EMCC News


This section informs about EMCC events and other related research activities carried out by our EMCC Professors.


EMCC Summer School: At the Archaeological Park of Paestum and Velia from 9 to 15 June 2024 will be held the 1st edition of GrEpiSS - Summer School in Greek Epigraphy, organised by Roberta Fabiani (UniRomaTre), Giulio Vallarino (UniRomaTre), Stefania De Vido (UniVenezia) and Luigi Vecchio (UniSalerno)

Greek Epigraphic Summer School Poster

With its courses, GrEpiSS aims to provide specialised training in the field of Greek epigraphy, particularly that of Magna Graecia, through an approach to the discipline that includes theoretical consolidation and practical exercises. In fact, the Summer School offers frontal lessons on introductory themes of the discipline, also in its digital declinations, and exercises on original documents representative of the documentary typologies attested in the sites of Paestum and Velia. The activities also include guided visits to the archaeological parks and museums of Paestum-Velia and Pontecagnano, in order to place the epigraphic documents in a correct historical and archaeological context. An integral part of the project will be workshop activities to learn graphic and photographic documentation techniques, textual analysis of inscriptions, editorial practices and strategies for the musealisation of epigraphic material.

The courses will be held in Italian.

Participation in the GrEpiSS is subject to payment of a registration fee of 500€, which includes accomodation in the facilities from 9 to 15 June.

Applications must be received by the deadline of 7 May 2024 at 12:00 noon at the following e-mail address: Bu e-Posta adresi istenmeyen posta engelleyicileri tarafından korunuyor. Görüntülemek için JavaScript etkinleştirilmelidir.

Click here <https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KYlygmdA2xK_iWxziJU0aASydVevZZAa/view?usp=drive_link> for the announcement.

Click here <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z2OMLbqr8FD5ei-Fqr6EtsuAVK5NKeC0/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=106197617252497751278&rtpof=true&sd=true> for the application form.

 


The newspaper "wissen/leben" of the University of Münster published an article about Daniela Bonanno and her role as Research Alumni Ambassador

Daniela Bonanno article

 (Zemlicka, Tim (2024): wissen/leben. Die Zeitung der Universität Münster. Jg. 18, Nr. 2. S. 11.)

 


EMCC Student Publication: Teresa Sissy De Blasio, Officina di IG XIV2 – Una probabile defixio su tegola da Taranto

De Blasio, Teresa Sissy (2023): Officina di IG XIV2 – Una probabile defixio su tegola da Taranto. Axon Vol. 7, Num. 2. 1-22.

 


Report: EMCC student Lukas Duisen gives insights into his academic travel experience in January 2024

View of McGill campus

In January 2024, thanks to a financial grant by the Santander Mobilitätsfonds of the University of
Münster, I was given the opportunity to travel to North America (Chicago, IL, and Montreal, Canada)
for two great international experiences in the domain of classical studies that deeply enriched my
EMCC studies in Europe.
In Chicago ... continue reading.

 


Lecture: Hans Beck on City and Country as Locations of Greek Religion. Faculty of Geography and History, University of Santiago de Compostela. 25 April 2024, 1 pm, Aula 7

Poster for the lecture

 


International Conference: La normalità dei Lagidi. Un regno come gli altri nella storia del Mediterraneo ellenistico. Bologna, 4–6 April 2024

with a lecture by EMCC Professor Roberta Fabiani on La città di Iasos in Caria e i Tolemei (6 April, 10 am).

program flyer

The program and further information can also be found here.

 


 

News from the University of Freiburg

University of Freiburg logo

What is Archaeology?

Edited by Sarah Al Jarad, Freiburg University PhD candidate in Classical Archaeology, since January 2024, the Gerda Henkel Foundation’s online portal L.I.S.A. is publishing short position papers on „Idee Archäologie. Positionen und Konturen einer Wissenschaft“ (Archaeology as an idea. Positions and concepts of a research field) with contributions by Alain Schnapp, Dietrich Boschung, Sabine Huy and Jörn Lang. More is about to come …


All about Heroes!

Freiburg University’s Collaborative Research Center (SFB 948) ‚Heroes – Heroizations – Heroisms. Transformations and Conjunctures from Antiquity to the Modern Day‘, directed by EMCC Professor Ralf von den Hoff, has launched its online portal heroicum.net providing interactive access to outcomes and publications of 12 years of interdisciplinary research including the online encyclopedia Compendium Heroicum.


Conference April 8-10, 2024: Il vino nell'antichità

On April 8 and 10, 2024, the conference Il vino nell'antichità will take place at various locations in Trento / Trento (Italy) under participation of Freiburg University’s Institute of Greek and Latin Philology. The exact program can be found here.

Conference poster with program


Freiburg University Collections of Greek and Roman Artefacts

Freiburg University, EMCC partner university, owns a collection of Greek, Demotic and Coptic papyri, a numismatic collection and a collection of Greek and Roman art and sculpture. Courses related to these collections are offered regularly.

 


Conference: Cursus honorum. Hierarchy, Prestige and Auctoritas in the Roman Republic, organized by Francho Pina Polo. Museo Pablo Gargallo, Zaragoza, 14–15 March 2024

with a contribution by EMCC Professor Hans Beck on "Cursus honorum before the cursus honorum" (Session One).

For more information, please consult the conference flyer.

 


Lecture: Emilio Rosamilia (Perugia) on Fare i conti con i demiurghi (Cirene, IV-II sec. a.C.). Aula M402 Via Santa Sofia at the University of Milan, 13 March 2024, 4.30 pm

 


EMCC Exchanges: Seminar by Daniela Bonanno on Nemesis come agente di giustizia nel mondo greco. Sala Riunioni at Roma Tre University, 18 March 2024, 5–7 pm

 


EMCC Student Publication: Alice Giocondo, Ein fragmentarisches Grabepigramm (GVI 1867) aus Werner Peeks Antikensammlung im Archäologischen Museum der Universität Münster

Giocondo, Alice (2023). Ein fragmentarisches Grabepigramm (GVI 1867) aus Werner Peeks Antikensammlung im Archäologischen Museum der Universität Münster. Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, 228, 122–126.

 


Conference: Divine Laws in the Ancient World. A Comparative Approach. Istituto Svizzero, Rome, 14–15 March 2024

 For more information, please consult the program flyer.

 


 Third EMCC-Dialogues: Daniela Bonanno discusses her book Nemesis. University of Cyprus, 28 March 2024, 6 pm EET / 5 pm CET

The event takes place in room LRC 014 of the library building at the University of Cyprus and on Zoom.

Poster EMCC Dialogues Bonanno

 


Sixth Seminar of the project Officina di IG XIV2: Enrica Culasso on Epigrafi greche dalle regiones VIII, IX, XI e dalla provincia Sardinia. Metodologie e casi di studio. Roma Tre University (online), 27 February 2024, 5 pm (CET).

The seminar (in Italian) will be held online. The access link can be found here: https://www.officina-igxiv2.org/  

 


 

News from the University of Poznán


Lecture by Prof. Łukasz Różycki: Hush! The Late Roman Art of Intimidation in the Light of Selected Sources. University of Warsaw, 30 May 2024.

On 30 May 2024, Prof. Łukasz Różycki will deliver a lecture at the University of Warsaw's Late Antiquity Seminar (https://lateantiqueseminar.historia.uw.edu.pl/) entitled: Hush! The Late Roman Art of Intimidation in the Light of Selected Sources. Link to the event: https://lateantiqueseminar.historia.uw.edu.pl/program/.

 

 


Professor Daniela Bonanno (Münster) delivers lecture on religious diversity in the ancient world at the symposium Erinnerung für Frieden. Pluralismus. Offene Gesellschaften – Der Umgang mit religiöser Vielfalt. Münster, 18 February 2024.

The event – taking place on the 375th anniversary of the ratification of the Peace of Westphalia – was held under the aegis of Markus Lewe, Mayor of the City of Münster, and Prof. Dr. Johannes Wessels, Rector of the University of Münster.

Prof Daniela Bonanno (center) with Prof Peter Funke (left) and Prof Hans Beck (right)

Prof. Daniela Bonanno (center) with Prof. Peter Funke (left) and Prof. Hans Beck (right).


 

News from the University of Münster


Research Centre Asia Minor

 Closing event of the project "Cultural Heritage in Danger. Documentation of earthquake damage to cultural monuments in the province of Adıyaman (south-east Turkey)" EMCC Professor Michael Blömer receives a gift from the Governor of Adıyaman Province in gratitude for the support provided to the region hit hard by the earthquake disaster.

