The American Academy in Rome (AAR) and British School at Rome (BSR) are hosting Epigraphy Workshops in the Summer of 2018. The AAR course is taught by ICS director John Bodel (Brown University).
(Source: AARome.org): AAR Summer Program in Roman Epigraphy, June 18 – June 29, 2018
The American Academy in Rome is pleased to offer in June 2018 an intensive introduction to the study of Latin and Greek inscriptions in the city of Rome.
Application Deadline: 31 January 2018
Instructor: John Bodel, Brown University
The Summer Program in Roman Epigraphy at the American Academy in Rome is an intensive ten day course designed to introduce advanced graduate students and early career scholars to the study of Latin epigraphy, particularly the reading, interpretation, and editing of Latin and Greek inscriptions from the city of Rome. Participants will learn how to read and classify the main types of Roman inscriptions (on stone, metal, and clay) and how to edit Greek and Latin inscriptions, both in print and according to the EpiDoc conventions for digital editing of epigraphic texts. Instruction will include hands-on practice in reading and recording inscriptions in the American Academy in Rome; epigraphic walks in Trastevere and the center city; visits to major museum collections (notably those of the Museo Nazionale Romano and the Capitoline Museums); and field trips to sites on the Gianiculum and Vatican with Roman epitaphs in situ and to Ostia and the imperial cemetery at Isola Sacra. By the end of the course, participants will have learned how to edit unpublished inscriptions and will be able to read and understand basic types of Latin inscription on stone.
Tuition: €1040 / $1140
Housing: Housing is available at the American Academy for those who require it. The rates quoted
below are for 2017 and may change slightly:
• Shared twin room (without bathroom) - € 450 for 11 nights
• Double room for single use (without bathroom) - € 900 for 11 nights
• Double room for single use (with bathroom) - € 1340 for 11 nights
• Single room (without bathroom) - € 770 for 11 nights
• Single room (with bathroom) - € 1159 for 11 nights
Room availability cannot be guaranteed and applicants should indicate their need for housing in their application. Housing at the Academy is recommended, since it makes participation easier and adds to the communal experience.
Meals: Meals can be purchased at the Academy (€15 for lunch, and €27 for dinner). Meals may also be prepared in the AAR’s communal kitchens.
Applications are invited from early career scholars and Ph.D. students in Classics, Ancient History,
Classical Archaeology, Art History, Museum Studies and related disciplines. Please note that the
course can be physically demanding, with long walks in (sometimes) intense heat. Students are
expected to prepare accordingly. The course will be conducted in English.
How to Apply
A complete application consists of a cover letter explaining why the program is of interest and
indicating any previous study of Greek or Latin epigraphy, a curriculum vitae, and two letters of
recommendation. Applications and all supporting materials, including recommendations, should be sent by email. The letters of recommendation must be sent directly by the individual referees.
All application materials, including any requests for housing, should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: bsr.ac.uk): BSR Taught Course in Roman Epigraphy July 16th-25th, 2018.
Course coordinator Dr. Abigail Graham: Abigail.Graham@warwick.ac.uk
Deadline for applications January 30th 2018.
The fourth biennial taught course in Roman Epigraphy will take place on the 16th-25th of July 2018. Based at the British school at Rome, this taught course offers a ten 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 use of digital resources, catalogues and the process of publishing texts in these formats will be addressed in lectures and interaction with the CIL (volume 6) archives at La Sapienza with Silvia Orlandi. Evening lectures and on site talks by international scholars and museum curators will allow participants to engage with varying epigraphic topics and ongoing research projects.
The course, which divides epigraphic materials into themes of a technical and cultural, 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 will include gallery lectures by curators and special permits to collections that are not generally 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. A component of this will be an epigraphic journal, which will be used to record one’s work at each stage of the research process. 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.
Notes for Applicants:
Applications are invited from postgraduate and Ph.D track students in Classics, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Museum Studies and related disciplines. Please note that this course is physically demanding with hours of walking in (at times) intemperate heat, students are expected to prepare accordingly. Further details of the upcoming course, reports from previous courses (including a Syllabus), as well as application information can be found on the courses webpage: