Studying Written Artefacts (Hamburg 27-29 September 2023): Call for Paper

Cluster of Excellence – Understanding Written Artefacts

Studying Written Artefacts: Challenges and Perspectives

The conference will take place over three days of panel presentations structured in two parallel sessions, on 27–29 September 2023; an additional programme will be duly announced.

For a long time, researchers have debated when writing was invented and written artefacts first produced. They have asked whether this was a peculiarity of homo sapiens and what writing actually is, considering whether posing such a question is, in fact, methodologically possible. Most researchers can agree that the invention and use of writing has had such a profound impact on the history of humanity that its consequences continue even in the most sophisticated digital applications, even though manuscripts and writings still remain with us.

This conference will provide a unique forum for sharing experiences and views among the international community working on written artefacts, showcasing pioneering research, and developing new ideas.

UWA Conference 2023 welcomes panels and paper proposals that draw attention to emerging research topics and innovative methodological approaches from within the humanities and natural and computer sciences, on the study of creation, transmission, and archiving of written artefacts. Welcome also are contributions on single written artefacts important for their revealing features or their challenging typology and categorization, and small and large scale theoretical reflections on written artefacts. Proposals which transcend the study of particular geographical areas and apply comparative and/or global perspectives are strongly encouraged.

As for written artefacts we take the broad working definition of any artificial or natural object that have written or pictorial (visual) signs. This definition includes the traditional notion of manuscript, in all attested book forms, and inscription, and at the same time goes well beyond these broad categories.

The call for paper is open now.

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Journal of Epigraphic Studies, 5 (2022), just published

The Journal of Epigraphic Studies5 (2022) has just been published. Please download the table of contents together with a subscription form here: Leaflet The Journal of Epigraphic Studies 5 (2022)
AIEGL members benefit now from a 25% discount for subscriptions to JES and from a 10% discount for the purchase of other journals and books published by Fabrizio Serra Editore.
For more details about subscription, the submission procedure and the editorial rules, please visit: http://www.libraweb.net/riviste.php?chiave=137&h=430&w=300
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Digital Epigraphy in 2022: A Report from the Scoping Survey of the FAIR Epigraphy Project

Dear fellow epigraphers,we are excited to share the results of a survey circulated on behalf of FAIR Epigraphy earlier this year! We have just published the report “Digital Epigraphy in 2022: A Report from the Scoping Survey of the FAIR Epigraphy Project” on Zenodo.You can access the report either as an interactive HTML version  or download the report as a PDF.We have gathered responses from all our partners and 27 epigraphic projects that provide a representative sample of the discipline in 2022.Based on the responses, we plan to undertake several in-depth interviews with our partners to confirm some of our assumptions and to draft a concrete plan for the following three years. However, it is clear from the survey responses, that we should direct our attention to three main tasks:1. implementing and hosting standards for epigraphic vocabularies (e.g. inscription type, material, object etc.) 2. implementing and hosting standards for bibliographical records (e.g. stable and unique records for all major epigraphic editions) 3. building a platform for FAIR and Open Epigraphy on the infrastructure provided by the University of Oxford (CSAD), that will function as an information hub, providing not only training and good practice examples, but also hosting the resources and tools.We hope to run a similar survey annually to track any progress within the discipline and closely monitor changing needs of individual projects in digital epigraphy.Lastly, we would like to invite you for an informal evening of digital epigraphy, organised by FAIR Epigraphy and held at CIEGL XVII in Bordeaux on Thursday 1 Sep 2022 (the exact location will be specified shortly before the event).With best wishes,FAIR Epigraphy teamImran Asif, Petra Heřmánková, Marietta Horster, Jonathan Prag The FAIR Epigraphy Project https://www.csad.ox.ac.uk/fair-epigraphy

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Epigraphic workshop: “Documenti, supporti, layout. Giornata fiorentina fra epigrafia e papirologia” (May 27, 2022)

Davide Amendola (Scuola Normale Superiore) would like to bring your attention to the following hybrid workshop, organized by the University of Florence and the Istituto Papirologico “G. Vitelli”.

