13th Epigraphy Congress, urgent accommodation and programme news

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13th Epigraphy Congress – urgent accommodation and programme news

Dear Colleagues

We should like to urge you to complete your booking arrangements for the 13th International Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy, 2-8 September 2007. The lower-price accommodation is St Edmund Hall is now almost entirely reserved, and there is only a limited number of double rooms still available at Christ Church. For these reasons we strongly advise you to complete your reservations now. The Congress registration fee is £100.

Congress Programme – Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences

We are delighted with the full programme, which will provide a comprehensive overview of the state of scholarship in Greek and Latin epigraphy at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

  • There will be 14 plenary lectures by leading scholars concerned with major historical themes in Greek and Latin epigraphy: ancient government, religion, population and demography, language, and economics.
  • Lectures on the roles of information technology, paedagogy and the presentation of epigraphic texts in museum collections.
  • Plenary sessions will report the progress of the major international epigraphy projects.
  • Plenary meeting of the International Epigraphy Association (AIEGL) concerning elections and future organisation
  • There will be 42 thematic panels containing over 160 presentations.
  • Five panels are devoted to the epigraphy of Attica, and two each to the epigraphy of the Black Sea region, Rome’s north-western provinces, Roman military epigraphy, Greek Christian epigraphy, and instrumentum domesticum.
  • Other panels cover the Latin inscriptions from the Balkans, Ephesus, Greek cult, ancient accounting, customs and tolls, the Roman administration of Asia, new inscriptions from Greece, memory and identity, and many other topics.
  • More than 50 posters have been accepted to date.

Supporting programme and activities

  • Reception hosted by Oxford University Press
  • Musical concert
  • Exhibition of epigraphic manuscripts in the Bodleian Library
  • Visits and excursions to country houses near Oxford
  • Expert guided tours of Oxford
  • Access to the Bodleian and Sackler Classical libraries
  • Full conference handbag containing summaries of lectures and other literature
  • Displays and discounted sales by leading Classical publishers, including OUP, CUP, De Gruyter and Blackwell publishing.

Accommodation and Catering

The charges for accommodation in St Edmund Hall and Christ Church cover the cost of bed, breakfast and lunch for each day of the Congress. The cost of this accommodation, including the meals provided, is cheaper than in Oxford hotels and guest houses. Accommodation in Christ Church offers outstanding facilities; please check the college’s own web-site, http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/. You will be located in the heart of the city and will have a guaranteed experience of life in one of Oxford’s most famous and historic colleges.

  • Extensive en-suite rooms
  • Access to Oxford’s 12th century cathedral
  • Breakfast and lunch in the hall made famous by the ‘Harry Potter’ films
  • Free access to the Christ Church picture gallery
  • Use of computer and internet facilities

Please check these and further details, and complete your registration and accommodation bookings as soon as possible on the Congress web-site http://ciegl.classics.ox.ac.uk/.

If you have any questions regarding the booking arrangements, please contact Jackie Bowman (jackie.bowman@classics.ox.ac.uk).

We look forward to seeing you in Oxford in September,

Yours sincerely

Professor Stephen Mitchell

Chairman, Congress Organising Committee

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2 Responses to 13th Epigraphy Congress, urgent accommodation and programme news

  1. Thanks to Kalle Korhonen for pointing out the correct URL for the CIEGL website.

  2. Also corrected the link to Christchurch College website (the direct link to the conferences page seems not to be a fixed URL–or at least not a pretty one–so go to the main page and select “Conferences, Events & Summer Schools” from the side-bar).

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