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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Link: Guest Post: Yale Monastic Archaeology Project (YMAP): A Decade of Fieldwork (Stephen J. Davis)


Brice Jones' Blog

YAMP Monastery of ST John the Little, Wadi al Natrun.
YAMP White Monastery project

Conference: An Afternoon with the Apiones: New Evidence from an Aristocratic Large Estate in Late Antiquity


An Afternoon with the Apiones: New Evidence
from an Aristocratic Large Estate in Late Antiquity

Date & Time: Friday 4 September 2015, 2:15–6:30 PM

Place: Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6QA; Room: Talbot Hall

Organizers: Amin Benaissa (Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford) and Nikolaos Gonis (Department of Greek and Latin, University College London)

The so-called "Apion archive" is one of the largest groups of papyri recovered from the sands of Egypt: it consists of hundreds of documents relating to a wealthy aristocratic family with a large estate in the Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus. Its members rose from middling managers of imperial estates in the fifth century to holders of some of the highest offices in Constantinople in the sixth century. We do not know of any other Egyptian family with such a high profile on the imperial scene, nor are we informed so well about the estates of any other senatorial family across the empire. The Apion archive has therefore always been at the forefront of discussions of the economy, society, and administration of Late Antiquity, and it has generated no less than five monographs dedicated exclusively or in large part to it in the past 15 years.

This small conference will bring together members of an informal "Apionic network" to discuss new perspectives on the archive and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus in general and to consider new papyrological evidence. Speakers and respondents will include Giuseppina Azzarello (Udine), Todd Hickey (Berkeley), Sophie Kovarik (Vienna), Roberta Mazza (Manchester), Margaret Mountford (London), and Bernhard Palme (Vienna). The conference will follow a workshop between the participants on unpublished texts.

Attendance of the conference is open to the public and free (including tea & coffee), but advance registration is necessary as space is limited. If you plan to attend, please inform the organisers (amin.benaissa@classics.ox.ac.uk; n.gonis@ucl.ac.uk) by 20 August.

The workshop and conference are generously sponsored by the Craven Committee (Thomas Whitcombe Greene Fund; Faculty of Classics, Oxford), the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents (Faculty of Classics, Oxford), and the Department of Greek and Latin of University College London.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies

Nubian studies needs a platform in which the old meets the new, in which archaeological, papyrological, and philological research into Meroitic, Old Nubian, Coptic, Greek, and Arabic sources confront current investigations in modern anthropology and ethnography, Nilo-­Saharan linguistics, and critical and theoretical approaches present in post­colonial and African studies.

The journal Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies brings these disparate fields together within the same fold, opening a cross­-cultural and diachronic field where divergent approaches meet on common soil. Dotawo gives a common home to the past, present, and future of one of the richest areas of research in African studies. It offers a crossroads where papyrus can meet internet, scribes meet critical thinkers, and the promises of growing nations meet the accomplishments of old kingdoms.

We embrace a powerful alternative to the dominant paradigms of academic publishing. We believe in free access to information. Accordingly, we are proud to collaborate with DigitalCommons@Fairfield, an institutional repository of Fairfield University in Connecticut, USA, and with open-access publishing house punctum books. Thanks to these collaborations, every volume of Dotawo will be available both as a free online pdf and in online bookstores.

Current Volume: Volume 2 (2015)

