Monday, June 16, 2014

Conference: From Egypt to Manchester: Unravelling the John Rylands Papyrus Collection


Roberta Mazza, Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History and John Rylands Research Institute Research Fellow, is organizing a conference on 4-6 September at John Rylands Library in Manchester which looks very interesting:

 "From Egypt to Manchester: Unravelling the John Rylands Papyrus Collection"

Admittance is free, but registration (here) is necessary.

The programme for friday afternoon (5 September) will be of particular interest for readers of this blog:

5 September, Friday afternoon (venue: Historic Reading Room)

  • 2:00-2:30
    AnneMarie Luijendijk (Princeton):
    Unravelling the Oldest Septuagint Manuscript (P.Ryl. III 458)
  • 2:30-3:00
    Brent Nongbri (Sidney):
    Palaeography, Precision, and Publicity: Some Further Thoughts on P52
  • 3:00-3:30
    Coffee Break
  • 3:30-4:00
    Thomas Kraus (Neumarkt):
    Small in Size, but Fabulous Artefacts: P.Ryl. III 463, P.Ryl. I 28 and Late Antique Miniature Books
  • 4:00-4:30
    Todd Hickey (Berkeley):
    Grenfell, Kelsey, and the Dealers
  • 4:30-5:00
    Elizabeth Gow (Manchester):
    Enriqueta Rylands: Private Collector of a Public Library
  • 5.00- 5.30
  • 5.30


  1. This conference overlaps with the British NT Conference on in Manchester at the same time:

  2. Indeed, this session is timed to allow BNTC delegates to attend in their otherwise free afternoon.