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Text, materiality, and multiculturalism at the crossroads of the ancient Mediterranean

Project description

Exploring Sicilian culture and history through epigraphy

Multilingualism and multiculturalism were characteristic of ancient Sicily, at the crossroads of the Mediterranean. Historians have traditionally prioritised a Helleno- and Romanocentric narrative, derived from the texts of Greek and Roman literature. The EU-funded CROSSREADS project instead focuses on the thousands of texts produced by the island’s inhabitants between the 7th century BCE and the 7th century CE on a wide range of durable materials – the practice of epigraphy. By bringing together these texts in an integrated digital online corpus the project will deliver the first in-depth account of the interplay of linguistic and textual material culture on the island, exploring historical linguistics, writing systems, and the materiality of the texts, opening up new readings of the social, cultural and economic history of the island in antiquity.

Host institution

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Net EU contribution
€ 2 137 460,50
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
United Kingdom

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (3)

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 2 137 460,50
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 172 948,75
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania

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Region
Isole Sicilia Catania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 174 543,75
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London

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Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00