Documenti, supporti, layout. Giornata fiorentina fra epigrafia e papirologia 

Università di Firenze, Plesso didattico di Via Capponi, aula 4

Venerdì 27 maggio 2022

9.30: Saluti e introduzione ai lavori

Presiede Cristina Carusi (Università di Parma)

09.50: Alice Bencivenni (Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna), La disposizione del destinatario: epistole reali ellenistiche su pietra

10.30: Giuditta Mirizio (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg), “Un antigraphon è allegato”: comunicazione in copia su papiro nell’Egitto ellenistico

11.10: Pausa caffè

11.40: Lucia Colella (Università di Napoli Federico II – ERC Project PLATINUM), Supporti, layout e lingue nei testamenti romani d’Egitto

12.20: Francesca Maltomini e Francesca Murano (Università di Firenze), I ‘vincoli’ del layout. Considerazioni sui testi di magia applicata

13.00: Pranzo

Presiede Emilio Rosamilia (Università di Perugia)

15.00: Davide Amendola (Scuola Normale Superiore), Alcune considerazioni sull’utilizzo della paragraphos nelle iscrizioni greche

15.40: Adalberto Magnelli (Università di Firenze), Abbreviazioni, simboli e segni diacritici in alcuni esempi epigrafici da Gortina (Creta)

16.20: Lucio Del Corso (Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale), Epigraphic habits e convenzioni scrittorie nell’Egitto tardoantico

Attendance is free, and possible both online and in person. For those who wish to attend remotely, the event will be hosted on Cisco WebEx platform (https://unifirenze.webex.com/meet/fmaltomini).

locandina Firenze 27 maggio epigrafia-papirologia

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SAXA LOQVVNTVR Epigraphic Summerschool August 2022

INSCRIBED MONUMENS FROM FRIULI
The phenomenon of epigraphic reuse and reutilizations of ancient monuments

Epigraphic Summerschool, Aquileia, 17th – 21st of August 2022

Programm and more information …

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TYCHE-online now available open access

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

wir freuen uns, Ihnen mitteilen zu können, dass TYCHE-online ein neues Zuhause gefunden hat. Unter https://tyche.univie.ac.at/ können Sie ab sofort alle Beiträge der TYCHE in open access lesen. Zusätzlich erscheint TYCHE in gewohnter Weise auch im Druck und kann beim Verlag Holzhausen bestellt werden (https://shop.verlagholzhausen.at/collections/tyche).

Das neue Herausgeber-Team freut sich über Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte und Altertumskunde vom Anbeginn der griechischen Geschichte bis zur Spätantike, einschließlich Editionen und (historischen) Interpretationen von epigraphischen und papyrologischen Quellen. Kürzeren Anmerkungen im Bereich der Papyrologie bieten die Korr. Tyche (Bemerkungen zu Papyri) ein geeignetes Format. Daneben möchten wir auch auf unsere Adnotationes epigraphicae aufmerksam machen: ein Forum für Korrekturen und kürzere Kommentare zu griechischen und lateinischen Inschriften. Willkommen sind auch ausführliche Besprechungen epigraphischer und papyrologischer Texteditionen, Urkundensammlungen und Corpora. Alle Beiträge werden einem Doppelblindgutachten unterzogen.

Wir freuen uns über Ihre Einreichungen und wünschen Ihnen allen Agathe Tyche,

Ihr Tyche-Team

 

Dear colleagues,

we are pleased to announce that TYCHE-online has a new homepage. All articles published in TYCHE are now available open access at https://tyche.univie.ac.at/. Additionally, TYCHE will continue its tradition as print journal; the individual issues can be purchased from the publishing house Holzhausen (https://shop.verlagholzhausen.at/collections/tyche).

The new editorial team is looking forward to receiving contributions on Ancient History and Classical Studies from the beginning of Greek History to Late Antiquity, as well as editions and (historical) interpretations of inscriptions and papyri. Shorter papyrological remarks are welcome for the rubric Korr. Tyche (Bemerkungen zu Papyri). We would also like to draw your attention to our Adnotationes epigraphicae which provide a forum for corrections and brief comments in the fields of Latin and Greek epigraphy. Further, we are happy to receive detailed reviews of epigraphical or papyrological editions and corpora. All contributions are subject to a double-blind peer review process.

