Epigraphy.info V (Leuven): Call for Preferred Dates

From Mark Depauw (for Trismegistos) and Tom Gheldof:

The Research Unit of Ancient History at Leuven University (KU Leuven) in coordination with the Epigraphy.info steering committee would like to suggest the following options for the next workshop in 2020:

1) October, 28th-30th
2) November, 4th-6th

Again the workshop will be preceded by a training (possibly a technical training in TEI or XTriples and a Trismegistos user session) and also by a welcome session to introduce the Epigraphy.info network to interested people and guests:

1) October, 26th-28th
2) November, 2th-4th

We kindly ask you to give your vote via the doodle link below until May, 10th 2020 in order to start the organisation:


We will take into account whatever the situation of COVID-19 will be by then and will take the appropriate measures. In case the international circumstances would prevent us to host the workshop safely in Leuven, we will provide an online alternative (videoconference) for it, but hopefully we can welcome you all in person in Leuven!

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Research project on epigraphic spolia (Croatia)

The Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ) has recently funded a research project on epigraphic spolia titled „The new lives of ancient inscriptions: epigraphic spolia from the territory of central Dalmatia”. The project is led by Dino Demicheli (Department of archaeology, University of Zagreb) and on the project are also included scholars from several other scientific and museum institutions from Croatia and Italy.

The project started in January 2020 and it will last to December 2023. Some of the main project goals are:

– to document all the epigraphic monuments in central Dalmatia (both, in situ and those exposed in museums, collections etc.) which have been attested as spolia;

– to identify to which extent and for what purpose the epigraphic monuments were exploited in reuse and to make the classification of spolia according to the types of use;

– to conduct four archaeological campaigns of Salonitan city walls in search for spolia, since the substantial number of Salonitan inscriptions have been found embedded in city walls;

– to make a digital distributional map of epigraphic spolia on the territory of central Dalmatia;

– to organize an international conference on epigraphic spolia.

For additional information please contact Dino Demicheli at ddemiche@ffzg.hr

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Short Report Epigraphy.info Workshop IV

The Epigraphy.info community is disseminating a short report summarizing it’s fourth meeting (Hamburg, February 2020). A full report is in preparation.

Epigraphy.info is an international open community pursuing a collaborative environment for digital epigraphy, which facilitates scholarly communication and interaction. We apply FAIR principles to epigraphic information in order to efficiently create, use and share it among researchers, students and enthusiasts around the globe. The Epigraphy.info community works to gather and enhance the many existing epigraphic efforts, and serves as a landing point for digital tools, practices and methodologies for managing collections of inscriptions.
Since 2018 four official meetings of the community have taken place:

● Heidelberg, March 21st – 23rd , 2018: http://doi.org/10.11588/heidok.00024397
● Zadar, December 14th – 16th 2018: http://doi.org/10.11588/heidok.00026330
● Vienna, May 30th – June 1 st 2019: https://doi.org/10.11588/heidok.00027928
● Hamburg, February 19th – 21st 2020: http://epigraphy.info/workshop_4.html

The 4th Epigraphy.info workshop was preceded by the 2-and-half day EpiDoc and TEI training, given by Pietro Liuzzo. Twenty participants from 6 countries attended the training and coded their first inscriptions in EpiDoc.

Then, the Hamburg workshop took place from 19th to 21st February 2020. In the beginning, the community was introduced to the Hamburg-based Cluster of Excellence “Understanding Written Artefacts”, that primarily focuses on improving our understanding of the diverse manuscript and epigraphic cultures around the world. An afternoon of networking and presentation of new projects followed and this time, we focused not just on Greek and Latin epigraphy but also on Indian and Chinese inscriptions. The two following days consisted of presentations of current projects, reports on ongoing tasks, working-group discussions and a hackathon.

Here are the highlights of the meeting:

● Short report on the presentation of Epigraphy.info at the Third North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (NACGLE) 2020 in Washington, D.C.;
● Short report on the status quo of the social media representation of Epigraphy.info (Twitter, Facebook);
● Ratification of the “Statement on handling of unpublished inscriptions”: https://doi.org/10.11588/heidok.00027952;
● Preparation of a draft on the “editorial advisory board”;
● A working group on finances was established;
● Discussion about the terms of membership within the Epigraphy.info community;
● Hackathon on epigraphic ontology and an RDF model for epigraphy, followed by a brainstorming session on technical needs of the Epigraphy.info community and the rough estimate of related costs

With regard to community administration, a new tool for managing the tasks of the working groups will be selected and implemented by the committee. Following up the hackathon and the technical discussion of the ontologies an expert workshop on XTriples configuration files is planned to take place in Mainz in collaboration with the Digitale Akademie in mid-2020.

