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#1: Two AIEGL prizes (to be advertised every five years), one of which will be awarded for a work in the field of Greek epigraphy, the other for a work in the field of Latin epigraphy, consist of 2.500 Euro each and are reserved to works almost ready for publication but not published yet. The works may consist in a corpus of inscriptions or in a study essentially concerned with epigraphic material; the prizes are intended to support young researchers and therefore authors must be under age of 40 when they submit their works.

PDF of the complete manuscripts should be sent by September 30, 2016, to the Secretary general:

Prof. László Borhy, Eötvös Loránd University, Institute of Archaeological Sciences, Department of Roman Provincial and Classical Archaeology, H – 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4B, Hungary,

together with a letter of recommendation by a member of AIEGL and a letter of acceptance written by the editor of a scientific series or from a publishing house.

The Bureau has appointed a Committee of specialists, the so-called IIIviri, who will examine the works and will appoint the winners; the prizes will be awarded during the meeting of AIEGL which will be held in Vienna on September 1st, 2017; the works, once published, should acknowledge the financial support of AIEGL.

Manuscripts will not be returned.


#2: AIEGL will award three Géza Alföldy stipends in 2016/17 in the amount of EUR 2,000 each to dedicated epigraphists from outside Europe who want to deepen their international contacts by participating in the XVth International Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy, to be held from August 28 to September 1st, 2017, at the University of Vienna.

In order to be eligible for the Géza Alföldy stipends, applicants must meet the following conditions:

1. Applicants must be active members of AIEGL who have their PhD or equivalent degree at the time of application and whose doctoral degree was awarded in 2009 or later.

2. Applications should be submitted to AIEGL by September 30, 2016. Abstracts to the Vienna Congress must be submitted independently. Decisions about the award of Géza Alföldy stipends will be announced by November 30, 2016.

3. Applications from those whose abstracts have been accepted for the Vienna Congress will be evaluated by a panel of IIIviri praemiis dandis appointed by the Bureau of AIEGL from among senior members of our Association. Final decisions, based upon their recommendations will be made by the Bureau of AIEGL.

Completed applications, consisting of the following documentation, should be sent by Friday, September 30, 2016 by email attachment to the Secretary General, Professor László Borhy (

Name, address (mailing and email), and CV (max. 1 page) of the applicant.

1. Name, address (mailing and email), and CV (max. 1 page) of the applicant.

2. Paper abstract (max. 1 page).

3. List of any other sources of funding, applied for or already secured, for the research stay.


The Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies at The Ohio State University offers short-term fellowships (of one to four months duration) to support visitors pursuing post-doctoral research in Greek and Latin epigraphy: The Arthur and Joyce Gordon Fellowship in Latin epigraphy; The Sterling and Elizabeth Dow Fellowship and The A. Geoffrey Woodhead Fellowship in Greek epigraphy and history; The Paul E. and Sandra J. Watkins Fellowship in Greek and Latin history and epigraphy; and the Virgina Brown Fellowship in Latin Palaeography. The fellowships pay a stipend of $1,500 per month and recipients are expected to be in residence during the tenure of the award and are encouraged to participate in the activities of the University. Current students, faculty, and staff of the Ohio State University are not ordinarily considered for the award. There is no application form. Applicants are requested to submit a curriculum vitae and a brief research proposal (not to exceed three pages) to the Director, Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies, The Ohio State University, 190 Pressey Hall, 1070 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1002 or by email to The applicant should also arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to the Director. All application materials must be received by January 31, 2016. Awards will be announced towards the end of March 2016. For more information, please email us at




30 June – 10 July and 11 – 20 July 2016

The Directors of the American Academy in Rome and the British School at Rome are pleased to offer in July 2016 a pair of coordinated intensive introductions to the study of Latin inscriptions in the city of Rome. Each course can be enrolled in separately and stands independently, but instruction is coordinated so that participants enrolling in both courses will encounter little overlap and will benefit from a more complete introduction to the rich epigraphic heritage of the city of Rome.

June 30-July 10

American Academy in Rome

instructor: John Bodel

July 11-20

British School at Rome

instructor: Abigail Graham

Application Deadline: 31 January 2016

Further details of the upcoming courses and application information can be found on the courses’ webpages:

Applications are invited from early career scholars and Ph.D. track students in Classics, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Museum Studies and related disciplines. Both courses are physically demanding with hours of walking in (at times) intemperate heat. Students are advised to prepare accordingly.




26 June – 10 July 2016

Whether publishing new inscriptions, reinterpreting old ones, or critically analysing editions, this course provides training for historians, archaeologists and textual scholars alike in the discipline of reading and interpreting epigraphic evidence. Students will be guided through the process of producing editions of inscriptions, gaining practical first-hand experience with the stones as well as instruction in editorial and bibliographic skills. Guest lectures on historical and thematic subjects will explore the ways in which epigraphic evidence can inform a wide range of Classical subjects. The course will be taught primarily by Prof. Graham Oliver (Brown) and Mr. Robert Pitt (BSA) and will utilise the most significant epigraphic collections around Athens, where students will be assigned a stone from which they will create a textual edition. The importance of seeing inscriptions within their archaeological and topographical contexts will be explored during site visits around Athens, Attica, and Delphi.  Some prior knowledge of Greek is essential, although students with only elementary skills are advised that reading inscriptions is a very good way to advance in the language!

The course fee of £730 includes accommodation in shared rooms at the BSA, where self-catering facilities are available, as well as 24 hour access to the superb library, entry to all sites and museums, and BSA membership. Free membership for the remainder of the session will be offered to students wishing to remain at the BSA after the course to continue their research. Travel to and from Greece is the sole responsibility of the course participant.

The course is limited to 14 places, and open to students of any university pursuing Masters or Post-graduate degrees.

Further information can be obtained from the BSA website ( Completed application forms and an academic reference letter should be emailed to the Assistant Director,

Dr. Chryssanthi Papadopoulou ( no later than 30 January 2016.


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Last update to this page: 23 January 2016