3rd North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (Call for Papers)

The 3rd North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy

“Inscriptions and the Epigraphic Habit”

January 5-7, 2020, Washington DC

Call for papers:The Third North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy will be held January 5-7, 2020, in Washington, D.C., under the aegis of the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (ASGLE), and with support from Georgetown University.

The congress will be held immediately following the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies in Washington DC (January 2-5, 2020), and will include thematic panels on a variety of topics, a poster session, and possible excursions. We invite papers that present epigraphy related to the ancient world from the archaic period through late antiquity.

Panels may be devoted to some of the following themes: The epigraphic habit, inscribed instrumentum, late antiquity, monuments and identity, religion, magic, the ancient city, the family in antiquity, ancient graffiti, curse tablets, slavery, writer and audience, text and context, literacy, and newly discovered or edited texts.

Location: Washington DC is itself a particularly epigraphically-rich city, with public, inscribed monuments ranging from the Vietnam Wall to the Lincoln Memorial, as well as the Library of Congress. The city is served by three airports: Washington Dulles (IAD, the major international airport), Washington Reagan National (DCA, a smaller airport on the metro line), and Baltimore-Washington (BWI, a bit further away, but sometimes has less expensive flights).

For more information, see: http://www.asgle.org/nacgle-2020-washington-d-c/

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IVème Colloque Ductus, Rome, 5-7/12/2018

IVème Colloque Ductus

Inscriptions mineures en miroir : textes, langues et supports

Rome, Institut Suisse de Rome – École française de Rome, 5-7/12/2018

L’association DUCTUS – association internationale pour l’étude des inscriptions mineures invite à une réflexion sur les supports des inscriptions mineures et des graffiti figurés. Sur les différents types rencontrés, de la céramique au mobilier métallique en passant par la peinture murale et la pierre, où prend place le graffito? Comment est-il aménagé ? Quelle graphie est-elle choisie ? Le message que donne un titulus pictus ou une estampille rejoint-il celui de l’écriture quotidienne dans son positionnement comme dans le type de support choisi ? A ces questions s’ajouteront celles qui touchent au langage transcrit, qu’il soit sous forme abrégée, codifiée ou qu’il reflète un formulaire, une invective, un trait, un vœu en utilisant des formes dialectales ou grammaticales particulières.

Programme: IVeme_Colloque_Ductus-1

5.12.2018 – Istituto Svizzero – via Ludovisi 48

H09:00-9:30 Accueil
H09:30-10:00 Présentation

Inscriptions mineures
H10:00-10:30 Simona Marchesini (‘Alteritas’ Verona) The Medium is the Message. La relazione tra tipologia testuale e supporto epigrafico
H10:30-11:00 Christophe Schmidt (Université de Genève) L’écriture quotidienne à la frontière de l’Empire. L’apport des inscriptions mineures provenant des uici militaires de Rhétie
H11:00-11:30 Pause

Tablettes en plomb
H11:30-12:00 Francesca Murano (Università di Firenze) Questioni di grafia e questioni di lingua nei testi di magia aggressiva : il caso delle defixiones osche
H12:00-12:30 Celia Sánchez Natalías (Universidad de Zaragoza) Una nuova defixio latina dall’antica Hadrumetum
H12:30-13:00 Gabriella Bevilacqua (Università di Roma – La Sapienza) literas perlegerit (CIL X, 8214): defixio o contromisura di difesa ?

Varia Minora : céramique et métaux
H14:30-15:00 Maria Letizia Lazzarini (Università di Roma – La Sapienza) Qualche aspetto delle iscrizioni vascolari greche arcaiche
H15:00-15:30 Paolo Poccetti (Università di Roma Tor Vergata) & Luigi Vecchio (Università di Salerno) Iscrizione su un cilindretto di terracotta da Fratte (Salerno)
H15:30-16:00 Lavinio Del Monaco (Università di Roma – La Sapienza) L’iscrizione dalla tomba 482 di Osteria dell’Osa (Gabii) : bilancio degli studi e prospettive di ricerca
H16:00-16:30 Pause
H16:30-17:00 David Nonnis (Università di Roma – La Sapienza) Scrivere su ceramica (e su metallo): appunti sulla cultura epigrafica di Roma medio-repubblicana

Graffiti et inscriptions peintes
H17:00-17:30 Roberta Marchionni (Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, München) I soliti ignoti ed i loro post graffiti sui muri di Minturnae
H17:30-18:00 David Djaoui (Musée départemental Arles antique) Réinterprétation des graffiti de la taverne d’Hédoné à Pompéi (CIL IV, 1679)

6.12.2018 – Istituto Svizzero – via Ludovisi 48

Graffiti et inscriptions peintes (suite)
H09:30-10:00 Heikki Solin (Università di Helsinki) Come si devono studiare i graffiti parietali ?
H10:00-10:30 Eeva-Maria Viitanen (Institutum Romanum Finlandiae) Place, Material, Time and Pompeian Wall Writings

