University of Durham: ‘From Papyri to the Web: A Workshop on Papyrology and Palaeography in the Digital Age’

‘From Papyri to the Web: A Workshop on Papyrology and Palaeography in the Digital Age’

Durham University

March 20th-21st, 2021 (all times are GMT) via Zoom



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 


We are pleased to announce that, given the high number of requests to join ‘From Papyri to the Web’, we decided to open the Workshop to more participants. On February 25th, 2021 at 2 PM (UK time) we will be opening 20 final places to attend the event.


The event is free tot attend. Interested participants are kindly requested to book a ticket on Eventbrite.