EDEp editor – release for active testing (limited until July 24th)

Dear community of Digital Epigraphy,

we are glad to finally release the EDEp editor for active testing: https://edep.adw.uni-heidelberg.de

In the section ‘Demo’ you will find examples of editions provided by us.
In the section ‘Workspace’ you can create and save new entries in order to refer to them in your feedback.
Note: you need to be logged in to save. The login credentials are:
Username: edep
Password: edep

Please test strictly, realistically and thoroughly as if you wanted to use the editor for your specific work.

The testing period will last from today up to and including July 24th 2023.
The duration of the test phase is deliberately kept manageable in order to enable concentrated and intensive testing before the summer break.

Suggestions for improvement and queries are kindly requested to this email address: edep-test@exist-db.org

Thank you all in advance for your cooperation!

Kind regards
David Eibeck, Francisca Feraudi, Jörn Turner, Marietta Horster, and Wolfgang Meier

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XXII Stage epigrafico ad Altino e dintorni

Please find enclosed the final programme of the XXII edition of the epigraphic workshop at Altinum and nearby sites in the Venice region, this year generously supported by AIEGL and kindly promoted by Terra Italia. The workshop will take place from 26 to 30 June, 2023.

Feel free to share!

Locandina XXII stage epigrafico ad Altino e dintorni

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CfP: BES Autumn Colloquium (London, 18/11/23)

British Epigraphy Society – Autumn Colloquium

Institute of Classical Studies, London (UK), 18 November 2023

The British Epigraphy Society would like to invite you to present a paper or poster relating to your epigraphic research. This can be a discussion of an individual inscription or set of inscriptions, or a synthesis of work with inscriptions. It can deal with any type of epigraphy, whether from the classical Mediterranean or further afield. Proposals are also invited for brief reports on ongoing epigraphic projects or new discoveries.

You are welcome to present challenges of reading and interpreting inscriptions with which you would like help! This is a chance to discuss work in progress. We aim to create a friendly and supportive atmosphere in which you can try out your ideas.

We are particularly keen to hear from postgraduates and early-stage researchers.

Student and post-doc participants will be eligible to apply for a bursary intended to help with attendance at the meeting.

Please submit your proposals for papers/posters/reports to the Society’s secretary (i.bultrighini@ucl.ac.uk) by 15 July 2023.

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CFP: Collecting Antiquities (Warwick, May 11 2024)



Held in conjunction with the Humanities Research Centre , University of Warwick

Saturday 11th May 2024, University of Warwick (Coventry)

We are delighted that the upcoming BES Spring Meeting will be held jointly with the Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick. The theme of our joint colloquium will be ‘Collecting Antiquities in the British Isles’ + we very much hope to attract a broad range of speakers interested not just in inscriptions, but also in the place of inscriptions within wider narratives of collecting from the 16th century onwards.

Provisional speakers so far include Caroline Barron, Peter Liddel, and Alan Montgomery.

Please send offers of contributions to Alison Cooley (a.cooley@warwick.ac.uk) by 31 August 2023. Provisionally, papers will be of up to 30 minutes in length + 15 minutes for discussion. Poster contributions are also welcome. We hope to be able to cover speakers’ travel expenses. Postgraduate and early-stage career researchers are most welcome to present papers.  At the moment, this is envisaged as being an in-person event only.

Possible topics for exploration include the formation of collections; the social and educational profiles of collectors; the place of collections in schools, national and regional museums, and in country houses/ private collections; ways in which antiquities have been displayed and how visitors have responded to them; the dispersion and ‘afterlife’ of antiquities’ collections; the place of ‘forgeries’ and reconstructions in modern collections. Other topics most welcome too. We also welcome speakers from other disciplines who might like to help contextualise the collection, display, and viewing of ancient inscriptions within wider social and cultural contexts.

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Epigraphic Summerschool 2023 – SAXA LOQVVNTVR

Inscribed Monuments from Friuli – Epigraphic Documentation and Ancient Economy

Epigraphic Summerschool – Aquileia (IT), August, 21-26 2023

The Friulian Archaeological Society, the Department of Humanities and Cultural Heritage of the University of Udine (Laboratory of Greek and Latin Epigraphy), the Institute of Classics Dept of Ancient History and Epigraphy of the University of Graz, the Department of Culture and Civilisation of the University of Verona, the Department of History and its teaching methods of the European University of Flensburg, the Chair of Archaeology of the Roman Provinces of the Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg and the Chair of Ancient History of the University of Regensburg
are organising the tenth Epigraphic Summer School,

from the 21 st to the 26 th of August 2023, for people who are passionate about the ancient world.

