Warsaw 2011

It is our great pleasure to invite members of the papyrological community to Warsaw for the 27th International Congress of Papyrology in 2013. It will be the second time that this event is held in Warsaw - in 1961 our city hosted the congress together with Cracow.

The 27th Congress will begin at 9am on Monday, 29 July 2013, and will conclude with a General Assembly of the AIP on Saturday, 3 August 2013, around noon.

The scientific community of the Warsaw papyrologists is institutionally divided between two faculties of the University of Warsaw: the Faculty of History (Department of Papyrology within the Institute of Archaeology) and the Faculty of Law and Administration (Chair of Roman Law and the Law of Antiquity within the Institute of History of Law). However, we are united by the common founding tradition starting with Raphael Taubenschlag and Jerzy Manteuffel, creators of the original Institute of Papyrology. The scientific review Taubenschlag founded, The Journal of Juristic Papyrology - one of the most important periodicals of our discipline - is the physical bond between us, notwithstanding our formally diverse backgrounds. The series of JJurP Supplements, launched almost a decade ago, testifies to the strength of the Warsaw community of students of Antiquity: since 2002 fourteen volumes have been published and more are currently in preparation. We are visible and recognized at the University of Warsaw: our lectures and seminars attract not only students of our university but also from other schools.

We are convinced that Warsaw is a perfect place for a meeting of the representatives of such a global discipline as papyrology. The city is located in the heart of Europe and its well-connected airport is situated near the city centre. The congress will be held on the atmospheric old university campus in the heart of the city. The university authorities are happy to offer us modern conference facilities with a spacious lecture hall (300 people) and a number of smaller rooms ideal for workshops and session work. Several hotels ranging from modest to luxurious are located near the university and offer special rates for congress participants.

Our editorial experience of the last decades guarantees that the congress proceedings will be published swiftly and will meet high scientific and editorial standards.

Tomasz Derda
Ewa Wipszycka

Kazimierz Lewartowski
Jakub Urbanik

Adam Łajtar
Maria Zabłocka

Adam Łukaszewicz
Andrzej Zakrzewski

Honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Poland
Bronisław Komorowski

The Congress is sponsored by:
Ministry of Science and Higher Education;
University of Warsaw Foundation



Deadline for preferential fees:
28 February 2013

Deadline for payment of fees:
31 May 2013

Deadline for abstract submission:
28 February 2013

Deadline for submitting
handouts for print:
10 July 2013

Registration starts:
28 July 2013, 4pm

Congress starts:
29 July 2013, 9am

Congress ends:
3 August 2013, 1pm