Enquiry-based learning and the ancient languages?


From E.R.OKELL via the Classicists-list

This workshop offered under the auspices of the Languages, Linguistics
and Area Studies (LLAS) Subject Centre, is of transferrable interest to
classicists considering the possibilities of research-based language
teaching (in which the students conduct research) incorporating group
work. It has only just come to my attention, but there are still places
available on it.

Enquiry-based learning for languages
DATE: 26-June-2009
LOCATION/VENUE: University of Durham, Elvet Riverside 2 (rooms 206 and
207) New Elvet Durham

Particularly useful possibilities within it for classicists include:

* the focus on the role of the tutor
* the session on grammar acquisition
* the utility of EBL projects for years spent abroad

Further information is available from the website

Classics Academic Co-ordinator,
History, Classics and Archaeology Subject Centre


Writings of Early Scholars in the Ancient Near East, Egypt and Greece


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Books for review may be sent to:

Language, Text, and Power
University of Reading
Department of Classics
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Reading RG6 6AA
United Kingdom

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Conference in Heidelberg: The Epigraphic Culture(s) of Late Antiquity


Dates: Friday 26 – Saturday 27 June, 2009
Venue: Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg, Hauptstrasse 242 – Heidelberg (http://www.iwh.uni-hd.de/index.html)


Friday, 26th of June 2009

9.00    Christian WITSCHEL/Carlos MACHADO: Welcome and Introduction

I – The Late Antique Epigraphic Habit in the Western and Eastern Parts
of the Roman Empire – Quantitative and Qualitative Aspects

9.10:   Christian WITSCHEL (Heidelberg): “Spätantike Inschriftenkulturen
im Westen des Imperium Romanum – ein Überblick”

10.10: Charlotte ROUECHÉ (London): “Late Antique Inscriptions in the
East: Evidence and Problems”

11.10 – 11.30: Coffee Break

II – Late Antique Inscriptions in their Social and Physical Context

11.30: Carlos MACHADO (São Paulo/Heidelberg): “Dedicated to Eternity?
The Re-Use of Statue Bases in Late Antique Italy”

12.30 – 14.00: Lunch Break

14.00: Dennis FEISSEL (Paris): “Elites et magistratures municipales dans
l’épigraphie protobyzantine”

15.00: Silvia ORLANDI and Mara PONTISSO (Rome): “Discorsi su pietra:
oratoria ed epigrafia nel Tardo Impero”

16.00 – 16.30: Coffee Break

16.30: Rudolf HAENSCH (Munich): “Zwei unterschiedliche epigraphische
Praktiken: Kirchenbauinschriften in Italien und im Nahen Osten”

III – Regional Studies

17.30: Judit VÉGH (Heidelberg): „Inschriftenkultur(en) und Christentum
im spätantiken Hispanien“

18:30: Lennart HILDEBRAND (Heidelberg): „Die Entwicklung der spätantiken
Epigraphik Südgalliens – Inschriften als Indikator für gesellschaftliche

Saturday, 27th of June 2009

09:00: Ignazio TANTILLO (Rome): “Some Observations on the Evolution of
the Epigraphic Habit in Late Roman Africa (with special reference to

10.00: Stephen MITCHELL (Exeter): “The Epigraphy of Asia Minor in Late

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11:30: Leah DI SEGNI (Jerusalem): “Late Antique Epigraphy in the
Provinces of Palaestina and Arabia: Realities and Change”

12.30 – 14.00: Lunch Break

IV – The New World of Christian Epigraphy

14.00: Claire SOTINEL (Paris): “How Christian is Christian Epigraphy?”

15.00: Lucy GRIG (Edinburgh): “Cultural Capital and Christianization:
the Metrical Inscriptions of Late Antique Rome”

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break

16.30: Final remarks

For further information, visit http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/fakultaeten/philosophie/zaw/sag/workshop_epigraphic_culture.html

Or contact Carlos Machado: carmachado@gmail.com

BMCR reviews of linguistic publications – June 2009


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