The call for applications to the Practical Epigraphy Workshop 2022 is open.


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Practical Epigraphy Workshop 2022: Corbridge and Chesters, Northumberland 28-29 March

The Practical Epigraphy Workshop 2022 will take place from Monday 28 to Tuesday 29 March at Corbridge and Chesters, Northumberland. 

With the help of expert guidance participants will gain direct experience of the practical elements of how to record and study inscriptions in museums or in the field.  The programme (see attached) will include: the making of squeezes; imaging and measuring inscribed stones; and the production of transcriptions, translations and commentaries. Instructors will include Roger Tomlin (Oxford) Charles Crowther (Oxford), Charlotte Tupman (Exeter) and Olivia Elder (Oxford).

The workshop is aimed primarily at graduates in any year and undergraduates who will be entering their third and / or final year of study next September, though we will consider applications from others who wish to develop hands-on skills in working with epigraphic material.  The workshop is open to those with or without previous epigraphic training and participants may choose to work on Latin or Greek texts.  We anticipate that the course fee will be £150 for this three-day event including accommodation and food (from the Sunday evening to the Tuesday afternoon).  To apply for a place please complete and return the attached Application Form to Dr Peter Haarer (, copying in Dr Chloe Colchester (  Closing date for applications and receipt of references: 12.00 on Friday 18 February.  (We are sorry to be advertising at such short notice but have been holding off in view of the pandemic to have more certainty that the event will go ahead).

Please find the application form here.





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Sunday 27 March • 19.30: registration & dinner.


Monday 28 March

At Corbridge: Group B

• 09.30: Briefing on working practices & safety in the museum at Corbridge

• 09.45-10.45: Practical sessions in small groups: B1 squeeze-making        B2 photography

• 10.45-11.15: Break (staggered if necessary)

• 11.15-12.15: Practical sessions in small groups: B2 squeeze-making        B1 photography

• 12.25: board minibus for lunch at Chesters.


At Chesters: Group A

• 10.00: Briefing on working practices & safety in the museum at Chesters

• 10.15-11.15: Practical session on drawing inscriptions

• 11.15-11.45: Break

• 11.45-12.45: Looking at inscriptions in the Clayton Collection (The aim of the session is to hone skills in autopsy as much as in commenting on texts).

• 12.45: Groups A & B: lunch at Chesters in the tea hut.

• 13.45: Group A boards minibus and returns to Corbridge


At Corbridge: Group A

• 14.00: Briefing on working practices & safety in the museum at Corbridge

• 14.05-15.05: Practical sessions in small groups: A1 squeeze-making        A2 photography

• 15.05-15.30: Break (staggered if necessary)

• 15.30-16.30: Practical sessions in small groups: A2 squeeze-making        A1 photography

• 16.30: return on foot to Corbridge (or wait under shelter for pick-up if raining)


At Chesters: Group B

• 13.45: Briefing on working practices & safety in the museum at Chesters

• 13.50-14.50: Practical session on drawing inscriptions

• 14.50-15.20: Break (staggered if necessary)

• 15.20-16.20: Looking at inscriptions in the Clayton Collection

• 16.20: Return to Corbridge by minibus


At Corbridge: both Groups

• 17.00-18.00: A walk around Corbridge (weather dependent).

• 19.00 for 19.30: Dinner (menu choices pre-submitted)


Tuesday 29 March

• 09.00: Group B boards minibus for Chesters.  At Both sites:

• 09.30-09.45: briefing on study of texts

• 09.45-10.45: practical study of inscriptions

• 10.45-11.15: tea / coffee & biscuits

• 11.15-12.45: practical study of inscriptions

• 12.45-13.45: Lunch

• 13.45-14.45: practical study of inscriptions

• 14.45-15.15: tea / coffee & cake

• 15.15-16.30: participants' presentations of inscription(s) studied

• 16.30: close.  Participants free to leave. 


Accommodation on Tuesday night is NOT included in the registration fee.