International Seminar on Unpublished Papyri in the Egyptian Museum


sponsored by the International Association of Papyrologists

in cooperation with


The Supreme Council of Antiquities

Ain Shams University

Center for Tebtunis Papyri at the University of California, Berkeley

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University



Beginning in late 2010 and continuing until fall, 2013, the International Association of Papyrologists (AIP) will sponsor a program for approximately eight doctoral students or recent doctorates to edit unpublished Greek papyri in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, working from digital images recently made from photographs taken by the AIPÕs International Photographic Archive of Papyri in the last century. This seminar will form a virtual community using the on-line papyrological editor (ŅSoSOLÓ) presented at the recent Twenty-Sixth International Congress of Papyrology in Geneva by Joshua Sosin; in addition, it will meet twice yearly in face-to-face week-long working sessions, half of them in Cairo and the other half in papyrological centers in the U.S. and Europe. At least half of the places will be reserved for Egyptian students and recent doctorates. The project has been approved by Dr. Zahi Hawass on behalf of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

Participants in this seminar should already have an excellent command of Greek and substantial experience in editing papyri. They will be expected to devote a substantial part of their time to editorial work on these texts, including taking part in the community dimensions of the project, most importantly reading and commenting on one anotherÕs work. The seminars will be supervised and led by senior papyrologists. Travel expenses for the face-to-face meetings will be covered. Application forms with instructions for submission can be downloaded on the AIPÕs web site at:


Roger S. Bagnall

President, AIP