Upcoming ASGLE Events

Dear All, 

There are several upcoming ASGLE events:

-ASGLE Annual Business Meeting at the APA/AIA Meetings (Philadelphia, PA),  Friday, January 9, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Room 413 of the Loews hotel (across the street from the Marriott).  All are welcome to attend.  Items to discuss include progress towards non-profit status and a possible North American conference on Epigraphy sponsored by ASGLE.

-ASGLE Joint APA/AIA Panel, “The Study and Publication of Inscriptions in the Age of the Computer,” organized by Tom Elliott and Paul Iversen.  Saturday, January 10, 8:30-11:00 a.m. in Independence I of the Marriott Hotel.  Speakers and topics include:

            1.  “Publishing Image and Text in Digital Epigraphy.” Neel Smith (College of the Holy Cross).

            2.  “Topic Maps and the Semantics of Inscriptions.” Marion Lamé (Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, Italy and Université  de  Provence, Aix-Marseille 1, France).

            3.  “An Efficient Method for Digitizing Squeezes & Performing Automated Epigraphic Analysis.” Eleni Bozia, Angelos Barmpoutis and Robert S. Wagman (University of Florida).

            4.  “Opportunities for Epigraphy in the Context of 3-D Digitization.” Gabriel Bodard (King’s College London) and Ryan Baumann (Univ. of Kentucky).

-“The Etruscan Objects Speak: New Linguistic and Socio-Historical Approaches to Etruscan Epigraphy.”  Saturday, January 10, 1:30-4:30 p.m. in Independence I of the Marriott Hotel.

-CALL FOR PAPERS for the 2010 ASGLE Joint APA/AIA meetings in Anaheim, CA:  “Greek and Latin Inscriptions: New Discoveries.”  Organized by Stephen V. Tracy and Paul Iversen.

            As archaeological artifacts that preserve writing from the ancient past, inscriptions constitute one of our most valuable primary sources of evidence for the ancient Mediterranean world.  Their importance cannot be stressed too much.  The Society seeks to create a panel that will offer to the audience new and ex-citing discoveries about Greek and Latin inscriptions. The Society, therefore, welcomes papers that present new texts, new joins, new archaeological find spots, new readings, new interpretations or new methodologies.  We are particularly interested in papers that discuss truly new and important texts or really innovative interpretations or methodologies.

            Abstracts will be adjudicated anonymously by a committee of ASGLE and should not be longer than one page.  Please follow the instructions for the format of Individual Abstracts that will appear in the Program Guide of the October issue of the APA Newsletter.  Abstracts should be sent electronically in either Word 97-2004 for-mat with a .doc extension or as a PDF to: Stephen Tracy, Vice-President, ASGLE at stracy@ias.edu. The deadline is February 1, 2009.

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