Archive for January, 2015

Digital Classics: Ancient History Seminar, Oxford, Hilary 2015

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Ancient History Seminar, Hilary Term 2015
Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford

(Full programme and webcast links)

Convenor: Jonathan Prag
A series of seminars looking at a number of current major projects to apply digital techniques to the study of the ancient world. These seminars will be webcast using the Panopto software.

Tuesdays, 5pm
Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford

20 January 2015
Dr Elton Barker (Open University)
Mapping Herodotus: countercartography, networks and bottomless maps and

27 January
Dr James Cummings (University of Oxford)
What is TEI? And Why Should I Care?

3 February
Dr Pietro Liuzzo (EAGLE)
The Europeana best practice network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy

10 February
Prof. Mark Depauw (KU Leuven)
Trismegistos: A Tool for the Study of the Ancient World

24 February
Dr Gabriel Bodard (King’s College London)
Bringing People Together: Standards for Networking Ancient Prosopographies (SNAP:DRGN)

3 March
Dr Monica Berti (University of Leipzig)
The Digital Marmor Parium

10 March
Prof. Andrew Meadows (University of Oxford)
Sharing the Wealth: Numismatics in a World of Linked Open Data

All talks start at 5pm, and are followed by discussion and drinks.

If you wish to dine with the speaker afterwards, at a local restaurant, please contact the convenor : jonathan.prag @

Digital Classicist London 2015 CFP

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

The Digital Classicist London seminars provide a forum for research into the ancient world that employs innovative digital and interdisciplinary methods. The seminars are held on Friday afternoons from June to mid-August in the Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, London, WC1E 7HU.

We are seeking contributions from students as well as established researchers and practitioners. We welcome papers discussing individual projects and their immediate contexts, but also wish to accommodate the broader theoretical considerations of the use of digital methods in the study of the ancient world, including ancient cultures beyond the classical Mediterranean. You should expect a mixed audience of classicists, philologists, historians, archaeologists, information scientists and digital humanists, and take particular care to cater for the presence of graduate students in the audience.

There is a budget to assist with travel to London (usually from within the UK, but we have occasionally been able to assist international presenters to attend).

To submit a proposal for consideration, email an abstract of no more than 500 words to by midnight GMT on March 8th, 2015.

Organised by Gabriel Bodard, Hugh Bowden, Stuart Dunn, Simon Mahony and Charlotte Tupman. Further information and details of past seminars, including several peer-reviewed publications, are available at:

Post-doc on Late Antique juristic texts, Pavia

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Posted for Luigi Pellecchi:

The research Project Redhis, “Rediscovering the hidden structure. A new appreciation of Juristic texts and Patterns of Thought in Late Antiquity,” has an open position for a post-doctoral researcher.
The appointment would be for two years in the first instance; this term may be extended for an additional two-year period (up to a total period of four years).Redhis  is an interdisciplinary research project which is hosted by the Università di Pavia (Italy) and funded by an ERC-advanced grant (Principal Investigator prof. Dario Mantovani; Senior Staff prof. Luigi Pellecchi). The project focuses on the elements which display the persistence of an high-level legal culture in Late Antiquity, as also shown by the copying and use of classical jurists’ writings. A comprehensive understanding of legal culture includes therefore the study of the legal texts’ manuscript transmission and of their contents.

From this viewpoint, the appointed candidate will contribute to the project conducting “A study of the textual tradition of Roman legal writings in Late Antiquity”.In pursuing his/her research, the appointed applicant will be supervised by the Principal Investigator. He/she will collaborate with other staff and post-doctoral researchers in an interdisciplinary working group. Place of work: University of Pavia, Pavia (Italy).

Preference will be given to applicants who hold a PhD awarded by a University abroad, with a research thesis in one of the following scientific areas: Roman Law, Papyrology, Latin Language and Literature, Classical Philology, Ancient History. The research thesis has to show the applicant’s competence to apply a philological approach to the study of Roman legal texts, in Latin and Greek, in order to contribute to the attainment of the research Project Redhis objectives. Experience in writing and translating into English is also welcomed.

Deadline: Applications must be sent by February 22, 2015 (at 12 a.m).

How to Apply: See the full call for application: (scroll to the bottom of the page)

To learn more about the Redhis Project, visit our website at

You may freely pass on the information to your Post-doc students and other interested parties.

EpiDoc Workshop, London, April 20-24, 2015

Monday, January 12th, 2015

We invite applications for a 5-day training workshop on digital editing of epigraphic and papyrological texts, to be held in the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, April 20-24, 2015. The workshop will be taught by Gabriel Bodard (KCL), Simona Stoyanova (Leipzig) and Charlotte Tupman (KCL). There will be no charge for the workshop, but participants should arrange their own travel and accommodation.

EpiDoc ( is a community of practice and guidance for using TEI XML for the encoding of inscriptions, papyri and other ancient texts. It has been used to publish digital projects including Inscriptions of Aphrodisias, Vindolanda Tablets Online, Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri and Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri, and is also being used by Perseus Digital Library and EAGLE Europeana Project. The workshop will introduce participants to the basics of XML markup and give hands-on experience of tagging textual features and object descriptions in TEI, identifying and linking to external person and place authorities, and use of the tags-free Papyrological Editor (

No technical skills are required, but a working knowledge of Greek or Latin, epigraphy or papyrology, and the Leiden Conventions will be assumed. The workshop is open to participants of all levels, from graduate students to professors and professionals.

To apply for a place on this workshop please email with a brief description of your reason for interest and summarising your relevant background and experience, by Friday February 27th, 2015.