Epigraphic topics in SunoikisisDC

The summer 2021 semester of Sunoikisis Digital Classics (programme), organized by Monica Berti, includes three seminars on epigraphic subjects:

All of the seminars are presented online via Youtube (links in the session pages above), and include recommended readings, suggested exercise, and other materials. Please feel free to reuse any of these materials in your own teaching and learning, and let us know about it if you do!

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GEPHYRA 21, 2021 Published

GEPHYRA 21, 2021 – Table of Contents

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Modeling Epigraphy with an Ontology – First Version Available

The first version of the document Modeling Epigraphy with an Ontology has been published in Zenodo 10.5281/zenodo.4639507

This document is maintained by the Ontology Working Group of Epigraphy.info. It will be available also on the website shortly.

To join the effort, contribute or for any other related matter, please use the Epigraphic Ontology Mailing List <epont@googlegroups.com>.

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International Summer School in Epigraphy for the Study of the Latin Language (Lisbon, June 21–25)

This workshop on epigraphic and linguistic/philological research looks to be of interest to students and early-career researchers in Latin epigraphy (and good value for a week’s tuition):


Applications are now open for the International Summer School in Epigraphy for the Study of the Latin Language, hosted by the Center for Classical Studies of the University of Lisbon, which will take place from Monday 21 – to Friday 25 June 2021 online (Zoom).

This International Summer School aims to develop an awareness of the potential of the epigraphical evidence for philological and linguistic studies, without disregarding the archaeological and historical dimensions of inscriptions in light of sociolinguistic investigations. It provides participants with a basic knowledge in Latin Epigraphy and the main theoretical, methodological and practical tools for linguistic and philological research through epigraphic materials.

Target Groups
The Summer School is especially addressed to BA, MA and PhD students as well as to Post-docs with philological-linguistic interests. An interest in participation from students and specialists from other disciplines as well as high-school teachers of Latin is also welcome.

Latin skills are highly desirable. Previous knowledge of Latin Epigraphy is not required.

Course Language
The course language will be English.

80 € for PhD Students & Postdocs
60 € for BA & MA Students as well as for high-school teachers

Information on instructors, registration & program
Please visit our webpage: http://epigraphica.letras.ulisboa.pt/eventos/ or send an email at lisboasummerschool@gmail.com

Deadline for Application
May 15th, 2021

Prof. Dr. Catarina Gaspar
Dr. Silvia Tantimonaco
Research Group HPRT3-Epigraphica

This activity has been funded by Portuguese national funds through FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia & is under the auspices of AIEGL – Association Internationale d’Épigraphie Grecque et Latine.

The School will be activated with min. 20 participants.

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Job position at the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum

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Here attached is the job description for the recruitment of part-time researcher at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (CIL) with strong skill in Latin Epigraphy to work on the lectorship of the volume XIV of the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (Praeneste) and on the digital resources and editions of the project. This is a contract initially limited to two years, to be filled on 1st. July or as soon as possible. Deadline: 30 April 2021.

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The first call for the “Global at Venice – Research and Training for Global Challenges” Marie Skłodowska-Curie Cofund Fellowship Programme is now open.


It will award 8 Fellowships each lasting 24 months.

It is a great opportunity to undertake research and training activity at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

The programme is jointly funded by the European Commission, and is supported by the University’s corporate partners, including research centres, non-academic networks of spin-offs, and small and medium enterprises, where Fellows will have the opportunity to complete secondments.

Eligibility criteria:

· Be in possession of a PhD degree awarded not later than 8 years prior to this call deadline.

· Have at least one major publication without their PhD supervisor (either accepted, in press or published) at the time of deadline.

· Have not resided or carried out their main activity in Italy for longer than 12 months during the 3 years prior to the call deadline, in compliance with the MSCA mobility rule.

Project proposals in digital epigraphy are welcome!!

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CIEGL 2022 – Reminder

The organising team of CIEGL 2022 in Bordeaux have issued a reminder for their CfP. Information on the selected themes (with section abstracts), besides information on the keynote lectures is available from the congress website:


Proposals will be accepted until 30 March 2021; applicants are asked to follow the guidelines laid out in the 2nd circular:


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Linked Open Data for Written Artefacts Conference and Advanced Training

The ENCODE project team (https://site.unibo.it/encode/en) would like to invite you to the Project Conference with the title “Bridging the Gap with Linked Open Data”, which will take place on the 25th May 2021, 14.00–18.00 (CET), on Zoom.