We look forward to your submissions and wish you all Agathe Tyche,

Yours,

Tyche team

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Inscriptions of Libya: An International Workshop (April 5, 2022)

An online workshop organised by the Institute of Classical Studies, and the Society for Libyan Studies, to mark the online publication of the Greek and Latin inscriptions of Libya (InsLib).

The last few years have seen the publication online, and open access, of the majority of known inscriptions from Cyrenaica (largely in Greek) and Tripolitania (largely in Latin). The purpose of this workshop is to allow the main contributors to present their work, and explain how new technology has enabled collaboration, and so the creation of rich resources for the study of the history of Libya; they will also consider the implications for future work.

Speakers: Charlotte Roueché (KCL), Caroline Barron (Durham), Francesca Bigi (Roma), Gabriel Bodard (ICS), Catherine Dobias-Lalou (Paris/Bologna), Alessandra Giovenco (British School at Rome).

Booking is essential.

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The Epigraphy of the Aegean Islands: Studying Greek Inscriptions on Paros

Epigraphy of the Aegean Islands

(Paros and Athens, Epigraphical Museum; June 20 – July 2, 2022)

This course aims at introducing the participants to the study of Greek inscriptions from the Archaic Period to the Roman times with an emphasis on the inscriptions of the Aegean Islands. Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with the nature of epigraphic documents, will be introduced to the expertise required in the field of Greek epigraphy and will understand how inscriptions are invaluable documents for the knowledge of Ancient History.

Head academic instructor:  Dr. A. P. Matthaiou (Greek Epigraphic Society)

Instructors:

Dr. Athanasios Themos (Director of the Epigraphical Museum)

Elena Zavvou (Head Curator of the Epigraphical Museum)

Dr. Georgia Malouchou (Archaeological Society of Athens / Greek Epigraphic Society)                  

Dr. Zozi Papadopoulou (Head Curator of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades)

Prof. Patrice Hamon (Sorbonne Université)

Prof. Scarlett Kingsley (Agnes Scott College)

Prof. Graham Oliver (Brown University)

Prof. Nikolaos Papazarkadas (UC Berkeley)

Prof. Adele Scafuro (Brown University)

Dr. Andronike Makres (HERC)

For more info, visit the program’s webpage (https://www.herc.gr/the-epigraphy-of-the-aegean-islands-paros) or email info@herc.org.gr

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Digital Humanities + EpiDoc workshop, Cyprus 23–27, 2022

Call for participants: Digital Humanities Introductory Workshop

The Departments of Classics and Philosophy and History and Archaeology, University of Cyprus (UCY), invite participants to join a 5-day Digital Humanities Introductory Workshop, to take place between 23-27 May 2022 at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia.

The workshop will offer introductions to a range of archaeological and philological technologies, including features of EpiDoc XML, linguistic analysis (including treebanking and translation alignment), 3D Imaging, GIS, and Linked Open Geographical Data.

The workshop will be suitable for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and early career scholars with little or no previous experience of digital humanities. The workshop will be capped at 20 participants. A limited number of spaces will also be available for remote, asynchronous participants. Those participating physically will have to comply with UCY’s safety protocols, which will depend on the epidemiological situation during the time the event is held. Further details on the programme, preparation material (software, readings) and safety protocols will be sent to the selected participants in advance.

In order to register, please complete the application form at <https://forms.gle/igdBo1oUYfNdY5rX8>, indicating whether you are interested in the archaeological, philological, or both parts of the workshop, and in attending physically or online by 17 March 2022. If you have any questions about the workshop in the meantime, please write to alexandrou.margarita@ucy.ac.cy.

Organisers:

  • Margarita Alexandrou (Department of Classics and Philosophy, UCY)
  • Maria Parani and Apostolos Sarris (Department of History and Archaeology, UCY)
  • Gabriel Bodard (School of Advanced Study, University of London)
  • Irene Vagionakis (University of Bologna and ENCODE Project)
  • Valeria Vitale (The Alan Turing Institute)

This collaborative event is organised in the context of the programme HIPPONAX (POST-DOC/0718/0119), funded by the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation and hosted by the University of Cyprus, Department of Classics and Philosophy. Programme Coordinator: Professor Georgios A. Xenis; and the research project MedCyprus: A Digital Corpus of Painted Greek Inscriptions from Medieval Cyprus (10th–13th centuries AD), funded by the University of Cyprus and implemented by the Department of History and Archaeology and the Archaeological Research Unit (UCY). Project Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Maria Parani.

