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Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri Workshop

Where: Carleton University, Ottawa

When: July 6–8 2022

The College of the Humanities at Carleton University is partnering with the University of Manitoba to offer a three-day practical workshop on the Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri (DCLP) in Ottawa, July 6–8 2022.

The aim of the workshop is to provide an introduction to digital papyrology and its tools as well as practical experience with entering and curating literary papyri at papyri.info. Participants will learn how to enter metadata, translations, and transcriptions of papyrus texts. The workshop is aimed primarily at advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Canada and the United States, but there is limited space for international students as well as for postdoctoral researchers and faculty. All are encouraged to apply.

Thanks to the generous support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the University of Manitoba’s Department of Classics and Institute for the Humanities, and Carleton University’s College of the Humanities, the workshop is free of charge. In addition, travel expenses to Ottawa, four nights of on-campus accommodation, and three lunches onsite during the workshop will also be provided for student participants.

No previous experience with on-line editing is required, but a knowledge of Ancient Greek as well as the ability to type in Greek is essential. The language of instruction is English.

Ottawa is Canada’s capital city, home to nearly 1,000,000 inhabitants. It is located at the confluence of the Ottawa, Rideau, and Gatineau rivers, less than 200 km west of Montréal.

To apply, please send a one-page cover letter of introduction to Mike Sampson (mike.sampson@umanitoba.ca) by May 15, 2022.

Note: The global COVID pandemic continues to evolve, making it difficult to predict its course in Ottawa and elsewhere over the next several months. The organizers are proceeding optimistically, but also in the knowledge that it may prove necessary to postpone the workshop until the summer of 2023 if conditions deteriorate.