From the Editors
We are proud to present the second volume of Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies. This journal offers a multi-disciplinary, diachronic view of all aspects of Nubian civilization. It brings to Nubian studies a new approach to scholarly knowledge: an open-access collaboration with DigitalCommons@Fairfield, an institutional repository of Fairfield University in Connecticut, usa, and publishing house punctum books.
The first two volumes of Dotawo have their origins in a Nubian language panel organized by Angelika Jakobi within the Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium held at the University of Cologne, May 22 to 24, 2013. Since many invited participants from Sudan were unable to get visas due to the shutdown of the German Embassy in Khartoum at that time, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation funded the organization of a second venue of specialists on modern Nubian languages. This so-called “Nubian Panel 2” was hosted by the Institute of African & Asian Studies at the University of Khartoum on September 18 and 19, 2013. This volume publishes the proceedings of that panel. We wish to extend our thanks both to the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and to Professor Abdelrahim Hamid Mugaddam, the then director of the Institute of African & Asian Studies, for their generous support.
Future volumes will address three more themes: 1) Nubian women; 2) Nubian place names; 3) and know-how and techniques in ancient Sudan. The calls for papers for the first two volumes may be found on the back of this volume. The third volume is already in preparation with the assistance of Marc Maillot of the Section française de la direction des antiquités du Soudan (sfdas), Department of Archeology. We welcome proposals for additional themed volumes, and invite individual submissions on any topic relevant to Nubian studies.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

CONFERENCE: Egyptian and Jewish Magic in Antiquity, 5-9 July 2015 (BONN)


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Under the auspices of the Minerva Stiftung, Bonn and Tel Aviv Universities have embarked on the bold initiative to bring together, for the first time, Egyptologists and Hebraists in an international conference aimed at studying ancient magic in an interdisciplinary perspective.


The EJMA Conference will be a four days forum for scholars to exchange their innovative work in ancient Egyptian and Jewish magic. The focus will be on the historical continuity and change of ancient Egyptian and ancient Jewish magical practices from antiquity to the early middle ages. Particularly, we will study the similarities, the differences, and the points of contact between these two magical traditions, with a strong emphasis on the impact of Pharaonic magic on early medieval (Coptic, Jewish and Islamic) magical practices.
We believe that, by studying two different ancient magical traditions from an historical perspective and with a view to a territorial continuity (in the land of Egypt), we will attain a more accurate and fluid overview of the Egyptian and Jewish magical lore throughout the centuries.

Programme

18.00-22.00
Opening Session and Reception Venue: Egyptian Museum.
Special Exhibition: “Ägyptische Magie neben Kunst und Schrift”
Ludwig D. Morenz, Greetings
Gideon Bohak, Rita Lucarelli, “Methodological Introduction”

 06.07.15 Monday (Heussallee 18-24)
“Language, Scripts, Scribes, and Priests”
CHAIR: Jaques van der Vliet

09.30-10.10
Ludwig D. Morenz, “Magic vs. Heka. Approaches a Terminological Issue”
10.10-10.50

Alessandro Roccati, “Script(s) and Magic in Ancient Egypt”
10.50-11.30

Kirsten Dzwiza, “Magical Signs in Ritual Manuals from Egypt – The Greek, Demotic, and Coptic sources”
11.30-11.50
COFFEE BREAK
CHAIR: Alexandra von Lieven
11.50-12.30

Jacques van der Vliet, “Preserving Power: The Textual Transmission of a Late-Antique Prayer the Virgin Mary”
12.30-13.10

Joseph Emanuel Sanzo, “Did the Bible Change Magic in Egypt? Continuity and Change in the of Authoritative Traditions for Ritual Power in Egypt during Late Antiquity”
13.10-14.40
LUNCH
CHAIR: Joachim Friedrich Quack
14.40-15.20

Alexandra von Lieven, “Joy of Sex and Male Progeny. Two Magic Spells in Funerary Adaptation”
15.20-15.40

Avigail Manekin Bamberger, “Legal Formulae Ancient Jewish Magic”
15.40-16.40

Laboratory: Bill Rebiger and Tonio Sebastian Richter, “Hebrew-Coptic Alphabet Charts in Magical Fragments from the Cairo Genizah”

 07.07.15 Tuesday (Heussallee 18-24)
“Cross-cultural Contacts”
CHAIR: Richard Gordon
09.30-10.10

Michael Zellmann-Rohrer,
“Multicultural Influences in Greek Fever Amulets”
10.10-10.50

Erika Zwierlein-Diehl, “The Snake-Legged God of the Magical Gems: Nature, Egyptian and Jewish Influences, Afterlife”
10.50-11.30

