Verona, 2 – 5 September 2019
The University of Verona, the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Alteritas and the Civic Museums of Verona are pleased to announce the INTERNATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL IN EPIGRAPHY, dedicated to the digitisation of epigraphic media and the study of computer tools for the study of ancient languages.
The course, which will be held in Verona at the Alteritas headquarters in Via Seminario 8, is aimed at students of all levels of epigraphy, history, linguistics, and other historical disciplines of the ancient world, PhD and post-doctoral students, teachers of historiographic and linguistic subjects, archaeological officers and other professionals. No prerequisites are required, but a camera and personal computer are recommended. At the end of the course certificates of attendance and training credits (3 CFU) will be issued.
During the course it will be possible to stay overnight in a single room at the Seminary guest quarters. The full cost of the course, which includes board and lodging, is € 380. Thanks to the support of the promoting bodies, up to two scholarships worth €200 each will be awarded to the most deserving participants to partially cover accommodation and transport costs.
Applications must be sent by 30 March 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org, accompanied by a CV and a motivational letter. The application must specifically mention the request for the scholarship. The results of the selection will be announced on 15 April. The maximum number of participants admitted is 40.
PROGRAMME (ENG; ESP; ITA)
Monday, 2 September
9.30-12.30 : INTRODUCTORY MODULE
– From quarry to monument: the genesis of the inscribed monument (A. Buonopane)
– Typology of inscribed monuments and writing techniques (A. Buonopane)
– Writing errors in epigraphy (S. Tantimonaco)
– Elements of Latin onomastics (A. Buonopane)
– Scheduling and exegesis of inscribed monuments (A. Buonopane)
– The instrumentum inscriptum (S. Braito)
2-5.30 pm : INFORMATIC TOOLS FOR THE SURVEYING AND EDITING OF INSTITUTIONS
– Photogrammetry and digital survey (M. Ramírez)
– Epigraphic databases: a guide to consultation (C. Girardi)
Tuesday, 3 September
9.30-12.30 : LABORATORY
– Exercise at the Museo Maffeiano with an introduction to the Museum by M. Bolla (free entrance)
2-5.30 pm (with coffee break) : NEW TECHNOLOGIES
– Laser scanner and epigraphic survey (I. Spada)
– Artificial Intelligence and epigraphic acquisition (I. Spada)
– Exercise/study examples
Wednesday, 4 September
9.30-12.30 : WORKING ON CHRONOLOGY
– Epigraphic seriation: methodology and operation (S. Marchesini)
– Epigraphic seriation: archaeological aspects (R. Roncador)
3.00-5.00 : EXCURSION
– Visit to the Archaeological Museum of Verona (M. Bolla – free entrance).
Thursday, 5 September
9.30-12.30 : COMPUTER TOOLS FOR DECIPHERING LANGUAGES
– Studying unknown languages: relational databases, grapheme clusters (V. Dell’Aquila)
Margherita Bolla, Civic Museums, Verona
Alfredo Buonopane, University of Verona, Department of Cultures and Civilisations
Simona Marchesini, Alteritas, Verona
Manuel Ramírez Sánchez, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,
Instituto Universitario de Análisis y Aplicaciones Textuales