The next workshop will be held in Leuven (Belgium) in the second half of this year (October-December); organizer of the next workshop: Tom Gheldof (Leuven).

The following committee members were elected to substitute the two resigning members until the next meeting: Jonathan Prag (Oxford), Franziska Weise (Hamburg); ongoing members: Chiara Cenati (Vienna), Tom Elliott (New York), M. Cristina de la Escosura (Zaragoza) and Vincent Razanajao (Bordeaux).

For more information and suggestions visit our website Epigraphy.info , follow us on Twitter ( @epigraphy_info ) and Facebook ( Epigraphy.info ). If you want to become a member of the community and join the working groups, write an email to info@epigraphy.info .

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ERC-Funded PhD studentship at the University of Vienna — Social and Cultural Relevance of Inscribed Verse — MAPPOLA

Call for Applications – Funded PhD studentship (3 years)

The ERC-funded project MAPPOLA – Mapping Out the Poetic Landscape(s) of the Roman Empire, based at the University of Vienna, Austria, now invites applications for a fully funded PhD researcher (prae-doc) position, based at the Department of Ancient History and Classics, Papyrology and Epigraphy at the University of Vienna.

The position will be funded for three years, starting October 1st, 2020. Closing date for applications is May 15th, 2020.

We currently expect to hold interviews on May 20th and May 22nd. (Appropriate interview arrangements will be made for all shortlisted candidates with a view to any continued levels of disruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.)


We are looking for an outstanding candidate interested in pursuing graduate-level research in the field of Roman cultural history and epigraphy and prepared to contribute to the project’s Work Package 3: ‘The Social and Cultural Relevance of Inscribed Verse’ (details on which may be found here: https://mappola.eu/index.php/wp3-the-social-and-cultural-relevance-of-inscribed-verse/)

Applicants must be eligible to take up employment in Austria, meet all requirements for PhD level study at the University of Vienna (https://doktorat.univie.ac.at/en/doctoralphdprogrammes/humanities/admission/), and agree to enrol as a PhD student in the Department of Ancient History and Classics, Papyrology and Epigraphy upon acceptance of the position.

Applicants will be expected to be fluent in either English or German. Applicants without sufficient levels of linguistic competence in German will be required to take intensive German classes at the university’s Sprachenzentrum as part of their training. At least a basic reading knowledge of Italian, Spanish, and/or French will be beneficial. Good knowledge of Latin and at least a basic knowledge of Ancient Greek will be expected.

The successful applicant will be expected to relocate to Vienna and join the university as an employee (0.75 FTE, fixed-term for 3 years, paid in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement for staff at the University of Vienna).

We offer 

• a salary in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement for staff at the University of Vienna)

• funds for conference travel, fieldwork, and relevant professional training

• ample opportunities for professional networking in and beyond your field of study

• close supervision arrangements according to the needs of the project that you help to design

• a pleasant work environment with a vibrant research culture and excellent resources

Application and selection procedures 

Applicants who wish to be considered for the position must submit – as a single PDF document – a motivation letter, a 2pp. academic cv, and a research proposal of 2,000–2,500 words outlining their proposed take on the work to be carried out under the rubric of Work Package 3.

Your application must be received by May 15th, 2020 at the very latest. Please also arrange for one academic reference, to be received directly from your referee, by the same date.

Submissions, as well as academc references, should be sent to Prof. Peter Kruschwitz at peter.kruschwitz@univie.ac.at. Receipt will be confirmed. For this first stage of the process, submissions may be made in English, German, Italian, Spanish, and French. The interview may be conducted in German or English.

Informal inquiries may be made to Prof. Kruschwitz at peter.kruschwitz@univie.ac.at.

