Oxyrhynchus: A City and its Texts

A British Academy Symposium: 15-18 July, 1998

The year 1898 saw a newcomer on the papyrological scene: the first volume of The Oxyrhynchus Papyri began the publication of Grenfell and Hunt’s remarkable finds at Bahnasa. To mark the centenary of the series the British Academy sponsored a symposium, held in Oxford and London on 15-18 July, 1998. Funding was provided by the British Academy, the Craven Committee, the Board of Management of the Griffith Insitute and the Faculty Board of Literae Humaniores.

The symposium was organised by Drs. Alan Bowman, Revel Coles, Dirk Obbink and Prof. Peter Parsons. Papers were given in Oxford and, on Friday, 17 July, in London. The presentations dealt with the city itself, the excavations and the different kinds of texts and subjects of study represented in the papyrus collection. These will be augmented by additional contributions to produce a comprehensive volume (to be published, we hope, by the Egypt Exploration Society) on Oxyrhynchus and its papyri.

Exhibition front page / Symposium programme / Photos from the symposium

— modified from a document by Charles Crowther, 16/03/1998