Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences:
an overview of the state of scholarship in Greek and Latin epigraphy at
the beginning of the twenty-first century.
2-7 September 2007
University of Oxford
Sponsored by The British Academy, The Classics Faculty of the University
of Oxford, The British Epigraphy Society, Oxford University Press, the
Association internationale d'épigraphie grecque et latine, The Society for
the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, The Society for the Promotion of Roman
Studies, The Cultural Attaché of the Polish Ambassador to the Court of St.
James (London), The Onassis Foundation, Mrs Matrona & Mr Nicholas Egon,
The British Institute at Ankara, The Council for British Research in the
Levant, the Italian Cultural Institute in London, The Hellenic Foundation.
The thirteenth quinquennial congress of Greek and Latin epigraphy, to be
held in Oxford from 2-7 September 2007. The title of the
congress "Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences" reflects the fact that
the focus of the programme is more than simply narrowly epigraphic. This
congress series has not visited these shores since it has held in
Cambridge in 1967, so this is an event not to be missed by all serious
students of classical literature and ancient history.
We are delighted with the full programme (for details of which visit:
This comprises three main elements:
There will be 14 plenary lectures by leading scholars concerned with major
historical themes in Greek and Latin epigraphy: ancient government,
religion, population and demography, language, and economics.
Lectures on the roles of information technology, paedagogy and the
presentation of epigraphic texts in museum collections.
Plenary sessions will report the progress of the major international
Plenary meeting of the International Epigraphy Association (AIEGL)
concerning elections and future organisation
There will be 42 thematic panels containing over 160 presentations.
Five panels are devoted to the epigraphy of Attica, and two each to the
epigraphy of the Black Sea region, Rome's north-western provinces, Roman
military epigraphy, Greek Christian epigraphy, and instrumentum domesticum.
Other panels cover the Latin inscriptions from the Balkans, Ephesus, Greek
cult, ancient accounting, customs and tolls, the Roman administration of
Asia, new inscriptions from Greece, memory and identity, and many other
More than 50 posters have been accepted to date.
Supporting programme and benefits include: a reception, a concert and an
exhibition, access to the Bodleian and Sackler Classical libraries,
congress bag and publishers' displays with sales and discounts on
The Congress registration fee is £100.
A discounted rate of registration is available to members of the British
Epigraphy Society (there is even a slight saving to be made by joining the
society simply for the purpose of obtaining this discount). Please contact
the Secretary of BES, Dr Peter Haarer directly to obtain this rate
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On behalf of the organising committee,
Dr R.W.B. Salway
University College London
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