Bewerbungen bis zum 22. April 2016
Leitung und Durchführung: A. Caballos (Univ. Sevilla), R. Haensch (Komm. f Alte Geschichte u. Epigraphik d. DAI), C. Witschel (Univ. Heidelberg)
Bewerbungen bis zum 22. April 2016
Leitung und Durchführung: A. Caballos (Univ. Sevilla), R. Haensch (Komm. f Alte Geschichte u. Epigraphik d. DAI), C. Witschel (Univ. Heidelberg)
The EAGLE Storytelling App is a WordPress plugin that allows users to write blogpost, news, stories and narratives by citing and embedding content from various web repositories related to the Ancient World (like Pelagios, the iDAI.gazetteer, Finds.org and many more).
The web app is available on the EAGLE project’s official website. Users can create an EAGLE account and start writing their epigraphic-related narratives right away and publish them on the Stories page.
But right now, epigraphers that want to experiment with the application can also install it on their WordPress-powered site easily from the official plugin repositories!
The application is designed to work within the EAGLE user-dedicated ecosystem (the search engine and the EAGLE collection of inscriptions and images), but it’s easily customizable: new plugins to parse and embed content from various sources can be implemented with minimal effort.
Currently, the EAGLE Storytelling App support content from:
What’s more, we provide an “EpiDoc generic reader” that can transform any EpiDoc-compliant XML file into a human-readable edition, with formatted text, images and all the information.
Embedded content is visualized as a compact interactive box that can be expanded by the users or (in the case of maps inserted from the iDAI.gazetteer and Pleiades) navigated. Users can also visualize the object in its original webpage or launch a query to retrieve all other stories that embed the same item.
The app makes it very easy for authors to insert their content from the supported repositories. A simple interface allows users to search in the supported websites from the “Add Media” menu of WP. Alternatively, authors can use the native search pages on the supported sites and then copy-paste the URL in the search interface of the App or even directly into the story editor!
Francesco Mambrini, Philipp Franck
The Centre for Excellence in the Humanities to the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, organizes jointly with an international team of lecturers and researchers in the field of Digital Humanities a Summer School in Digital Humanities. The Summer School will take place between 05-10 September 2016 and is targeted at historians, archaeologists, classical scholars, philologists, museum and conservation workers, linguists, researchers in translation and reception studies, specialists in cultural heritage and cultural management, textual critics and other humanitarians with little to moderate skills in IT who would like to enhance their competences. The Summer School will provide four introductory modules on the following topics:
The school is open for applications by MA and PhD students and postdoc and early researchers from all humanitarian disciplines, as well as employees in the field of cultural heritage. The applicants should send a CV and a Motivation statement clarifying their specific needs and expressing interest in one or more of the modules no later than 15.05.2016. The places are limited and you will be notified about your acceptance within 10 working days after the application deadline. Transfer from Sofia to Hissar and back, accommodation and meal expenses during the Summer School are covered by the organizers. Five scholarships of 250 euro will be accorded by the organizing committee to the participants whose work and motivation are deemed the most relevant and important.
The participation fee is 40 еurо. It covers coffee breaks, social programme and materials for the participants.
Please submit your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assoc. Prof. Dimitar Birov (Department of Informatics, University of Sofia)
Dr. Maria Baramova (Department of Balkan History, University of Sofia)
Dr. Dimitar Iliev (Department of Classics, University of Sofia)
Mirela Hadjieva (Centre for Excellence in the Humanities, University of Sofia)
Dobromir Dobrev (Centre for Excellence in the Humanities, University of Sofia)
Kristina Ferdinandova (Centre for Excellence in the Humanities, University of Sofia)
Exeter College, Oxford
In spite of the striking abundance of extant primary material—over 4000 Greek texts produced in the period between the sixth and fifteenth centuries —Byzantine Epigraphy remains largely uncharted territory, with a reputation for being elusive and esoteric that obstinately persists. References to inscriptions in our texts show how ubiquitous and deeply engrained the epigraphic habit was in Byzantine society, and underscore the significance of epigraphy as an auxiliary discipline. The SPBS Symposium 2016 has invited specialists in the field to examine diverse epigraphic material in order to trace individual epigraphic habits, and outline overall inscriptional traditions. In addition to the customary format of panel papers and shorter communications, the Symposium will organize a round table, whose participants will lead a debate on the topics presented in the panel papers, and discuss the methodological questions of collection, presentation and interpretation of Byzantine inscriptional material.
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The next 7th of April, the Uned Tudela, in Spain, with the cooperation of the University of Navarre will held a conference on digital epigraphy in which some exciting projects on that field will be presented, such as:
The conference will be streamed worldwide and the registration (required) is free.
