Mycenaean epigraphy (Maurizio Del Freo, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)

World Epigraphy State of the Art : “Mycenaean epigraphy” by (Maurizio Del Freo, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)

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EpiDoc & EFES training workshop, London April 9–13, 2018

We invite applications for a five-day training workshop in text encoding for epigraphy and papyrology, and publication of ancient texts, at the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, April 9–13, 2018.

The training will be offered by Gabriel Bodard (ICS), Martina Filosa (Köln), Simona Stoyanova (ICS) and Polina Yordanova (ICS/Sofia) and there will be no charge for the workshop. Thanks to the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a limited number of bursaries are available to assist students and other unfunded scholars with the costs of travel and accommodation.

EpiDoc (epidoc.sf.net) is a community of practice, recommendations and tools for the digital editing and publication of ancient texts based on TEI XML. EFES (github.com/EpiDoc/EFES) is a publication platform closely geared to EpiDoc projects and designed for use by non-technical editors. No expert computing skills are required, but a working knowledge of Greek/Latin or other ancient language, epigraphy or papyrology, and the Leiden Conventions will be assumed. The workshop is open to participants of all levels, from graduate students to professors and professionals.

To apply for a place on this workshop please email gabriel.bodard@sas.ac.uk, by Feb 28, 2018 including the following information:

  1. a brief description of your reason for interest
  2. your relevant background and experience
  3. If you would like to request a bursary, estimate how much you would need.
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Greek Epigraphy Spring Academy for PhD students April 2018

Call for Applications

The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Department for Ancient History of the University of Heidelberg, and the Commission for Ancient History and Epigraphy of the German Archaeological Institute are inviting applications for an Epigraphic Spring Academy for PhD students, to be held on Rhodes from 11th to 22nd April 2018.

Please find all information below (in German) and direct any enquiries as well as applications to Prof. Dr. Christan Witschel (christian.witschel@zaw.uni-heidelberg.de). Information on how to apply can be found at the end of the message.

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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 Frühjahrsakademie

auf Rhodos, 11.–22. 4. 2018

Die internationale Akademie richtet sich an Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden der Alten Geschichte und der benachbarten altertumswissenschaftlichen und historischen Fächer. Sie soll der Vertiefung der Kompetenzen von Nachwuchswissenschaftlern in der griechischen Epigraphik dienen. Neben der Arbeit im Museum und an den Grabungsplätzen in Rhodos-Stadt sind Exkursionen nach Lindos, Kamiros und Ialysos geplant.

Ein detailliertes Programm der Veranstaltung (mit Themenliste für Referate) wird den Teilnehmern rechtzeitig zugestellt. Eigene Themenvorschläge der Bewerber sind gerne erwünscht.

Anreisetag ist Mittwoch, der 11. April 2018; Abreisetag ist Sonntag, der 22. April 2018. An- und Abreiseort ist jeweils Rhodos.

Leitung und Durchführung: Klaus Hallof (BBAW/Inscriptiones Graecae, Berlin), Christof Schuler (Kommission für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik des DAI, München); Vasiliki Barlou (Universität Gießen).

Von den Bewerberinnen und Bewerbern werden gute Kenntnisse des Griechischen 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). Die Teilnehmerzahl ist auf 12 beschränkt.

Zu den Anreisekosten wird ein Zuschuss gewährt; die Übernachtungs- und Reisekosten der Teilnehmer vor Ort werden von den Veranstaltern übernommen.

Bewerbungen (mit Lebenslauf, Abschlusszeugnissen, Nachweis über absolvierte Seminare oder Übungen mit epigraphischen Inhalten, Angaben zu Interessensschwerpunkten sowie einer kurzen Skizze des Dissertationsprojekts) richten Sie bitte bis zum 25. Februar 2018 (am besten per Mail und mit den Dokumenten in einem PDF) an:

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

Die Sommerakademie wird gefördert von der Gerda Henkel Stiftung.

Download CFA as PDF / Ausschreibung als PDF herunterladen

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Ancient South Arabian epigraphy (Alessandra Avanzini, University of Pisa)

World Epigraphy State of the Art : “Ancient South Arabian epigraphy” by Alessandra Avanzini (University of Pisa)

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Latin Epigraphy Program in Rome in Summer 2018

From John Bodel:

The American Academy in Rome is pleased to offer in June 2018 an intensive introduction to the study of Latin and Greek inscriptions in the city of Rome.

AAR Summer Program in Roman Epigraphy, June 18 – June 29, 2018

Application Deadline: 31 January 2018

Instructor: John Bodel, Brown University

The Summer Program in Roman Epigraphy at the American Academy in Rome is an intensive ten-day course designed to introduce advanced graduate students and early career scholars to the study of Latin epigraphy, particularly the reading, interpretation, and editing of Latin and Greek inscriptions from the city of Rome. Participants will learn how to read and classify the main types of Roman inscriptions (on stone, metal, and clay) and how to edit Greek and Latin inscriptions, both in print and according to the EpiDoc conventions for digital editing of epigraphic texts. Instruction will include hands-on practice in reading and recording inscriptions in the American Academy in Rome; epigraphic walks in Trastevere and the center city; visits to major museum collections (notably those of the Museo Nazionale Romano and the Capitoline Museums); and field trips to sites on the Gianiculum and Vatican with Roman epitaphs in situ and to Ostia and the imperial cemetery at Isola Sacra. By the end of the course, participants will have learned how to edit unpublished inscriptions and will be able to read and understand basic types of Latin inscription on stone.

Costs

Tuition: €1040 / $1140

Housing: Housing is available at the American Academy for those who require it. The rates quoted below are for 2017 and may change slightly:

   ·  Shared twin room (without bathroom) – € 450 for 11 nights
·  Double room for single use (without bathroom) – € 900 for 11 nights
·  Double room for single use (with bathroom) – € 1340 for 11 nights
·  Single room (without bathroom) – € 770 for 11 nights
·  Single room (with bathroom) – € 1159 for 11 nights

Room availability cannot be guaranteed and applicants should indicate their need for housing in their application. Housing at the Academy is recommended, since it makes participation easier and adds to the communal experience.

Meals: Meals can be purchased at the Academy (€15 for lunch, and €27 for dinner). Meals may also be prepared in the AAR’s communal kitchens.

Eligibility

Applications are invited from early career scholars and Ph.D. students in Classics, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Art History, Museum Studies and related disciplines. Please note that the course can be physically demanding, with long walks in (sometimes) intense heat. Students are expected to prepare accordingly. The course will be conducted in English.

How to Apply

A complete application consists of a cover letter explaining why the program is of interest and indicating any previous study of Greek or Latin epigraphy, a curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation. Applications and all supporting materials, including recommendations, should be sent by email. The letters of recommendation must be sent directly by the individual referees.

All application materials, including any requests for housing, should be sent to: epigraphy@aarome.org

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Handbook of Mycenaean Epigraphy

Manuale di epigrafia micenea. Introduzione allo studio dei testi in lineare B
a cura di Maurizio Del Freo e Massimo Perna, 2 voll.
Padova, libreriauniversitaria.it edizioni, Webster srl, 2016
ISBN 978-88-6292-716-1.

The handbook, which is the fruit of the collaboration of a group of specialists from various universities and research centres in Italy and abroad, aims to provide an updated overview about Mycenaean epigraphy. It contains an introduction to the writing and language of the Mycenaean texts and a detailed analysis of the main Linear B documents divided by topic. In the first volume (XXXII + 280 pp.) the Linear B writing system and the Mycenaean scribal and administrative practices are analyzed and compared with their Minoan antecedents (Cretan Hieroglyphic and Linear A). The second volume (VI + 506 pp.) contains a detailed description of the different production sectors as they can be reconstructed from the Linear B texts as well as a synthesis of some major topics relating to the Mycenaean world, such as geography, society, economy and religion. Each chapter is provided with an essential bibliography. The book ends with a glossary of Mycenaean words.

The volume is published with the support of the following institutions:
Institute for Aegean Prehistory, Philadelphia (INSTAP)
Centro Internazionale di Ricerche Archeologiche, Antropologiche e Storiche, Montafia (CIRAAS)
Istituto Banco di Napoli – Fondazione

The book can be ordered online from the publisher’s website (www.libreriauniversitaria.it).

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Fresh Approaches to Epigraphic Material, St Andrews, July 11-14 2018

Posted for Eleri Counsins:

CfP: (Un)Set in Stone: Fresh Approaches to Epigraphic Material, Celtic Conference in Classics

Abstracts are sought for the 3-day panel “(Un)Set in Stone: Fresh Approaches to Epigraphic Material”, to be held at the Celtic Conference in Classics, St Andrews, July 11-14 2018.

