Todd Hickey, Professor

Closed (1) Reconstructing Daily Life in Graeco-Roman Egypt

Applications for fall 2021 are now closed for this project.

This year’s project concerns the writing of social histories using the papyrus documentation from Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt (332 BCE - 642 CE).

Participants will study published papyri alongside a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri (CTP). They will receive training in the use of various online databases for papyrological research and work with CTP’s collection and research library as they contribute to the creation of a database of documents relevant for various aspects of social and economic history. Participants with Greek may receive the opportunity to study unpublished materials. Project work will be tailored to participant interests.

Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Andrew Hogan, Post-Doc

Qualifications: Participants will need a basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel; some knowledge of ancient Greek would be helpful but is not essential. Those interested in papyri, classical studies, Egyptology, ancient history, economics, climate change, and archaeology are welcome to apply!

Weekly Hours: 3-5 hrs

Off-Campus Research Site: n/a

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