Call for Papers: ‘New Voices in Epigraphy’ Graduate Conference


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Call for Papers: ‘New Voices in Epigraphy’ Graduate Conference
12-13 April 2018
Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford
Keynote Speaker: Charlotte Roueché
Concluding Remarks: Riet van Bremen

 

We invite Masters and Doctoral students working on or with Greek and/or Latin inscriptions to submit abstracts for a conference entitled ‘New Voices in Epigraphy’. The aim of this conference is to give graduate students a forum to discuss their epigraphic research, as well as to facilitate a conversation about the future of the field. As epigraphic studies, particularly Greek epigraphy, have been somewhat dominated by male scholars in the past, we intend to achieve fair gender representation in speakers (and, we hope, attendees), and to highlight the contribution of women epigraphists.

 

We encourage abstracts for 25-minute papers in English relating to Greek or Latin inscriptions from the Archaic period to Late Antiquity, dealing with but not limited to:

∙ Textual readings and reconstructions

∙ Historical discussion and interpretation

∙ Inscriptions as monuments

∙ Quantitative approaches to epigraphy

∙ Digital approaches to epigraphy

∙ History of epigraphic studies

The conference will take place at the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, Oxford, which is fully wheelchair accessible, from 13:00 on Thursday 12th April to 18:00 on Friday 13th April 2018. Attendance will be open to academics and researchers at all stages of their career. Accommodation for speakers will be provided for two nights. We also intend to offer some financial support for travel costs for students who would otherwise be unable to participate. 

 

Please submit an abstract of 200-300 words and a short biography (including current position and preferred pronouns) to gradepigraphyconference@gmail.com by 15 December 2017. Any enquiries may be sent to the same address. 

 

Organisers: Elizabeth Foley (PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin) 

Martin Hallmannsecker (DPhil candidate at New College, University of Oxford) 

Leah Lazar (DPhil candidate at New College, University of Oxford)