Varia Minora : céramique et métaux
H10:30-11:00 Marco Buonocore (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana) Tituli parietarii Latini graphio exarati regionis IV Augusteae : dopo Mommsen
H11:00-11:30 Pause
H11:30-12:00 Antonio Varone (MIBACT) Graffiti inediti sovrapposti in edifici e spazi pubblici pompeiani
H12:00-12:30 Rudolf Wachter (Basel Universität) CIL IV, 1173 : un casse-tête enfin résolu ?
H12:30-13:00 Michel E. Fuchs & Richard Sylvestre (Université de Lausanne) Graffiti à la Maison des Quatre Styles à Pompéi : des noms pour un changement d’affectation des lieux

H14:30-15:00 Alfredo Buonopane (Università di Verona) Ancora sull’alfabetizzazione delle donne: graffiti femminili su instrumentum
H15:00-15:30 Thierry Luginbühl (Université de Lausanne) Comparaisons entre les faciès onomastiques des potiers augusto-tibériens de Lyon, du Plateau suisse et de Bourgogne

Langues fragmentaires
H15:30-16:00 Alessandro Campus (Università di Roma Tor Vergata) La scrittura corsiva tra Oriente fenicio ed Occidente punico
H16:00-16:30 Pause
H16:30-17:00 Ignacio Simon Cornago (Universidad de Zaragoza / Università di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’) La paleografía de las inscripciones ibéricas
H17:00-17:30 Serena Solano (Soprintendenza Archeologia Bergamo e Brescia) & Alberto Marretta (Parco Archeologico Seradina-Bedolina) Pagine di pietra: le iscrizioni preromane della Valcamonica
H17:30 Assemblée générale de DUCTUS réservée aux membres.

7.12.2018 – École Française de Rome (Piazza Navona)

Langues fragmentaires (suite)
9.30-10.00 Pierre-Yves Lambert (ÉPHE Paris) Latin ou gaulois sur l’instrumentum, par qui, pour qui et pourquoi
10.00-10.30 Filippo Motta (Università di Pisa) Considerazioni sulle rocce inscritte della Val Camisana (Alta Val Brembana)
10.30-11.00 Anna Marinetti (Università di Venezia) Evoluzione e conservazione negli usi scrittori del Veneto antico
11.30-12.00 Enrico Benelli (CNR-Roma) Ai margini dell’epigrafia etrusca. Riflessioni su alcune iscrizioni di classificazione incerta
12.00 Bilan et conclusions

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Reading the City, October 23-27, 2019

Call for Papers: Symposium Campanum 2019
Reading the City: Inscriptions of the Bay of Naples
October 23-27, 2019

Directors: Jacqueline DiBiasie-Sammons (University of Mississippi) and Holly M. Sypniewski (Millsaps College)

The Vergilian Society invites proposals for papers for the 2019 Symposium Campanum at the Villa Vergiliana in Cuma, Italy.

This symposium investigates the role of inscribed materials in the cities, towns, and villas of Campania. Unlike the nearly bare walls of today’s ruins, the written word had a vibrant presence in antiquity. From the large, stone inscriptions on buildings and monuments, to the small, nearly invisible graffiti in private homes, writing was ubiquitous. The goal of the symposium is to investigate the role of inscriptions in the Bay of Naples. How did everyday people interact with the writing on their walls, tombs, statues, and buildings? Does the presence and quantity of writing inform our understanding of ancient literacy? What is the potential and limitations of inscriptions to illuminate aspects of Roman society, or their limitations?

Recent scholarship on epigraphical material has focused on examining inscriptions in light of other types of evidence: artistic, archaeological, literary. We, therefore, invite papers that synthesize multiple strands of evidence and expand epigraphical study beyond the inscriptions themselves. Papers could, for example, contextualize evidence from inscriptions within the social, economic, or political fabric of the city. We are especially interested in papers that focus on the possible writing of the unfree, women, and the lower classes.

Another recent turn in epigraphical research has been to contextualize inscriptions within their physical environments. Graffiti, especially, responded to each other and the spaces in which they were written. The location of the Symposium Campanum provides an ideal venue for considering the contextualization of inscriptions. With this in mind, we plan to invite interested scholars to present their research on-site, in a building or area that pertains to their paper, if logistics permit.

The symposium will include three days of papers and discussion. Papers will be 30 minutes long with time for discussion. The schedule will also include visits to selected sites nearby. Meals and housing will be provided by the Villa Vergiliana. There will be a moderate fee (ca. $400) to cover registration, room, and board. Participants should plan their arrivals on Wednesday, Oct. 23 and departures on Sunday, October 27, 2019.

