papyro

Webinar: Online Approaches to Editing Greek Literature.

The Philosophical Papyri

Rodney Ast (University of Heidelberg) and Holger Essler (University of
Würzburg), in cooperation with Heidelberg's Center for Cultural
Heritage, are offering in Summer Semester 2016 an online seminar on
Greek literary papyri. Special emphasis will be placed on
philosophical texts. Out of a total of 550 texts published so far, 45%
were found at a single site, the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, the
remainder coming from various places in Egypt. Comparision of the two
groups suggests itself and it will be greatly facilitated by the
Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri (DCLP) (a bilateral project led by
the University of Heidelberg and NYU, with the involvement of the
University of Leuven, Duke University, and the University of
Würzburg); it already contains 95% of the philosophical texts from
Herculaneum. The seminar will focus on philosophical texts from Egypt
preserved on papyrus only (for an example click here). Participants
will use the DCLP for instruction and to create digital editions, but
other databases and approaches will be discussed as well. In
particular, we will explore questions of editorial decision-making and
technique, transmission, paleography, and the socio-cultural context
in which the texts were copied.

The course is free of charge and will take place Thursdays, 16:15 -
17:45, Central European Time. The first meeting will be the 14th of
April and the last the 7th of July. The language of instruction is
English, and good knowledge of Greek is required. Participants should
already have a Skype account set up by the first session. Certificates
will be issued upon successful completion of the class.

Those interested in taking part should send a statement of interest
and CV to Michaela Böttner, Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo., by March 4th.
Questions about the course can be directed to Rodney Ast
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The number of participants will be kept to a maximum of 12.

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