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Two new epigraphic volumes published online in Open Access

Dear Colleagues,
I would like to announce that two new epigraphic volumes have just been published. Their full digital content is available online in Open Access at the following links, from which you can download both the pdf versions of the whole volumes and of each single contribution:
Altera pars laboris. Studi sulla tradizione manoscritta delle iscrizioni antiche, a cura di L. Calvelli, G. Cresci, A. Buonopane, Venice, Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, 2019
La falsificazione epigrafica. Questioni di metodo e casi di studio, a cura di L. Calvelli, Venice, Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, 2019
Attached are the Tables of Contents of the two volumes. Hard copies will soon be available for purchase through the publisher’s website.
Thank you and buona lettura,
Lorenzo Calvelli
LORENZO CALVELLI, GIOVANNELLA CRESCI MARRONE, ALFREDO BUONOPANE (curr.), Altera pars laboris. Studi sulla tradizione manoscritta delle iscrizioni antiche, Edizioni Ca’ Foscari (Antichistica 24, Storia ed epigrafia 7), Venezia 2019 (ISBN (print): 978-88-6969-375-5 / ISBN (ebook): 978-88-6969-374-8).

ALFREDO BUONOPANE, LORENZO CALVELLI, GIOVANNELLA CRESCI MARRONE, La parte più difficile del mestiere di epigrafista
SIMONA ANTOLINI, Il Museo Nani in un manoscritto di Aurelio Guarnieri Ottoni
FRANÇOIS BERARD, L’apport du Lugdunum priscum de Claude Bellièvre à la connaissance de l’épigraphie lyonnaise
ROLAND BEHAR, GWLADYS BERNARD, ‘Dans les pierres, il ne peut y avoir de fiction’? Authentiques, faux et pastiches dans l’oeuvre érudite et poétique de l’humaniste sévillan Rodrigo Caro (1573-1647)
MARCO BUONOCORE, Bibliotheca epigraphica manuscripta: dal 1881 a oggi
ELIZABETH DENIAUX, L’orientaliste Antoine Galland et la découverte des inscriptions de la cité des Viducasses en Normandie
DONATO FASOLINI, Le iscrizioni dell’album del Louvre di Jacopo Bellini Una fonte attendibile per epigrafia e iconografia?
ANNAROSA GALLO, La tradizione manoscritta delle epigrafi latine di Tarentum
PIERRE LAURENS, Certissimo argumento aeternitati plus conferre tenuissimas membranas quam praedura marmora. De la plausibilité de quelques restitutions
NICOLAS MATHIEU, Les inscriptions relatives à Vaison-la-Romaine (Vaucluse, France) à la lumière de Joseph-Dominique Fabre de Saint-Véran
FARA NASTI, Tradizione giurisprudenziale manoscritta dei Digesta e tabulae ceratae da Londinium: TLond. 55 e 57
SILVIA ORLANDI, Una nuova dedica a Ercole da un manoscritto di Bonifacius Amerbach
GIANFRANCO PACI, Da Vid a Venezia: due reperti antichi tra collezionismo ed interessi eruditi nel sec. XVIII
ANNE RAFFARIN, Fortune de l’inscription du temple d’Isis des manuscrits épigraphiques du Quattrocento aux Antiquités de la Ville d’Andrea Fulvio (1527)
BERNARD REMY †, L’apport des manuscrits de Joseph-Marie de Suarès à l’élaboration du Corpus des inscriptions latines de Vaison-la-Romaine et de son territoire
BENOIT ROSSIGNOL, Épigraphie en révolution. La visite du Père Dumont à Vaison (1790)
UMBERTO SOLDOVIERI, L’Abate Galiani epigrafista
Indice delle fonti manoscritte
Indice delle iscrizioni
Indice dei nomi di persona e di luogo

