Artificial Intelligence and Ancient Writing Cultures – ENCODE

The ENCODE team is pleased to announce the ENCODE Project Conference “Artificial Intelligence and Ancient Writing Cultures” (26 January 2023, 9:15AM–1:00PM CET), which will be held in presence at the University of Bologna and online. 

To participate in the conference, please register before Thursday, January 19th, through the ENCODE website: 

Detailed programme here:

Connected to the conference is the ENCODE Workshop “AI and Ancient Writing Cultures” (23-27 January 2023), which will be held in presence at the University of Bologna. Participants of all levels are welcome to apply, BA, MA and PhD students, scholars, and professionals. Three scholarships will be available to cover expenses of trainees (priority will be assigned to trainees coming from Asia and Africa). 

To participate in the workshop, apply before Wednesday, December 21st writing to Alice Bencivenni ( with the email object ‘ENCODE AI’ and sending a file with the following data:  

– name, surname, qualification, affiliation (if any)  

– brief description of your interest in participating and of your data  

– CV and intention to apply for the scholarship.

Selected participants will be informed by Friday, December 23rd. Please contact Marta Fogagnolo ( if you need any further information.

Call for application and detailed programme here:

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Officina di IG XIV²

It is a pleasure to announce, on behalf of Roberta Fabiani, the creation of a website, ‘Officina di IG XIV²’, which aims to support and accompany the development of the new edition of volume XIV of Inscriptiones Graecae, stimulating knowledge, scientific debate and the publication of Greek epigraphic documents from Italy.

Homepage:  (an English version is also accessible from here).

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L’Année épigraphique 2019

Mireille Corbier (, director of L’Année épigraphique (1 place Paul Painlevé – 75005 Paris),  announces that L’Année épigraphique 2019 (containing 2090 entries, and 1253 pages, including 265 pages of index) was published in August, 2022, and is now available. Orders should be sent to Presses Universitaires de France at

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Bordeaux 2022 – XVI Congressus Internationalis Epigraphiae Graecae et Latinae (VIII)

Posted on behalf of Pierre Fröhlich

Chères et chers collègues,
Vous trouvez ci-jointe la huitième circulaire du comité d’organisation du congrès international d’épigraphie grecque et latine de 2022. Par rapport à la dernière circulaire, la septième, elle apporte des précisions importantes sur les inscriptions (délai pour les inscriptions en ligne).

En vous souhaitant un bel été, bien cordialement,
Au nom du comité d’organisation, Pierre Fröhlich et Milagros Navarro Caballero

Dear colleagues,
You will find with this e-mail the eighth circular letter of the next  International Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (August 29 to  September 02, 2022). In relation to the last circular, the seventh, it brings important clarifications on the registrations (deadline for online registrations)

Wishing you a good summer,

Best regards,
On behalf of the organizing committee, Pierre Fröhlich and Milagros Navarro Caballero

CIEGL 2022 huitième circulaire fin inscripions 25 07 2022 Fr

CIEGL 2022 Eighth Circular registration end 25.vii.22 En


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Bordeaux 2022 – XVI Congressus Internationalis Epigraphiae Graecae et Latinae (VII)

Posted on behalf of Pierre Fröhlich

Chères et chers collègues, Vous trouvez ci-jointe la septième circulaire du comité d’organisation du congrès international d’épigraphie grecque et latine de 2022. Elle apporte des précisions sur les inscriptions, l’hébergement et les excursions offertes lors du congrès. Vous pouvez aussi vous référer à notre site Internet, où vous trouverez également ces informations :

Au nom du comité d’organisation, Bien cordialement, Pierre Fröhlich et Milagros Navarro Caballero


Dear colleagues, You will find with this e-mail the seventh circular letter of the next International Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (August 29 to September 02, 2022). It provides details on registration, accommodation and excursions offered during the congress. You may also refer to our website, where you will this information:

Best regards, On behalf of the organizing committee, Pierre Fröhlich and Milagros Navarro Caballero


Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen, Anbei finden Sie das siebte Rundschreiben des Organisationskomitees des Internationalen Kongresses für griechische und lateinische Epigraphik 2022. Sie bietet nähere Details zur Anmeldung, Unterkunft und den angebotenen Ausflügen während des Kongresses. Sie können auch auf unserer Website nachsehen, wo Sie diese Informationen auch finden:

Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Im Namen des Organisationskomitees, Pierre Fröhlich und Milagros Navarro Caballero


Cari colleghi, Si allega la settima circolare del comitato organizzatore del Congresso Internazionale di Epigrafia Greca e Latina del 2022. Fornisce dettagli sulla registrazione, l’alloggio e le escursioni offerte durante il congresso. Potete anche fare riferimento al nostro sito web, dove troverete anche queste ultime informazioni:

