Professor Angela Donati (1942–2018)

Angela Donati (1942-2018)

Angela Donati served for ten years as Secretary General of AIEGL successively under the presidency of Professor Marc Mayer from 2002 to 2007, and of myself from 2007 to 2012.  She was known accordingly to all members of AIEGL, who owe a lasting debt to her energy, tact and patience, and to her unflagging and indefatigable commitment to the association and to the international epigraphic community. As Secretary General she had to navigate the very different northern and southern European styles of running organisations, while retaining the loyal support of the wider membership. Her authority rested on an unassuming attention to detail and a commitment to the administrative routine, as well as to the public functions that the office required.

Angela was the very opposite of a grand-stander, but played a leading role among Italian epigraphists over an active career that lasted for more than half a century. Her curriculum lists more than three hundred publications in Latin epigraphy, she organised and contributed to dozens of conferences and workshops, and her work was recognised by colleagues across Europe, from Catalonia to Serbia. The reputation of the journal Epigraphica was never higher than under her editorship, which began in 2000.   

The news of her death, after a short illness, in Bologna on 13 October 2018 will be mourned by colleagues across the world, but we may join her close associates, friends and family members in recollecting a remarkable life of achievement and friendship, from which the epigraphic community has benefitted immeasurably.

Stephen Mitchell

AIEGL - Association Internationale d’Épigraphie Grecque et Latine

AIEGL - Association Internationale d’Épigraphie Grecque et Latine

The Association Internationale d’Épigraphie Grecque et Latine, founded in 1972 in Munich and constituted in 1977 in Constantza, is the international organisation that promotes the study of inscriptions in the Classical World. Its main purpose is to promote communication and co-operation among students and scholars of epigraphy throughout the world. Every five years it sponsors the International Epigraphic Congress and it acts as patron to several other academic meetings and conferences. It offers prizes for outstanding work by younger scholars and provides financial support for specialised training in the subject.

You can download all Nouvelles de l'AIEGL from 1978 on as a pdf.

Grants, Awards and Prizes of AIEGL

  • Géza Alföldy-Stipends
    Winners of the Géza Alföldy-Stipends 2018
  • Prix d' Épigraphie
    Two AIEGL prizes ( to be advertised every five years), one of which will be awarded for a work in the field of Greek epigraphy, the other for a work in the field of Latin epigraphy, consist of 2.500 Euro each and are reserved to works almost ready for publication but not published yet.
  • Grants
    The Association Internationale d’Épigraphie Grecque et Latine offers two grants of up to 500 Euros each to support epigraphic educational and training courses and workshops.