Practical Epigraphy Workshop, Oxford 12-14 April 2011

Classics Subject Centre Practical Epigraphy Workshop for University Lecturers/Postdoctoral staff
12-14 April 2011 Classics Centre/Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

A Practical Epigraphy Workshop is taking place for those who are interested in developing hands-on skills in working with epigraphic material (Greek and Latin). The workshop is aimed at lecturers in post and postdoctoral status academics in UK HE institutions, whether or not they have previous experience of epigraphy. With expert tuition provided by members of the British Epigraphy Society, participants will learn the practical aspects of how to record and study inscriptions. The programme will include the making of squeezes; photographing and recording inscribed stones; reading and transcribing squeezes; and the production of editions (transcriptions, lemmata, translations and commentaries).

The workshop will take place in Oxford and be based in the Classics Centre, with the support of the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents (Classics Faculty, University of Oxford), and work with the epigraphical collection in the recently re-opened Ashmolean Museum (Department of Antiquities).

The workshop will start on Tuesday 12th April 2011 at 14.00 and run until 14.00 Thursday 14th April; there will be two early evening talks on the Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Workshop will provide lunches on Wednesday and Thursday; an evening meal Tuesday for all those involved in the Workshop; bed and breakfast accommodation at St John’s College; and the materials required to complete the workshop.

The Workshop is supported by the Classics Subject Centre. The cost of the workshop for participants (to include accommodation and meals) is £50. Those who would otherwise be prevented from attending by the cost should mention this in their application, as bursaries may be available.

Those interested in taking part should write to Sarah Francis ( at the Classics Subject Centre explaining briefly how participation in the Workshop will enhance the applicant’s teaching and research profile and how experience on this workshop might enable the Higher Education environment in which the participant is operating to develop the teaching of epigraphy. Participants may choose to work on Latin or Greek texts and should state their preference.

Deadline for applications: Thursday 3rd March 2011.

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