For decades, the Asia Minor Research Centre, part of the Department of Ancient History, has been dedicated to the study of Southeastern Turkey, especially the Commagene region. This area aligns with the Turkish province of Adıyaman, notably affected by the earthquake disaster in Southeastern Turkey on February 6, 2023. The earthquake caused considerable damage to many ancient and medieval monuments in the region. Thanks to a project funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation and led by EMCC Professors Michael Blömer and Engelbert Winter, the extensive documentation of the region's monuments, created by researchers from Münster since the 1950s and archived at the Asia Minor Research Centre, has been digitized and made available to local cultural institutions in Adıyaman. The aim is to facilitate better damage assessment and aid in the implementation of future preservation measures. In a ceremonial event on December 21, 2023, this valuable data was formally presented to the cultural authorities in Adıyaman.

Fig. 1: Closing event of the project "Cultural Heritage in Danger. Documentation of earthquake damage to cultural monuments in the province of Adıyaman (south-east Turkey)"

Fig. 2: EMCC Professor Michael Blömer receives a gift from the Governor of Adıyaman Province in gratitude for the support provided to the region hit hard by the earthquake disaster.

 


Research Centre Papyrology

Patrick Sänger (Papyrology Research Center) presenting at the international workshop "Consolidation of Law. Experiencing Ancient Documents" Panel discussion at the international workshop "Consolidation of Law. Experiencing Ancient Documents"

Fig. 1: Patrick Sänger (Papyrology Research Center) presenting at the international workshop "Consolidation of Law. Experiencing Ancient Documents"

Fig. 2: Panel discussion at the international workshop "Consolidation of Law. Experiencing Ancient Documents"


ΕΠΙΧΩΡΙΟΣ

Poster for Epichorios lecture: Fabiani, Vallarino - Investigating Interactions between Greek Tarasand the Messapian Hinterland. The Case of Saturo’s Sanctuaries

Poster for Epichorios lecture: Fachard - Recent Discoveries at the Sanctuary of Artemis Amarysiain Amarynthos (Euboea)

 

 

 


Impressions from the Hamburg Archaeology Day 2023

The Day of Archaeology took place at the University of Hamburg on 22 November 2023. Colleagues from the university's archaeological departments, from local heritage conservation and from museums in the region presented their current research. The annual event is aimed at the interested public in Hamburg and once again attracted a large audience. Around 120 guests attended the presentations in person or online. Topics ranged from the excavation of Bronze Age burial mounds in Bremen to geoprospections in Lilybaeum in Sicily, archaeometric studies on colours in Miletus and the exploration of a prisoner-of-war camp near Hamburg as part of a citizen science project. The current excavations at Hamburg's main synagogue, which had been destroyed during the pogroms of 1938 and whose reconstruction is currently being debated, attracted particular interest.

 


Roberta Fabiani: Hybrid Seminar "οὔτε νίφεται τὸ παράπαν οὔτε βρέχεται: Artemis Kindyàs, the great goddess of Bargylia", 12 December 2023, 19:00 EET, Historic Archive of the University of Athens

Poster Hybrid Seminar by Roberta Fabiani

 


International Workshop of the Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics": Belonging and Sacred Places in Antiquity, 11-12 December 2023, University of Münster

Programme Flyer for the International Workshop Belonging

Programme Flyer for the International Workshop Belonging

 


Seminars on Antiquity at Roma Tre University, October 2023 - May 2024

Poster for the Seminars on Antiquity at Roma Tre

Poster for the Seminars on Antiquity at Roma Tre


Departmental Lecture and Seminars at Roma Tre University: Georgios Paraskeviotis (Thrakia University), 6-9 November 2023


4th EMCC Lecture: Luis Arturo Guichard on Materiality and the study of Greek Literature. Integrating Perspectives.

The lecture will take place on 18th January 2024 at 18:00 CET on Zoom.

4th EMCC lecture poster


Lecture by Roberta Fabiani: Von archivalischen Notizen zu öffentlichen Inschriften. Einige Überlegungen zur strukturierenden Kraft von Zahlen in griechischen Inschriften

At this year's Deutsche Historikertag, as part of a section on The Greeks and the Power of Numbers (Die Griechen und die Macht der Zahlen), EMCC-Professor Roberta Fabiani will be giving a lecture on "Von archivalischen Notizen zu öffentlichen Inschriften. Einige Überlegungen zur strukturierenden Kraft von Zahlen in griechischen Inschriften."

The section takes place on Wednesday, 20th September 2023, from 04:00 - 06:30 pm at Leipzig University, HS19.