A nome del comitato organizzatore, Cordiali saluti, Pierre Fröhlich e Milagros Navarro Caballero


Estimadas y estimados colegas, Encontrarán adjunta a este mensaje la séptima circular del comité de organización del congreso Internacional de Epigrafía Griega y Latina (29 de agosto al 2 de septiembre del 2022). Ofrece detalles sobre la inscripción, el alojamiento y las excursiones que se ofrecen durante el congreso. Pueden también consultar nuestro portal internet, donde encontrarán dicha información:

En nombre del comité de organización, Con nuestros mejores saludos Pierre Fröhlich et Milagros Navarro Caballero

CIEGL 2022 Septième circulaire Fr

CIEGL 2022 Seventh Circular Letter En

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Studying Written Artefacts (Hamburg 27-29 September 2023): Call for Paper

Cluster of Excellence – Understanding Written Artefacts

Studying Written Artefacts: Challenges and Perspectives

The conference will take place over three days of panel presentations structured in two parallel sessions, on 27–29 September 2023; an additional programme will be duly announced.

For a long time, researchers have debated when writing was invented and written artefacts first produced. They have asked whether this was a peculiarity of homo sapiens and what writing actually is, considering whether posing such a question is, in fact, methodologically possible. Most researchers can agree that the invention and use of writing has had such a profound impact on the history of humanity that its consequences continue even in the most sophisticated digital applications, even though manuscripts and writings still remain with us.

This conference will provide a unique forum for sharing experiences and views among the international community working on written artefacts, showcasing pioneering research, and developing new ideas.

UWA Conference 2023 welcomes panels and paper proposals that draw attention to emerging research topics and innovative methodological approaches from within the humanities and natural and computer sciences, on the study of creation, transmission, and archiving of written artefacts. Welcome also are contributions on single written artefacts important for their revealing features or their challenging typology and categorization, and small and large scale theoretical reflections on written artefacts. Proposals which transcend the study of particular geographical areas and apply comparative and/or global perspectives are strongly encouraged.

As for written artefacts we take the broad working definition of any artificial or natural object that have written or pictorial (visual) signs. This definition includes the traditional notion of manuscript, in all attested book forms, and inscription, and at the same time goes well beyond these broad categories.

The call for paper is open now.

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Journal of Epigraphic Studies, 5 (2022), just published

The Journal of Epigraphic Studies5 (2022) has just been published. Please download the table of contents together with a subscription form here: Leaflet The Journal of Epigraphic Studies 5 (2022)
AIEGL members benefit now from a 25% discount for subscriptions to JES and from a 10% discount for the purchase of other journals and books published by Fabrizio Serra Editore.
For more details about subscription, the submission procedure and the editorial rules, please visit:
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Digital Epigraphy in 2022: A Report from the Scoping Survey of the FAIR Epigraphy Project

Dear fellow epigraphers,we are excited to share the results of a survey circulated on behalf of FAIR Epigraphy earlier this year! We have just published the report “Digital Epigraphy in 2022: A Report from the Scoping Survey of the FAIR Epigraphy Project” on Zenodo.You can access the report either as an interactive HTML version  or download the report as a PDF.We have gathered responses from all our partners and 27 epigraphic projects that provide a representative sample of the discipline in 2022.Based on the responses, we plan to undertake several in-depth interviews with our partners to confirm some of our assumptions and to draft a concrete plan for the following three years. However, it is clear from the survey responses, that we should direct our attention to three main tasks:1. implementing and hosting standards for epigraphic vocabularies (e.g. inscription type, material, object etc.) 2. implementing and hosting standards for bibliographical records (e.g. stable and unique records for all major epigraphic editions) 3. building a platform for FAIR and Open Epigraphy on the infrastructure provided by the University of Oxford (CSAD), that will function as an information hub, providing not only training and good practice examples, but also hosting the resources and tools.We hope to run a similar survey annually to track any progress within the discipline and closely monitor changing needs of individual projects in digital epigraphy.Lastly, we would like to invite you for an informal evening of digital epigraphy, organised by FAIR Epigraphy and held at CIEGL XVII in Bordeaux on Thursday 1 Sep 2022 (the exact location will be specified shortly before the event).With best wishes,FAIR Epigraphy teamImran Asif, Petra Heřmánková, Marietta Horster, Jonathan Prag The FAIR Epigraphy Project

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Epigraphic workshop: “Documenti, supporti, layout. Giornata fiorentina fra epigrafia e papirologia” (May 27, 2022)

Davide Amendola (Scuola Normale Superiore) would like to bring your attention to the following hybrid workshop, organized by the University of Florence and the Istituto Papirologico “G. Vitelli”.

