April 11, 2017

Eastern Mediterranean Seminar “Papyri and History”

Seminar 3, Friday, April 14th-15th 2017
Classics 21

Friday April 14th
2:30 Welcome: Sofia Torallas Tovar and Clifford Ando
2:45-3:15 Jean-Luc Fournet, EPHE, Paris – “Relations between Greco-Egyptians
and Persians during the Sassanid conquest (619-629): new
considerations according to unedited or revisited papyri.”
3:15-4:00 Petra Sijpesteijn (University of Leiden) – “What did the Egyptians read?
Reconstructing the intellectual milieu in early Islamic Egypt through the
papyri”
4:00-4:15 Coffee break
4:15-5:00 James Keenan, Classics, Loyola University – “Creating narratives from
documents”
5:15-6:00 Response (Moyer) and discussion

Saturday April 15th
9:30-10:15 Cornelia Römer (DAIK, Cairo) – “Institutions in the village life of early
Ptolemaic period: From Papyrological to Archaeological evidence”
10:15-11:00 Brian Muhs, NELC & OI, Chicago – “Nag' el-Mesheikh ostraca and the
'liquidity crisis' in the Egyptian countryside in the final years of Ptolemy
IV”
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:00 Sofía Torallas Tovar, (Classics and NELC) – “Documents and context:
the 2nd cent. ostraca from Syene”
12:00-12:45 Response (Venable) and discussion
Respondents: Ian Moyer, History, Michigan; Nick Venable, Classics, Chicago