For further information visit: Section at the Historikertag


Colloquium in memory of Leandro Polverini, 22nd September 2023, Roma Tre University

 Poster: Dibattiti e confronti nella storiografia antichistica italiana del ‘900. Incontro di studio in memoria di Leandro Polverini

 


Colloquium: Cirene nell'età di Augusto, 15-16th September 2023, University of Perugia

Poster for the Colloquium on Cirene nell'età di Augusto

 


New Publication

Rosamilia, E. (2023). La città del silfio. Istituzioni, culti ed economia di Cirene classica ed ellenistica attraverso le fonti epigrafiche. Pisa: Edizioni della Normale.

pp. 453

ISBN: 978-88-7642-736-7

 


New Publication

Bonanno, D. (2023). Nemesis. Rappresentazioni e pratiche cultuali nella Grecia antica. Potsdamer altertumswissenschaftliche Beiträge 85. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.

pp. 319

ISBN: 978-3-515-13492-7

 


Leandro Polverini (1935 - 2023)

On April 19, 2023, Leandro Polverini, leading scholar of Roman History and one of the founding fathers of EMCC, passed away at the age of 87.

Born in Castelnuovo di Sabbioni (Florence) in 1935 and a graduate from the Catholic University of Milan in 1958 under Albino Garzetti, Leandro Polverini taught at the Universities of Siena (1970-77), Perugia (1977-90), Roma La Sapienza (1990-92) and Roma Tre (1992-2010). Among his main areas of scholarly activity were the Roman History from the republic to the principate and from there to imperial domination, Ancient Historiography, and especially Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century European Historiography on the ancient world.

Related to his openness to the European backdrop of classical studies were Polverini’s initiatives for the internationalization of teaching, understood both as a training tool and as an opportunity to foster the entry of young scholars into the world of research.

Polverini was among the promoters of the Erasmus network between the universities of Perugia, Freiburg, Münster, Ioannina and Innsbruck, active since 1990, which served as the basis for the broader and indeed bold idea of the European Master in Classical Cultures (EMCC), designed and fine-tuned from 2005 to 2008. Leandro Polverini infused the EMCC his genuine enthusiasm, acumen, culture, politeness, friendliness, and refreshing spirit. The EMCC community remembers Leandro Polverini with dear affection. We mourn his passing.

 


Lecture: Encounters with the Environment in Ancient Greece: The Kopais Corridor in Boiotia (Hans Beck)

 

 


 

Colloquium: The Role of Rome between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages in the Mediterranean Area. Part 2: Different Forms of Urban Competition

A colloquium organised by Universität Hamburg and Università degli Studi Roma Tre takes place from 15-17 February 2023 in the Sala del Consiglio, Dipartimento die Studi Umanistici of the Università degli Studi Roma Tre but can also be joined online with the following link: https://tinvurl.com/4k3ucz86.

 

 

 


 

8th "Advanced Seminar in Greek Epigraphy"

The 8th "Advanced Seminar in Greek Epigraphy" will take place from 12 to 14 January at the University of Perugia (EMCC partner).

 

 


 

EMCC Lecture

January 26, 2023: Third EMCC Lecture held by Prof. Dr. Ralf von den Hoff.

 

 


 

Epichorios Research Day 2 

 

 


 

Herodotic Conference

A herodotal conference organised by Mustafa Sayar will be held in Bodrum on 2-4 November.

 

 


 

EMCC Dialogues

 

 


 

New publication

Book of Selene Psoma, Corcyra. A City at the Edge of two Greek Worlds, Meletemata 83, 2022.

 

 


 

Conference in honour of Hans-Joachim Gehrke 

September 9-10, 2022: Conference in honor of Hans-Joachim Gehrke organized by his international students (2000-2020).

 

 


 

2022 Summer School

June 21-25, 2022: Save the date for the upcoming EMCC Summer School in Toulouse with a public keynote lecture by Prof. Dr. Corinne Bonnet. 

 



International Colloquium

May 10, 2022: "Αὐτὰ αὐτάν: an investigation into the bronze tablets from the sanctuary of Demeter in Herakleia (Southern Italy)". A lecture given by Roberta Fabiani in Poznan. Click here for more information. 

 


 

International Colloquium

March 18, 2022: International Colloquium at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa.

 



EMCC Dialogues

March 1, 2022: The EMCC launches a new series: EMCC Dialogues.













 

 

 

 



International Colloquium

January 20-21, 2022: International Colloquium at the Faculty of Philology at the University of Salamanca. Click here for more information.

 



EMCC Lecture

January 13, 2022: Second EMCC Lecture held by Prof. Dr. Selene Psoma.















 

 

 

 

 


 

EMCC Lecture

January 28, 2021: First EMCC Lecture held by Prof. Dr. Massimo Nafissi.