Franziska Naether, “Lot Oracles in a Graeco-Egyptian-Judaic Tradition”
11.30-11.50
COFFEE BREAK
CHAIR: Alessia Bellusci
11.50-12.30

Joachim Friedrich Quack, “The Historical Development of Demotic Egyptian Magic”
12.30-13.10

Bill Rebiger, “How much Egypt is in Sefer Ha-Razim?”
13.10-14.30
LUNCH
14.30-15.30

Laboratory: Richard Gordon, “Seminar Discussion on PGrMag IV 930-1114”
Activity:
Visit to the Collection of Magical Gems at the
Akademisches Kunstmuseum of the University of Bonn
 (Guide: Erika Zwierlein-Diehl)

 08.07.15 Wednesday (Heussallee 18-24)
“Texts, Objects and Materiality”
CHAIR: Christopher Faraone
09.30-10.10

Panagiotis Kousolis, “The Materiality of the Egyptian Magical and Popular Beliefs in the Early Iron Age Eastern Mediterranean: Questions on Cultural and Local Adaptations of the Religious Aegyptiaca”
10.10-10.50

Angelika Berlejung, “Amulets from Ancient Israel/Palestine in the Persian Period”
10.50-11.30

Árpád Miklós Nagy, “Hós Prokeitai. Magical Gems and Papyri”
11.30-11.50
COFFEE BREAK
CHAIR: Gideon Bohak
11.50-12.50

Laboratory: Alessia Bellusci, “The Cairo Genizah: Texts and Material Objects”
12.50-14.30
LUNCH
CHAIR: Angelika Berlejung
14.30-15.10

Christopher Faraone, “A Copper Plaque in the Louvre
(inv. AD 003732): Amulet or Handbook?”
15.10-15.50

Jacco Dielemann, “Egyptian and Jewish Textual Amulets in Antiquity”
15.50-16.10
COFFEE BREAK
16.10-17.10

Laboratory: Gideon Bohak, “Editing a Fifteenth-Century
 Manuscript of Jewish Magic”

 09.07.15 Thursday (Heussallee 18-24)
“Demons and Gods”
CHAIR: Ida Fröhlich
09.00-10.00

Laboratory: Kasia Szpakowska, “Experiential Workshop on Classification and Deconstruction of Demonic Entities”
10.00-10.40

Susanne Beck, “Sāmānu: A Demon goes West”
10.40-11.20

Rita Lucarelli, “Ancient Egyptian Demonology: A Comparative Perspective”
11.20-11.40
COFFEE BREAK
CHAIR: Rita Lucarelli
11.40-12.20

Ida Fröhlich, “Qumran Demonology”
12.20-12.50

Emma Abate, “Azazel and the Fallen Angels in the
magical Fragments from the Genizah”

Monday, June 15, 2015

A digital re-edition of P. Got. 54

A digital re-edition born in our seminar 'Editing Ancient Documents in the Digital Age'
'Complete re-edition of P.Got. 54, this is one of a small group of peer-reviewed, born-digital editions of Greek papyri being published to papyri.info.'


http://www.papyri.info/apis/gothenburg.apis.45/images 



Conference at Leiden: Egypt Connected: Cultural, Economic, Political and Military Interactions (500-1000 CE)

Thu-Sat 18-20 June 2015 | 
Egypt Connected: Cultural, Economic, Political and Military Interactions (500-1000 CE)
Leiden University
From Thursday 18 until Saturday 20 June the conference entitled "Egypt Connected: Cultural, Economic, Political and Military Interactions (500-1000 CE)" will take place at Lipsius 227 (Cleveringaplaats 1) at Leiden University.
Egypt Connected

This conference is the third meeting of the 'Provinces and Empires: Islamic Egypt in Late Antiquity' network of the French Archeological Institute in Cairo (IFAO).

