CFP: Athenian Hegemonic Techniques, at the Celtic Conference in Classics

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Papers are invited for a panel entitled ‘Athenian Hegemonic Techniques’ which will be held at The Sixth Celtic Conference in Classics (University of Edinburgh, July 28-31, 2010) and chaired by Thomas Figueira. Although a major theme will be the fiscal aspects of Attic imperialism, papers are welcomed on any aspect of Athenian control over allies in the Delian League, Athenian Empire and Second Confederacy. Senior scholar participants include Christophe Pébarthe, Loren Samons, and Thomas Figueira. A group of rising scholars will be participating and the organizers encourage submissions from junior scholars. Forty minutes will be allotted for each paper.

Those interested may contact T.J. Figueira (figueira or Sean Jensen (srjensen AT
For the Celtic Conference, please contact Anton Powell at powellanton AT or see the website at where information about other panels may also be found.

Sexaginta Fortress Excavations Continue

An inscription from the Sexaginta Prista fortress
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Not sure if we’ve ever mentioned this site before:

The archaeological excavations of the Roman fortress Sexaginta Prista, located near the city of Ruse in north-central Bulgaria, will continue during the summer of 2010 into previously unexplored parts.

The archaeologists Varbin Varbanov and Deyan Dragoev this summer will study the area to the north of the temple of Apollo, which was discovered in 2006.

During last year’s excavation season, archaeologists found fragments of Celtic ceramics, which proved the Celtic presence in the region. Overall, in 2009, 25 square metres of the Sexaginta Prista Fortress were excavated.

Other artefacts discovered at the site so far include Roman coins from the first to the fourth centuries and ceramic vessels.

The site’s layers suggest several eras of its developments: the earliest one is of a Thracian pit sanctuary from the first century BC to the first century AD, covered by the Apollo Temple, which dates to the second to the third centuries AD, covered by a well-preserved layer from the beginning of the fourth century, when military headquarters were built there.

via Bulgaria: Archaeology Excavations at Sexaginta Prista Fortress Expand | Balkan Travellers.

CONF: Digital Classicist/ICS summer seminars 2010

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Digital Classicist 2010 summer seminar programme
Institute of Classical Studies

Meetings are on Fridays at 16:30
in room STB9 (Stewart House)
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Seminars will be followed by refreshments

* Jun 4 _Leif Isaksen (Southampton)_ Reading Between the Lines: unearthing structure in Ptolemy’s Geography
* Jun 11 _Hafed Walda (King’s College London)_ and Charles Lequesne (RPS Group) Towards a National Inventory for Libyan Archaeology
* Jun 18 _Timothy Hill (King’s College London)_ After Prosopography? Data modelling, models of history, and new directions for a scholarly genre.
* Jun 25 _Matteo Romanello (King’s College London)_ Towards a Tool for the Automatic Extraction of Canonical References
* Jul 2 _Mona Hess (University College London)_ 3D Colour Imaging For Cultural Heritage Artefacts
* Jul 16 _Annemarie La Pensée (National Conservation Centre) and Françoise Rutland (World Museum Liverpool)_ Non-contact 3D laser scanning as a tool to aid identification and interpretation of archaeological artefacts: the case of a Middle Bronze Age Hittite Dice

* Jul 23 _Mike Priddy (King’s College London)_ On-demand Virtual Research Environments: a case study from the Humanities
* Jul 30 _Monica Berti (Torino) and Marco Büchler (Leipzig)_ Fragmentary Texts and Digital Collections of Fragmentary Authors
* Aug 6 _Kathryn Piquette (University College London)_ Material Mediates Meaning: Exploring the artefactuality of writing utilising qualitative data analysis software
* Aug 13 _Linda Spinazzè (Venice)_ Musisque Deoque. Developing new features: manuscripts tracing on the net

For more information on individual seminars and updates on the programme, see