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 ( 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

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

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
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: 

For questions, please contact

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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)

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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” ( 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 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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Studi e testi di epigrafia

Recently published:

E. Culasso Gastaldi, Studi su Lemnos (Studi e testi di epigrafia 3), Edizioni dell’Orso, Alessandria 2020.

In the same collection (ed. by Giovannella Cresci Marrone, E. Culasso Gastaldi):

C. Lasagni, Le realtà locali nel mondo greco. Studi su poleis ed ethne della Grecia occidentale (Studi e testi di epigrafia 1), Edizioni dell’Orso, Alessandria 2019.

E. Culasso Gastaldi (a cura di), La seconda vita delle iscrizioni. E molte altre ancora (Studi e testi di epigrafia 2), Edizioni dell’Orso, Alessandria 2020.

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Researcher position 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 with strong skills in Greek epigraphy to work in the framework of the Franco-German project (ANR-DFG) “GymnAsia” in Bordeaux. This is a three-year contract, to be filled on 1 April 2021. Deadline: February 25, 2021.

3 years Position GymnAsia ANR DFG 2021_english version

Fiche de poste contractuel épigraphie ANR DFG GymnAsia 2021


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Postgraduate Course in Epigraphy (British School in Rome, July 12–21, 2021)

Participants studying an inscription in RomeWe are delighted to announce the 5th Postgraduate Course in Epigraphy at the British School in Rome from July 12-21st 2021.

Based at the British school at Rome, this taught course offers a nine 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 course 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  include gallery lectures by curators and special permits to collections not 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. 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.

Application deadline: Friday February 19th.

Testimonials, reports & itineraries from previous courses, as well as an information pack for the 2021 course can be found on the course website:

Please feel free to contact the course coordinator with further queries at:

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EpiDoc Training (London and Bologna), April 12–16, 2021

EpiDoc Workshop, April 12–16, 2021.

Event page and updates at:

Organizers: Gabriel Bodard (University of London), Irene Vagionakis (Università di Bologna)

Cost: £100 for one week (£50 if unwaged and no source of support)

The Institute of Classical Studies, University of London and Department of History and Cultures, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna invite applications for a one-week, online workshop in EpiDoc XML and digital epigraphy and papyrology. EpiDoc is a leading standard for the digital encoding of ancient inscriptions, papyri and other primary and documentary texts 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 introduce the EFES platform for viewing and publishing EpiDoc editions.

The workshop will be held remotely online from April 12–16, 2021, and will involve asynchronous tutorials and exercises as well as real-time discussion and feedback sessions. All tuition will be in English, with the possibility of asking questions in Italian. No preexisting 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 by February 21st, 2021. The fee is normally £100 for the week, but if you would like to request the unwaged rate of £50, please confirm that you have sought funding from your institution to cover the fees and that none is available. Applicants will be informed of acceptance on the workshop by the end of February.

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Bordeaux 2022 – XVI Congressus Internationalis Epigraphiae Graecae et Latinae

Posted on behalf of Pierre Fröhlich (with an addendum, March 2nd, 2021)

Chères et chers collègues,

Vous trouvez ci-joints la deuxième circulaire du comité d’organisation du congrès international d’épigraphie grecque et latine de 2022. Il s’agit de l’appel à communications.

Vous pouvez aussi vous référer à notre site Internet, où vous trouverez le programme et ces informations :

Vous pouvez également vous abonner à la liste de diffusion :

En vous présentant nos meilleurs vœux pour les fêtes de fin d’année, Au nom du comité d’organisation, Pierre Fröhlich et Milagros Navarro Caballero

Addendum: Le prochain congrès international d’épigraphie grecque et latine comprendra 20 sections pour accueillir vos propositions de communications. Vous trouverez sur le site du congrès ( la liste de ces sections avec, désormais, une présentation pour chacune d’entre elles.
L’appel à communication est toujours en cours. Vous pouvez envoyer vos propositions de communication selon les règles figurant dans la circulaire ci-jointe, d’ici au 30 mars 2021.

Dear colleagues,

You will find with this e-mail the second circular letter of the next International Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (August 29 to September 02, 2022). This is the call for papers.

You may also refer to our website, where you will find the programme and related  information:

You can also subscribe to the mailing list :

We wish you all the best for the festive season, Best regards, On behalf of the organizing committee,Pierre Fröhlich and Milagros Navarro Caballero

Addendum: The next International Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy will have 20 sections to welcome your proposals for papers. You will find on the congress website ( the list of these sections with, from now on, a description for each of them.
The call for papers is still open. Proposals for papers may be submitted according to the rules set out in the attached circular by 30 March 2021.

CIEGL 2022 2e circulaire (appel à communications) 12 2020 FR

CIEGL 2022 2nd Circular (CfP) 12 2020 EN

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ENCODE project first event

ENCODE is a three-year Erasmus+ Strategic partnership for higher education, funded by the EU, aimed at bridging the existing gap in the teaching/learning domain of ancient writing cultures between the peculiar humanistic training and the now essential digital competences required for study, research and employment. It brings together six partners: Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Julius Maximilian Universität Würzburg, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Università degli studi di Parma, Universität Hamburg, Universitetet I Oslo.

The first event will take place from January 25-29, 2021 in Bologna and online platform:

Conference and Digital Greek and Latin Epigraphy Workshop

Registration form for the conference (guest speakers Gabriel Bodard, John Bodel, Silvia Orlandi, Monica Berti) and application form for the workshop can be found here.

Encode Conference Programme

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