reusing, rediscovering, reinventing, and revitalising
ancient inscriptions

A Symposium under the auspices of the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents

(Friday 3 - Saturday 4 July, 1998)

Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

This conference aims to gather together scholars from a broad range of disciplines, including classicists, archaeologists, art historians, and modern historians. The papers will discuss mediaeval, Renaissance and more modern reactions to ancient inscriptions, as well as the responses of ancient viewers to epigraphic monuments.


Friday 3rd July    
10.00-10.30   Coffee
10.30-11.15 Alison Cooley The Creation of History at Rome
11.15-12.00 Onno Van Nijff Les lieux de memoire: inscriptions and civic memory
12.00-12.45 Robert Coates-Stephens Epigraphy as Spolia. Uses of Inscriptions in Early Medieval Architecture
12.45-2.00   Lunch
2.00-2.45 Wolfgang Hameter The Afterlife of Some Noric Inscriptions: Modifications and Falsifications
2.45-3.30 Jeremy Knight Context, Invention and Rediscovery: Some Uses of Literacy in post-Roman Gaul and Britain
3.30-4.00   Tea
4.00-4.45 Amanda Collins Survival versus Revival: Ancient Inscriptions and their Legitimating Potential in the Early Italian Renaissance
4.45-5.30 Colin Cunningham Letter Forms and Classical Learning: Architectural Inscriptions in the Industrial Age, c. 1790-1900
Saturday 4th July    
10.00-10.30   Coffee
10.30-11.15 Mark Handley A Carolingian Collection of Late Antique Inscriptions from Burgundy: the example of BN Lat. 2832
11.15-12.00 William Stenhouse Cardinal Francesco Barberini and Inscription-gathering: Epigraphy at Rome in the Middle of the Seventeenth Century
12.00-12.45 Graham Oliver Images of Death from Classical Athens to Regency England
12.45-2.00   Lunch
2.00-2.45 Glenys Davies Enhancing by Inscription in the Late Eighteenth century: the Case of Henry Blundell's Roman Ash Chests
2.45-3.30 Charles Crowther William John Bankes and the Marquess of Dufferin and Ava. Two 19th Century Travellers in Pursuit of Inscriptions
3.30-4.15 Tim Benton The Word in Stone: A Fascist Italian Perspective
4.15-5.00   Tea and Discussion

The cost of the Conference, including coffee, tea, and a buffet lunch, will be £30.00 (graduate students £20.00) for both days, or £15.00, (graduates: £10.00) for one day payable by cheque to "Alison Cooley".
Further information can be obtained from Alison Cooley, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF (email: alison.cooley@ccc.ox.ac.uk), to whom registration forms and payment should be returned by 25 June 1998.


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