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Saturday, April 21, 2012

27th International Congress of Papyrology,Warsaw: 2nd Circular

Dear Colleagues,
This is the Second Circular of the 27th International Congress of Papyrology, to be held at the University of Warsaw, Poland, between 29 July and 3 August 2013. The First Circular has met with a great interest of the papyrological community and we have received numerous queries concerning the organisational details. This Second Circular aims to answer at least some of them.

Registration and Fee
Please be informed that the online registration has already begun. The registration
form is available at the Congress website (www.papyrocongress2013.wpia.uw.edu.pl/ registration.htm).
We would like to bring to your attention that thanks to the subvention of the
Ministry of Higher Education of the Republic of Poland the regular Congress fee has
been reduced from 230 to 200 euro. The other fees remain as announced in the First Circular.
We highly recommend that you pay the Congress fee before 29 July 2013, as
payments will be possible only exceptionally during the Congress itself. Please note
that all transactions must be made either with a credit card through the Dotpay service (the link to the payment form is generated automatically during the registration and sent in a separate e-mail), or via a bank transfer.
Details of the bank account are as follows:
Owner of the account: Fundacja im. Rafala Taubenschlaga
Account number: PL 37 1090 1883 0000 0001 0772 6939 S.W.I.F.T.: WBKPPLPP Description of the money transfer: Name of the Participant, Congress Fee
The bank fee must be borne by the sender.

No cash transactions are possible.

The Programme
As we have already stated in the First Circular, six general sessions have been
planned for all days of the Congress (one will have two sessions). Each day will start with a general meeting, which will aim at popularisation of the most interesting recent research problems in each of the specialised fields of our discipline. The key speakers will address the public with their personal view on the most important developments in the studies they represent.

 The following scholars have generously accepted our invitation:
  • Willy Clarysse, Sandra Lippert, Dorothy Thompson: Ptolemaic Egypt
  • Dominic Rathbone, Andrea Jördens: Roman Egypt
  • Jean-Luc Fournet, Bernhard Palme, Ewa Wipszycka: Late-Antique/Byzantine Egypt
  • Federico Morelli, Petra Sijpesteijn, Jacques van der Vliet: Coptic and Arab Egypt
  • José Luis Alonso, Józef Mélèze Modrzejewski, Tonio Sebastian Richter: Juristic Papyrology
  • Guiliermo Cavallo, Dirk Obbink, Jerzy Danielewicz, Peter van Minnen: Literary Papyri

  • Accommodation
    The organizers have booked rooms and negotiated special rates for Congress participants in several hotels, ranging from exclusive to tourist class, in the vicinity of the University of Warsaw. Information, links and registration forms are available on the Congress website. The participants are encouraged to book early in order to be sure of getting the accommodation of their choice as the number of pre-booked rooms is limited.

  • Social Events
    One of the social events we plan to organise will be an exhibition of photographs
    illustrating the history of the papyrological community and its Congresses. We would be more than grateful if you could send us copies of any photographs that may be relevant. The annotated images should be sent to the Congress Secretary, Dr Maria Nowak.

  • Excursions
    We have envisaged two post-Congress excursions. Both will start on Saturday, 3 August, afternoon, after the general assembly:
  • Cracow and vicinity. The guests will be brought back to Warsaw in the evening of 4.08.2012. Approximate cost: 150 euro.
  • Toruń – Gdańsk/Danzig and vicinity. The guests will be brought back to Warsaw in the evening of 5.08.2012. Approximate cost: 200 euro.
    The detailed program of the excursions will be published on the Congress website in September 2012.