To register, please follow the indications in the area “Matrícula online” of this site, with all the information on the activity: https://extension.uned.es/actividad/11248
We invite applications for a 5-day training workshop on digital editing of epigraphic and papyrological texts, to be held in the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, April 11-15, 2016. The workshop will be taught by Gabriel Bodard (ICS), Simona Stoyanova (KCL) and Pietro Liuzzo (Heidelberg / Hamburg). There will be no charge for the workshop, but participants should arrange their own travel and accommodation.
EpiDoc (epidoc.sf.net) is a community of practice and guidance for using TEI XML for the encoding of inscriptions, papyri and other ancient texts. It has been used to publish digital projects including Inscriptions of Aphrodisias and Tripolitania, Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri, Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri, and EAGLE Europeana Project. 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, identifying and linking to external person and place authorities, and use of the online Papyrological Editor and Perseids platforms.
No technical 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 email@example.com with a brief description of your reason for interest and summarising your relevant background and experience, by 6th March 2016. Please use as subject of your email “[EPIDOC LONDON 2016] application <yourname>”.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Facilitating Access to Latin Inscriptions)
Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford, and Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford
Grade 7: £30,738 – £32,600 p.a.
Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, to work on the AHRC-funded project ‘Facilitating Access to Latin inscriptions in Britain’s Oldest Public Museum through Scholarship and Technology’. The post is fixed-term, to cover the period from 1 April 2016 to the end of the project on 31 December 2016. The principal responsibilities of the Research Fellow will be to fulfil the project’s impact and public engagement agenda and to complete the development of digital resources (EpiDoc corpus and website) under the direction of Professor Alison Cooley (PI, University of Warwick) and Dr Paul Roberts (Keeper of Greek and Roman Antiquities, Ashmolean Museum).
The successful applicant must possess a doctorate in a relevant field, and be able to demonstrate experience of working in EpiDoc programming or TEI, proficient IT skills, including web design and authoring, and experience of working in collaboration with schools, whether primary and/or secondary, excellent communication skills, and the ability to carry out research independently.
Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory security screening and to a satisfactory disclosure report from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via www.recruit.ox.ac.uk and enter Vacancy ID 122067.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 7 March 2016.
Contact Person : Miss Clare Jarvis
Contact Phone : 01865 288391
Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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CORPUS OF GREEK AND BILINGUAL INSCRIPTIONS OF PTOLEMAIC EGPYT (CPI)
CSAD, FACULTY OF CLASSICS, IOANNOU CENTRE
1-2 APRIL 2016
Friday 1 April:
9.30 – 10.30: Alan Bowman, Introduction, the CPI project;
Dorothy Thompson, Peter Fraser and the Epigraphy of Ptolemaic Egypt
11.00-11.45: Kyriakos Savvopoulos, The Content of the Corpus (overview with
11.45-12.30: Rachel Mairs, The Bilingual Inscriptions: Egyptian Language Texts
12.30-1.15: Simon Hornblower, The Metrical Inscriptions
2.15-3.00: Alan Bowman: Inscriptions of the Greek Cities
3..00-3.45: Charles Crowther: Palaeography of Ptolemaic Inscriptions
4.15-5.00: Imaging inscriptions – the Kingston Lacy obelisk [speaker tbc]
5.00-5.45: Charles Crowther and Supratik Baralay – Dedications [title tbc]
Evening: Dinner at Queens College
Saturday 2 April
9.30-10.15: Mario Paganini, Epigraphic Habits of Private Associations
10.30-11.15: Christelle Fischer Bovet [title tbc]
11.15-12.00: Willy Clarysse, Inscriptions and Papyri, two worlds with some overlaps
12.00-12.45: Closing discussion
American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 16-19, 2016
This new session is devoted to examining the ways in which the material of inscribed artifacts provides information regarding their use as objects of communication. We invite applications from scholars from all disciplines and periods who are interested in investigating the materiality of communication. The session will offer new perspective into the materiality of writing, by shifting the focus from traditional linguistic analysis to the means by which inscribed texts were created, shaped, and used as social tools in the different regions of the ancient Near East and Classical World. Priority will be give to papers that consider the art historical and metapragmatic aspects of writing and/or the ways in which the text-artifact was designed to enhance communication. In particular, we solicit papers that will offer new insight into the means by which aesthetic, form, placement, context, medium, or execution informed the communicative function of the text, both in linguistic and non-linguistic ways.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is February 15, 2016. The following links to ASOR’s Online Abstract Submission Site: http://asor.conference-services.net/authorlogin.asp?conferenceID=4981&language=en-uk
Membership in ASOR and registration for the Annual Meeting is required in advance for participants. For more information, please visit http://www.asor.org/am/2016/rules.html
BANDO PER UN LABORATORIO DI FORMAZIONE IN EPIGRAFIA DEL MONDO ROMANO SUL TEMA “LE CARRIERE AL SERVIZIO DELL’IMPERO”
12-16 SETTEMBRE 2016
École Française de Rome, Piazza Farnese 62 – Roma
Sotto il patronato del Comité delle Rencontres franco-italiennes sur l’épigraphie du monde romain, l’École Française de Rome, Labex ARCHIMEDE e l’Università di Poitiers organizzano un laboratorio di formazione avanzata in epigrafia a Roma dal 12 al 16 settembre 2016. Questa iniziativa parte dalla constatazione della difficoltà di offrire corsi di livello avanzato nelle università francesi e italiane. Al di fuori di qualche sede privilegiata, l’offerta si limita a una iniziazione a questa disciplina, che pure è essenziale per la conoscenza dell’Antichità.
