Honouring Joyce Reynolds (Cambridge, Sept 28, 2013)

A one-day conference in honour of Joyce Reynolds and celebrating the essential role of epigraphy in the ancient historical disciplines as a whole. (It would be nice to celebrate also Joyce’s central role in innovative and digital publication of epigraphy as well.)

Celebrating Epigraphy in Cambridge: Honouring Joyce Reynolds

The Faculty of Classics in Cambridge is holding a day-conference to celebrate the on-going achievements of Joyce Reynolds and of epigraphy in Cambridge. The over-arching theme is that of Joyce’s life’s work: the contribution of epigraphy to big questions of ancient history.

The conference will take place at Newnham College (Lucia Windsor Room) on Saturday 28 September, 2013. The conference is free to all participants, and a buffet lunch will be provided. But for catering (and other) purposes, it is essential that those wishing to attend register, by sending an e-mail to epigraphy@classics.cam.ac.uk

Programme:

10.30 Coffee, followed by Welcome from Christopher Kelly, Chair of the Classics Faculty

Session One: Chair Mary Beard.

11.00 William Harris: “What do Roman inscriptions tell us about literacy?”

12.00 Silvia Orlandi: “History from square brackets”

Lunch 1.00-2.30

Session Two: Chair Charlotte Roueché

2.30 Paola Ceccarelli “The Idiom of Interstate Communication after Alexander: Texts and Inscriptions”

3.30 Peter Thonemann “Marriage in Roman Anatolia”

The day will conclude with refreshments (tea and/or prosecco) in the Museum of Classical Archaeology, 4.45 – 6.00


On Friday 27 September, as part of the University of Cambridge Alumni weekend, Rupert Thompson will be giving a lecture on ‘Cracking the Linear Code B’ at 3.30 in the Classics Faculty, followed by a reception in the Cast Gallery of the Museum of Classical Archaeology (4:30-5:30pm).

Participants should note that as it is the Alumni weekend, accommodation in Cambridge is in very short supply. We are (regrettably) not able to offer accommodation for those attending the conference, but can give advice on where it might best be found.

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