Summer Institute in Papyrology at Princeton University

7 July - 8 August 2014

From July 7 to August 8 of 2014, Princeton University will host an intensive summer Institute in Papyrology for advanced graduate students and junior faculty in Ancient History, Classics, History, Egyptology, Art and Archaeology, History of Religions and Biblical Studies as well as other related disciplines. The 2014 Papyrological Institute will focus on Late Antique papyri and the primary materials will consist of Greek papyri. In keeping with the goals of previous years, the institute aims to provide participating scholars with direct experience of the papyri through close reading of individual texts, and with knowledge of the field of papyrology in general, so that they may employ this knowledge effectively in conducting their own future research and teaching. The 2014 institute is the ninth in a series of intensive summer programs held under the aegis of the American Society of Papyrologists.

The institute will include a combination of lectures and advanced coursework with first-hand experience working with ancient sources. Students are expected to participate actively in all of the institute?s programs and activities; a full-time commitment is required while the institute is in session. Principal instructors are Professors Jean-Luc Fournet (?cole Pratique des Hautes ?tudes, Paris) and Nicolaos Gonis (University College, London), Directors, and Professor AnneMarie Luijendijk (Princeton University), organizer.  A series of guest lectures on topics related to the theme of the seminar will supplement the core presentations.

Admission to the summer Papyrological Institute is by application only; approximately twelve scholars will be selected to participate. Any qualified academic may participate; no prior experience with papyrology is expected, but since we will work with Greek papyri, a high degree of competence in Ancient Greek is essential. Participation in the institute is free of charge (no tuition); applicants are expected to seek financial support from their home institution to facilitate their participation, but grants may be available to any participants who do not have other means of support. No credit will be given for the course, and no grades or transcripts will be issued, however those participants completing the institute will receive a certificate from the American Society of Papyrologists.

Application Procedure:

The application consists of the completed application form along with a current curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation. All materials must be received by March 1, 2014 in order to be considered for admission. Notification of decisions will be issued in late March. For further information about the summer institute, please contact AnneMarie Luijendijk.

Send application materials to: Prof. AnneMarie Luijendijk, Department of Religion, 1879 Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544