LORENZO CALVELLI (cur.), La falsificazione epigrafica. Questioni di metodo e casi di studio, Edizioni Ca’ Foscari (Antichistica 25. Storia ed epigrafia 8), Venezia 2019 (ISBN (print): 978-88-6969-387-8 / ISBN (ebook): 978-88-6969-386-1).
LORENZO CALVELLI, La ricerca sulla falsificazione epigrafica oggi. Dove siamo e dove andiamo
MICHELE BELLOMO, SILVIA GAZZOLI, Monsignor Luigi Biraghi e i falsi di Cernusco
PIERANGELO BUONGIORNO, Vicende di un falso senatoconsulto. Il decretum Rubiconis fra Ciriaco de’ Pizzicolli, Antonio Agustín e Eugen Bormann
SILVIA BRAITO, ALFREDO BUONOPANE, ‘Falsi epigrafici’ in Internet: una fenomenologia
MARIA LETIZIA CALDELLI, Iscrizioni falsae nelle collezioni inglesi. Il caso del Fitzwilliam Museum di Cambridge
LORENZO CALVELLI, Lineamenti per una storia della critica della falsificazione
ANTONIO MARIA CORDA, ANTONIO IBBA, La (cattiva) coscienza del falsario. Ricerca e produzione di iscrizioni latine in Sardegna fra XVI e XIX secolo
SILVIA GIORCELLI, Falsari piemontesi del XVI secolo: Monsù Pingon e gli altri
GIAN LUCA GREGORI, ALESSANDRO PAPINI, Mariangelo Accursio and Pirro Ligorio. The Possible (and Interesting) Genesis of CIL VI 990* and CIL VI 991*
FULVIA MAINARDIS, Per uno studio dei falsi nel manoscritto inglese di Jacopo Valvasone di Maniago (1499-1570)
SILVIA MARIA MARENGO, La città e i suoi falsi
VIVIANA PETTIROSSI, I falsi epigrafici di Giuseppe Francesco Meyranesio. Ispirazioni e modelli
ANTONIO PISTELLATO, Digitalizzazione e intelligenza del falso epigrafico. Il caso di un titulus atestino
ANTONIO SARTORI, Falso quando?
CARLO SLAVICH, Il falsario Sententiosus
GINETTE VAGENHEIM, Pirro Ligorio et « l’histoire secrète » de la restauration de l’Acqua Vergine sous le pontificat de Pie IV (1559-65)
Indice delle fonti manoscritte
Indice delle iscrizioni
Indice dei nomi di persona e di luogo
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Call for applications: Autumn School on Roman Republican Inscriptions in Context

The Commission for Ancient History and Epigraphy (German Archaeological Institute) in Munich invites applications for its annual autumn school  (Fachwissenschaftlicher Kurs 2020)

Roman Republican Inscriptions in Context

with Harriet I. Flower (Princeton University)

To take place at the Commission in Munich, Thursday 22nd October 2020, 5pm, to Saturday 24th October 2020 c. 12pm

This seminar will offer an overview of the role, development, and functions of epigraphic texts in the middle and later republican periods in Rome, as well as in Italy and in the Mediterranean beyond. Only c. 4500 Latin inscriptions predate the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC and many of these are now lost. The socalled “epigraphic habit” is usually associated with the Roman imperial period, starting with Augustus’ many epigraphic innovations. By contrast, we will look back in time to examine how inscriptions were used in earlier periods, while taking the beautiful inscriptions in gilded bronze letters of Augustan Rome as a starting point. Our focus will be on Roman republican culture and its use of inscribed writing, from the third century BC onwards. The seminar will consider the epigraphic legacy that the first princeps inherited as a member of the generation born around the middle of the first century BC. The evolution of the Latin language and the development of Roman self representation will be key themes that run parallel with each other in every genre of inscription. The following main types of texts will be examined in a series of thematic sessions:
Senatus consulta and other types of legal inscriptions, dedications to gods in sanctuaries and elsewhere, milestones and other inscriptions placed prominently along roads, building inscriptions, labels of many kinds including those on the bases of honorific statues, and funerary inscriptions commemorating people from a wide variety of social classes. Detailed examination of specific texts (and of the way they have traditionally been edited and studied by scholars who work on republican epigraphical material) will be balanced by a consideration of the wider political and social contexts of epigraphic culture, during the centuries when Rome emerged to become the dominant power in Italy and in the wider Mediterranean world.

We invite early career researchers, postdocs, PhD students, etc. in Ancient History and neighbouring disciplines. There will be 20 places. Where necessary, the Commission will provide accommodation in Munich for participants, however travel costs can not be reimbursed. If you have special requirements as to the accommodation, please let us know at the time of your application. Please e-mail your application (in English or German, containing a one-page letter of motivation and a CV, in one PDF) to Mrs Timmermann at ina.timmermann@dainst.de and Prof. Dr. Haensch at rudolf.haensch@dainst.de.

