Training School: The epigraphic text


International Training School

The Epigraphic Text: From Context to Meaning

5 – 9 September 2022

Online (Zoom Platform)

25 hours 

Alteritas, the University of Verona, the University of Roma “Tor Vergata”, the Northeast University of Changun, the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich are glad to announce the International Training School dedicated to the Epigraphic Text: From Context to Meaning.

The Training School will guide the students through the challenges posed by a selection of epigraphic texts whose meaning becomes transparent only if considered within their peculiar production and display context. 

After an introduction which aims to provide basic knowledge on the anthropology of writing, the writing act theory, and the different types of epigraphic support, the students will be firstly introduced to the various epigraphic cultures object of the training school, and secondly challenged with a series of case studies which provide contextualization of the problems posed by particular epigraphic texts. 


The course will be held entirely online using the Zoom platform. 


Classes will be taught in English.

Target group:

Undergraduate and graduate students, professors, staff and other professionals with research interests in Ancient History, Epigraphy, Archaeology, Philology and Linguistics and related fields are welcome to participate.


70€ for the undergraduate students: BA and MA

100€ for PhD, Post-Docs, Teachers, etc.

Certificate of Attendance:

Upon request, a certificate of attendance will be provided. 


For the application, please fill in the following Google Form and send the payment receipt to Dr Cristina Girardi no later than 15/08/2022 (

Payment Instructions:

IBAN: IT27T0503411711000000006481

Reason: TS 2022 [Name + Surname] 

Organizing Committee and Institutions:

Alfredo Buonopane, University of Verona

Alessandro Campus, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

Gian Franco Chiai, Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations, University of Changun

Cristina Girardi, Alteritas – Verona

Simona Marchesini, Alteritas – Verona

Gaby Waxenberger, Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

Daily Programme and teachers: see pdf: Training school epigraphic text