A consortium of eleven universities is hosting a series of intensive programs in papyrology for each of the summers from 2003 to 2115. (See list below.) During this period, the American Society of Papyrologists is seeking to raise a permanent endowment for the program so that the series can be continued indefinitely. (If you would like to contribute to the endowment, click here, or contact the ASP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.)

The principal objective of the seminars is to provide participants with sufficient instruction and practical experience to enable them to make productive use of texts on papyrus in their research and to become active scholars in the field of papyrology. Each seminar has a distinctive linguistic, chronological, or thematic focus, reflecting the interests and available resources of the host institution. Some seminars will involve forms of the Egyptian language and scripts as well as Greek.

The seminars are directed at advanced graduate students and younger faculty in relevant fields, including Classics, Ancient History, Egyptology, Archaeology, Ancient Religions, and Biblical Studies. Approximately 10 participants are chosen for each seminar by the host institution. The programs are intensive and 5-6 weeks long. The faculty normally include both those who regularly teach at the host institution and guest professors from other universities in North America and Europe. ASP provides a certificate to those completing the institute, but the host institutions neither grant credit nor provide a transcript.

Most seminars offer stipends to defray some of the participants' costs. There is no tuition fee.

Schedule of seminars and list of host institutions, with names of organizing faculty:

2003 Yale University: Robert G. Babcock, Ann Ellis Hanson
2004 University of California, Berkeley: Todd M. Hickey
2005 University of Cincinnati: Peter van Minnen, William A. Johnson
2006 Columbia University: Roger S. Bagnall, Raffaella Cribiore
2007 (none: International Congress of Papyrology)
2008 Stanford University: J. G. Manning 
2009 University of Michigan: Traianos Gagos, Arthur Verhoogt
2010 (none: International Congress of Papyrology)
2011 Brigham Young University: Roger Macfarlane, Stephen Bay
2012 University of Chicago  / University of Illinois, Urbana: David Martinez, Maryline G. Parca
2013 (none: International Congress of Papyrology)

Starting in 2014, the Society will subvent co-sponsored institutes on a biennial schedule.

2014 Princeton University: AnneMarie Luijendijk

2016 Duke University: Joshua Sosin


Our goal is to establish an endowment to subvent and continue the program in perpetuum. Through the generosity of its members and friends, ASP has raised a substantial amount towards that goal, but seeks your help to finish the task. If you would like to contribute to the endowment, click here.

What's New in Papyrology

  • Greek papyri from Montserrat (P.Monts.Roca IV)
    per Worp, Klaas A.    Torallas Tovar, Sofía    
     ISBN: 978-84-9883-700-1 
     Data de publicació: 01/09/2014 
     Nombre de pàgines: 384 
     Format: llibre 
     Col·leció: Scripta Orientalia 
     Matèria: Història Antiga 
     PVP : 28.00 €

  • Call for papers
    1st Circular
    The Second International Conference on Christian Egypt

    Historiography in Christian Egypt 284-641 AD.:
    Historical, Ecclesiastical, Documentary, and Archaeological Evidence
    Ain Shams University, Cairo, 5th -7th May 2015

    Dear colleague(s),
    I have the pleasure to invite you to attend the conference “Historiography in Egypt 284-641 AD.: Historical, Ecclesiastical, Documentary, and Archaeological Evidence " which will be held on 5th – 7th May 2015 and will be organized by History Dept., Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt in collaboration with “The Annual Symposium of Medieval History, Ain Shams University”.
    The organizing committee will cover 4 days accommodation (breakfast and lunch), transfer from and to the Airport, and file of the conference. We will arrange also a for free tourist tour during the days of the conference. The accommodation will be at the Guest House (Dār al-Dyāfah) of the university (single or double rooms with bath).
    The themes of the conference are:
    - The historical writings on Egypt.
    - The ecclesiastical history of Egypt.
    - The literary and papyrological sources.
    - Archaeological Evidence.

    The Scholarly Committee of the Conference:
    Prof. Dr. Cornelia Römer
    Prof. Dr. Vassilios Christides
    Prof. Dr. Pablo Argárate
    Dr. Eleni Pachoumi
    Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim
    Prof. Dr. Ishaac Ebied
    Prof. Dr. Sayyed M. Omar
    Prof. Dr. Wesam A. Farag
    Prof. Dr. Zbida M. Atta

    The Organizing committee of the Conference:
    General Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Abdel-Razek M. Barakat  (Dean of the Faculty)
    Executive President: Prof. Dr. Tarek M. Muhammad (Vice-Dean of the Faculty)
    Advisors: Prof. Dr. Mustafa Mortada (Vice-Dean of the Faculty)
                     Prof. Ibrahim M. Gendi
                     Prof. Dr. Mahasen el-Waqaad
    Dr. Abdul Aziz M. Ramadan
    Secretary: Samer Qandil and Omar Imam
    Fees of the conference are 200 $ for non Egyptian scholars, which have to be paid before the conference or during the registration in the morning of the first day of the conference, 350 EP for the Egyptian scholars, and 250 EP for the minor researchers and MA-PH.D students.
    A 250-300 words abstract must be sent by 25th December 2014 and the complete papers by 1st  May 2015 .
    Languages of the conference are Arabic and English.
    Contacts: Professor Dr. Tarek M. Muhammad, chairman of the conference and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts, e.mail: tarekmansoureg@yahoo.com and Mr. Omar Imam, secretary of the conference:  merosh2000@yahoo.com  
    1-All the papers will be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishers in one volume.
    2Participants who would like to stay many days in Cairo after the conference, we can arrange their staying in the Guest House of the university at their expense with the same price of the conference.
    Participants who will not stay in the Guest House of the university, we advise them to stay in the hotel of Triumph, Heliopolis (4 Stars). http://www.hotelscombined.ae/Hotel/Triumph_Hotel.htm

    Executive President of the conference

    Prof. Dr. Tarek M. Muhammad
    Vice-Dean of the faculty of Arts
    Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

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  • Nikos LITINAS

Inscriptiones Creticae "Latsidae Kerami" Antri, I.Cret.LKA
    with a speleological presentation by Kostas Foteinakis and Kaloust Paragamian

    TYCHE Supplementband 8 (Englisch) 

112 Seiten | 170 x 240 mm | Softcover | EUR 55,00 | ISBN: 978-3-902976-08-6 | Erscheinungstermin: September 2014

The existence of ancient graffiti on the walls of caves is a rare and important discovery. The Graffiti in the cave "Latsida ston Keramo" are c. 2000 years old. The volume is the edition of a series of graffiti from a remote cave in Crete. The cave "Latsida ston Keramo" was not well known and was difficult to locate. Although there were reports of archaeological findings on the surface, no official archaeological work has ever been undertaken.
The introduction to this volume is divided into two chapters. The first one contains a collection of the described or published Greek inscriptions incised into or written  on the walls, either inside or in the entrances, of natural caves and caverns dated from the fifth century B.C. to the sixth century A.D. The second chapter is an English translation of a paper published in Greek by the speleologists K. Foteinakis and K. Paragamian in the third Pancretan Speleological Symposium. This is included as it will help the reader to understand the natural underground space and environment of the cave.
The graffiti are incised or scratched into or written on the flowstones, the walls, the stalagmites or the columns of the cave. About 40 names, masculine or feminine, appear. None of the bearers of the names can be identified with a certain person known from other Cretan inscriptions or literature. The possible origin of the identifiable names in the cave is Crete (mostly cities of the eastern Crete), but other areas, e.g. Thessaly, Boeotia and the Aegean islands, should not be excluded. Based on the internal evidence and the palaeographical details a date that could be assigned to these graffiti is from the first century B.C. until the end of the second century or early third century A.D.
The people who inscribed these names were either natives or migrants, who found themselves in this area of Crete for a certain purpose, and found a good reason to spend some time visiting this remote place. They might have been local farmers or/and shepherds or travelers or/and traders or people who were trying to escape from their social condition within the community and/or from its laws, who found shelter in this cave. If the graffiti (or some of the graffiti) are dated to the Hellenistic period in Crete, a second possibility is that all these men could have been members of a garrison or a patrol whose duty was to protect the countryside or the roads from "enemies" or "outsiders". The third possibility concerns the well-known ritual kidnapping of young boys by adults, which has been recorded by Ephorus (cited by Strabo).

Table of Contents:
    ▪ Preface - Acknowledgements
    ▪ 01. Introduction -  Greek inscriptions on the walls of natural caves and cave-shelters dating from the Classical to the early Byzantine period. Speleological presentation of the cave "Latsida ston Keramo” (Kostas Foteinakis and Kaloust Paragamian)
    ▪ 02. The Location of the Inscriptions in the Cave
    ▪ 03. General Observations on the Inscriptions
    ▪ 04. The Text-Forms
    ▪ 05. Chronology
    ▪ 06. Function
    ▪ 07. Hands and Scribes
    ▪ 08. Grammar
    ▪ 09. Transcription, Translation and Commentary
    ▪ 10. Bibliography
    ▪ 11. Indexes
    ▪ Plates
Nikos Litinas is employed in the Workshop of Papyrology and Epigraphy in the Department of Philology, University of Crete. His publications vary from editions of documentary and literary papyri, ostraca and tablets to editions of notations on vessels and inscriptions. He is also a speleologist and is engaged in researching graffiti in the caves.