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The American Society of Papyrologists invites proposals for papers for its panel “Culture and Society in Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Egypt” at the 2019 meeting of the Society for Classical Studies in Washington, DC (2-5 January). Although the scope of papyrological studies is wide, submissions for this panel must meet at least one of the following criteria:

(a) they must deploy evidence for ancient literary cultures that is preserved on papyri, ostraka, or wooden tablets (in Greek, Latin, Coptic, demotic Egyptian, Arabic, or other pertinent languages);

(b) they must investigate aspects of the histories or cultures of Egypt from the Hellenistic to the early Islamic period.

Submissions from graduate students and faculty at all levels are welcome. Prospective speakers must be members in good standing of the SCS; please see

for membership information.

Please send abstracts to Giovanni Ruffini,, by 4 February 2019. Abstracts should not exceed 600 words and should not include the author’s name to ensure anonymous review. Prospective speakers may not submit more than one abstract for consideration.

If sent by regular mail, abstracts should be postmarked by 4 February 2019 and addressed to Giovanni Ruffini, Fairfield University Department of History, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 USA.