From July 7 to August 8 of 2014, Princeton University will host an intensive summer Institute in Papyrology for advanced graduate students and junior faculty in Ancient History, Classics, History, Egyptology, Art and Archaeology, History of Religions and Biblical Studies as well as other related disciplines. The 2014 Papyrological Institute will focus on Late Antique papyri and the primary materials will consist of Greek papyri. In keeping with the goals of previous years, the institute aims to provide participating scholars with direct experience of the papyri through close reading of individual texts, and with knowledge of the field of papyrology in general, so that they may employ this knowledge effectively in conducting their own future research and teaching. The 2014 institute is the ninth in a series of intensive summer programs held under the aegis of the American Society of Papyrologists.
The institute will include a combination of lectures and advanced coursework with first-hand experience working with ancient sources. Students are expected to participate actively in all of the institute’s programs and activities; a full-time commitment is required while the institute is in session. Principal instructors are Professors Jean-Luc Fournet (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris) and Nicolaos Gonis (University College, London), Directors, and Professor AnneMarie Luijendijk (Princeton University), organizer. A series of guest lectures on topics related to the theme of the seminar will supplement the core presentations.
Admission to the summer Papyrological Institute is by application only; approximately twelve scholars will be selected to participate. Any qualified academic may participate; no prior experience with papyrology is expected, but since we will work with Greek papyri, a high degree of competence in Ancient Greek is essential. Participation in the institute is free of charge (no tuition); applicants are expected to seek financial support from their home institution to facilitate their participation, but grants may be available to any participants who do not have other means of support.