• Translating Pliny’s Letters about Vesuvius – update

    The blog posts about the Vesuvius eruption are on hold while I complete my book, Pliny and the Destruction of Vesuvius (Routledge, 2021). The book is about Letters 6.16 and 6.20, and has these chapters:

    1. Two Plinys: Short biographies of the Elder and Younger Pliny, setting the context for the Vesuvian letters;
    2. Two Letters: A reconstruction of the transmission history of Epp. 6.16 and 6.20 within the context of the whole manuscript tradition of the Epistulae. This is based on the collation of every known extant manuscript and early printed edition of the text of those letters (which has never been done before). It will show, among other things, how ‘November’ crept into the manuscript tradition as an error, how that error was propagated, and why the textual tradition cannot be used as a basis for arguing that the eruption happened in October or November, despite the repeated citation of problematic 17th-/18th-c. scholarship and recent press favoring a non-August date. Previews of my argument and evidence will be given at public lectures in Tampa Bay (Archaeological Institute of America, 6:00 p.m., 29 Oct. 2019), San Francisco St. University (18 Nov. 2019), Milwaukee (Archaeological Institute of America, 9 Feb. 2020), Spokane (Archaeological Institute of America, 20 Feb. 2020), and Knoxville (Archaeological Institute of America, 10 Mar. 2020).
    3. Two Days: a reconstruction, based on the latest volcanological studies and a new complete GIS model of the AD-79 topography of the Bay of Naples, of the eruption sequence, its effects upon the landscape and people of the Bay of Naples, and how those new studies enlighten the accounts in Pliny’s Epistulae, including the likely location of the Pliny’s villa from which the eruption was first spotted.
    4. Epistulae 6.16, The Elder’s Story: Text, new translation, and commentary;
    5. Epistulae 6.20, The Younger’s Story: Text, new translation, and commentary;
    6. An appendix of the manuscripts and printed editions, with a link to spreadsheets of the collations of Epp. 6.16 and 6.20, which will then be posted on this blog for public availability and study.

    Thank you kindly for your patience.

  • ROMARCH: Oxford CARC Lecture: Heracles’ Track to the Indus: Ancients and Moderns in the Swat Valley

    University of OxfordHeracles’ Track to the Indus: Ancients and Moderns in the Swat Valley by Dr Llewelyn Morgan

    2019 Gandhara Connections Lecture 

    Thursday 14th November, 5.00pm

    At: Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LU

    Oxford University’s own Dr Llewelyn Morgan will give the 2019 Gandhara Connections Lecture on ‘Heracles’ Track to the Indus: Ancients and Moderns in the Swat Valley’. Dr Morgan is Associate Professor of Classical Languages and Literature and author of The Buddhas of Bamiyan (2012), which reflects his longstanding interest in Graeco-Roman connections with Central Asia and India.

    The lecture will take place at 5pm on Thursday 14th November 2019 in the Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LU. A video will be made available online afterwards.

    All are welcome to attend and places are free, but please book by emailing us: carc@classics.ox.ac.uk

     

    Classical Art Research Centre

    www.carc.ox.ac.uk

    carc@classics.ox.ac.uk

    Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
    66 St Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3LU

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 278083

    Fax: +44 (0)1865 610237

  • ROMARCH: Archaeologia Bulgarica ХХIII 2019 #2 Contents

    Archaeologia BulgaricaArchaeologia Bulgarica ХХIII 2019 #2
    table of contents
    ARTICLES

    Reho, M.: Two оinochoai by the Nikias Painter in the National
    Archaeological Museum in Sofia…1

    Georgiev, P. Y.: Archaeometric Research and Reconstruction of a Bronze
    Vessel from Kitova Burial Mound near the Village of Krushare,
    Municipality of Sliven….27

    Sharankov, N. / Hristov, I.: A Milestone of Emperor Philip the Arab from
    the Road Oescus – Philippopolis Found at the Eastern Wall of the
    castellum of Sostra…..57