Stone inscriptions represent one of our richest sources of evidence for the ancient world.  They also present compelling methodological challenges through their liminal status as both texts and material objects.  Yet there remains a need for the study of epigraphy to be more consistently integrated into theoretical and archaeological ways of thinking about the past and material culture.  At the same time, there is tremendous potential still left untapped in terms of thinking of inscriptions as texts, particularly abbreviated and/or fragmentary texts.   This panel, therefore, seeks to present new, even experimental, methodological and theoretical approaches to epigraphy, by bringing together archaeological theorists, scholars working on ancient literature, and those who work regularly on inscriptions and carved material, including visual culture.  Possible topics for abstracts include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • the materiality of inscriptions as archaeological objects
  • the application to epigraphy of literary approaches to fragmentary texts
  • the interaction of image and text on inscriptions
  • phenomenological approaches to inscriptions
  • the nature of epigraphic production and stone-carving
  • ways of viewing inscriptions in antiquity
  • the experience (both ancient and modern) of reading inscriptions, in particular abbreviated texts
  • digital techniques which enable new interpretative paradigms

Confirmed speakers: Tatiana Ivleva, Peter Kruschwitz, Myles Lavan, Polly Low, Katherine McDonald, Kelsey Williams.

Papers at the CCC are usually 40 minutes long; however, shorter presentations may also be considered.  Prospective speakers are asked to send an abstract of no more than 300 words to Eleri Cousins at ehc5@st-andrews.ac.uk by January 31st, 2018.  Please specify desired paper length in the abstract.  It is intended that this panel will serve as the springboard for an edited volume, aiming for publication in 2020 or 2021; prospective speakers should state with their abstract whether they would wish to participate in this volume.

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South Arabian funerary stelae from the British Museum collection

L’ARABIA FELIX, TRA EGITTO E VICINO ORIENTE
Presentation of the volume by A. Lombardi, with contributions by F. Betti
“SOUTH ARABIAN FUNERARY STELAE
FROM THE BRITISH MUSEUM COLLECTION”
(Arabia Antica. Archaeological studies, 11; Roma, L’ERMA di Bretschneider, 2016)

14th of December 2017 – h. 15
Università degli Studi di Milano – Palazzo Greppi, Sala Napoleonica – Via S. Antonio, 1

Programme

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Virtual Museum of Archaeological Computing

Presentation of the Virtual Museum of Archaeological Computing

Accademia dei Lincei (Rome) – Wednesday, 13th of December 2017

The Virtual Museum of Archaeological Computing is a project of the CNR-ISMA and Accademia dei Lincei (Rome). It aims at retracing the development of a boundary discipline, which set its roots in the 1950s. A virtual tour, guided by specialists, will offer a survey on the history of applications and technological devices, within the framework of the main archaeological sectors involved in the process of data digitisation, including also focuses on Digital Epigraphy (see Projects section).

Programme

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Call for papers – Journal of Epigraphic Studies (JES)

Call for papers

Please find enclosed a leaflet advertising the launching by the publisher Fabrizio Serra Editore Srl, Pisa-Rome, of a new journal in the field of Greek and Latin epigraphy: The Journal of Epigraphic Studies (JES). The Journal now welcomes articles for the first issue to be published in 2018. Papers may be submitted by January 31, 2018, and will be peer-reviewed. More details about the submission procedure and the editorial rules are included in the attached documents or are accessible through: www.libraweb.net

JES – Leaflet

JES – Editorial Rules

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Call for proposals “Manes adite paterni!” International Conference (Heidelberg, 20-21 July 2018) UPDATE

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The research group LITTERA of the University of Barcelona in collaboration with the Department of Classical Philology of the University of Heidelberg is calling for proposals for the international conference Manes adite paterni!” Family Spirits in the Greco-Roman World that will take place on the days 20-21 of July 2018 at the Department of Classical Philology of the University of Heidelberg.

The conference aims to reconsider the confused panorama concerning the different types of supernatural beings (Manes, Penates, Lares, Genii, δαίμονες, ἥρωες, etc.), with special emphasis on the family circle. Focus of the conference will be the Greco-Roman world from the origins to the Early Christianity. The objective is to stress the existence of a continuity among the different traditions concerning the beliefs on the life after death. Proposals are expected to deal with the following subjects: the lexical choice to denominate spirits and ghosts; the ritual and material component of the family death cult and the magical practices against spirits; the philosophical thought about the nature of the spirits as well as on the destiny of the human soul, etc.