You can find the programme and register at https://site.unibo.it/encode/en/agenda/bridging-the-gap-with-linked-open-data-en.

Participation is open and registrations are accepted until the 25th May 2021.

A call for applications is also open for the second ENCODE intensive training on Linked Open Data for Written Artefacts, held from 26th to 28th May 2021 via Zoom.

You can find the programme and the call for applications at https://site.unibo.it/encode/en/agenda/lod-may-2021.

The intensive training is restricted to a maximum of 18 participants and the deadline for applications is 31st March 2021.

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Inscribing words, reading stories (online, March 10, 2021)

Posted for Ilaria Bucci, to whom any questions about the event should be addressed:

Syriac Incantation Bowls (cover)

I am delighted to announce that Professor Marco Moriggi (University of Catania) will hold a methodological masterclass at Birkbeck, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, on 10 March 2021 on the topic

“Inscribing words, reading stories. Features and challenges of epigraphic and historical research on Late Antique and Early Medieval Near East”

Date: 10 March 2021
Time: 17.00-19.00 (GMT)
Room: online, Microsoft Teams

Marco Moriggi, Associate Professor in Semitic Philology at the University of Catania, will present on the features and challenges of the epigraphic and historical investigations carried on by researchers working in the area of the Near East, from the Syro-Palestinian coast to Iran.

Starting from the case study of the so-called Syriac incantation bowls, ceramic vases inscribed with painted texts that include magic formulas meant to capture demons and are mainly dated to the Sasanian period (3rd-7th century CE), the speaker will examine the main steps defining the work of an epigraphist, from the direct examination of the artifacts to their study and publication. Due to his long-standing experience in archaeological excavations as well as in archives and museum collections, Moriggi will tackle the issues related to record keeping systems and research methodologies, and will analyse the significance of incantation bowls as primary material for the historical research. Enlightening many aspects of the religious and social practices in Mesopotamia during the Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages, Aramaic incantation bowls are an outstanding source of information for understanding the everyday beliefs of the Jewish, Christian, Mandaean, Manichaean, Zoroastrian and Pagan communities on the eve of the Islamic conquest. Lastly, part of the masterclass will be devoted to the recent evolution of the editorial processes in the realm of Digital Humanities and the urge for the creation of online corpora and dynamic digital publications.

The event is open to PhD students only.
Since the number of participants is limited, please send a brief explanation of why you would like to take part in the masterclass to ibucci01@mail.bbk.ac.uk
You will receive confirmation of your acceptance via email, together with the joining details.
Deadline for registration: 3 March 2021

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Teaching Attic Inscriptions (online, June 5, 2021)

Posted for Peter Liddell:

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Classical Association Teaching Board/Classics for All/British School at Athens CPD on Ancient Athenian Inscriptions in UK Collections, 10am-4pm BST, 5th June 2021 (virtual event)

Among the most enduring habits of the ancient world was the inscription of public and private documents and accounts on stone and other hard surfaces. From ancient Athens alone there survive some 20,000 inscriptions written on stone; they are deeply informative about all aspects of ancient public and private life, culture, society, politics and diplomacy.

Of the extant ancient Athenian inscriptions, a small but significant number (ca. 225) are to be found in a dozen public and private collections across the UK. The AHRC-sponsored Attic Inscriptions in UK Collections project, hosted on the Attic Inscriptions Online website, is developing editions, translations and notes on all of these inscriptions. Our Youtube channel is developing a series of videos aimed at a wide audience interested in the inscriptions of ancient Athens.

In mid 2021 we will launch the Attic Inscriptions: Education (AIE) part of our website. This will bring together resources based on our research designed to support teachers of classical subjects at all pre-18 levels. These resources are designed to be of relevance to the KS 1 and KS 2 national curriculum, to be of interest to those teaching KS 3 and to address aspects of the specifications for GCSE and A-level Classical Civilisation and Ancient History. We hope also that we will be able to identify specific areas of ancient Greek history and culture that could be better addressed (through ancient Athenian inscriptions) in future versions of these specifications.

This CPD event will support the launch of AIE. It is aimed at schoolteachers of any of the Key Stages, though we understand that participants may not find all the sessions immediately relevant. No prior experience of studying inscriptions or knowledge of Greek is required (though we welcome those who are interested in exploring the possibility of using Athenian inscriptions to teach Greek language).

