under: training — Gabriel Bodard @ 12:14

Classics Subject Centre Practical Epigraphy Workshop for University Lecturers/Postdoctoral staff
12-14 April 2011 Classics Centre/Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

A Practical Epigraphy Workshop is taking place for those who are interested in developing hands-on skills in working with epigraphic material (Greek and Latin). The workshop is aimed at lecturers in post and postdoctoral status academics in UK HE institutions, whether or not they have previous experience of epigraphy. With expert tuition provided by members of the British Epigraphy Society, participants will learn the practical aspects of how to record and study inscriptions. The programme will include the making of squeezes; photographing and recording inscribed stones; reading and transcribing squeezes; and the production of editions (transcriptions, lemmata, translations and commentaries).

The workshop will take place in Oxford and be based in the Classics Centre, with the support of the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents (Classics Faculty, University of Oxford), and work with the epigraphical collection in the recently re-opened Ashmolean Museum (Department of Antiquities).

The workshop will start on Tuesday 12th April 2011 at 14.00 and run until 14.00 Thursday 14th April; there will be two early evening talks on the Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Workshop will provide lunches on Wednesday and Thursday; an evening meal Tuesday for all those involved in the Workshop; bed and breakfast accommodation at St John’s College; and the materials required to complete the workshop.

The Workshop is supported by the Classics Subject Centre. The cost of the workshop for participants (to include accommodation and meals) is £50. Those who would otherwise be prevented from attending by the cost should mention this in their application, as bursaries may be available.

Those interested in taking part should write to Sarah Francis (classhea@liverpool.ac.uk) at the Classics Subject Centre explaining briefly how participation in the Workshop will enhance the applicant’s teaching and research profile and how experience on this workshop might enable the Higher Education environment in which the participant is operating to develop the teaching of epigraphy. Participants may choose to work on Latin or Greek texts and should state their preference.

Deadline for applications: Thursday 3rd March 2011.

24 January, 2011

Report on EpiDoc/SoSOL training workshop in Bologna

Filed under: EpiDoc,report,training — Tom Elliott @ 18:47

Over at the Sito Italiano di Epigrafia Greca (SITEG), Alice Bencivenni reports on an EpiDoc/SoSOL training workshop held at the Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, 10-14 January 2011.

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