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    The Language(s) of the Papyrus Archives

    10:00 amKoninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- & Letterkunde (KANTL)

    The conference “The Language(s) of the Papyrus Archives” will be held at the conference center KANTL (Koningstraat, Ghent) on 18 September 2015.
    The conference focuses on the linguistic approach of (documentary) papyri, and on papyri preserved in papyrological archives in particular.
    It has a multilingual scope with contributions about Greek, Demotic and Latin.
    It not only presents scientific results of scholars working within the field of the linguistic study of papyri, but it also aims to discuss the potential of this relatively new subdiscipline.

    10.00-10.30       Coffee
    10.30-10.45       Welcoming speech (Delphine Nachtergaele, Ghent University)
    10.45-11.30       Bilingual documents in Greco-Roman Egypt (Willy Clarysse, KU Leuven)
    11.30-12.15       Some Aspects of the Language of Individuals and Social Groups in Zenon Papyri (Trevor Evans, Macquarie University, Sydney)
    12.15-13.30       Lunch
    13.30-14.15       Further observations on senders, scribes and language (Hilla Halla-aho, University of Helsinki)
    14.15-15.00       DIA in the Archive of Basil the Pagarch (VIII AD) (Klaas Bentein, Ghent University)
    15.00-15.45       Digital Humanities and the future of linguistic papyrology (Mark Depauw, KU Leuven)

    Attendance of the conference is open to the public. A fee of €25 is asked for coffee & tea and lunch; therefore advance registration is necessary. If you plan to attend, please inform the organizers (

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