Practical Epigraphy Workshop


From the Classicists list:


Practical Epigraphy Workshop

22-24 June 2010, Great North Museum, Newcastle

A Practical Epigraphy Workshop is taking place for those who are interested
in developing hands-on skills in working with epigraphic material.  The
workshop is aimed at graduate students, but other interested parties are
welcome to apply, whether or not they have previous experience.  With expert
tuition, participants will learn the practical aspects of how to record and
study inscriptions. The programme will include the making of squeezes;
photographing and measuring inscribed stones; and the production of
transcriptions, translations and commentaries. Participants may choose to
work on Latin or Greek texts.

The course fee is £100 but we hope to be able to provide bursaries to
participants to assist with the cost. Accommodation will be extra, but we
are arranging B&B nearby for around £30-40.

Places on the workshop are limited and applications will be accepted until
31st March.  For further details please contact Dr. Charlotte Tupman:

The Practical Epigraphy Workshop is sponsored by The British Epigraphy
Society, an independent ‘chapter’ of the Association Internationale
d’Epigraphie Grecque et Latine:


New weblog!


From the classicists list:


The Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents (CSAD) at Oxford University
has started a new blog to update students, scholars and the general public
on the centre’s research projects.

Best wishes,
Caillan Davenport
CSAD Newsletter/Web site Assistant

The Power of the (electronic) Word…


A review of Mary Beard’s weblog ‘A Don’s Life’:


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Claude Lévi-Strauss dies


The great social anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss dies aged 100. Among his many achievements is the application of linguistic theory to anthropology.


A selection of obituaries (links will open new window):