Il nous fait plaisir de vous annoncer que la conférence de Monsieur Lorenzo Calvelli est maintenant en ligne sur notre page Youtube.
Lorenzo Calvelli, professeur à l’Université Ca’Foscari de Venise, nous a fait l’honneur de nous présenter la conférence « Epigraphic Criticism and the Study of Forgeries: A Historical Perspective », le lundi 22 mars 2021, sur Zoom, dans le cadre des Midis de l’IÉAM.
Voici un résumé de la conférence :
What is a forged inscription and how can it be used for historical research? This talk will address the study of the phenomenon of epigraphic forgeries by assessing the relevance of this specific category of sources. Fake inscriptions were already produced in Antiquity and throughout the Middle Ages, but their number began to rise dramatically from the Renaissance onwards. During the 19th century, an actual epistemology for epigraphic criticism was developed by Theodor Mommsen and the other editors of the Corpus inscriptionum Latinarum (CIL). Since then, most corpora and critical editions have, often implicitly, followed their scientific principles. After a general discussion of the history of scholarship related to epigraphic forgeries, I will present a case-study and examine a group of inscribed bronze tablets belonging to different European museums, whose authenticity I intend to challenge by tracing their history from the moment when they were first attested to present.