Sponsored by: American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (ASGLE)
Call for Papers Deadline: March 1, 2019
The 3rd North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy
“Inscriptions and the Epigraphic Habit”
January 5-7, 2020
Call for papers:
The third North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy will be held January 5-7, 2020, in Washington, D.C., under the aegis of the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (ASGLE), and with support from Georgetown University. The congress will be held immediately following the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies in Washington DC (January 2-5, 2020), and will include thematic panels on a variety of topics, a poster session, and possible excursions.
We invite papers that present epigraphy related to the ancient world from the archaic period through late antiquity. The theme is broadly designed to encompass discussions of texts and monuments as well as the people involved and the social environment behind the creation or display of inscriptions.
The congress organizing committee is pleased to invite individual abstracts for the parallel sessions (for papers of 20 minutes) and for the poster session. Panels may be devoted to some of the following themes:
The epigraphic habit, inscribed instrumenta, late antiquity, monuments and identity, religion, magic, the ancient city, the family in antiquity, ancient graffiti, curse tablets, slavery, writer and audience, text and context, literacy, and newly discovered or edited texts.
Abstracts of ca. 350-500 words, or no more than 1 page, should be submitted anonymously (i.e. without your name on the attachment) by email attachment in PDF or Word document form by Wednesday, March 1, 2019 to the congress email address at NACGLE2020@gmail.com. Abstracts will be reviewed by the members of the congress organizing committee and the results of the review process will be made known to potential participants after April 15, 2019.
Information about submission requirements for the poster session are forthcoming and will be published soon. Abstracts for posters will be due on September 1, 2019.
Washington DC is itself a particularly epigraphically-rich city, with public, inscribed monuments ranging from the Vietnam Wall to the Lincoln Memorial, as well as the Library of Congress. The city is served by three airports: Washington Dulles (IAD, the major international airport), Washington Reagan National (DCA, a smaller airport on the metro line), and Baltimore-Washington (BWI, a bit further away, but sometimes has less expensive flights).
For more information, see: http://www.asgle.org/nacgle-2020-washington-d-c/