WORK PACKAGE 4 Inscribed Poetry: Digital World Views

The Work Package enables the ESRs to make reasonable choices in using data and digital environments. They receive training in state-of-the-art XML/TEI standards of digitisation of inscriptions, digital editions and online portals and archives of cultural heritage. The view offered by the digital world onto culture is less hierarchical and elitist than the “analogue” view on cultural activities and products. We encourage and train the ESRs to make use of the opportunities of the hyper-connected world.

ESR 1
The Carmina Latina Epigraphica on Funerary Monuments of Rome
N.N., Sapienza Università di Roma

ESR 2
Carmina Latina Epigraphica Africae Proconsularis (Tunisia). Edition, Translation, and Commentary
N.N., Universidad de Sevilla

ESR 3
Carmina Latina Epigraphica from Mauretania Caesariensis. Edition, Translation, and Commentary
N.N., Universidad de Sevilla

WORK PACKAGE 5 Roman Poetry: A World of Words in Greek and Latin

The creativity of Rome’s folk art is proved by an enormous variety of modes of expressions, from designed material objects to speech acts and their performance. The state-of-the-art edition of Latin verse inscriptions requires the command of a variety of skills to fulfill the different tasks: collection and documentation of data, autopsy of the material, reconstruction of texts, philological, literary and historical commentary, indexing. The ESRs will be intensively trained in editorial praxeology but will also be enabled to re-evaluate the criteria of quality assessment in the Roman literary discourse and in later tradition.

ESR 9
Sit tibi terra leuis. Funeral Epigrams between Pattern Book and Individual Design
N.N., Universität Trier

ESR 10
The Carmina Latina Epigraphica of Rome Preserved in the Manuscript Tradition
N.N., Sapienza Università di Roma

WORK PACKAGE 6 Inscribed Texts for Eternity: Materiality and Exposure

Inscriptions were incised on a large variety of objects. The historical and social issues related to them are innumerable. The challenge is to combine the skills of an archaeologist with those of a philologist and historian in order to analyse the physical context of the text and the significance of the monument that carried the inscription. The world of the words is not decipherable if the material aspect of its “worldly” presentation is taken apart or is perceived as less important. The ESRs will get insights into the specific difficulties of archaeological remains of everyday and non-elite life and their place in the exhibitions and presentations of “our” traditions.

ESR 4
The Carmen in Funerary Space
N.N., Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté

ESR 8
Poetry in the Name of the God(s)
N.N., Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

ESR 11
Communication Concepts of Archaeological Sites. Reactions to Societal and Didactic Changes
N.N., Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier, Universität Trier

WORK PACKAGE 7 Social Determinants of Cultural Expressions

The Work Package will enable the ESRs to observe society (historical and contemporary) from the perspective of social roles: free citizens and slaves, men and women, rich and poor, senators and simple citizens, educated and illiterates, men from the core of the Empire and those from the northwest provinces, Roman legionaries and non-Roman auxiliary soldiers etc. We integrate modern approaches of cultural anthropology to provide innovative input, forcing us to re-examine the established social history research agenda of pre-modern societies in Western civilisation.

ESR 5
Mapping Gender in Funerary Contexts
N.N., Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

ESR 6
War and Peace. Military Lives and Identities in Latin Verse Inscriptions
N.N., Universität Wien

ESR 7
Christian Latin Verse Inscriptions. Rhetorical Analysis of the Picture of Children
N.N., Universidad del País Vasco