For registration and more information see here


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The Cutting Edge: epigraphy seminars (London)

The Cutting Edge: discussions in epigraphy

Convenors: Abigail Graham & Gabriel Bodard
Venue: Institute of Classical Studies, University of London

The Cutting Edge is an informal series of dynamic seminars and hands-on training sessions to introduce the challenges and benefits of epigraphy as an evolving discipline, where tradition and innovation meet (and sometimes clash).  Discussions explore how we engage with inscriptions: how they have been created, classified, recorded and studied (past, present, and future). Aimed at graduate students, ECRs, and any researchers with an interest in this area, this series will be particularly valuable for those who would like to develop skills in accessing and using epigraphic sources as part of broader research interests (without necessarily becoming an expert epigrapher). We welcome suggestions for future topics or speakers in this series.

June 22, 2023, 16:30–17:30: Conventional Epigraphy: Encoding the physicality of writing with the Leiden System

Free but booking required.

In this seminar we will explore the evolution of conventions for publishing epigraphy and papyrology as texts, with a focus on the Leiden system (est. 1931) of critical signs (e.g. square brackets for restorations). How did this system develop alongside other systems of transcription used in Graeco-Roman and other traditions and why are there so many variants? What do editorial choices of designers and users of these conventions reflect about their priorities and focus regarding physicality versus text?  How do features of critical signs (as opposed to apparatus, commentary, notes, diplomatic editions, photographs) enhance or clutter a text for readers? Inform your own opinion about how we present epigraphic materials to a broader audience in different contexts.

July 19, 2023, 14:00-17:00: Making the Cut: A live demo of planning and executing an inscription

Free but booking required.

Wayne Hart, a professional letter-carver, typographer and sculptor, whose work now paves the hallowed halls of Westminster Abbey and Norwich Cathedral, will guide us through the labyrinth of planning, designing and executing a stone inscription. Participants will have the opportunity to actively engage in all stages of the process and to discuss the issues and techniques with an expert practitioner. What are the practical and logistical challenges involved in creating an inscription? Do you have a hidden talent with a chisel or is the process (like its stone medium) harder than it looks? Come along and find out!

  • August: no seminar
  • Sept, Oct, Nov: seminars to be announced
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New release of the WoPoss corpus containing now Latin inscriptions of the Republican age

Diachronic linguistics and corpus linguistics strongly rely on the availability of texts and their variety in terms of time periods, genres, geographical provenance and communicative situations.  The WoPoss corpus is a new tool in the field of Latin linguistics, enabling the study of modal notions (i.e., necessity, possibility and volition) in the ancient Latin texts. In order to enlarge the variety of annotated texts available in the corpus, the WoPoss team has recently added a sub-corpus of 74 inscriptions of the Republican age. They are accessible here along with other annotated texts: WoPoss Search Interface Other annotated texts will be added soon.

For more information about the WoPoss project and the annotation layers, cf. WoPoss guidelines for the annotation of modality. Revised version and Implemented to Be Shared: the WoPoss Annotation of Semantic Modality in a Latin Diachronic Corpus


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Book Presentation: Medieval and Early Modern Inscriptions of Schwäbisch Hall (D)

Invitation to the Book Presentation of
volume 112 of Die Deutschen Inschriften
“Die Inschriften des Landkreises Schwäbisch Hall II Altkreis Schwäbisch Hall und Limpurger Land”

April 21st, 2023 6 pm at Schwäbisch Hall, Evangelische Stadtpfarrkirche St. Michael
more information

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Eulimene editions and journal now open access

Recent news of a now 100% 🔓OA publisher of epigraphic and other editions:

We are pleased to announce that EULIMENE SERIES of Independent Publications has a new homepage and that henceforth it will be freely accessible (Open Access). Αll the volumes which were published in EULIMENE SERIES of Independent Publications from 2013 to 2020 can now be freely accessed at https://ebooks.epublishing.ekt.gr/index.php/eulimeneseries.

EULIMENE SERIES of Independent Publications will also continue as an on-demand print edition.

A number of earlier printed volumes can be acquired for free (you will pay only P&P). Please contact ebookseulimene@gmail.com.

We are looking forward to receiving new contributions on Classical Archaeology, Epigraphy, Numismatics, and Papyrology, with particular interest in the Greek and Roman Mediterranean world. The time span covered by EULIMENE SERIES of Independent Publications runs from the Late Minoan / Sub Minoan / Mycenean period (12th / 11th cent. BC) through to the late Antiquity (5th / 6th cent. AD).

