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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Papyrological Summer Institute in Provo, Utah from 20 June through 29 July, 2011

Lincoln Blumell reports: 

Brigham Young University and the American Society of Papyrologists invite advanced graduate students and junior faculty in Classics, Ancient History, Egyptology, Religious Studies, and related disciplines, to participate in a papyrological summer institute in Provo, Utah from 20 June through 29 July, 2011. The institute’s theme is Roman Egypt. The primary material will consist of Greek and some Coptic literary and documentary papyri from Graeco-Roman Egypt. The objective of the seminar is to teach participants how to read and use papyri and to provide them with the kind of practical experience that will enable them to make productive use of papyrus texts in their own research.

Admission to the seminar is by application. Enrollment is limited to ten participants. Applications are welcome from qualified individuals without regard to institutional affiliation. No prior experience in papyrology is expected, but a high degree of competence in ancient Greek is essential. A full-time commitment to the activities of the summer institute is required of all participants, who are expected to be in residence in Provo for its duration. Participation in the seminar is free of charge and not for credit. Participants will neither be graded nor issued a transcript. The American Society of Papyrologists will provide a certificate of participation to those completing the seminar.  Housing will be provided at no charge to participants. The seminar will provide cash stipends of $1,000 to cover other expenses.

Professors Roger Bagnall, Peter van Minnen, Klaas Worp, Todd Hickey, Nikos Litinas, Maryline Parca, and Joshua Sosin will augment the faculty of BYU’s Ancient Textual Imaging Group — Roger Macfarlane, Stephen Bay, Thom Wayment, Lincoln Blumell.

Applications, including a completed application form, current curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation, will be considered starting January 20, 2011 until all places are filled. Early application is encouraged.   Application can be made electronically to Dr. Roger Macfarlane at  macfarlane@byu.edu . 

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