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AnneMarie Luijendijk

Associate Professor of Religion

Department of Religion

Princeton University

1879 Hall, room 132

Princeton, NJ 08544


What's New in Papyrology

  • Room Hatshepsut: Archaeology11:00h – 11:30h: Roger Bagnall/Paola Davoli, Papyrology, stratigraphy, and excavation method11:30h – 12:00h: Ruey-Lin Chang/Jakub Ordutowski, Report of the first survey season at Philadelphia (IFAO, 2015)12:00h – 12:30h: Paola Boffula Alimeni, Memorie del sottosuolo di Tebtynis a … Roma e a Venezia!12:30h – 13:00h: AnneMarie Luijendijk, On discarding papyri in Roman and Late Antique Egypt: Theoretical, archaeological, and ancient perspectives13:00h – 13:30h: Cornelia Römer, The Gods of KaranisRoom Arsinoe: Documentary Papyri. Ptolemaic Egypt11:00h – 11:30h: Stéphanie Wackenier, Four new documents from the archive of Haryotes (IIIrd BC)11:30h – 12:00h: Laura Willer, Documents from the Temple – Two re-used papyri12:00h – 12:30h: David Martinez, P. Texas inv. no. 1: A petition concerning a dispute over land boundaries12:30h – 13:00h: Carla Balconi, Due “ordini di comparizione” di età tolemaica nella collezione dell’Università Cattolica di Milano13:00h – 13:30h: Caroline Cheung, A rare and early double document of a vineyard lease (P.Tebt.0137)Room Berenice: Literary Papyri11:00h – 11:30h: Gertjan Verhasselt, The lives of Sappho and Simonides in a biographical compendium (P.Oxy. 1800)11:30h – 12:00h: Marco Perale, A new Simonides papyrus?12:00h – 12:30h: Jeffrey Fish, On the reconstruction of new Sappho fragments: fiber matchings in P.GC. inv. 10512:30h – 13:00h: Enrico Emanuele Prodi, The offsets in P.Oxy. XV 179013:00h – 13:30h: Giovanna Menci, Organizzazione dello spazio negli scholia minora a Omero: a proposito di una ‘mise en page’ immaginaria e di fantomatici titoletti in P.Dura 3Room Cleopatra: Paraliterary Papyri. Medicine11:00h – 11:30h: Douaa Aly Elalfy, Practice of surgery in Greco-Roman Egypt11:30h – 12:00h: Anna Monte, Sharpen the sight without glasses: the κολλύρια ὀξυδορκικά in the papyrological and medical sources12:00h – 12:30h: Yousry Deyab, The impact of religion on healing practices in Egypt during the Roman rule12:30h – 13:00h: Kevin Funderburk, Monastic medicine: UPENN E16238, account of wine and unguents13:00h – 13:30h: Isabella Bonati, Medicalia Online: an electronic dictionary of technical terms in medical papyriRoom Theodora: Juristic Papyrology11:00h – 11:30h: Eva Jakab, Conflict of laws? Legal Pluralism in the Roman Empire11:30h – 12:00h: José Luis Alonso, The Constitutio Antoniniana and the private legal practice in the Eastern Empire, 125 years after Mitteis’ “Reichsrecht”12:00h – 12:30h: Serena Ammirati, A new look at ancient and late-antique Latin juristic texts and their transmission: the ERC project REDHIS12:30h – 13:00h: Timothy M. Teeter, An unpublished Latin legal text13:00h – 13:30h: Maria Nowak/Agnieszka Kacprzak: Legal and social status of extramarital children in the Roman Empire before Constantine the Great13:30h – 15:00h Lunch 15:00h – 17:00h PARALLEL SESSIONS  Room Hatshepsut: Archaeology15:00h – 15:30h: Mario Capasso, L’enigma della provenienza dei codici Freer e degli altri 12 testi cristiani di Vienna alla luce dei nuovi scavi a Soknopaiou Nesos/Dime15:30h – 16:00h: Todd Hickey, Petrie at Oxyrhynchus: the papyri16:00h – 16:30h: Laure Brossin-Pillot, « EXP » Étude archéologique d’une tabula cerata du Musée départemental Arles Antique (France)16:30h – 17:00h: Jitse H.F. Dijkstra, Visitors to the Temple of Khnum at Elephantine: Who were they?Room Arsinoe: Documentary Papyrology: Ptolemaic Egypt15:00h – 15:30h: Deborah Vignot-Kott, Demotic accounts and land-registers from the Sorbonne collection (Sorb. inv 228 a-c)15:30h – 16:00h: Eleni Skarsouli, Ein ptolemäisches Archiv aus Oxyrhyncha16:00h – 16:30h: Magdy Aly, Deed of service assignment16:30h – 17:00h: Valérie Wyns, Happiness and state in Ptolemaic EgyptRoom Berenice: Literary Papyri15:00h – 15:30h: Massimo Magnani, The ancient manuscript tradition of the Euripidean hypotheses15:30h – 16:00h: Maroula Salemenou, Papyri and the documents in Demosthenes’ De Corona16:00h – 16:30h: Valeria Tezzon, “A mystic cook”. Some considerations about P.Duke 1984.716:30h – 17:00h: Davide Amendola, Verso una nuova edizione di P.Berol. inv. 13045 (BKT VII 13-31)Room Cleopatra: Paraliterary Papryi. Astronomy and Astrology15:00h – 15:30h: Marina Escolano-Poveda, Tracking the wandering ones: a Demotic planetary table from Montserrat (P. Monts.Roca inv. 314)15:30h – 16:00h: Irene Pajón Leyra, Astronomical geography on papyrus16:00h – 16:30h: Andreas Winkler, Some astronomers and their astrology in Graeco-Roman Egypt16:30h – 17:00h: Johannes Thomann, From katarchai to ikhtiyārāt: Documentary evidence of electional astrology in Greek and ArabicRoom Theodora: Juristic Papyrology15:00h – 15:30h: Manex Ralla Arregi, Legal representation of the monasteries: a regulatory and papyrological approach15:30h – 16:00h: Małgorzata Sołek, Origo castris and the local recruitment policy of the Roman army16:00h – 16:30h: Micaela Langellotti, Slavery, social attitudes, and the impact of Roman rule16:30h – 17:00h: Peter van Minnen, Epikrisis Documents from the Theognostos Archive17:00h – 17:30h Coffee Break17:30h – 19:00h PARALLEL SESSIONS  Room Hatshepsut: PANEL: Inside out: An introspective look at papyrology through its international congresses17:30h – 18:00h: Rachel Mairs, Who? Gender and ethnicity at the ICP18:00h – 18:30h: Katherine Blouin, What? Topics and linguistic trends at the ICP18:30h – 19:00h: Usama Gad, Where? Mapping the ICPRoom Arsinoe: Documentary Papyri. Ptolemaic Egypt17:30h – 18:00h: Thomas Backhuys, Zum ptolemäischen Monopolwesen: Die ὀθόνιον-Produktion im frühen 3. Jahrhundert v.Chr.18:00h – 18:30h: Christopher Cornthwaite, Shippers, buyers, or guarantors: The egdocheis revisited18:30h – 19:00h: François Gerardin, The foundation of cities in Egypt in the 2nd century B.C.Room Berenice: Literary Papyri17:30h – 18:00h: Giuseppe Ucciardello, P.Lille 71+126: hexameters on Herakles?18:00h – 18:30h: Benjamin Henry, New hexameters from Oxyrhynchus18:30h – 19:00h: Livia Capponi, Chaeremon of Alexandria and the Apotheosis of Poppaea (P.Oxy. 77.5105)Room Cleopatra: Paraliterary Papyri. Mathematics17:30h – 18:00h: Giuseppina Azzarello, Arithmetic tables from Graeco-Roman Egypt18:00h – 18:30h: Federico Morelli, “Più che ’l doppiar de li scacchi s’immilla” (Dante, Paradiso XXVIII 93). Un singolare papiro matematico della collezione vienenseRoom Theodora: Juristic Papyrology17:30h – 18:00h: Elizabeth Buchanan, Rural collective action in Late Antique Egypt (400-630 CE)18:00h – 18:30h: Jens Mangerud, Who was the wife of Pompeius Niger?
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