The deadline for applying is Friday 27th March 2020.

Christof Schuler – Rudolf Haensch

Commission for Ancient History and Epigraphy


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epigraphy.info workshop III – full report

Full report of the 3rd epigraphy.info workshop at Vienna, May/June 2019 (in addition to the already posted short report)

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Toward a Digital Ektypotheke 

Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

May 7-8, 2020

Toward a Digital Ektypotheke 

Digitizing Archives of Epigraphic Squeezes:  Theoretical and Practical Issues


May 7, 2020 Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Sala Milone

15.00 Michèle BRUNET (Université Lumière Lyon 2 – Musée du Louvre)

E-STAMPAGES : an E-Companion to Greek Epigraphy

16.30 Claudia ANTONETTI, Eloisa PAGANONI  (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia)

The Venice Squeeze Project : Achievements and Future Perspectives


May 8, 2020 Biblioteca di Area Umanistica, Cooperative Learning Room

9.30 – 17.00 Michèle BRUNET, Claudia ANTONETTI, Eloisa PAGANONI

Workshop Digitizing Epigraphic Squeezes: a Practical Introduction

For more information contact Claudia Antonetti (cordinat@unive.it) or Eloisa Paganoni (eloisa.paganoni@unive.it)


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Inscriptions of Libya: an update

The Inscriptions of Libya project is a collaboration between King’s College London, the Institute of Classical Studies (University of London), the Universities of Bologna and Macerata, and the University of Paris IV–Sorbonne (Centre de recherche sur la Libye Antique). Our intention is to produce a publication portal and joint search facility for several publications of inscribed Greek and Latin texts from ancient Libya. For the present this will include:

  1. Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania (published 2009): http://inslib.kcl.ac.uk/irt2009/
  2. Inscriptions of Greek Cyrenaica and Greek Verse Inscriptions of Cyrenaica (published 2018): https://igcyr.unibo.it/
  3. Ostraka from Bu Njem (currently only at Papyri.info): https://papyri.info/ddbdp/o.bu.njem/
  4. Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica (forthcoming 2020)

Leptis Magna Severan BasilicaThese publications will be connected by reference tools including indices, bibliography and geographical data, the latter based on:

We hope to be able to offer access to other relevant online publications, as these become available.

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CfP: Layout and materiality of writing in ancient documents

Posted on behalf of Davide Amendola (Trinity College Dublin), Cristina Carusi (University of Parma), Emilio Rosamilia (Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies, University of Pisa), panel convenors

Call for Papers

Layout and materiality of writing in ancient documents from the Archaic Period to Late Antiquity: a Comparative Approach

Panel to be held at the International Conference in Classics and Ancient History

(Coimbra, June 22-25, 2020) 

Over the last few years, an increasing number of scholars have drawn attention to issues relating to format and layout in ancient Greek texts, techniques of reading, and the importance of writing in the legal practices of the ancient world. The goal of this panel is to explore systematically the possible similarities in aspects of layout among different categories of documents (primarily inscriptions and papyri, but also graffiti, ostraka, and wooden tablets). We also aim at discussing whether and to what extent the strategies adopted by ancient scribes and letter-cutters meant to improve the overall readability of ancient documents. Our purpose is thus primarily that of bringing together a diverse range of scholars from different backgrounds in order to examine a number of specific case studies, as well as to foster an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas on these issues.

Topics may include, but are by no means limited to:

  • issues of mise en page (e.g. ekthesis and eisthesis, division into columns, consistency in the use of blank spaces);

  • rubrication, use of titles or subtitles, variations in the size of letters;

  • interpuncta and lectional signs, especially vacat, paragraphos, and coronis;

  • abbreviations;

  • strategies of correction, such as rasurae, interlinear additions, overwriting;

  • functionality versus ornamentality;

  • terminology and references to specific formal features of ancient documents in Graeco-Roman literary and non-literary sources;

  • treatment of such aspects in antiquarian research from Renaissance Humanism onwards (for instance, in the works of Ciriaco d’Ancona, Scipione Maffei, Jean Mabillon, etc.).

