“Socialisation” and “Communitisation” of Pre-modern Inscriptions

Call for Papers | Spring School in Epigraphy | 17/18 April 2023 |

The planned Spring School encourages participants to consider the applicability of this new theoretical concept for epigraphic research from antiquity and post-antiquity and addresses primarily younger researchers, especially those who are working on relevant academic qualification theses.

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Notes left by visitors on the tomb slab of John/János Hunyadi in the cathedral of Alba Iulia (Romania; photo: Andreas Zajic).

The first day of the Spring School, which will be held as a hybrid event (on-site and via Zoom), will introduce the concept to participants in several keynote lectures or case studies. The participants are in turn expected to present their respective topics from the point of view of “socialization” and “communitisation” and to explore the opportunities and limits of this concept in plenary discourse. The second day of the event will take participants to the Augustinian canons’ monastery of Klosterneuburg near Vienna, where the insights gained on the previous day will be tested in practice on the ancient (dislocated) and medieval (preserved in situ) inscriptions extant in the epigraphic collection and the cloister.

Those interested in participating are invited to apply by 19 March 2023 with a short letter of motivation and an outline of the planned thesis (max. 400 words) please write to


Please indicate whether you wish to participate on site or virtually (only possible for day 1).
Participation is free of charge; participants are however responsible for organising and financing their own travel and accommodation.
Unless otherwise agreed, the common language of the event will be English.

deadline: March 19, 2023

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Institute for Medieval Research and
Austrian Archaeological Institute


Andreas Rhoby (IMAFO)
Veronika Scheibelreiter-Gail (ÖAI)
Andreas Zajic(IMAFO)