Three important summer school are up for next year, so I thought I might mention them here, in the order of their approaching deadlines. I’ve taken park in previous editions of the first two, and I couldn’t recommend them more warmly.

1) Papyrus Conservation Summer Seminar | Ann Arbor, 11-22 June 2018 | Deadline 1 November 2017

2) Lincoln College Summer School of Greek Palaeography | Oxford, 30 July – 4 August 2018 | Deadline 15 January 2018

3) The Sixth Summer School in Coptic PapyrologyParis, 3-11 July 2018 | Deadline 15 March 2018


Here are more details for the first and the third, which arrived via emails with no link attached.


Papyrus Conservation Summer Seminar

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI | Monday, June 11 – Friday, June 22, 2018

Deadline: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Papyrology Collection of the University of Michigan Library will host a two-week seminar in papyrus conservation from Monday, June 11 to Friday, June 22, 2018 directed by Conservation Librarian/Conservator Marieka Kaye.

Participants will receive an in-depth, hands-on introduction to papyrus conservation. They will learn about the tools and materials used in papyrus conservation as well as the theory and methodology behind current conservation techniques. They will then utilize these techniques to perform a range of treatment on papyri from the University of Michigan’s Collection, including written documentation, digital photo-documentation, mechanical cleaning, damp treatments, reduction of folds, alignment of fibers, alignment of fragments, and methods of housing and storage.

Due to space constraints, the number of participants is strictly limited to six. Preference will be given to scholars and conservators who are directly involved with papyrus conservation, whether in papyrus collections or archaeological excavations.

There is no course fee for the seminar which is supported by the University of Michigan Papyrology Collection; participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging and meals. All required tools will be provided for use during the seminar and participants will have the option of purchasing them at cost at the conclusion of the seminar. All participants are required to offer a presentation on their home institution’s papyrus conservation issues, experiences, and concerns. A certificate of participation will be provided at the end of the seminar.

The Instructor: Marieka Kaye has served as a conservator of books, paper, and papyrus at the University of Michigan since 2013, where she studied papyrus conservation with Leyla Lau-Lamb. She comes to the University of Michigan after serving as a book and paper conservator for 8 years at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA. She received a Masters degree and Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation from Buffalo State College and a Masters of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Marieka began to work in the field of library conservation as a Preservation Assistant at Brandeis University in 1998. She went on to work as Library Preservation Assistant at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Conservation Assistant for Exhibitions and Loans at the New-York Historical Society. She also completed advanced internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City Municipal Archives, Syracuse University, Etherington Conservation Services, and the University of California Los Angeles.

To apply please send contact information, a statement summarizing relevant conservation or papyrological experience and responsibilities (maximum 600 words), and one letter of recommendation in PDF format to:

Marieka Kaye:

Deadline for applications is 1 November 2017. | Received through the Digest for PapyrusConservation.


The Sixth Summer School in Coptic papyrologyParis, July 3-11, 2018

The sixth summer school in Coptic Papyrology will be held in Paris from the 3rd to 11th of July 2018. It follows the summer schools held in Vienna 2006, Leipzig 2008, Strasbourg 2010, Heidelberg 2012, and Barcelona 2014. The event will be organised by Anne Boud’hors (IRHT/CNRS) et Alain Delattre (Université libre de Bruxelles/EPHE) around the collection of the Papyrological Institute of the Sorbonne ( The Collège de France, the Laboratoire d’excellence Religions et sociétés dans le monde méditerranéen (Labex Resmed) and the Association francophone de coptologie (AFC) are also taking part in the organization and funding of this event.

Students from fields such as Coptology, Egyptology, Papyrology, Classics, religious studies, Ancient History, Arabic studies, or Byzantine studies are invited to participate, provided they have acquired a solid knowledge of Coptic.

Unlike previous summer schools, this one will only concern documentary Coptic papyri (letters, legal documents, accounts, etc.), and possibly some ostraca. Students will have the opportunity to work on an unpublished original papyrus and will have the possibility to publish it in a collective volume.

A fee of € 400,- will include participation in all classes and activities, as well as accommodation in a nearby residence hall, daily breakfast and lunch.

The number of places is restricted to 15.

How to apply?

Applications should contain:

1. The applicant’s curriculum vitae.

2. An application letter.

3. One letter of reference.

Please send the application to:

Dr. Anne Boud’hors

Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes, CNRS

Section Grecque et de l’Orient chrétien

52 rue du Cardinal Lemoine

75005 Paris


The deadline for applications is 15 March 2018. Applicants will be informed whether they have been successful at the beginning of April 2018.


Classes will be taught by papyrologists specialized in palaeography and the decipherment of non-literary hands as well as on relationships between documents and other textual or archaeological evidence. For practical exercise, each student will be given an unpublished document to work on, in the prospect of presenting it at the end of the session and publishing it in a collective volume, as in CPR XXXI or P.Stras.Copt.

Main instructors of the summer school will be María Jesús Albarrán (Barcelone/Madrid), Lajos Berkes (Berlin), Anne Boud’hors (Paris), Alain Delattre (Bruxelles), Esther Garel (Vienne), T. Sebastian Richter (Berlin), and Gesa Schenke (Oxford). Speakers will also include James Cowey (Heidelberg), Jean-Luc Fournet (Paris), Loreleï Vanderheyden (Paris), and Naïm Vanthieghem (Bruxelles/Paris).

Classes will be taught in English. | Received through PAPY Digest.