In addressing these issues, we seek to provide an answer to the following questions of more general interest: What is the relation between formats and typologies of documents? Do inscriptions mirror contemporary archival documents and to what extent? Can some features of the epigraphic practice be influenced by texts written on perishable materials? Does the use of specific lectional signs relate to specific typologies of documents? If so, is it possible to reconstruct a taxonomy of signs or to outline any developmental lines in their evolution? Is a certain level of standardisation clearly recognisable in specific categories of texts?

We invites abstracts for 40-minutes or 20-minute papers. Those who are interested in joining our panel should submit via email a 250-word abstract as attachment to em.rosamilia@gmail.com by March 15, 2020. For any inquiries, please feel free to contact us at the same address.

Preferably, abstracts should be written in English. However, proposals and presentations in other languages – such as Portuguese, French, Italian, German, and Spanish – are welcome as well. Proponents should also make clear whether they are interested in giving a 20-minute or 40-minute presentation. We will review all submissions and inform submitters of our decision by March 31, 2020.

Abstracts should have: Title of communication; E-mail; University; Abstracts (max 250 words); Keywords (5 to 10 words).

See more at: https://cechfluc.wixsite.com/ccah/layoutmateriality

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EpiDoc Workshop – 20-24th April 2020 in London

Call for applications for a one-week EpiDoc workshop
– apply by Sunday 23rd February

Date: April 20–24, 2020 (starting 11:00 Monday; finishing 16:00 Friday)
Venue: Institute of Classical Studies, University of London
Cost: £100 for one week (£50 if unwaged and no source of funding*)
Tutors: Gabriel Bodard, Laura Löser, Christopher Ohge, Charlotte Tupman

We invite applications for a five-day training workshop in the use of EpiDoc (http://epidoc.sf.net/), the de facto standard for encoding ancient epigraphic and papyrological editions in TEI XML for online publication and interchange. The workshop will cover the encoding of ancient texts in XML, sources of information and support on EpiDoc, and publication of editions through the EFES platform (http://github.com/EpiDoc/EFES). No technical knowledge is required, but participants are expected to be familiar with the transcription conventions for inscriptions and papyri (“Leiden”), and either Greek, Latin or other ancient languages of their epigraphic tradition.

To apply for a place on this workshop, please send a brief explanation of your motivation for seeking EpiDoc training (including any projects you will work on) to Dr Gabriel Bodard at <gabriel.bodard@sas.ac.uk> by February 23rd, 2020.

*If you would like to request the unwaged rate, please confirm that you have sought funding from your institution to cover the fees and that none is available.

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CFP Inscriptions and Literacy, Jan 2021, Chicago

Call for Papers for the SCS/ASGLE Panel
at the 2021 Society for Classical Studies Annual Meeting
January 7-10, 2021, Chicago:

Inscriptions and Literacy

Sponsored by the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (ASGLE).
Organized by Rebecca Benefiel, Washington and Lee University.

What does the ubiquity of inscriptions in the ancient world communicate about ancient literacy?

The aim of this panel is to consider the relationship of epigraphy and literacy in, as Peter Kruschwitz has described it, a “fundamentally lettered world.” Scholars have profitably examined the interrelated concepts of orality and literacy (cf. the Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World series), and recent publications are bringing archaeological material to bear on the question. Yet following Harris’ Ancient Literacy (1989), work ranging from Literacy in the Roman world (JRA Supp. 1991) to Literacy in ancient everyday life (De Gruyter 2018) demonstrates that epigraphy offers particularly productive ways to approach the topic of ancient literacy.

How do inscriptions rely on the abilities of the viewer to communicate their message? Should we consider ancient literacy or ancient literacies? Each type of material, from monumental inscriptions to ostraka, from lead tablets to dipinti and graffiti, provides a different perspective on the use and the ability to read and write.

Papers might address the topics of literacy or literacies, audience and viewer, the concept of working literacy or subcategories of literacy, the variety of written material from the ancient world, or other points of contact between epigraphy and literacy.

Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words (bibliography excluded), and will be evaluated anonymously by two reviewers. Please follow the SCS “Guidelines for Authors of Abstracts” (https://classicalstudies.org/annual-meeting/guidelines-authors-abstracts). Send abstracts as a Word or PDF file that does not include your name by March 1, 2020 to Rebecca Benefiel at benefielr@wlu.edu.  (Please note that authors submitting abstracts must be SCS members in good standing and will need to register for the 2021 meeting.)

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