Interested scholars should send an abstract of no more than 300 words to symposiumcampanum2019@gmail.com by February 1st, 2019.

Participating scholars: Virginia Campbell, Sarah Levin-Richardson, Polly Lohmann, Kristina Milnor, Heikki Solin, and Eeva-Maria Viitanen

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Postgraduate training course in Greek Epigraphy – BSA 2019

THE BRITISH SCHOOL AT ATHENS 

 POSTGRADUATE TRAINING COURSE IN GREEK EPIGRAPHY

16th June – 29th June 2019

Whether publishing new inscriptions, reinterpreting old ones, or critically analysing editions, this course provides training for historians, archaeologists and textual scholars alike in the discipline of reading and interpreting epigraphic evidence. Students will be guided through the process of producing editions of inscriptions, gaining practical first hand experience with the stones as well as instruction in editorial and bibliographic skills. Guest lectures on historical and thematic subjects will explore the ways in which epigraphic evidence can inform a wide range of Classical subjects. The course will be taught primarily by Prof. Graham Oliver (Brown) and Robert Pitt (BSA) and will utilise the most significant epigraphic collections around Athens, where students will be assigned a stone from which they will create a textual edition. The importance of seeing inscriptions within their archaeological and topographical contexts will be explored during site visits around Athens and Attica. Some prior knowledge of Greek is essential, although students with only elementary skills are advised that reading inscriptions is a very good way to advance in the language!

The course fee of £780 includes accommodation in shared rooms at the BSA, where self-catering facilities are available, as well as 24 hour access to the superb library, entry to all sites and museums, and BSA membership. Free membership for the remainder of the session will be offered to students wishing to remain at the BSA after the course to continue their research. Travel to and from Greece is the sole responsibility of the course participant.

The course is limited to 12 places, and open to students of any university pursuing Masters or Post-graduate degrees.

Further information can be obtained from the BSA website (www.bsa.ac.uk). Completed application forms and an academic reference letter should be emailed to the Assistant Director, Dr. Chryssanthi Papadopoulou, (assistant.director@bsa.ac.uk) no later than January 31st 2019.

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Le molte vite di un’iscrizione. Ma quando, come, perché?

 

Programma

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Attic Vase Inscriptions (AVI) – changes and updates

The Attic Vase Inscriptions (AVI) project, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and directed by Professor Rudolf Wachter at the University of Basle, would like to make known important changes and updates to its database and website (https://avi.unibas.ch). …. read more

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VI Seminario Avanzato di Epigrafia Greca – Venezia, 16-18 gennaio 2019

VI Seminario Avanzato di Epigrafia Greca – Venezia, 16-18 gennaio 2019

a cura di Claudia Antonetti

Programma

16 gennaio 2019

14.00 accoglienza dei congressisti

14.15 Indirizzi di saluto Michele Bugliesi, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Magnifico Rettore- Giovannella Cresci, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Direttrice del Dipartimento di Studi umanistici – Lorenzo Calvelli,Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Team Creative Arts, Cultural Heritage and Digital Humanities

Introduzione ai lavori

14.30 Claudia Antonetti, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Dipartimento di Studi umanistici, Coordinatrice del Laboratorio di Epigrafia greca

14.40 Silvia Orlandi, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza / AIEGL.AIEGLe SAEG: non solo acronimi, ma punti di partenza

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Angela Donati (1942-2018)

We deeply mourn the loss of our fellow epigraphist Prof. Angela Donati, Emerita of Roman History at the University of Bologna. Angela was an internationally renowned scholar, as well as a generous and kind-hearted person. We will miss her gentle smile, sharp mind, and caring humanity

A ceremony will be held on Wednesday, 17 October, at the Cappella dei Bulgari in Bologna at 10.30 am. Liturgy will follow at 11.30 am in San Domenico

This is her touching obituary written by Prof. Attilio Mastino:

La scomparsa di Angela Donati (Bologna 31 gennaio 1942 – 13 ottobre 2018)

Piangiamo con grande dolore l’improvvisa scomparsa della nostra Angela Donati, indimenticabile Maestra e generosa amica, scomparsa a Bologna oggi 13 ottobre 2018. Un pezzo di noi se ne è andato per sempre e sentiamo il senso di una perdita irreparabile. Continue reading

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Attic Epigraphy Workshop

On October 19-21, 2018, the Greek Epigraphic Society and the Epigraphical Museum will hold an Attic Epigraphy Workshop in honor of Leslie Threatte:

Attic Fourth Century Laws and Decrees and the Attic Orators

FRIDAY (October 19)

17.00-17.15: Introduction by the organizers
17.15–17.30: Welcome from the Director of the Epigraphical Museum
17.30–18.00: Tribute to Leslie Threatte