The conference addresses from different disciplinary and chronological perspectives the political, economic, and cultural networks of which Egypt was part in the late Roman and early Islamic period (c. 500-1000 C.E.). Although often considered as marginal to the history of the Roman, Byzantine or Islamic empires, Egypt played an important role in the maintenance of imperia and in processes of social and cultural transformation. Bringing together an international group of archaeologists, papyrologists, historians, numismatists and philologists, the conference will shed light on Egypt’s role in the fundamental historical changes of this period that led to new political, social and cultural constellations in the region.

How did commercial, diplomatic and military engagement with the world around Egypt effect developments in the province and how did Egypt impact the world around it including the geographically remotely located centers of power? To what extent, in other words, was Egypt integrated in larger imperial structures and trans-regional networks? Another important question therefore will be whether Egypt’s conditions and position was exceptional and whether Egypt’s experience can be used to explain empire wide developments.

Partner institutions

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW), New York University
Faculté des sciences humaines et sociales Université de Tunis
CNRS-UMR 8167 Oriënt et Méditerrannée
Leiden University

Programme
Speakers
Hayat Ahlili - Leiden University
Gideon Avni -Israel Antiquities Authority and the Hebrew University
Lajos Berkes - University of Heidelberg
Antoine Borrut - University of Maryland
Sobhi Bouderbala - University of Tunis
Jelle Bruning - Leiden University
Sylvie Denoix - University of Paris I
Janneke de Jong - Leiden University
Hugh Kennedy - University of London
Yaacov Lev - Bar-Ilan University
Bernhard Palme - University of Vienna
Vivien Prigent - CNRS, Paris
Lucian Reinfandt - University of Vienna
Peter Sarris - Trinity College, University of Cambridge
Petra Sijpesteijn - Leiden University
Irene Soto - New York University
Mathieu Tillier - University of Paris-Sorbonne
Joanita Vroom - Leiden University
Khaled Younes  - Menoufia University Egypt

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Conference at Leiden: Papyri & Social Networks in a Wider Context


29-31 Oktober: Conference 'Papyri & Social Networks in a Wider Context'

            -- PAPYRI IN A CHANGING WORLD --
a yearly conference series (2015-2019) organized by 
the Papyrology+ group of Leiden University
First conference held from 29-31 October 2015:
    Papyri & Social Networks in a Wider Context
                 Preliminary Programme:

          Opening of conference series
Thursday 29 October 2015 (Academy Building, Small Auditorium)
15.30 Opening
15.45 Opening lecture by Prof. Dr. Willy CLARYSSE (Leuven): ‘Papyri in a Changing World’
17.00 Drinks at the Faculty Club
18.30 Dinner
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            Conference: Papyri & Social Networks in a wider context
Friday 30 October 2015 (University Library)
10.00 First keynote lecture by Prof. Dr. Giovanni RUFFINI (New York): ‘Reconsidering Network Analysis: An Evangelist's Skepticism’
11.00 Coffee Break
11.30 Dr. Ewa ZAKRZEWSKA (Amsterdam): ‘Social Network Analysis and historical sociolinguistics: the case of the Coptic Manichaean corpus from Kellis’
12.00 Dr. Froukje HENSTRA (The Hague): ‘The case of Horace Walpole: perks and pitfalls of using historical sources for social network analysis’.
12.45 Lunch
- Walk-in Exhibition of the Papyrus Collection of the Papyrologisch Instituut (University Library)
14.30-17.00 Hands-on workshop Social Network Analysis by Dr. Yanne BROUX (Leuven) and Silke VANBESELAERE, MA (London): ‘From Papyri to Spaghetti Monsters: Networks Al Dente’
17.00 Summary of Today’s Meeting by Prof. Dr. Johannes Preiser-Kapeller
19.00 Dinner
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Saturday 31 October 2015 (University Library)
10.00 Second keynote lecture  by Prof. Dr. Johannes PREISER-KAPELLER (Vienna): ‘What is in a network? Narratives, identities, time, space and complexity’
11.00 Coffee break
11.30 Dr. Rens TACOMA (Leiden): (title t.b.a.)
12.00 Bas STILL, MA (Leiden): ‘Social networks of Babylonian priests in Borsippa (c. 620-84 BCE)’
12.45-14.00 Lunch
14.10 Renate DEKKER, MA (Leiden): ‘The rise of a new church hierarchy: the position of Egyptian monk-bishops in ca. 600-630’
14.40 Mattias BRAND, MA (Leiden): ‘Exploring speech patterns in social networks as indicators of religious change: the Manichaean community in late antique Egypt’
15.15-16.00 Closing Session with Summary of Today’s Meeting by Prof. Dr. Giovanni RUFFINI
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           Everybody is invited, attendance is free.
Please register, either for just the opening session on Thursday or for the whole conference, by October 1, 2015 at F.A.J.Hoogendijk@hum.leidenuniv.nl.
 This conference series is funded by the Plug Legacy