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Opportunities and practicalities of Machine Learning for Epigraphy

ENCODE Project seminar – 11 FEBBRAIO 2022, 15:00-17:00 (CET)

 

Thea Sommerschield (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia): Applying AI to epigraphy

Charlotte Tupman (University of Exeter): Applying Machine Learning to epigraphic layouts

Jonathan Prag (University of Oxford): The potential of AI in epigraphy

 

Aula Celio, Department of History and Cultures, University of Bologna, Via Zamboni 38, and online. The event is organized by Alice Bencivenni, ENCODE Project Coordinator. Registration required for participation online and in presence (places limited): https://site.unibo.it/encode/en/agenda/artificial-intelligence-and-inscriptions-encode-project-seminar

 

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IDEA Financial support for early career scholars participating in the next AIEGL Congress

The International Digital Epigraphy Association (IDEA) has decided to sponsor early career scholars who are going to participate in the next AIEGL Congress that will be held in Bordeaux from 29th August to 2nd September, 2022.

We invite applications from early career scholars who have completed their PhD within the last 15 years (i.e. since 29th August 2007), who are presenting a paper or a poster at the Congress, whose topic is coherent with the scope of IDEA’s activities, as stated in Article 5 of our Charter:

Art. 5 – “The goal of the association is the promotion of the use of advanced methodologies in the research, study, enhancement, and publication of “written monuments,” beginning with those of antiquity, in order to increase knowledge of them at multiple levels of expertise, from that of specialists to that of the occasional tourist.
In order to reach its statutory goals, the association promotes, organizes, and manages conventions, conferences, exhibits (including virtual exhibits), prizes, and training courses (including online courses); it conducts editorial activities; it promotes and supports the maintenance and efficiency of the portal created by the European project EAGLE (European network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy); it participates in and promotes the participation of its members in projects and initiatives, including in collaboration with third parties; it promotes initiatives in the interest of its members; it performs and encourages studies and research; it collects data and news of interest to the activity of its members; it carries out consultations in favor of its members; it more generally carries out all activities useful for the achievement of the goals that the association proposes”.

Applicants should send a short CV, the abstract of their paper or poster and a covering letter to explain how their work fits IDEA’s aims to info@eagle-network.eu.

The financial resources made available by IDEA amount to a total of € 2,000, to be divided among the participants considered eligible for funding. IDEA reserves the right not to distribute the entire sum if there are not enough eligible applications.
The awardees will be selected by the directorial committee on the basis of the adherence of their work to the scope of IDEA’s activities. The winners will be required to join the association. Moreover, they will have to send an attendance certificate after the conference in order to receive the grant.

The deadline to submit a proposal is 30th April, 2022.

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VII SEMINARIO AVANZATO DI EPIGRAFIA GRECA

Roma, 26-28 gennaio 2022

Programma

Mercoledi 26 gennaio – Aula Partenone, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia (Sapienza Università di Roma)
14.30: Saluti istituzionali
I sessione: Occidente e Roma
(presidenza Maria Letizia Lazzarini)

15.00 – Mario Lombardo, Giovanni Boffa, Nuove iscrizioni greche di età ellenistica dal Salento
15.30 – Rita Cioffi, Donne greche tra donne romane: riflessioni sull’onomastica e sulla società di Neapolis a partire dalle iscrizioni funerarie di I sec. a.C. – I sec. d.C.
16.00 – Silvia Orlandi, Che ci faccio qui? Iscrizioni greche nel Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum
-pausa-
17.00 – Giulia Tozzi, Iscrizioni edite e inedite da Roma: alcune considerazioni e revisioni
17.30 – Michela Nocita, Sikeliotai, Italiotai e Italikoi. Le testimonianze greche nell’Adriatico
18.00 – Emiliano Arena, Le nuove epigrafi da Halaesa Archonidaea e le Tabulae Halaesinae: un primo bilancio
18.30 – Diva Di Nanni, Lo sport in Magna Grecia e Sicilia: testimonianze epigrafiche e letterarie

