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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New volume published by Presses de l’Ifpo

Posted on behalf of Michel Mouton (Ifpo)

Nouveaux itinéraires épigraphiques d’Orient et d’Occident. Études dédiées à la mémoire de Solange Ory
Beyrouth, Presses de l’Ifpo, 2020
ISBN 978-2-35159-766-8; ISSN 0253-1623

Ce numéro du BEO propose un dossier thématique relatif à l’épigraphie arabe et islamique. Intitulé « nouveaux itinéraires épigraphiques d’Orient et d’Occident » (sous la direction de Frédéric Imbert, Aix-Marseille Université), il présente une série de neuf études inédites consacrées à des inscriptions islamiques, mais également chrétiennes, de natures très diverses ; elles proviennent du Maghreb (Tunisie et Libye), du Proche-Orient (Égypte, Jordanie, Syrie), mais aussi de l’Afrique de l’Est (Éthiopie) et de l’actuel Afghanistan. Les travaux présentés couvrent une palette chronologique très large depuis l’antéislam jusqu’à l’époque ottomane, en passant entre autres par les périodes fatimide, ayyoubide et mamelouke. Au travers d’articles écrits par des historiens, des archéologues ou des épigraphistes de métier, cet itinéraire met en valeur les nouveaux fronts de la recherche en ce domaine. Le dossier se veut également un hommage à Solange Ory, épigraphiste disparue en 2018. Le numéro du BEO 67 publie aussi deux articles de varia : le premier traite de la furūsiyya d’époque mamelouke ; le second en linguistique arabe aborde la question de la syntaxe des conditionnels.

BEO67_ 2018-2019_final couvlr BEO67_sommaire

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Epigraphic Ontology at Linked Pasts 6

On Wednesday, December 2 at 17:00 GMT, the Linked Pasts 6 conference will host a session called ‘Cluster 3: Epigraphy and documents’. A proposal for activities about an Epigraphic Ontology, presented by Hugh Cayless, Thomas Kollatz, Pietro Liuzzo, and Elli Mylonas, will be introduced. During the session participants will also be able to propose changes to the plan of activity, which is intended to be as flexible and open to changes as possible.

The following is an extract from the proposal for the activities:

Most digital epigraphical corpora are based on EpiDoc: TEI XML for epigraphic documents. In addition, each of the many digital epigraphic corpora has a set of (usually controlled) vocabularies which they deploy as part of their corpus metadata. Several efforts have been made to reconcile vocabularies across corpora, in order to facilitate interchange, cross-corpus searching and other forms of aggregation. The most recent and extensive were the vocabularies created for the EAGLE project by reconciling the vocabularies of contributing projects ( The resulting authoritative lists are extremely useful for cross corpus search, but they lack the relationship definitions found in formal ontologies.

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GEPHYRA 20, 2020 Published

GEPHYRA 20, 2020 – Table of Contents

  1. Gertrude Bell’s Resolution of a Disputed Inscription – Alan CADWALLADER
  2. Das Brechen mit der Tradition. Die außergewöhnlichen Münzprägungen im Namen von Claudius Hestiaios und ihr Verhältnis zum ersten Neokorietitel von Kyzikos – David HACK
  3. The Origins of the Ariobarzanid Dynasty – Luis BALLESTEROS PASTOR
  4. Roads and Routes in Northwestern and Adjoining Parts of Central Asia Minor: From the Romans to Byzantium, with Some Remarks on their Fate during the Ottoman Period up to the 17th Century – Klaus BELKE
  5. The Examination of a Milestone Recently Found in the Territory of Iuliopolis – Fatih ONUR
  6. The Lycian Name of Iranian Origin Miθrapata and Its variants – Ignasi Xavier ADIEGO LAJARA
  7. Two Unpublished Magical Amulets in Ankara – Melih ARSLAN, Yavuz YEĞİN, Richard GORDON
  8. Similar to Gods: Some Words in the Imperial Cult in the Roman Empire – Andres CID ZURITA
  9. A New Epigram in the Uşak Museum: The Relief Stele of Maximus – Şenkal KİLECİ
  10. Neue Weihungen aus dem Museum von Bursa – Nalan Eda AKYÜREK ŞAHİN, Mehmet Ertan YILDIZ
  11. New Inscriptions from Nikaia XII. Sanctuary of Zeus Bronton in Ahmetler Village, Pazaryeri District – Hüseyin Sami ÖZTÜRK, Abdurrahman AKTAŞ, Ezgi DEMİRHAN-ÖZTÜRK
  12. Two Reused “Blattkelch” Capitals from Patara. An Example of Reuse in the 2nd Century AD in the Context of the Building Activities in and around the Nero Bath – Mustafa KOÇAK, Feyzullah ŞAHİN
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Oxford Epigraphy workshop, Michaelmas Term 2020

The Epigraphy Workshop will resume online this term at its regular time,1-2pm, in a virtual space on Microsoft Teams. Please contact Dr Chloe Colchester ( or one of the convenors if you would like to attend.

