20 March 2021 Start
21 March 2021 End
10.30 -15.30 UK time Time
UK Department of Classics and Ancient History, Durham University (online/zoom)


From Papyri to the Web

20 - 21 March 2021

From Papyri to the Web: A Workshop on Papyrology and Palaeography in the Digital Age is the topic addressed in the workshop organized by Durham University’s Department of Classics and Ancient History.

From Papyri to the Web: Program

Saturday – March 20th

10:00-10:30 Welcome

Panel 1. From Herculaneum to Oxyrhynchus. Exploring Material Evidence and Papyri Collections.

10:30-11:00 Marta Antola (Durham University)

‘A Fortnight with PHerc. 1388’

11:00-11:15 Q&A

11:15-11:45 Claudio Vergara (Università di Pisa)

‘Wrecks of Herculaneum: Books from the Villa dei Papiri’

11:45-12:00 Q&A

12:00- 12:20 Virtual tea & coffee break

12:20-12:50 Martina Delucchi (Bristol University)

‘Sine Recensione et Constitutione: How to Edit a Unicum?’

12:50- 13:05 Q&A

13:05-14:15 Lunch

14:15-14:20 Welcome back

Keynote speech

14:20-15:20 Daniela Colomo (University of Oxford)

‘Objects, Texts, and Contexts: Papyri and the ‘Materiality’ of Written Cultures’

15:20-15:40 Q&A

15:40-15:50 Closing remarks

Sunday – March 21st

10:00-10:20 Welcome back

Panel 2. From Physical Objects to the Web.

10:20-10:50 Federica Nicolardi (Università di Napoli)

‘Towards a Digital Herculaneum Papyrology’

10:50-11:05 Q&A

11:05-11:45 Riccardo Bongiovanni (independent researcher)

‘Why Should We Care about Digital Papyrology? A Brief History of Digital Papyrology as a Discipline and a Practical Trail to the Encoding of a Literary Text’

11:45-12:05 Q&A

12:05-13:15 Lunch break

13:15-13:20 Welcome back

Panel 3. Digital Approaches to Papyrology, Epigraphy, and Classics.

13:20-13:50 Gabriel Bodard (Institute of Classical Studies)

‘Rock, Paper, Sunoikisis: Synergies and Future Developments in Digital Epigraphy and Papyrology’

13:50-14:05 Q&A

14:05-14:25 Virtual tea & coffee break

14:25-14:55 Maria Haley (Classics for All North)

‘Beyond the Alphabet: Ancient Texts in Modern Classrooms’

14:55-15:10 Q&A

15:10-15:30 Closing remarks

How to attend

The workshop is taking place online via Zoom. Still, participants must have already booked a place through Eventbrite.