Conference Program

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Friday 27th September

Venue: Museum of Ancient Cultures (X5B Level 3)

8.00-9.00  Registration

9.00-9.30  Welcome: Prof. John Simons (Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts)

9.30-10.30  Session 1. Chair: Ian Plant (Macquarie University, Sydney)

  • Valeria Tezzon (Humboldt University, Berlin): How many scribes in P.Berol.13270? New considerations about the handwriting
  • Francesca Schironi (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor): Saving the Ivory Tower from Oblivion: the Role of Scribes in Preserving Alexandrian Scholarship

10.30-11.00  Break

11.00-12.30  Session 2. Chair: Lucian Reinfandt  (University of Vienna)

  • Jacob Lauinger (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore): Observing Neo-Assyrian Scribes at Work: The Production of the Manuscripts of the So-Called “Esarhaddon’s Succession Treaty”
  • Andrew Pleffer (Macquarie University, Sydney): Signs, Signatories and Scribes: The Function of Scribal Markings in the Fourth Century Aramaic Ostraca
  • Marie-Pierre Chaufray  (University of Bordeaux): Scribal practice in Dime

12.30-14.00  Lunch

14.00-15.00  Session 3. Chair: Rodney Ast (University of Heidelberg)

  • Elena Martin Gonzalez (National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens): Scribes at Work in Archaic Greece
  • Laura Hawkins (Wolfson College, University of Oxford): The Adaptation of Cuneiform to Write Semitic

15.00-15.30  Break

15.30-17.00  Session 4. Chair: Boyo Ockinga (Macquarie University, Sydney)

  • Nick Wyatt (University of Edinburgh): Ilimilku the Elusive
  • Antony Spalinger (University of Auckland): The Story of Wenamun: Scribal Arrangements and Oddities
  • Ken Parry (Macquarie University, Sydney): Monastic Scribal Practice in Early Ninth-Century Byzantium: Theodore the Stoudite and the Stoudios Scriptorium

Saturday 28th September

Venue: The Forum (C5C)

9.30-10.30  Session 5. Chair: Heike Behlmer  (University of Göttingen)

  • Didier Lafleur (CNRS, Paris): Scribal Habits and Ancient Textual Tradition: The Case of Family 13 Greek New Testament Manuscripts
  • Ulrike Swoboda & Hans Förster (University of Vienna): Copying translated texts: The example of the Sahidic Version of the Gospel of John

10.30-11.00  Break

11.00-12.30  Session 6. Chair: Brent Nongbri (Macquarie University, Sydney)

  • Rodney Ast (University of Heidelberg): Lectional Signs in Greek Documents as Indicators of Scribal Practice and Training
  • Malcolm Choat & Korshi Dosoo (Macquarie University, Sydney): The Use of Abbreviations in Duplicate Documents from Roman Egypt
  • Marja Vierros (University of Helsinki): Scribes and other writers in the Petra papyri

12.30-14.00  Lunch

14.00-15.00  Session 7. Chair: Claudia Rapp (University of Vienna)

  • Pamela O’Neill (University of Sydney): The Scribe and Medieval Irish Law
  • Norman Underwood (University of California, Berkeley): Mirroring Byzantium: Scribes, Dukes, and literature on Leadership in 10th and 11th Century Southern Italy

15.00-15.30  Break

15.30-16.30  Session 8. Chair: Trevor Evans (Macquarie University, Sydney)

  • Delphine Nachtergaele (Ghent University): Scribes in the Greek Private Papyrus Letters
  • Gareth Wearne (Macquarie University, Sydney): The Role of the Scribe in the Composition of Personal Letters in Ancient Israel and Judah

19.00-23.00  Conference Dinner

Sunday 29th September

Venue: The Forum (C5C)

10.00-11.00  Session 9. Chair: Jacob Lauinger (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore)

  • Natalie Naomi May (Free University of Berlin): Babylonian Scribes: Palaeographers and Forgers
  • Marc Malevez (Free University of Brussels): Scribal Peculiarities in Ethiopic

11.00-11.30  Break

11.30-12.30  Session 10. Chair: Malcom Choat (Macquarie University, Sydney)

  • Jennifer Cromwell (Macquarie University, Sydney): Tax, Palaeography, and Coptic Scribes in the Early Islamic Administration
  • Lucian Reinfandt (University of Vienna): Scribal traditions, social change, and the emergence of a caliphal administration (642-800 AD)

12.30-13.00  Conference Close: Rachel Yuen-Collingridge (Macquarie University, Sydney)

13.00 Lunch then excursion to The Rocks and Circular Quay

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