SESSION I
18.00-18.30: P. J. Rhodes, The Areopagus and tyranny
18.40-19.10: Enrica Culasso, Lemnos and the Attic orators:
The epigraphic evidence

RECEPTION Continue reading

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PhD position at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland)

Mise au concours d’un poste de Assistant-e diplômé-e à 100 % en Histoire de l’Antiquité (spécialité épigraphie latine et histoire romaine)

Le Domaine d’Histoire et la chaire d’Histoire de l’Antiquité de la Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines de l’Université de Fribourg (Suisse) mettent au concours un poste d’assistant-e diplômé-e à 100 %.
Entrée en fonction : 1er janvier 2019.
Lieu de travail : Fribourg, Suisse.
Durée du contrat : 1 an, renouvelable d’année en année jusqu’à trois années au maximum.
Tâches :
– rédaction d’une thèse de doctorat en histoire de l’Antiquité sous la direction du professeur (50%)
– contribution à un projet de recherche collectif en épigraphie latine sous la direction du professeur (30%)
– contribution aux activités d’enseignement et aux tâches d’administration de la chaire (20%).
Exigences :
– possession d’un master en histoire de l’Antiquité, de préférence en épigraphie latine ou histoire romaine
– connaissance du grec ancien et du latin
– connaissances approfondies en épigraphie latine et, si possible, expérience de l’épigraphie de terrain
– langue de travail et de rédaction du projet collectif : français ; la thèse peut être rédigée dans une autre langue ; connaissance de l’anglais, allemand, italien nécessaire ; connaissances de grec moderne souhaitables.
Ce que nous offrons :
– l’accueil dans une université bilingue (français/allemand) et internationale jouissant d’une longue tradition dans le champ des Sciences de l’Antiquité (http://www3.unifr.ch/hist/fr/)
– le soutien matériel et scientifique à la préparation d’une thèse de doctorat
– la participation à un projet de recherche international et la possibilité de travailler sur du matériel inédit
– l’insertion dans un institut de recherche pluridisciplinaire (http://www3.unifr.ch/iab/fr/)
– des ressources documentaires de grande qualité (https://explore.rero.ch/fr_CH/fr).
Renseignements auprès du Prof. Cédric Brélaz : cedric.brelaz@unifr.ch
Les dossiers de candidature, comprenant une lettre de motivation, un projet de recherche doctorale en 3 pages au maximum, un CV détaillé, un exemplaire du travail de master et une lettre de recommandation (le tout sous format PDF), sont à envoyer d’ici au 30 octobre 2018 à :
Madame Myriam Danthe, Secrétariat du Domaine d’Histoire, myriam.danthe@unifr.ch

Mise au concours poste d’assistant-e hist. Antiquité – UNIFR

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L’Année épigraphique 2015

Mireille Corbier (corbier@msh-paris.fr), directeur de L’Année épigraphique, fait savoir que L’Année épigraphique 2015 (1927 notices et 1130 pages dont 239 pages d’index) a été publiée en août 2018 et est disponible. Les commandes doivent être adressées aux Presses Universitaires de France (revues@puf.com).

Mireille Corbier (corbier@msh-paris.fr), director of L’Année épigraphique, announces that L’Année épigraphique 2015 (containing 1927 entries, and 1130 pages, including 239 pages of index) was published in August, 2018, and is now available. Orders should be sent to Presses Universitaires de France at revues@puf.com

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Le corpus épigraphique bourguignon, conference, Paris, Oct 23, 2018

Le corpus épigraphique bourguignon (VIIIe-XVe siècle).
Des catalogues aux applications numériques.

Journée d’études
23 octobre 2018, 10h-17h
Galerie Colbert – Salle AVD (Architecture, Ville, Design)
1er étage – porte 133
6, rue des Petits-Champs – Paris 2e
Palais-Royal – Musée du Louvre (Métro 1 et 7) et Bourse (Métro 3)

Dans le cadre de la collaboration établie par les programmes consolidés des CIFM (Corpus des Inscriptions de la France Médiévale  – CESCM-Poitiers) et CBMA (Corpus Burgundiae Medii Aevi  – LaMOP – Paris), leurs équipes ont constitué un corpus de plus de 1400 inscriptions bourguignonnes du VIIIe au XVe siècle, publiées ou inédites, écrites en différentes langues, latin et ancien français en particulier.

Le propos de cette journée d’études est de revenir sur le processus d’acquisition et de structuration des données du corpus et d’évaluer son potentiel d’exploitation pour la recherche historique au regard des différents traitements informatiques possibles, linguistiques et spatiaux. Il s’agit de discuter, sur la base des différentes expériences réalisées, aussi bien des caractéristiques propres du matériel linguistique des inscriptions que de leurs usages dans l’espace et dans le temps. Continue reading

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