The British School at Rome Postgraduate Course in Epigraphy returns for a third time from 11-20 July 2016. This course will focus on ‘Inscriptions in Context’ considering epigraphy in both the archaeological, historical, virtual and museum environments in Rome. The course will offer practical experiences (rubbings, recording, publishing translations, and intro to EpiDoc) as well as more detailed research presentations by a number of leading scholars in the field. The application deadline is 30 January 2016. 

The Postgraduate course on Epigraphy is a biennial course designed for postgraduates in archaeology, ancient history, art history, museum studies, classics and related fields who wish to pursue the study of epigraphic evidence in their research.

The intensive eight-day course explores the uses of epigraphy as a source in various formats and contexts considering how writing is presented in the ancient and modern landscapes.

The course features:

-daily “ambulatio” in Rome

-visits to local museums

-use of archives (including online databases)

-interaction with academics and ongoing research projects in the field

-independent research time

-full board accommodation at the British School at Rome

-museum entrance fees, in-course travel and site fees

The final programme of the course is adjusted based on the research interests of participants. The links below give a flavour of previous courses.

Course Director: Dr Abigail Graham (Lecturer in Ancient History at Warwick University)

What does it cost?

Course fee for 2016: to be confirmed shortly. Some bursaries towards the course fee may be available to British nationals with a demonstrable need.

How do I apply?

Information on how to apply will be available here shortly.

The deadline for applications is January 31st 2016.

And further…

The BSR course is taught back-to-back with a course offered by the American Academy in 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. The application deadline for the AAR course is 31 January 2016. Full information on this course can be found on the AAR website: