Writing in the Classical World (Oxford, October 25, 2008)

As circulated by the BES:

Writing in the Classical World

Sunday October 25th 2008

Provisional Timetable:

9.00-9.30: Registration

9.30-10.30: Dr. Lisa Bendall: Clay tablets and Linear B: the earliest written Greek

10.30-11.30: Dr. Peter Haarer: The Emergence of Alphabetic Writing

11.30-11.45: Tea, Coffee and biscuits

11.45-12.45: Dr. Charles Crowther: Writing on Stone

12.45-1.30: Richard Grasby: Stone Cutting Demonstration (Group I)

1.30-2.30: Buffet Lunch

2.30-3.15: Richard Grasby: Stone Cutting Demonstration (Group II)

3.15-4.15: Professor Peter Parsons: Papyrus: Books and Bureaucrats

4.15-4.30: Tea, Coffee and biscuits

4.30-6.00: Latin Cursive Documents:

Professor Alan Bowman: Writing on Wood: The Vindolanda ink Tablets

Dr. Roger Tomlin: Waxed Stilus and lead tablets

6.00 Wine

The cost will be £50 for a very full day, inclusive of a buffet lunch (£40 without lunch)

For further details and a registration form please contact: Maggy Sasanow, Research Support Officer, The Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, The Ioannou School, 66 St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU; e-mail: margaret.sasanow@classics.ox.ac.uk; Tel: 01865 288255; Fax: 01865 288262

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