EULIMENE SERIES of Independent Publications also welcomes studies on anthropology, palaio-demography, palaio-environmental, botanical and faunal archaeology, the ancient economy and the history of science, so long as they conform to the geographical and chronological limits as mentioned above. Broader studies on Classics or Ancient History will be welcome, though they should be strictly connected to one or more of the above areas.

All contributions are subject to a single-blind peer review process.

The publishing directors


We are pleased to announce that EULIMENE has a new homepage and that henceforth  it will be a freely accessible (Open Access) journal. Αll the articles which were published in EULIMENE from 2000 to 2020 can now be freely accessed at https://ejournals.epublishing.ekt.gr/index.php/eulimene/index. EULIMENE will not continue as a print journal.

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North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy, Chicago, January 8-9, 2024

Fourth North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (NACGLE IV)
University of Chicago, January 8-9, 2024
Epigraphy and Public Life in the Graeco-Roman World

The Fourth North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (NACGLE IV) will be held at the University of Chicago on January 8-9, 2024, under the aegis of the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (ASGLE), and with support from the University of Chicago.

The congress will take place at the Oriental Institute on the campus of the University of Chicago and will be held immediately following the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies in Chicago (January 4-7, 2024). It will include thematic panels on a variety of topics, a poster session, a keynote lecture followed by a reception. We are hoping to organize a visit to the Oriental Institute Museum during the congress. Please note that the conference will be in-person and on-site in Chicago only. Remote participation will not be possible.

We invite papers that discuss the contribution of epigraphy to our understanding of the political, civic, economic and social life and institutions of the Greek and Roman world from the archaic period through late antiquity.

Papers may be devoted to the importance of epigraphy for our understanding of any of the following topics: civic, political and legal activity; economic production and exchange; social hierarchies and social mobility; rural communities and agrarian life; military communities. Sessions at the congress will also be devoted to discussions of new inscriptions and new techniques for reading epigraphic texts and analyzing inscriptions in bulk. A separate Call for Posters will be circulated in spring 2023.

The congress Organizing Committee is pleased to invite individual abstracts for the parallel sessions. They should be a maximum of 500 words (bibliography excluded), suitable for a 20-minute presentation. Abstracts of between 350 and 500 words should be submitted by email attachment in PDF or Word document format by Wednesday 15 April 2023 to NACGLE2024@gmail.com. (Poster proposals will have a later submission date.) Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the congress Organizing Committee, and the results of the review process will be made known to potential participants soon thereafter.

Panels: The Organizing Committee also invites proposals for panels. Panels should consist of three or four papers. The panel organizer should submit all abstracts of a maximum of 500 words each (bibliography excluded), along with a summary of the panel. This summary should include the names of the presenters, their affiliation and email addresses, and the titles of the papers, as well as a statement of the significance of the theme and the theoretical and/or methodological approaches to be applied. When submitting a summary for the panel, please include the term “panel session NACGLE 2024” in the subject heading.

To submit a proposal, it is not necessary to be a current member of ASGLE, but we hope that all those whose papers are accepted for presentation in Chicago will join ASGLE, if they are not already members.

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EpiDoc Workshop, London, April 25–26, 2023

EpiDoc Workshop: Training in digital epigraphy and papyrology

Date: April 25–26, 2023 (starting 11:00 Tuesday; finishing 16:00 Wednesday)
Venue: Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, University of London
Cost: £40/ £20 unwaged and unfunded
Tutors: Gabriel Bodard & Simona Stoyanova

We invite applications for a two-day intensive 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 introduce the encoding of ancient texts in XML, and sources of information and support on EpiDoc. No technical knowledge is required, but participants are expected to be familiar with the transcription conventions for inscriptions and papyri (the Leiden System, and similar), and either Greek, Latin or other ancient languages of their epigraphic tradition.

Booking information at: https://ics.sas.ac.uk/events/epidoc-workshop-training-digital-epigraphy-and-papyrology

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Workshop: Inscribing Funerary Space(s), 30 March-1 April 2023

The Cluster of Excellence Understanding Written Artefacts

cordially invites you to the Workshop

Thursday, 30 March 2023, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm CEST
Friday, 31 March 2023, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm CEST
Saturday, 1 April 2023, 9:00 am – 1:15 pm CEST

Warburgstraße 26, 20354 Hamburg
Organised by Kaja Harter-Uibopuu, Leah Mascia, Peter Schmidt (Universität Hamburg)


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