The approach is multidisciplinary. In this sense, not only philologists are invited to apply but also philosophers, epigraphists, papirologists, archeologists and historians.

The proceedings of the conference will be published in the monographic series of the scientific review Anuari de Filologia Antiqua et Mediaevalia (http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/AFAM/about/submissions) after a double peer-review.

More info

ancientmanes2018@gmail.com

https://ancientmanesconference2018blog.wordpress.com/

MANES ADITE PATERNI POSTER NUEVO

 

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Romanisation – Romanization?!?

Congress on Romanization

Heidelberg 15-17 December 2017

Programme

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New publication: “Die Heidelberger Römersteine”

Die Heidelberger Römersteine

Bildwerke, Architekturteile und Inschriften im Kurpfälzischen Museum Heidelberg

by Francisca Feraudi-Gruénais / Renate Ludwig
Heidelberg 2017
ISBN: 978-3-8253-6693-3

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CfP “Manes adite paterni!” Family Spirits in the Greco-Roman World

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The research group LITTERA of the University of Barcelona in collaboration with the Department of Classical Philology of the University of Heidelberg is calling for proposals for the international conference

Manes adite paterni!”

Family Spirits in the Greco-Roman World

 

that will take place on the days 20-21 of July 2018 at the Department of Classical Philology of the University of Heidelberg.

The conference aims to reconsider the confused panorama concerning the different types of supernatural beings (Manes, Penates, Lares, Genii, δαίμωνες, ῞ηρωες, etc.), with special emphasis on the family circle. Focus of the conference will be the Greco-Roman world from the origins to the Early Christianity. The objective is to stress the existence of a continuity among the different traditions concerning the beliefs on the life after death. Proposals are expected to deal with the following subjects: the lexical choice to denominate spirits and ghosts; the ritual and material component of the family death cult and the magical practices against spirits; the philosophical thought about the nature of the spirits as well as on the destiny of the human soul, etc.

The approach is multidisciplinary. In this sense, not only philologists are invited to apply but also philosophers, epigraphists, papirologists, archeologists and historians.

Papers should not withdraw 20 minutes and will be followed by 10 minutes for discussion. Accepted languages are: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Abstracts (2 pages max., including bibliography) should be sent by the 31 of December 2017 to the following address: ancientmanes2018@gmail.com

The proceedings of the conference will be published in the monographic series of the scientific review Anuari de Filologia Antiqua et Mediaevalia (http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/AFAM/about/submissions) after a double peer-review.

Venue

Seminar für Klassische Philologie

Universität Heidelberg

Marstallhof 2-4

69117 Heidelberg

http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/fakultaeten/philosophie/skph/

 

Fees

40 euros for speakers

20 euros for audience (registrations by the end of May 2018)

Certificates of attendance and participation will be delivered by the Organizers.

 

In collaboration with and under the auspices of

Seminar für Klassische Philologie – Universität Heidelberg

DAAD –  Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst

Facultat de Filologia – Universitat de Barcelona

LITTERA –  Laboratori per a la Investigació i Tractament de Textos Epigràfics, Romans i Antics

Revistes Científiques de la Universitat de Barcelona

Scientific Committee

Alejandra Guzmán Almagro (LITTERA / Universitat de Barcelona)

Jürgen Paul Schwindt (Universität Heidelberg)

Silvia Tantimonaco (LITTERA / DAAD Fellow – Universität Heidelberg)

Javier Velaza Frías (LITTERA / Universitat de Barcelona)

 

Organizing Commitee

Alejandra Guzmán Almagro: aguzman@ub.edu

Silvia Tantimonaco: silvia.tantimonaco@uni-heidelberg.de

 

More information

https://ancientmanesconference2018blog.wordpress.com/

 

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Further information on the new “Epigrafia ostiense” book

Epigrafia Ostiense – Warning for subscribers

• The pre-order of 70 € includes shipping charges for Italy only.
• Shipping charges outside of Italy are not included and vary according to the country.
• Before making your bank transfer, please write an email to the Publisher (ecf@unive.it) where you specify the delivery address together with your phone number. We will write you back and give you an estimate of the shipping charges. When making your bank transfer remember to provide your address in the form.
Avviso sottoscrizione Ostia_02_11_17-1

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