    Dana, D. / Moreau, D. / Kirov, S. / Valeriev, I.: A New Greek Dedication
    from the Sanctuary of Telerig among the spolia at Zaldapa….71

    Doncheva, S.: Early Medieval Slotted Openwork Strap Ends with “S”-Shape
    Double Palmettes from Northeastern Bulgaria…..79

    Regards,
    Lyudmil Vagalinski (editor)
    https://www.facebook.com/Archaeologia-Bulgarica-811557715855220/
    www.archaeologia-bulgarica.com

  • ROMARCH: Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship, 2020-21

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    OSCAR BRONEER TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP, 2020-2021
    Deadline: March 15, 2020

    The American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens award the Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship to encourage the study of the Greco-Roman world.

    Purpose: The Fellowship will be awarded for research in Greece and Italy in alternate years. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Fellowship will be awarded for research in Italy. It is expected that the Fellow will use the American Academy in Rome (AAR) as a base from which to pursue work through trips to sites, museums, or repositories of materials relevant to the Fellow’s research.
    EligibilityFor the 2020-2021 fellowship year, only applicants previously at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) are eligible for this Fellowship based at the AAR and for research based in Rome and Italy. Applicants must have spent a minimum of one month as a Member of the ASCSA at the time of application. Candidates must have an approved dissertation proposal or, if they already hold the Ph.D., they should be at the beginning of their teaching career and without tenure. Projects may focus on any period of study in the humanities, although preference will be given to topics dealing with classical antiquity.
    Terms: The Fellowship is awarded to one individual per year. It may be held at any time during the 2020-2021 academic year for a minimum of three and a maximum of six months. The award is for a maximum of $30,000, and is meant to cover expenses including housing at the host institution, travel (only one round-trip excursion from home base in U.S. or Europe to Rome and travel within Italy will be funded), and living expenses. Support from the host institution includes access to research facilities, invitations to various scholarly and other events, and access to other activities offered by the host institution. The award amount will be determined by the applicant’s approved budget. Applicants are urged to explore supplementary sources of support.  A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the AAR and ASCSA expect that copies of all publications that result from research conducted at AAR and ASCSA be contributed to their relevant libraries.
    Application: The application will consist of the candidate’s curriculum vitae, a detailed research proposal (maximum of three pages single spaced), a plan for travel connected with the project, a budget for all expenses including travel, housing, food, fees, and other living expenses, and proposed dates. Applicants should consult with the host institution for costs associated with housing, food, and fees. The selection committee, in evaluating the candidate’s proposal, will determine how reasonable and relevant the travel plan and budget appear in relation to the proposed research and the period of time requested for the Fellowship. Submit all application materials, including three letters of recommendation to the American Academy in Rome. Materials may be sent via email to Shawn Miller, Program Director at s.miller@aarome.org, or via ground mail addressed to Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship, c/o American Academy in Rome, 7 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022.
  • ROMARCH: Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute Fellowships, 2020-21

    THE CYPRUS AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CAARI) in Nicosia, Cyprus, welcomes scholars and students specializing in archaeology, history, and culture of Cyprus and the eastern Mediterranean. CAARI is located in central Nicosia close to the Cyprus Museum and the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus (both with major libraries), as well as the main business and commercial district. In addition to hostel accommodation for a total of twelve residents, the institute has excellent research facilities: a 10,000-volume library, comprehensive map and artifact collections, archival material, and facilities for Internet, scanning, and photography. For further information please visit www.caari.org

    Recipients of fellowships are required to spend time as residents of CAARI and to submit a written report for the CAARI newsletter.

    Apply for the following fellowships at: http://orc.fellowships.fluidreview.com

    For questions please contact usa.office@caari.org.cy

    GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

    Deadline for CAARI graduate student fellowships is December 9, 2019.

