Aleshire Seminars

The Center organizes and hosts annual (formerly biannual) lectures and seminars in Greek epigraphy. Our goal is to invite epigraphists in fields not currently strongly represented among the Berkeley faculty.


Past Aleshire Seminar speakers:

Denis Rousset, École pratique des hautes études

"How to Publish Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the 21st Century" (lecture; April 17 2023)

"An Unpublished Hellenistic Decree from Xanthos (Lycia) for a Great Benefactor" (seminar; April 18 2023) 

Josine Blok, Utrecht University (February 2022):

"Through the Looking Glass: Perspectives on the Interaction between 'Politics' and 'Religion' in Ancient Greece - The Epigraphic Evidence"

Paula Perlman, University of Texas at Austin (April 2018):

"Writing the Laws of Late Classical and Hellenistic Crete"

Christian Marek, University of Zurich (September 2016):

"God or Ruler Cult? A New Hymn at the Hekatomnid Tomb of Mylasa" (lecture and seminar)

Angelos P. Matthaiou, Greek Epigraphic Society (April 2014):

"New Archaic Inscriptions from the Aegean Islands" (lecture)

“A New Bronze Manumission Record from Phigaleia” (seminar)

Elizabeth Meyer, University of Virginia (September 2013):

“Imitations of Roman freedman status in the Hellenistic World” (lecture)

“Posts, Kurbeis, Metopes: the Origins of the Athenian "Documentary" Stele” (seminar)

Riet van Bremen, University College, London (October 2012):

"The Sons of Noumenios: Hellenistic Neoi between City and Court" (lecture)

"The Cretan Neotas" (seminar)

Christopher Jones, Harvard University (September 2010):

"The Persistence of Paganism in Late Antiquity" (lecture)

"Heavenly Epigrams: The Afterlife in Ancient Greek Epigrams” (seminar)

Gary Reger, Trinity College, Hartford (March 2010):

“Apollonios of Tyana and the Geography of the Imagination in Egypt (lecture)

"A New Inventory from Mylasa in Karia" (seminar)

Merle Langdon, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (October 2008):

"Shepherds Can't Write! Epigraphic Evidence for Literacy in Archaic Attica"

Charalambos Kritzas, Director Emeritus, Epigraphical Museum (April 2008):

"New Inscriptions from Argos: The Archive of the Sacred Treasury (4th century B.C.)"

H. W. Pleket, Professor Emeritus, Leiden University (November 2007):

"Sport and Culture in the Greek Cities of the Roman Empire" (lecture)

"The Professional Organizations in Asia Minor in the Roman Period" (seminar)

Alain Bresson, University of Bordeaux (Spring 2007): 

“Coming in and out of a Greek city: a view from the inscriptions” 

Michael Wörrle, Kommission für Antike Geschichte und Epigraphik, Munich (Fall 2006):

“Epigraphy in Context: Aizanoi Honors its Local Zeus and Courts the Emperor” 

Angelos Chaniotis, University of Heidelberg (Fall 2005):

“New Inscriptions from Aphrodisias” 

Charlotte Roueché, University of London (Fall 2003):

“Verses on Stone: Epigraphy and Literature”

Michael H. Jameson, Stanford University (Fall 2001):

“The Sacrificial Calendar of Thorikos” 

Stephen V. Tracy, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Christian Habicht, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton:

“Missing Festivals”

Joyce Reynolds, Cambridge University

Miltiades Hatzopoulos, National Research Institute, Athens