We envisage offering 8 sessions from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm then 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Each session will consist of a conversation, with guest discussants (including Charlie Andrew (Classics for All), Dr Sharon Marshall (University of Exeter), Dr April Pudsey (Manchester Metropolitan University), Rob Hancock-Jones (Tonbridge School), Liam Holian (Weaverham High School), Sophie Evans (Pimlico Academy)), on the potential that ancient Athenian inscriptions have for current and future syllabi and specifications:

  1. A Beginners’ Guide to using Ancient Athenian Inscriptions in the Classroom (plenary session).
  2. KS 1 and KS 2 Literacy, History and Art and ancient Athenian inscriptions (with Charlie Andrews of Classics for All).
  3. GCSE Ancient History specifications (Athens in the Age of Pericles) and ancient Athenian inscriptions.
  4. GCSE Classical Civilisation specifications (Myth and Religion; Women; War and Warfare) and ancient Athenian inscriptions.
  5. A-level Ancient History specifications (depth study in Culture and Politics of Ancient Athens; period study on Relations between Greek states) and ancient Athenian inscriptions.
  6. A-level Classical Civilisation specifications (World of Heroes; Culture and the Arts; Invention of the Barbarian; Greek Religion) and ancient Athenian inscriptions.
  7. Ancient Athenian Inscriptions and pre-18 education generally (KS 3; ancient numeracy, the history of medicine, the history of collection).
  8. Plenary discussion of teaching Ancient Athenian Inscriptions in the Classroom. Conclusions.

Lunch break 12.30 – 2.00 pm after session 4.

Registration fee: £5.

To register for the event, please see our Eventbrite site: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ancient-athenian-inscriptions-in-uk-collections-classical-association-cpd-tickets-142573805089 

For questions, please contact peter.liddel@manchester.ac.uk

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Researcher position in DH in Bordeaux – GymnAsia

Posted on behalf of Pierre Fröhlich

Here attached is the job description, in English and French, for the recruitment of a researcher in Digital Humanities in the framework of the Franco-German project (ANR-DFG) “GymnAsia” in Bordeaux. This is a 14-month contract, to be filled on 1 April 2021. Deadline: February 28, 2021.

Fiche de poste contractuel HNUM GymnAsia

Research Ingeneer Position GymnAsia ANR DFG 2021_english version

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Epigraphy and Gender in the Graeco-Roman World (SCS, Jan 5-8, 2022)

Posted for Jonathan Edmondson:

The Society for Classical Studies 2022 Annual Meeting

January 5-8, 2022

San Francisco, CA

Call for Papers for a Panel Sponsored by the

American Society of Greek and Roman Epigraphy (ASGLE)

“Epigraphy and Gender in the Graeco-Roman World”

Organized by Jonathan Edmondson (York University)

The aim of this panel is to explore the multiple ways in which inscribed texts of all types contributed towards constructions of gender in ancient Greece and Rome. From honorific statue-bases set up in the public spaces of ancient cities to the tens of thousands of epitaphs displayed in burial grounds to inscribed votive offerings set up in public sanctuaries or in private cult spaces, inscriptions played a key role in defining gender norms in public and in private life. Less formal types of writing such as graffiti in various media or curse-tablets may have served to contest or reinforce these societal norms. This panel seeks to explore gender relations across as full a range of social levels as possible: from the elite to the “middling sort” to slaves and manumitted slaves. It has often been argued that it is difficult to uncover authentic female voices within epigraphic repertoires, since the production of inscriptions was significantly controlled by men. Is it possible by using new interpretive techniques to read epigraphic texts against the grain and thereby uncover previously ignored aspects of gender relations? The panel ideally will present a variety of methodological approaches that range from close readings of individual texts to broader analyses of texts in bulk drawn either from single locations or from wider geographical contexts, where appropriate, involving comparative discussion.

Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words (bibliography excluded), suitable for a 20-minute presentation. Please follow the SCS “Guidelines for Authors of Abstracts” (https://classicalstudies.org/annual-meeting/guidelines-authors-abstracts) and ensure that no reference is made to the author’s identity. Please send your anonymous abstract, as a Word or PDF e-mail attachment, to Jonathan Edmondson at jedmond@yorku.ca by March 1, 2021. Abstracts will be evaluated anonymously by two reviewers. (Please note that authors submitting abstracts must be SCS members in good standing and will need to register for the 2022 meeting.)

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