Todd Hickey, Professor

Closed (1) Research projects at the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri

Applications for Fall 2018 are now closed for this project.

The apprentice would assist with various projects at the Tebtunis Center, depending on interest and linguistic ability. We presently need help constructing a finding aid for digitized negatives of Greek papyri and assistance contributing to an international registry of trafficked papyri. Students who have completed Greek 100 are welcome to participate in the ongoing cataloguing of the collection.

1) The finding aid: The apprentice will view digital images and (with assistance from the research supervisor, as needed) identify the papyri depicted therein. The apprentice will acquire knowledge of the research tools employed in the discipline of papyrology.
2) The registry: The apprentice will search sales and auction listings (both print and digital) for papyri, produce digital images, and enter metadata into an online spreadsheet. The apprentice will acquire knowledge of the antiquities market and the international laws governing it.
3) Cataloguing: The apprentice will be given a group of papyrus fragments to decipher and interpret (with the assistance of the research supervisor); the apprentice's findings will be entered into a database. At the minimum, the apprentice will acquire hands-on experience in papyrology; some students have gone beyond this, even producing scholarly publications.


Qualifications: 1) For the finding aid and cataloguing projects, familiarity with MS Access is desirable. 2) For the cataloguing project, an applicant should have completed Greek 100 (at least).

Weekly Hours: to be negotiated

Related website: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library/tebtunis-papyri