Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences

University of Oxford 2 – 7 September 2007

Congress Programme

The Congress Programme comprises three elements: 11 plenary sessions; 7 sessions of seven simultaneous thematic panels; and 3 poster sessions. The programme for the plenary and thematic panel sessions is now complete, but, to enable the latest epigraphic discoveries to be taken into account, proposals for posters may be submitted up to 30 June 2007.

The plenary sessions will be held in the South Schools, on the first floor of the University Examination Schools building on the High Street. Most plenary sessions contain two 40-minutes lectures in which leading scholars will offer an up-to-date synthesis of the most recent contributions to these fields from their own scholarly perspectives. The plenary sessions will offer a balanced and authoritative view of Greek and Latin epigraphy and the distinctive contribution of inscriptions to our historical understanding.

The meetings of thematic panels will be held in seven locations (4 in the Examination Schools and 3 in Christ Church) simultaneously in seven 90-minute sessions spread over the week of the Congress. Each panel meeting will be led by a convenor, who will act as chair and first speaker. Papers will be 15 minutes long, leaving 30 minutes for discussion in each 90-minute session.

Much new work in epigraphy is very suitable for poster presentations, and there will be more emphasis on the poster section than in previous congresses. There are three timetabled 90-minute sessions for the presentation of posters and questions to their authors, but they will be accessible and on view during the entire conference in the North Schools, on the first floor of the Examination Schools. Guidelines for the production of posters are available here.

The programme for the Congress has now been finalised. An overall calendar, daily timetables, lists of plenary lectures, thematic panels and posters can be found by following the links from the menu at the head of this and the following pages. Abstracts of paper and poster submissions will be available at the beginning of August and the complete Congress programme will also be posted as a downloadable .pdf file.

Although the timetable of plenary lectures, thematic panels and poster sessions for the Congress is firmly defined, details may still be revised. Please submit corrections, changes in titles of papers, and other questions about the programme to the Congress Secretary, Benet Salway (r.salway@ucl.ac.uk).

Sponsored by The British Academy, The Classics Faculty of the University of Oxford, The British Epigraphy Society, Oxford University Press, the Association internationale d'épigraphie grecque et latine, The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, The Cultural Attaché of the Polish Ambassador to the Court of St. James (London), The Onassis Foundation, Mrs Matrona & Mr Nicholas Egon, The British Institute at Ankara, The Council for British Research in the Levant, the Italian Cultural Institute in London, The Hellenic Foundation.