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Per una prosopografia dell’Egitto romano: metodi, problemi, proposte Da “Minding Other People’s Business” a Trismegistos People e oltre…


Per una prosopografia dell’Egitto romano:
metodi, problemi, proposte
Da “Minding Other People’s Business” a Trismegistos People e oltre…

23-24 luglio 2015
Workshop internazionale
finanziato nell’ambito del progetto PRIN 2010-2011
(MIUR Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca):
 “Edizione ed informatizzazione dei Papiri Greci di Praga, Alessandria d’Egitto e Firenze”
sotto il patrocinio del
 Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali: Archeologia, Storia dell’Arte, del Cinema e della Musica dell’Università di Padova

Seconda circolare

Programma

giovedì 23 luglio 2015 - Aula Diano, Palazzo Liviano, Piazza Capitaniato 7 – 35139 Padova

10.00: Saluti e introduzione ai lavori del Workshop
10.15: Conferenza introduttiva. Werner Eck, Die dokumentarische Überlieferung zu den Statthaltern der römischen Provinzen: Ägypten und die anderen Provinzen im Vergleich.
11.00: Pausa caffè
11.30: Dominic Rathbone, Procrustes and Prosopography: Proposed Template for Individual Records.
12.00: Matilde Fiorillo, Applying the CPRE Template: some Examples and Problems.
12.30: Discussione

13.00-14.30: Pausa pranzo

14.45: Mark Depauw, Towards a Prosopography: Trismegistos People and Identifying Individuals.
15.15: Yanne Broux, Identifying Individuals in Trismegistos People with the Help of Network Visualization.
15.45: Discussione
16.15: Pausa caffè
16.45: Silke Van Beselaere, Love Thy (Theban) Neighbours, or how Neighbour Networks could help us solve the Witness Issue in Ptolemaic Contracts.
17.15: William Mundy, The Name Philoxenos in Euhemeria.
17.45: Discussione

 venerdì 24 luglio 2015 - Palazzo Liviano, Piazza Capitaniato 7 – 35139 Padova

9.30: Visita alla Collezione Papirologica dell’Università di Padova presso il Museo di Scienze Archeologiche e d’Arte (DBC), Palazzo Liviano.
10.30: Pausa caffè
11.00: Gabriel Bodard, Standards for Networking Ancient Person-data: towards a Virtual Authority for Distributed Prosopographies, Aula Diano, Palazzo Liviano.
11.30: Discussione e conclusioni



Per una prosopografia dell’Egitto romano:
metodi, problemi, proposte
From “Minding Other People’s Business” to Trismegistos People and beyond…

23rd -24th July 2015
International Workshop
financied throught PRIN 2010-2011
(MIUR Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca):
 “Edizione e informatizzazione dei Papiri Greci di Praga, Alessandria d’Egitto e Firenze”
with the patronage of the
Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Padua

Second circular

Program

Thursday 23th July 2015 - Aula Diano, Palazzo Liviano, Piazza Capitaniato 7 – 35139 Padova

