The British Epigraphy Society is organising a one-week summer school in Greek and Latin Epigraphy, in collaboration with the British Museum and the Institute of Classical Studies. The School is scheduled to take place from 3-7 August 2015. The teaching will primarily be carried out in the Institute of Classical Studies, including the Joint Library of the Hellenic and Roman Societies, and the British Museum. We will also make use of the inscribed landscape of central London for one or two sessions.
The teaching staff and instructors on the School include experienced epigraphists who are members of the Society, staff at the British Museum, and specialists in cognate disciplines and epigraphically related techniques. The School is open to anyone with a serious interest in the study of Greek and Latin epigraphy, from advanced undergraduate to postgraduate and post-doctoral level. Places will be allocated on the basis of academic merit. Teaching includes hands-on work with real inscriptions, including the making of squeezes, instruction in the use of epigraphic databases (both electronic and traditional), epigraphic projects, thematic lectures on topics that require epigraphic analysis, as well as instruction and discussion sessions with experienced epigraphists on their direction of a major epigraphic project.
The course fee is £50 (fifty pounds). This fee covers all teaching and instruction, a welcome reception on the Monday evening, as well as a reception on Friday evening. Participants are encouraged to apply for support with attending the School with their home institution, or with such charities that offer support for travel and/or accommodation expenses for this type of course. Additionally, the Society will offer a number of bursaries to help with the cost of staying in London for participants from outwith London.
Application for the School will open on 1 March. The Application Form will be available from this date on this site. To obtain a place on the BES London Summer School in Greek and Latin Epigraphy 2015, applicants must complete the Application Form and provide all the required information in the form of attachments. The BES Steering Committee will review the applications on a rolling basis after each of three deadlines: 1 April 2015, 1 May 2015, and 1 June 2015. Please note that there is no guarantee that there are spaces left after the first or second deadline: we strongly encourage anyone seriously interested in attending the School to apply for the first deadline to avoid disappointment. Applicants will be informed about the outcome of their application c. 2 weeks after the deadline.