Thursday, January 04, 2018

Summer Course in Papyrology


The Dept. of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo and the Papyrus Collection of the University of Oslo Library invite applications for participation in the summer course in Papyrology to take place in Oslo 18–22 June 2018. The course gives 5 ECTS credit points. Coursework includes lectures, supervised work with papyri from the collection, and a written assignment (see details below). The focus will be on Greek and Coptic papyrology in keeping with the holdings of the Oslo collection.

The course is designed for advanced bachelor, master, and early PhD students of Classics, Ancient History, Egyptology and related subjects. Participants will hear lectures on the contents and classification of papyri, editorial method, and the socio-historical and linguistic context of papyri from Egypt from Hellenistic times to late Antiquity. They will also work with an unpublished papyrus (Greek or Coptic depending on their linguistic competence), the edition of which constitutes the written assignment (work with the edition will begin in Oslo under supervision and will be continued after the course; if the academic quality of the submitted work is satisfactory, a revised version of the edition may be included in forthcoming volumes of Oslo papyri). A session will be dedicated to the basics of papyrus conservation and will be followed by practical exercises in papyrus conservation.


  • Anastasia Maravela (University of Oslo)
  • Joanne Vera Stolk (University of Oslo/Ghent University)
  • Ágnes Tothné Mihálykó (University of Oslo)
  • Jens Mangerud (University of Oslo)
  • Jörg Graf (Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig)
  • Jenny Cromwell (University of Copenhagen)
Formal requirements: a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in ancient Greek or an introductory course in the Coptic language. Full participation in the lectures and the supervised work is required to be eligible to submit the written assignment and receive the creditation.

Please submit your application by March 1st, 2018 to

The application should include:
  • A letter of motivation (including the preference for working with a Greek or a Coptic papyrus)
  • CV including relevant exam results
  • A letter of recommendation by an academic teacher/tutor, which describes the candidate's academic record, knowledge of the relevant language (Greek and/or Coptic) and previous acquaintance with papyrology.


  • There is no course fee. 
  • Course materials will be sent to successful applicants in electronic form.
  • Accommodation in Oslo will be covered for successful applicants.
  • Participants must pay their travel expenses.

The organisers

Anastasia Maravela Joanne Stolk Ágnes T. Mihálykó

Professor of Ancient Greek/ Co-editor of Symbolae Osloenses
Dept. of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas
University of Oslo
Pb. 1020 Blindern
0315 Oslo



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