Documenti, supporti, layout. Giornata fiorentina fra epigrafia e papirologia 

Università di Firenze, Plesso didattico di Via Capponi, aula 4

Venerdì 27 maggio 2022

9.30: Saluti e introduzione ai lavori

Presiede Cristina Carusi (Università di Parma)

09.50: Alice Bencivenni (Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna), La disposizione del destinatario: epistole reali ellenistiche su pietra

10.30: Giuditta Mirizio (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg), “Un antigraphon è allegato”: comunicazione in copia su papiro nell’Egitto ellenistico

11.10: Pausa caffè

11.40: Lucia Colella (Università di Napoli Federico II – ERC Project PLATINUM), Supporti, layout e lingue nei testamenti romani d’Egitto

12.20: Francesca Maltomini e Francesca Murano (Università di Firenze), I ‘vincoli’ del layout. Considerazioni sui testi di magia applicata

13.00: Pranzo

Presiede Emilio Rosamilia (Università di Perugia)

15.00: Davide Amendola (Scuola Normale Superiore), Alcune considerazioni sull’utilizzo della paragraphos nelle iscrizioni greche

15.40: Adalberto Magnelli (Università di Firenze), Abbreviazioni, simboli e segni diacritici in alcuni esempi epigrafici da Gortina (Creta)

16.20: Lucio Del Corso (Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale), Epigraphic habits e convenzioni scrittorie nell’Egitto tardoantico

Attendance is free, and possible both online and in person. For those who wish to attend remotely, the event will be hosted on Cisco WebEx platform (

locandina Firenze 27 maggio epigrafia-papirologia

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SAXA LOQVVNTVR Epigraphic Summerschool August 2022

The phenomenon of epigraphic reuse and reutilizations of ancient monuments

Epigraphic Summerschool, Aquileia, 17th – 21st of August 2022

Programm and more information …

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TYCHE-online now available open access

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

wir freuen uns, Ihnen mitteilen zu können, dass TYCHE-online ein neues Zuhause gefunden hat. Unter können Sie ab sofort alle Beiträge der TYCHE in open access lesen. Zusätzlich erscheint TYCHE in gewohnter Weise auch im Druck und kann beim Verlag Holzhausen bestellt werden (

Das neue Herausgeber-Team freut sich über Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte und Altertumskunde vom Anbeginn der griechischen Geschichte bis zur Spätantike, einschließlich Editionen und (historischen) Interpretationen von epigraphischen und papyrologischen Quellen. Kürzeren Anmerkungen im Bereich der Papyrologie bieten die Korr. Tyche (Bemerkungen zu Papyri) ein geeignetes Format. Daneben möchten wir auch auf unsere Adnotationes epigraphicae aufmerksam machen: ein Forum für Korrekturen und kürzere Kommentare zu griechischen und lateinischen Inschriften. Willkommen sind auch ausführliche Besprechungen epigraphischer und papyrologischer Texteditionen, Urkundensammlungen und Corpora. Alle Beiträge werden einem Doppelblindgutachten unterzogen.

Wir freuen uns über Ihre Einreichungen und wünschen Ihnen allen Agathe Tyche,

Ihr Tyche-Team


Dear colleagues,

we are pleased to announce that TYCHE-online has a new homepage. All articles published in TYCHE are now available open access at Additionally, TYCHE will continue its tradition as print journal; the individual issues can be purchased from the publishing house Holzhausen (

The new editorial team is looking forward to receiving contributions on Ancient History and Classical Studies from the beginning of Greek History to Late Antiquity, as well as editions and (historical) interpretations of inscriptions and papyri. Shorter papyrological remarks are welcome for the rubric Korr. Tyche (Bemerkungen zu Papyri). We would also like to draw your attention to our Adnotationes epigraphicae which provide a forum for corrections and brief comments in the fields of Latin and Greek epigraphy. Further, we are happy to receive detailed reviews of epigraphical or papyrological editions and corpora. All contributions are subject to a double-blind peer review process.

We look forward to your submissions and wish you all Agathe Tyche,


Tyche team

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Inscriptions of Libya: An International Workshop (April 5, 2022)

An online workshop organised by the Institute of Classical Studies, and the Society for Libyan Studies, to mark the online publication of the Greek and Latin inscriptions of Libya (InsLib).

The last few years have seen the publication online, and open access, of the majority of known inscriptions from Cyrenaica (largely in Greek) and Tripolitania (largely in Latin). The purpose of this workshop is to allow the main contributors to present their work, and explain how new technology has enabled collaboration, and so the creation of rich resources for the study of the history of Libya; they will also consider the implications for future work.

Speakers: Charlotte Roueché (KCL), Caroline Barron (Durham), Francesca Bigi (Roma), Gabriel Bodard (ICS), Catherine Dobias-Lalou (Paris/Bologna), Alessandra Giovenco (British School at Rome).

Booking is essential.

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