The website of the American Society of Papyrologists (ASP) gives details of the Society's work in promoting and supporting the study of ancient Greek and Latin papyri. This includes information on conferences and a programme of summer courses in papyrology for graduate students. The ASP also produces several publications which are detailed here. These include: the Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists (BASP) and its supplement; American Studies in Papyrology; and Classics in Papyrology. Tables of contents may be found here for the Supplement to the BASP, along with alphabetical lists of articles ordered by author and also according to the ostraca, papyri and inscriptions discussed.
The "Arabic Papyrology Database" website republishes in digital format all published Arabic documents on papyrus, parchment and paper from the seventh up the sixteenth century AD. At the time of review, over 400 documents were available out of about 2,000 expected at the end of the project. All documents can be searched or browsed; full instructions on the technical requirements (such as the Firefox browser) are summarised in one page. All documents are divided by line: either colour photographs or typed text are available for each line. The database can be particularly useful for Islamic studies and when complete it will be a wonderful reference tool.
The Duke Papyrus Archive website provides access to images of and information about papyri from Egypt, dating mostly to the period of Greek and Roman control (between the 4th century BCE and the 7th century CE). The Archive contains details of around 1,400 papyri. In addition, there are a number of introductory articles relating to papyri and ancient Egypt, together with bibliographies.
The catalogue is searched via Duke University's online library catalogue. Individual records contain details of the material, notes, and subject headings. Images of the catalogued papyrus are available both as 72dpi and 150dpi colour resolutions. To assist in finding papyri of interest the Archive have put together a number of topics (such as cultural aspects, religious aspects, women and children), which bring together papyri relating to each topic. Papyri have also been gathered by language, including Coptic, Greek, Latin, Arabic, Demotic and Hieratic. Additionally, the project has documented the process of digitising and cataloguing the papyri, which is in itself a useful resource. There is also a set of links relating to other papyri collections and papyri research.
This is the official website of the Institute of Papyrology at the University of Paris Sorbonne. It contains information about the institute; its library; taught courses; and high resolution photographs of several papyri conserved at the institute. These include papyri written in Demotic; ancient Greek; Latin, Coptic; Arabic. The photographs of papyri can be easily accessed by browsing through a simple interface; a choice of 72 dpi (suitable for screen) and 300 dpi (suitable for printing) photographs is available for all papyri. The quality of most of the high resolution photographs is sufficient for specialists to read the texts.
The website 'Institut für Altegeschichte und Altertumskunde, Papyrologie und Epigraphik' is the homepage of the Department of Ancient History and Civilisations, Papyrology and Epigraphy at the University of Vienna. It is one of five departments and one institute which offer courses and special studies in history at this university. Founded in 1876, but with roots running back to 1850, the department lists affiliated faculty and researchers, along with their publications. Past, current and upcoming courses are posted, as well as online discussion forums and special talks and seminars. Some syllabi are available as downloads. The department lists the grants and funding bodies that support its students. There is a link to the department's special library collection, which features an online catalogue with a search function that will interest researchers. Catalogues for papyri and epigraphy can be downloaded directly. There is a good links list with bibliographical information.
The International Society for Arabic Papyrology (ISAP) aims to promote research into Arabic papyrology and to provide a forum for scholars to exchange information and ideas on the subject. The Society's website includes: a list of Society publications and projects; a bibliography of editions of Arabic documentary texts (called Checklist); a list of members, giving their specific research interests in many cases; Society statues; information about conferences; a list of major collections holding Arabic documents; and a membership form for those wishing to join the Society.
An online guide to the extensive papyrus collections of Princeton University housed in the Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library providing outline information on more than 1600 items ranging in date form the 4th century BC to the 7th century AD in Greek, Latin, Egyptian (in hieroglyphic, hieratic, demotic scripts), Coptic and Arabic. The resource provides a brief overview of the history and content of the collection with succinct details of individual texts (many of which are unpublished). Also featured is a selection of digital images of important papyri including portions of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the New Testament and Arabic magical texts together with fragments of Greek texts by Homer, Isocrates, Demosthenes and Theocritus as well as letters and official documents. Apart from students of papyrology and related subjects, this resource will benefit a wide range of students and specialist researchers working in the specific areas to which individual bodies of texts belong.
Trismegistos is an online 'platform' or service which enables the cross-searching of a variety of projects dealing with metadata of published documents relating to the study of late period Egypt (roughly 800 BCE - 800 CE). The aim of this developing service is to overcome any barriers of language and discipline in the study of documents written not only in Greek, Latin, and Egyptian in its various scripts, but also in Aramaic, Carian, and other languages. In total it contains nearly 100,000 records. The basis of the online resource is a searchable database, of collections of papyrological and epigraphic texts by the Leuven Homepage of Papyrus Collections and the project Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Graeco-Roman Egypt. The 'Leuven home page of papyrus collections' is a comprehensive and invaluable database of information on collections of papyrus and ostraca from the ancient Mediterranean world (circa 2000 B.C.- circa 500 A.D.) scattered in almost 30 countries and 350 institutions. It includes contact details and URLs of many of the scholars and institutions active in papyrological research. The database appears to be an on-going project and the level of detail and number of links listed for individual collections vary considerably. There is a straightforward keyword search but the collection can also be browsed by country of origin, by institution and, where known, by archive provenance. References to literary papyri are cross-linked with the Leuven Database of Ancient Books (LDAB), though this is not immediately apparent. Several useful sections describe and contextualise public and private archives in antiquity and describe how they have survived and come down to us in the modern world. Many of the entries on individual institutions also provide brief accounts of their collection history in addition to summaries of past and present research projects. This is a valuable resource, particularly as a gateway site, for researchers in archaeology and Egyptology, ancient history, classics and biblical studies who are interested in papyri and related materials.
This website describes the special collections and archives held at the University of Liverpool Library. These are wide ranging, resulting from a large number of bequests and donations to the library and range from local history to manuscript studies. Collections of note include archives of politician David Owen and social reformer and women’s rights campaigner Josephine Butler, medieval manuscripts and collections of early printed books (incunabula), a collection of private press publications and collections of science fiction and modern literary manuscripts. Most collections are listed in (and can be searched via) the university library catalogue, and the website provides details of accessing them in person.