I.Sicily: presentations, publications


Prag, J.R.W. 2019. I.Sicily, Open Scholarship, and the Epigraphic Landscape of Hellenistic/Roman Sicily. Ktema: Civilisations de l’Orient, de la Grece et de Rome antiques 44: 107–22. Online at: https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-02444349

Prag, J.RW. and Chartrand, J. 2018. I. Sicily: Building a Digital Corpus of the Inscriptions of Ancient Sicily. In A. De Santis and I. Rossi (eds.), Crossing Experiences in Digital Epigraphy (Warsaw: De Gruyter Open), 240-252. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110607208-020.

Agodi, S., Cristofaro, S., Noto, V., Prag, J. and Spampinato, D. 2018. Una collaborazione tra museo, enti di ricerca e scuola: l’epigrafia digitale e l’alternanza scuola lavoro. Umanistica Digitale 2 (May 2018). ISSN 2532-8816.
Available at: <https://umanisticadigitale.unibo.it/article/view/7298>
Doi: https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2532-8816/7298.

Prag, J.R.W., Chartrand, J., and Cummings, J. 2017. I.Sicily: an epidoc corpus for ancient Sicily. In S. Orlandi, R. Santucci, P.M Liuzzo and F. Mambrini (eds), Digital and Traditional Epigraphy in Context. Proceedings of the Second EAGLE International Conference. Rome 27-29 January 2016. Rome: Sapienza Università Editrice. Pp. 83-96.

Online edition


Publications which utilise data from I.Sicily

Prag, J.R.W. 2019. Making sense of epigraphic culture in ancient Sicily. In P. Higgs (ed.), Sicily: Heritage of the World (British Museum Press), 65-72.

Prag, J.R.W. 2018. The birth of epigraphic culture in the western Mediterranean: Sicilian epigraphic culture in the later Hellenistic period. In F. Beltrán Lloris and B. Díaz Ariño (eds.), El nacimiento de las culturas epigráficas en el occidente Mediterráneo. Modelos romanos y desarrollos locales (ss. III-I a.E.) (Madrid, Anejos de AEspA LXXXV), 131-144. [author manuscript at Oxford Research Archive]

Prag, J.R.W. 2018. The epigraphy of Agrigento in context. In V. Caminneci, M.C. Parello, M.S. Rizzo and C. Soraci (eds), Agrigento ellenistico-romana: coscienza identitaria e margini di autonomia (Bari: Edipuglia), 27-35. [online via Academia]

Prag, J.R.W. 2013. Sicilian Identity in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods: Epigraphic Considerations. In P. Martzavou and N. Papazarkadas (eds.), Epigraphical Approaches to the Post-Classical Polis. Fourth Century BC to Second Century AD. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 37-53.

Prag, J.R.W. 2010. Sicilia Romana tributim discripta. In M. Silvestrini (ed.), Le tribù romane. Atti della XVIe Rencontre sur l’épigraphie (Bari 8-10 ottobre 2009). Bari: Edipuglia. 305-311.

Prag, J.R.W. 2009. Identità siciliana in età romano repubblicana. In C. Ampolo (ed.), Immagine e immagini della Sicilia e di altre isole del Mediterraneo (Seste Giornate Internazionale di studi sull’area elima (Erice, 12-16 ottobre 2006), 2 vols. Pisa: Edizioni della Normale. I: 87-99.

Prag, J.R.W. 2008. Sicilia and Britiannia: Epigraphic Evidence for Civic Administration. In C. Berrendonner, M. Cébeillac-Gervasoni, L. Lamoine (eds), Le Quotidien municipal dans l’Occident romain (Clermont-Ferrand: Presses Universitaires Blaise-Pascal), 67-81.

Prag, J.R.W. 2007. Ciceronian Sicily: the epigraphic dimension. In J. Dubouloz and S. Pittia (eds), La Sicile de Cicéron, Lectures des Verrines. Besançon: Presses universitaires de Franche-Comté. 245-271.

Prag, J.R.W. 2003. Nouveaux regards sur les élites locales de la Sicile républicaine. Histoire et Sociétés Rurales 19: 121-32.

Prag, J.R.W. 2002. Epigraphy by numbers: Latin and the epigraphic culture in Sicily. In A.E. Cooley (ed.), Becoming Roman, Writing Latin (JRA Suppl. 48; Portsmouth, RI: Journal of Roman Archaeology), 15-31.



