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NEH Funds Literary Papyri Project


A joint program of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft has given ISAW and the University of Heidelberg a three-year grant to create a Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri (DCLP), building an infrastructure that initially focuses on Greek and Latin texts but that can accommodate other ancient literatures as well. This resource will be based on the technology used at but extend its capabilities to deal with richer description of physical characteristics of papyrus manuscripts, more complex critical apparatus, and other distinctive features of literary papyri. Besides NYU and Heidelberg, the KU Leuven, Duke University, and other partners will contribute to the project, which will be led by ISAW Director Roger Bagnall and Rodney Ast of Heidelberg.