Giovedi 27 gennaio – Aula Partenone, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia (Sapienza Università di Roma)
II sessione: Atene
(presidenza Pietro Vannicelli)

09.00 – Giovanni Marginesu, Ancora qualche nota sui rendiconti ateniesi di età classica
09.30 – Manuela Mari, IG II3 1, 419: un decreto onorario ateniese per un anfipolita nell’età di Alessandro
10.00 – Cristina Carusi, Il restauro delle fortificazioni ateniesi nel 307/6 tra imprenditori e benefattori (Maier, Mauerbauinschriften 11)
-pausa-
11.00 – Maria Barbara Savo, Tra epigrafia e attidografia: Fanodemo di Timetade
11.30 – Chiara Lasagni, Incidere, esporre, comunicare: riflessioni sulle formule di pubblicazione nei decreti ateniesi
12.00 – Visita alla Galleria epigrafica (Museo dell’Arte Classica)
-pausa pranzo-

III sessione: Grecità egea e Oriente mediterraneo
(presidenza Luisa Prandi)

14.15 – Sara Kaczko, Medium is the message: materialità e immaterialità del monumento epigrafico nella Grecia arcaica
14.45 – Alessia Gonfloni, SEG 31.561: l’iscrizione dei Plateesi ad Apollo?
15.15 – Cristina Carabillò, Le procedure di voto nel mondo greco: la documentazione epigrafica
15.45 – Eleonora Santin, Nuovi epigrammi funerari e firme d’artista della Tripolis tessala
-pausa-
(presidenza Tullia Ritti)
16.45 – Leon Battista Borsano, C’era una volta la rivoluzione. Riesame di un celebre decreto da Zelea sul recupero delle terre (Syll3 279)
17.15 – Marco Tentori Montalto, Le iscrizioni relative ai premi e agli onori conferiti dalla madrepatria agli atleti vincitori
17.45 – Emilio Rosamilia, Un dono degno di un re. Coppe d’argento tolemaiche in un’iscrizione di Cirene
18.15 – Cecilia Bongarzone, L’inventario delle fontane di Sardi (Sardis, VII, 17)

Venerdi 28 gennaio – Aula Partenone, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia (Sapienza Università di Roma)
IV sessione: Progetti
(presidenza John Thornton)

09.00 – Claudia Antonetti, Eloisa Paganoni, Irene Vagionakis, Ultime dal Laboratorio di Epigrafia greca di Venezia: il “Venice Squeeze” software e il database “Cretan Institutional Inscriptions”
09.30 – Alice Bencivenni, Marta Fogagnolo, Bridging the <gap>: il progetto ENCODE e l’epigrafia digitale
10.00 – Richard Bouchon, Il corpus delle iscrizioni tessaliche, lavori in corso e nuove prospettive
-pausa-
(presidenza Lucia Criscuolo)
11.00 – Enrica Culasso Gastaldi, Roberta Fabiani, Per la nuova edizione di IG XIV. Materiali, metodologie ed esperienze di lavoro dal Nord e dal Sud Italia
11.30 – Claudio Biagetti, Patrick Sänger, Ostraka e iscrizioni su ceramica da Efeso tardo-antica. Un bilancio delle ricerche
12.00 – Angela Cinalli, Considerazioni sul fenomeno dei professionisti di giro nella Grecia ellenistica e presentazione del progetto digitale Poeti Vaganti (MSCA-IF-GF, “La Sapienza” – CHS Harvard)
12.30 – Conclusioni (Lucia Criscuolo)

 

MODALITÀ DI PARTECIPAZIONE

IN PRESENZA: Green pass e mascherina obbligatori.
Entrata fino a esaurimento posti. È necessario prenotare il posto scrivendo a:
francesco.camia@uniroma1.it
Agli ammessi verrà inviata via e-mail la procedura per l’accesso in Sapienza.
DA REMOTO (con Google Meet):
meet.google.com/xes-hcpx-asw
Organizzazione:
Francesco Camia (francesco.camia@uniroma1.it)
Francesco Guizzi (francesco.guizzi@uniroma1.it)
Con il patrocinio di AIEGL

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