All welcome; do bring a virtual sandwich!

There will be three more papers during the course of the Michaelmas term:

Week 5 (Monday, 9th November): Charlotte Tupman (Exeter), ‘Applying machine learning to the study of inscribing texts’

Week 7 (Monday, 23rd November): Mat Carbon (Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario), ‘Aphrodite at Knidos: Understanding the Regulation of a Civic Cult’, *Please note that this paper will be at 2.00 pm rather than 1.00pm*

Week 8 (Monday, 30th November): Eddie Jones (Oxford), ‘Athenian Inscribed Accounts’

We welcome offers of papers for Hilary and Trinity terms 2021.

Juliane Zachhuber
Charles Crowther
Christina Kuhn
Andrew Meadows

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Report on the fourth workshop (Hamburg, Februrary 2020)

Now published:

Report on the fourth workshop held in Hamburg, February 19 – 21, 2020 (Arbeitsbereich Alte Geschichte, Universität Hamburg), Cenati, Chiara; Elliott, Tom; De la Escosura Balbás, Cristina; Heřmánková, Petra; Prag, Jonathan; Razanajao, Vincent; Riegler, Nadine; Weise, Franziska. Available:

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Journal of Epigraphic Studies 3 (2020) to be published soon

The 3rd issue of the Journal of Epigraphic Studies (2020) will be published within the next few weeks. Attached is the table of contents together with a subscription form:

Depliant The Journal of Epigraphic Studies 3 2020

The Journal now welcomes articles for its 4th issue (2021). Submissions may be written in English, German, French, Italian, or Spanish, and should be sent by February 15, 2021 to:

The JES is now available in nearly 50 libraries throughout Europe, Northern America, and Australia. More details about subscription, the submission procedure, and the editorial rules are accessible through:

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The editors have received the following announcement from the organizers of the fifth workshop of the community (Leuven and online, November 3rd-6th, 2020):

Dear colleagues,

As we have already announced in our last circular letter, the Leuven workshop will host an E-poster session dedicated to the presentation of new and ongoing projects in the field of Digital Epigraphy.

The E-posters will be displayed in a virtual environment for the whole duration of the workshop; after that you will have the possibility to have them published on the website.

E-Posters Guidelines:

E-Posters may include text, images, graphs as well as videos and audio. You can prepare your poster in the format that you find more suitable (PDF, PowerPoint, .mp4, .mpg, avi.).

The only rule is: keep it short!

For PDF you should limit your documentation to a single page (ideally 1080 x 1536 px), PowerPoint presentation should include no more than 3 slides.

The maximum duration of a video is 5 minutes.

Please send us your E-Poster via a file transfer website (like WeTransfer: or Smash

Be creative!

We want to make our poster session as effective and inclusive as possible: if you have any creative ideas or suggestions about formats or virtual rooms, please send us an email or write in the Google Groups ( and we will take them into consideration.

Deadline extended:

In order to present a poster, please send a title and a short abstract to our committee by September 25th, 2020 ( By September 30th, 2020 you will receive a notification from the steering committee whether your E-Poster has been accepted. E-Posters should be submitted by October 28th, 2020.

Best wishes,

Mark Depauw, Tom Gheldof and the steering committee

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Three post-doctoral researcher positions, Oxford (‘Crossreads’ ERC grant)

Posted on behalf of Jonathan Prag.

Post-doctoral Researcher (3 posts)

Faculty of Classics, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles, Oxford

Grade 7: £32,817- £40,322 p.a.

The Faculty of Classics invites applications for three Researchers on the ERC Advanced Grant (885040) “Crossreads” reporting to the Principal Investigator Professor Jonathan Prag. Two posts are for a 12 month duration and one post continues into the second year of a 5-year project for a duration of 24 months. Please indicate in your supporting letter which post(s) you would like to be considered for.

‘Crossreads: Text, materiality, and multiculturalism at the crossroads of the ancient Mediterranean’ is a 5-year ERC funded project. Developing and analysing a comprehensive corpus of all the written (epigraphic) documents from the island, the project will offer the first coherent account of the interactions and interplay of linguistic and textual material culture in ancient Sicily over a period of 1,500 years. The project builds upon the initial work of the I.Sicily project ( and and exploits a variety of digital humanities tools and methods. The three posts advertised here are integral to the first work-package, which is intended to complete the development of the comprehensive open-access corpus of epigraphic texts in TEI-EpiDoc, which will in turn underpin the rest of the project.

The successful candidate will have a doctorate, or be close to completion, in a related field; specialist knowledge in the discipline of epigraphic studies and working knowledge of at least one of ancient Greek, Latin or Phoenician.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon BST on Monday 3 August 2020.

Contact Person : Philippa Crowley
Vacancy ID : 146752
Closing Date & Time : 03-Aug-2020 12:00 BST
Contact Email :

Download a file with full details

Please forward to anyone you think may be interested.

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