Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Day Conference at Tyndale House next week


Day Conference in Papyrology and Early Christianity/Biblical Studies

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tyndale House is pleased to host a second day conference featuring research papers on a variety of topics connecting papyrology and Biblical studies and reading seminars for those who want to learn more about reading Greek texts on papyrus. All are welcome (some knowledge of Greek is recommended!), for the whole day or particular sessions.


9:00 Arrive and Coffee

9:25 -10:15: Jim Aitken (Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge), ‘Translated Greek papyri’

10:20-11:10: Patrick James (Faculty of Classics, Cambridge), ‘Re-editing P. Oxy 528: A cautionary tale


11:40-12:30: Peter M. Head (Tyndale House & St Edmund’s College, Cambridge), ‘Recent Discussions of Dating New Testament Papyri: Some Observations’

LUNCH (provided – free if RSVP)

2:00-3:20: Reading seminar in documentary texts


3:40 – 5:00: Reading seminar in literary texts

If you want lunch please RSVP to Peter Head (

Tyndale House, 36 Selwyn Gardens, Cambridge, CB3 9BA
Location link here:


  1. The conference sounds great.
    Dr. Head, will any of these papers be posted at the Tyndale House website? I am very interested in reading your observations on the dating of papyri.
    Thank you

  2. My understanding is that the other two papers are destined for publication. Mine may be postable to a website I guess (I doubt it will be publishable in the form it will have on Wednesday). Also it is more of a prolegomena than an actual connected argument.

  3. Okay, thank you. I see that you posted a bibliography, thank you. Judging by your works cited, I think I can see where you are going with your discussion.
    Very cool.