Summer Workshop on Ancient Greek Graffiti

From Rebecca Benefiel:

We are pleased to announce, as part of the Ancient Graffiti Project, a hands-on workshop digitizing ancient Greek graffiti, to take place August 2-7, 2015, hosted at the Center for Hellenic Studies, in Washington DC.

The Ancient Graffiti Project aims to make the first-century AD handwritten inscriptions from ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum accessible to a wide audience, both for scholarly research and for public interest. We held our first field season last summer in Herculaneum. This summer we will expand the project by focusing on digitizing the Greek graffiti of Pompeii and Herculaneum. The workshop will provide epigraphic training so that participants can study and analyze ancient Greek graffiti while contributing to multiple digital humanities initiatives including the Epigraphic Database Roma and EAGLE, the Europeana Network of Greek and Latin Epigraphy. Housing and some meals will be provided through generous support of the Center for Hellenic Studies; participants will be responsible for their own travel. We also have available a few spots for virtual participation in the workshop via live video-streaming. The deadline for applications is May 20, 2015.

Visit ancientgraffiti.wlu.edu for more information or to apply.

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