Questo laboratorio è aperto agli studenti a partire dalla Laurea Magistrale e fino al dottorato (con tesi sostenuta da meno di 3 anni), di ogni nazionalità, iscritti in un’università francese o italiana. Si richiede la conoscenza di base del francese o dell’italiano. Le lezioni saranno in queste due lingue, con il supporto di un PPT in inglese.
Il tema prescelto riguarda “Le carriere al servizio dell’Impero romano
Le domande, che devono comprendere una lettera con le motivazioni, un CV, l’attestazione del superamento di un esame relativo a un corso introduttivo all’epigrafia latina e una lettera di presentazione di un docente o di uno studioso, dovranno pervenire entro il 16 febbraio ai seguenti indirizzi di posta elettronica:
I candidati saranno informati dell’esito della loro domanda prima della fine di marzo.
Scholarship of the Gerda Henkel Foundation and the Elise and Annemarie Jacobi Foundation for Ancient History and Epigraphy at the DAI Munich
Thanks to funding by the Gerda Henkel Foundation and the Elise and Annemarie Jacobi Foundation the commission is able to support “PhD students of ancient history with outstanding talent and limited financial means,” as Ms. Annemarie Jacobi laid down in her last will and testament. The stipend can be awarded for dissertation projects within the entire scope of ancient history.
The commission awards the stipend for guest fellowships at their exquisitely equipped ancient historical library. Stipend holders are expected to stay in Munich for 2 to 3 months to work on their dissertations. The stipend includes a library carrel as well as free accommodation in a fully furnished apartment on the commission’s premises, travel expenses of up to 350 euros (for students from Europe)/750 euros (for students from overseas), as well as a monthly allowance of 600 euros for living expenses.
The international call for applications addresses students currently working on the preparation and implementation of their dissertation project in ancient history. “Dissertation project” in this context also includes equivalent degree theses in the applicant’s home country, e.g. thèse nouveau règime in France, tesi di Dottorato in Italy, and PhD theses in the UK and US.
Applications may be submitted in German, English, French, Spanish, and Italian and must include the following documents:
Applications may be submitted on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of each year and addressed to the commission director. Please note that your application should be submitted at least six months prior to the beginning of the fellowship (as requested by you). Please submit your application in digital form as mail attachment or downloadable file (e.g. through WeTransfer) to the following recipients: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We kindly ask the academic referees (i.e. your thesis advisor and other university professor) to send their recommendations/statements directly to these same addresses.
For details see the full advertisements in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish on our homepage: http://www.dainst.org/karriere/stipendien/stipendien-aek
The American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy invites submissions for a panel at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in Toronto on the theme of ‘Epigraphic Economies’. The main objective of this panel will be to explore ways in which epigraphic material, both old and new, can be used to study the economies of the Greco-Roman world in the new sophisticated framework of theoretical analysis. The organisers welcome detailed studies of long-known inscriptions and epigraphic dossiers, presentations of unpublished epigraphic material, and more theoretical treatments that contain a significant epigraphic component.
Abstracts should be sent electronically as a Word file, along with a PDF of the Submission Form, by 1 March 2016 to Nikolaos Papazarkadas at email@example.com. Full information on how to submit an abstract and the topic of the panel can be obtained here:
From 11 to 15 July 2016, the École Française de Rome will offer a doctoral workshop on ‘Writing in urban and peri-urban contexts: reading and studying inscriptions in their archaeological context’. The workshop aims at introducing some of the challenges, problems and methods related to the study of writing and its use in urban and peri-urban spaces. In addition to a presentation of the methods and tools of epigraphy, the workshop will seek to characterize the epigraphic habits of different areas that make up the fabric of a city, both in its everyday and exceptional expressions. The workshop is aimed at students of epigraphy (PhD students or PDs), but also and especially at historians and archaeologists whose research issues would overlap with these questions and who have a moderate familiarity with this kind of evidence. Lessons will be held in French, Italian and English: good skill in these languages is therefore required. A contribution of 150 Euros is required for the cost of accommodation, meals and tuition. The deadline for application is 1 March 2016.
Full information on the workshop and how to apply can be obtained here: