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Wednesday, December 28, 2011


First Circular
29 July ‐ 3 August 2013 Warsaw, Poland

On behalf of the Organising Committee, we are pleased to invite you to take part in the 27th International Congress of Papyrology in 2013 in Warsaw, Poland. The Congress is organised under the patronage and in close cooperation with the International Association of Papyrologists.
The Polish capital hosted scholars interested in papyrology, history of Graeco‐Roman Egypt, and ancient laws during the 10th International Congress of Papyrology already over a half a century ago, in 1961. Bringing this event again to Poland’s capital shows the strength and vitality of the Warsaw papyrological milieu centred around The Journal of Juristic Papyrology.
All relevant information concerning the venue and registration is to be found on the Congress website: www.papyrocongress2013.wpia.uw.edu.pl. Further information on accommodation, programme and events will be posted at a later date.

All correspondence will be sent by e‐mail: papyrocongress2013@uw.edu.pl

The Congress will be held between Monday, 29 July, and Saturday, 3 August 2013. All sessions will take place in the Con Centre at the Collegium Novum, the old Library of the University of Warsaw located at the heart of the main University Campus at 26‐28, Krakowskie Przedmieście Street. The campus is found in the very centre of Warsaw, near its historical quarter, and it can be accessed easily by bus. The venue boasts modern auditoria and conference rooms fully equipped with audio‐visual facilities. At the disposal of the Congress participants will be 8 conference rooms seating up to 50 persons (convertible into 4 rooms seating 100 persons), as well as a spacious auditorium for up to 300 persons.

The Congress venue is located in the neighbourhood of several hotels representing a selection of standards. The accommodation offer with special rates for Congress participants will be posted on the website and included in the second circular.

Five days of sessions will be scheduled. The sixth day will be reserved for the General Assembly of the AIP devoted to obituaries and a general discussion of current problems in our discipline.
The papers will be presented in one of the following languages: English, French, German, and Italian.

The sessions will be divided into two categories:
1) Plenary sessions, held in the morning, with papers read by invited scholars and devoted to the presentation of the results of recent work in the main fields of papyrology.
2) Parallel sessions held in the afternoon, with papers grouped according to subject matter. Two types of presentations will be accepted:
  • Papers (20 minutes)
  • Short papers (10 minutes)
    Posters will be exhibited in addition to the sessions.
    The Participants are required to submit abstracts (max. 200 words) of papers and poster presentations by e‐mail to papyrocongress2013@uw.edu.pl.

    Social events
    The city of Warsaw and the surrounding areas have numerous interesting places to visit, and the cultural offer of the Polish capital is extremely rich. The organizing committee will arrange several attractive tours open for participants and accompanying persons to be taken place in the days immediately following the Congress. Details will be published on the Congress website. A dinner and a farewell party will be offered for all participants (dates to be confirmed).
    The congress registration form and account details are provided on the website.

Regular fee:

150 EUR  Registration fees
230 EUR  Preferential fee
50 EUR  Student fee
100 EUR Accompanying perso

Payment of fees shall be made by bank transfer and by credit card after registration.

Important dates

Payment of Congress fees received from: 1 March 2012 Distribution of Second Circular: 30 April 2012
Deadline for preferential fees: 28 February 2013 Deadline for payment of fees: 31 May 2013
Deadline for abstract submission: 28 February 2013

Organising bodies

Department of Roman and Antique Law of the University of Warsaw
Department of Papyrology of the University of Warsaw Raphael Taubenschlag Foundation (publisher of The Journal of Juristic Papyrology)


Maria Nowak – Secretary of the 27th International Congress of Papyrology Department of Roman and Antique Law
University of Warsaw Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
00‐927 Warsaw Poland
Tel: +48‐22‐5520388, +48‐22‐5522815 Fax: +48‐22‐5524319

E‐mail: papyrocongress2013@uw.edu.pl
Website: www.papyrocongress2013.wpia.uw.edu.pl