23 September 2020. University of Oxford Innovation Conversations: ‘Written in Stone’, at https://youtu.be/iN8rFobpRBE

23 June 2020. Merton College Oxford online lectures. ‘The Writings on the Wall: New Approaches to the Epigraphy of Ancient Sicily’, at https://www.merton.ox.ac.uk/event/writings-wall-new-approaches-reading-ancient-sicily

16 June 2020. BSR Online Lectures: ‘Digital epigraphy at the crossroads of the Mediterranean’, at: https://youtu.be/ktlup2Boi4c

26 May 2018. 19th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Cologne/Bonn ( 22 – 26 May 2018). ‘Epigraphy in a digital world: the example of I.Sicily’, in ‘Classical Archaeology in a digital world (The AIAC Presidential Panel).

21 April 2018. La Sicile des Verrines, actualité de la recherche et des publications, ANHIMA, INHA, Paris, France. ‘I.Sicily and the epigraphic landscape of Hellenistic/Roman Sicily’.

19 April 2018.  University of Lausanne, Switzerland. ‘Epigraphy in the cityscapes of Hellenistic Sicily’.

25-27 November 2017. Roman Sicily: Cities and Territories between Monumentalization and Economy, Crisis and Development, Georg-August-Universität, Archäologisches Institut, Göttingen, Germany. ‘Epigraphy and the interpretation of Roman Sicily’.

6-7 October 2017. Visible Words: Digital Epigraphy in a Global Perspective, University of Brown, Providence RI, USA. “I.Sicily.”

28 August-1 September 2017. XVth International Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy. Vienna. Poster: I.Sicily – the first comprehensive (digital) corpus for Sicily.


15-17 June 2017. Cityscapes of Hellenistic Sicily: A reassessment. TOPOI. Berlin, Germany. Paper: ‘Epigraphy in the cityscapes of Hellenistic Sicily’.

25 May 2017. Syracuse at 2750. Museo archeologico regionale “Paolo Orsi”, Siracusa. Poster: ‘Bringing the epigraphic heritage of Siracusa back into the light.’


23 May 2017. Workshop on Public Engagement in Museums using Latin Inscriptions. British School at Rome, Italy. Paper: ‘I.Sicily.’

11 January 2017. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. Institut für Klassische Archäologie. Seminar: ‘Sicily in the late Hellenistic period: historical challenges and epigraphic perspectives’.

11-16 July 2016, Digital Humanities 2016, Jagiellonian University & Pedagogical University, Kraków. Paper: Cummings, J., Prag, J., Chartrand, J. ‘Creating An EpiDoc Corpus for Ancient Sicily.’

30 June 2016,
Agrigento ellenistico-romana: coscienza identitaria e margini di autonomia,
Parco Valle dei Templi, Agrigento, Sicily.
Paper: ‘Agrigento nel suo contesto epigrafico.’

24-25 June 2016, Sicily: heritage of the world, British Museum, London. Paper: ‘Epigraphic culture in ancient Sicily’ .

14-15 June 2016, El nacimiento de las culturas epigráficas en el occidente mediterráneo: modelos romanos y desarrollos locales (ss. II-I a.E.), Escuela Española de Historia y Arqueología en Roma, Rome, Italy. Paper: ‘Public epigraphy in late Hellenistic Sicily.’

6 June 2016, TOPOI research group, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Paper: ‘Sicily in the late Hellenistic period: Historical challenges and epigraphic perspectives.’

12 May 2016, Research Seminar, Università di Catania, Sicily. Paper: ‘I.Sicily: epigrafia digitale in Sicilia.’

10-11 May 2016, Lingue dello Stretto nella documentazione materiale dall’Ellenismo alla Tarda Antichità. International Conference, Villa Pace, Università di Messina, Italy. Paper: ‘Epigraphic culture in north-eastern Sicily: some preliminary results from the I.Sicily project.’

29 March – 2 April 2016, Computer Applications for Archaeology, Oslo. Panel: Linked Pasts: Connecting Islands of Content. Paper (Valeria Vitale, Jeffrey Becker, Jonathan Prag): ‘Where is the House of the Dwarves? Enhancing granularity in the Pleiades Gazetteer: the examples of ancient Sicily and Pompeii.’

4-6 January 2016, Second North American Congress of Greek and Latin Epigraphy, UC Berkeley, USA. Paper: ‘I.Sicily: A Digital Corpus of the Stone Inscriptions of Ancient Sicily.’

5-6 June 2015, The evolution of rural and urban settlement in Sicily from Prehistory to Late Antiquity, University of Edinburgh. Paper: ‘I.Sicily: a new resource for utilising the epigraphic sources for ancient Sicily’.

29 September–1 October 2014, EAGLE International Conference on Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Digital Cultural Heritage in the Ancient World, ENS & Collège de France, Paris. Poster: ‘I. Sicily: a digital corpus of inscriptions from ancient Sicily’ (see below)

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