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Ethnicity, Gender, and Ethics in the History of Papyrology: An International Workshop

Thursday, November 1, 2018
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
807 Hatcher Graduate Library Map
Please join the U-M Papyrology Collection for an international workshop in the history of papyrology. Participants will look back at nearly a century of international papyrology and discuss several trends of contemporary salience. Topics include the role of women and Egyptian scholars, research topics and linguistic trends, and the evolving ethics of collections management.

The discussion will be based on pre-circulated essays. For copies of the papers please write to Brendan Haug at

Presenting Participants
Brendan Haug, University of Michigan
Katherine Blouin, University of Toronto, Scarborough
Usama Gad, ʿAin Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
Rachel Mairs, University of Reading

Senior Discussants
Todd M. Hickey, University of California, Berkeley
Roberta Mazza, University of Manchester

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Introductory Remarks (B. Haug).

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM: Presentation and Discussion of Brendan Haug, “Discussing the Ownership Status of Excavated Papyri: Ethics versus the Good of the Discipline?”

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Presentation and Discussion of Katherine Blouin, “What (Not)? Topics, Linguistic Trends, and Colonial Presences at the International Congresses of Papyrology (1930-2016).”

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Break

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Presentation and Discussion of Rachel Mairs, “Inside Out: An Introspective Look at Papyrology through its International Congresses: Who? Gender and Ethnicity.”

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Presentation and Discussion of Usama Gad, “In the Footsteps of the Colonizers: The Case of Papyri and Papyrology in Egypt Revisited.”
Building: Hatcher Graduate Library
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Classical Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Modern Greek Program, Interdepartmental Program in Ancient History, Interdepartmental Program in Ancient Mediterranean Art and Archaeology