BSR Taught Course in Roman Epigraphy, July 16-25 2018

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BSR Taught Course in Roman Epigraphy July 16th-25th 2018.

The fourth biennial taught course in Roman Epigraphy will take place on the 16th-25th of July 2018. Based at the British school at Rome, this taught course offers a ten day introduction to the scholarship, editorial practice, and publication of epigraphic materials from a variety of different approaches. The aim of the course, intended for postgraduate scholars of ancient history, archaeology, museum studies and the classics, is to provide training and a practical experience in the use of epigraphy as source. The course will examine the numerous contexts in which epigraphy is presented (in situ, museums, archives and in published formats (e.g. reference works and online databases) and explore the process of editing and publishing epigraphic materials. The use of digital resources, catalogues and the process of publishing texts in these formats will be addressed in lectures and interaction with the CIL (volume 6) archives at La Sapienza with Silvia Orlandi. Evening lectures and on site talks by international scholars and museum curators will allow participants to engage with varying epigraphic topics and ongoing research projects.

The course, which divides epigraphic materials into themes of a technical and cultural, consists of daily lectures, museum visits, epigraphic ambulatio through the city of Rome as well as research sessions at the British School’s library and a trip to Ostia. Museum and site visits will include gallery lectures by curators and special permits to collections that are not generally open to the public. Workshops at a series of different sites will develop skills in creating practical study materials such as drawings, rubbings, squeezes and photographs of inscriptions. A component of this will be an epigraphic journal, which will be used to record one’s work at each stage of the research process. Participants will also have an opportunity to further their own research through an independent project (generally a specific area of his/her epigraphic research) which will be developed during the course and presented in a short paper on the final day.

Notes for Applicants:
Applications are invited from postgraduate and Ph.D track students in Classics, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Museum Studies and related disciplines. Please note that this course is physically demanding with hours of walking in (at times) intemperate heat, students are expected to prepare accordingly. Further details of the upcoming course, reports from previous courses (including a Syllabus), as well as application information can be found on the courses webpage:

Please email any further queries to the course coordinator Dr. Abigail Graham

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