Knowledge transfer and administrative professionalism in a pre-typographic society: observing the scribe at work in Roman and early Islamic Egypt [ 2012 - 2014 ]

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Researchers Prof Heike Behlmer; Dr Jennifer Cromwell; Dr Malcolm Choat

Brief description This examination of documents on papyrus from first millennium CE Egypt concentrates not on scribes but the evidence for the activity of writing. It will illuminate ancient scribal practice while informing understandings of ancient education, administrations, and the way knowledge has been passed down from antiquity to the present.

Funding Amount $150,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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