Inscriptions and the Epigraphic Habit

The 3rd North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy

“Inscriptions and the Epigraphic Habit”

January 5–7, 2020, Washington DC

The third North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy will be held January 5-7, 2020, in Washington, D.C., under the aegis of the American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy (ASGLE), and with support from Georgetown University.

The congress will be held immediately following the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Society for Classical Studies in Washington DC (January 2-5, 2020), and will include thematic panels, a poster session, and possible excursions. We invite papers that present epigraphy related to the ancient world from the archaic period through late antiquity.

The theme is designed to encompass a broad range of epigraphic research. Panels may be devoted to topics such as the following: the epigraphic habit, inscribed instrumentum, late antiquity, monuments and identity, religion, the ancient city, the family in antiquity, curse tablets, slavery, ancient graffiti, writer and audience, text and context, literacy, and newly discovered or edited texts.


Washington DC is itself a particularly epigraphically-rich city, with inscribed public monuments from the Vietnam Wall to the Lincoln Memorial. The city is served by three airports: Washington Dulles (IAD, the major international airport), Washington Reagan National (DCA, a smaller airport on the metro line), and Baltimore-Washington (BWI, a bit further away, but sometimes has less expensive flights).

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Location: Washington DC

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