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The 2nd Arabic Papyrology Workshop: A Practical Guide to Genres of Arabic Documents (Summer 2020, Postponed to Winter 2020/21)

The workshop will not take place 16-17 June 2020, but hopefully 24-26 November 2020.

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  • The workshop will be centered around new approaches to the analysis of unedited Arabic documents. The program will combine introductory seminars on the history of the field, current projects, digital and paper resources as well as reading and editing techniques with hands-on sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the typological analysis and digital tools developed in the framework of the Arabic Papyrology Project by working on selected unpublished documents from the Michaelides Collection. A group of experts from the Munich research team will be the main instructors.
  • Following the workshop, participants are welcomed to attend the Fourth Workshop on the Text and Layout Structure of Arabic Papyrus, Parchment and Paper Documents (7th–16th Centuries) at Cambridge University Library, 26-28 November 2020. Accommodation costs of the conference, however, cannot be covered.
  • Classes will be taught in English.


  • LMU Munich, Institute of Near and Middle Eastern Studies in cooperation with University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Library, Near and Middle Eastern Department.


  • Eugenio Garosi, M.A. and Michail Hradek, M.A., LMU Munich, Institute of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, members of the LMU Arabic Papyrology Research Group (

Time and Venue

  • The workshop will be held at Cambridge University Library, 24-26 November 2020.


  • A certificate of participation will be given if students have attended all of the workshop and if they have met the expectations as defined at the beginning of the workshop.


  • Advanced Bachelor, Master and early Ph.D. students in Arabic and Judeo-Arabic Studies are encouraged to participate. Students from neighboring fields are welcome to apply, provided that they possess solid knowledge of Classical Arabic. Previous experience with reading and editing Arabic texts is not required. TEI knowledge is highly desired, but not compulsory.
  • Participants will be selected among students of both organizing institutions as well as from other universities through an application process. Travel and accommodation can be subsidised (depending on funding).

Further information and registeration

  • Applications should contain a motivation letter and curriculum vitae and should be submitted by email to michail.hradek at or e.garosi at before 30 September 2020.
  • We are looking forward to welcome you in Cambridge!

Former workshops

  • 1: Arabischer Papyrologie Workshop München: Einführung in die Arabische Papyrologie, by Eugenio Garosi and Michail Hradek (Winter Term 2019/20)