Newsletter No. 6, Spring 1998

New Perspectives on the Epigraphy of Roman Italy

Alison Cooley's Workshop on recent developments in Italian epigraphy will be held in the Seminar Room at Corpus Christi College on Saturday, 9 May. A programme for the workshop is available on the Centre's WWW site.

Lewis Lecture 1998

The Lewis Lecture for 1998 will be given by Prof. Pierre Briant of Toulouse University at 5.00 pm on Wednesday 20 May in the Garden Quad Auditorium. St. John's College. The title of Prof. Briant's lecture is "Greek Epigraphy and Achaemenid History: from Sardis to Xanthos".

Epigraphy and its Afterlife

The aim of this two-day conference, to be held on 3-4 July, 1998, is to explore responses to inscriptions through the ages, from Late Antiquity to the 20th century. Two major themes will be the rediscovery of actual inscriptions and the ways in which they have been given new life by being reinvented in new forms.

A provisional programme is available on the Centre's WWW site. Further details can be obtained from Alison Cooley at Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF (

Oxyrhynchus: A City and its Texts
A British Academy Symposium, 15-18 July, 1998

A provisional programme for the Symposium, which marks the centenary of the publication of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri, has been posted on the Centre's WWW server. The registration fee is £20.00 (£10.00 for students). Further details and registration forms are available from Dr. A.K. Bowman, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP.

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