    The Danielle Parks Memorial Fellowship
    Danielle Parks, author of The Roman Coinage of Cyprus (Nicosia, 2004), directed excavations at the Amathus Gate Cemetery. She first came to Cyprus as an Anita Cecil O’Donovan Fellow. Her death as a young scholar in 2006, deeply felt by the wide circle of her colleagues and friends, is memorialized here by a fellowship designed to open the world of Cypriot culture to young scholars.

    This is a fellowship of US $2,000 for a graduate student of any nationality who needs to work in Cyprus to further his/her research on a subject of relevance to Cypriot archaeology and culture. The purpose of the fellowship is to help cover travel to and living expenses in Cyprus. Applications are invited especially from students of Hellenistic and Roman Cyprus. During his/her stay, the fellow is expected to give a presentation at CAARI on a subject related to his/her research. The fellow will periodically keep the Director of CAARI apprised of his/her research activities. The fellow will acknowledge CAARI and the Danielle Parks Memorial Fellowship in any publication that emerges from the research carried during the fellowship. Residence at CAARI is required.

    And more….

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  • ROMARCH: ACOR in Amman, 2020-21 Fellowships

    ANNOUNCEMENT OF AMERICAN CENTER OF ORIENTAL RESEARCH IN AMMAN FELLOWSHIPS
    2020–2021

     

    Deadline for the following fellowships is February 1, 2020

    NEH Fellowship: Maximum single award of ten months for a scholar who has a Ph.D. or has completed his or her professional training. Other awards for minimum of four to nine months. Fields of research include, but are not limited to: modern and classical languages, linguistics, literature, history, jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, heritage studies, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Social and political scientists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals living in the U.S. three years immediately preceding the application deadline. The award for ten months is $50,000 of which $32,000 is for stipend and travel and the remainder is for ACOR room and board. Shorter award periods are prorated accordingly (i.e., six months award for $30,000 includes $19,200 for stipend and travel); residency at ACOR is required. The award must be used between June 15, 2020 and December 31, 2021. Funding for this fellowship provided by the National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutes (FPIRI).

    ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Two or more two- to six-month fellowships for post-doctoral scholars and scholars with a terminal degree in their field, pursuing research or publication projects in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and associated disciplines relating to the Middle East. U.S. citizenship required. Maximum award is $32,400. Awards must be used between June 15, 2020 and December 31, 2021 and Fellows must reside at ACOR. Funding for this fellowship is provided by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

    And more…

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  • ROMARCH: Oxford Workshop: Textile Art in the Graeco-Roman World

    Oxford Workshop: Textile Art in the Graeco-Roman World

    Thursday 26th and Friday 27th September 2019

    Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LU

    UPDATE: WORKSHOP WEBCAST

    Live webcast links are now available on our website (www.carc.ox.ac.uk) for this event on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th September at The Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’ (OX1 3LU).  These will be live shortly before each session starts.  Places to attend in person are still available and are free but please book by emailing: carc@classics.ox.ac.uk

    Edited podcasts will be available at a later date also via our website.

    Please be aware that our website will be temporarily unavailable for ten minutes early on the morning of the 26th whilst our IT services are doing an update.  All should be back to normal for the start of the workshop.

    The programme for our 2019 CARC workshop, kindly supported by Jean-David Cahn and Tony Michaels, is available on our website.  Textile Art in the Graeco-Roman World will focus on the visual imagery of ancient textiles from Archaic Greece to late antiquity, asking questions about a fundamentally important art tradition which we glimpse through extraordinary chance survivals and representations in other media. Subjects will have a wide chronological and geographical range, but will revolve around a shared set of art-historical and archaeological questions.

    Download the draft abstract here.

    Download the draft programme here. Please check the website for updates and time changes.

    Classical Art Research Centre

    www.carc.ox.ac.uk

    carc@classics.ox.ac.uk

    Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
    66 St Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3LU

    Tel: +44 (0)1865 278083

    Fax: +44 (0)1865 610237