Academic year
2022/2023 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FM0483 (AF:378354 AR:208470)
Blended (on campus and online classes)
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
1st Term
Course year
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The course aims at providing students a better understanding of the nature of text encoding and digital editions by encoding fragmentary texts (mostly papyri) and creating search scripts in a database.
By the end of the course the students will have acquired:
- advanced knowledge of TEI
- Knowledge and understanding of textual criticism
- Ability to judge digital editions
- Ability to retrieve and automatically combine information from different digital sources
Basic knowledge of classical Greek. On request Greek may be substituted by Latin.
The course provides the basics or the study of ancient original texts (ostraca, tablets, papyrus and parchment). Digital editions of papyruses are produced both on the basis of previous editions and of photographs in Leiden+ and TEI (these editions will be corrected by the teacher and eventually published online). The second part concerns as well the relation between the single witness of a text and its relationship to the standard text as the automated analysis of texts and the connection with other digital resources.
Non-attendants are required to contact the teacher to integrate the institutional preparation with the study of a choice of texts and original sources, as well as with exercises to be agreed according to their interests and their skills.
N. Reggiani, La papirologia digitale, Parma 2019.
Leiden+ Documentation:
R.S. Bagnall, The Oxford Handbook of Papyrology, Oxford 2009, chap. 1, 9, 12.
The exam will cover the creation of a digital edition in Leiden+ and in TEI, as well as a small script of a search in XPath.
The first 12 and the ultimate 6 hours will be carried out in the conventional way (in presence with live streaming online), the 12 hours in between will be according to the switched classroom method (and in part asynchronous), using moodle, papyrological databases and
zoom. Active participation of the students is required as mentioned above in the Contents. Attendance of the first twelve hours is strongly recommended.

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 06/09/2022