10.00: Welcome and introduction
10.15: Opening lecture. Werner Eck, Die dokumentarische Überlieferung zu den Statthaltern der römischen Provinzen: Ägypten und die anderen Provinzen im Vergleich.
11.00: Coffee break
11.30: Dominic Rathbone, Procrustes and Prosopography: Proposed Template for Individual Records.
12.00: Matilde Fiorillo, Applying the CPRE Template: some Examples and Problems.
12.30 : Discussion

13.00-14.30: Lunch

14.45: Mark Depauw, Towards a Prosopography: Trismegistos People and Identifying Individuals.
15.15: Yanne Broux, Identifying Individuals in Trismegistos People with the Help of Network Visualization.
15.45: Discussion

16.15: Coffee break
16.45: Silke Van Beselaere, Love Thy (Theban) Neighbours, or how Neighbour Networks could help us solve the Witness Issue in Ptolemaic Contracts.
17.15: William Mundy, The Name Philoxenos in Euhemeria.
17.45: Discussion

Friday 24th July 2015 - Palazzo Liviano, Piazza Capitaniato 7 – 35139 Padova

9.30: Visiting the Papyrus collection of the University of Padua in the Archeological Museum (Museo di Scienze Archeologiche e d’Arte (DBC), Palazzo Liviano)
10.30: Coffee break
11.00: Gabriel Bodard,Standards for Networking Ancient Person-data: towards a Virtual Authority for Distributed Prosopographies, Aula Diano, Palazzo Liviano.
11.30: Discussion and conclusions

Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies An Introduction



Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies: An Introduction

Edited by

Alessandro Bausi (General Editor)
Pier Giorgio Borbone
Françoise Briquel-Chatonnet
Paola BuziJost Gippert
Caroline Macé
Marilena Maniaci
Zisis Melissakis
Laura E. Parodi
Witold Witakowski
Project editor
Eugenia SokolinskiCOMSt2015 

Table of Contents

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Some papers on Academia.edu

Anastasia MARAVELA
Christians Praying in a Graeco-Egyptian Context: Intimations of Christian Identity in Greek Papyrus Prayers

Veronique DASEN,
Magic and Medicine: the Power of Seals

Marilena MANIACI,
Il codice greco ‘non unitario’. Tipologie e terminologia

Eleanor Dickey,
How Coptic speakers learned Latin? A reconsideration of P.Berol. inv. 10582

Eleanor Dickey
Literal and Extended use of Kinship Terms in Documentary Papyri



Origen, The New Homilies on the Psalms: A Critical Edition of «Codex Monacensis Graecus» 314

De Gruyter


Band 13
Origenes
Die neuen Psalmenhomilien
Eine kritische Edition des Codex Monacensis Graecus 314
[The New Homilies on the Psalms: A Critical Edition of Codex Monacensis Graecus 314]
Ed. by Perrone, Lorenzo
Series:Die griechischen christlichen Schriftsteller der ersten Jahrhunderte NF 19
Aims and Scope

The editio princeps of Codex Monacensis Graecus 314, the collection of Origen's Homilies on the Psalms was discovered by Marina Molin Pradel in april 2012. The Munich manuscript is the major text discovery on Origen, seventy years after the find of the Tura papyri in 1941. The 29 homilies provide the original Greek text of four Homilies on Psalm 36, translated by Rufinus into Latin at the beginning of the fifth century, together with twenty-five new sermons. Only parts of them were known through tiny excerpts preserved in the exegetical anthologies of the catenae. The list of the sermons essentially corresponds to the catalogue of Origen's Homilies on the Psalms in Jerome's Letter 33. It includes two homilies on Ps. 15, four on Ps. 36, two on Ps. 67, three on Ps. 73, one on Ps. 74, one on Ps. 75, four on Ps. 76, nine on Ps. 77, two on Ps. 80, and one on Ps. 81. Beyond recovering for us Origen as the great interpreter of the Psalms, the sermons throw new light on his life and thought, and provide insights into the situation of the Church in the third century CE.
The critical text has been edited by Lorenzo Perrone in cooperation with Marina Molin Pradel, Emanuela Prinzivalli and Antonio Cacciari.

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