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This edition of the congress will center on the relationship between the indigenous or local epigraphic cultures of the ancient Mediterranean area and the dominant respective Greek or Roman culture. The focus is on those regions and societies of the ancient world which have several languages and scripts existing simultaneously in their epigraphic culture.
The main subject of the congress is ‘Languages – Culture of Writing – Identities in Antiquity’. Addressing this topic, two plenary sessions are dedicated to the relationship between the indigenous or local epigraphic cultures of the ancient Mediterranean area and the dominant respective Greek or Roman culture. The focus is on those regions and societies of the ancient world which have several languages and scripts existing simultaneously in their epigraphic culture. In a third plenary session outstanding new inscriptions will be presented. And finally the winners of the Géza Alföldy-scholarship (call and grant by the AIEGL) will present their papers in a fourth plenary session. In addition, there will be twelve thematic panels with 5-7 lectures each.
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 31/01/2017
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 28-29-30-31/08; 01/09/2017
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Vienna ; Austrian Academy of Sciences, Wien (Austria)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: The Department of Ancient History, Papyrology and Epigraphy of the University of Vienna ; the Institute for the Study of Ancient Culture – Division “Documenta Antiqua” of the Austrian Academy of Sciences ; AIEGL (Association Internationale d’Épigraphie Grecque et Latine)
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Participants will also have the opportunity to present posters. Those posters which are accepted will be on display for the duration of the Congress. Poster proposals should be submitted as abstracts (max. 250 words in one of the usual congress languages). Please submit your proposal to the organisers of the Congress (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org) until 31st January 2017. You will be advised at the beginning of March 2017 whether your proposal has been accepted. Please note, that there will be a fee of € 30 payable on the registration site after the acceptance of your poster. In return we will have your poster printed and it will be yours to take home after the Congress. More information on the logistics and technical details will follow at a later date.