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Object Lessons: The Egyptian Collections of the University of California, Berkeley: Colloquium - TBD (Rescheduled due to campus closure)

The Bancroft Library Exhibit, In-Person Visits Currently Suspended Due to Shelter-In-Place - Check Back for Updates

As a conclusion to a year of celebration for the twentieth anniversary of the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri (CTP), The Bancroft Library will host a two-day international conference that will bring together some of the world's leading scholars in the fields of papyrology, art history, history, and archaeology. The colloquium is open to the public. This effort is also a significant tribute to the vision and generosity of Phoebe Apperson Hearst, who imagined that California's university should have a papyrus collection as the foundation on which to build a field of study – at a time when there was only one scholar in the United States working on papyrus texts.


The conference was scheduled to take place Monday, April 27 and Tuesday, April 28 in Anthony Hall. However, the conference has been postponed due to the campus closure, and we are working to reschedule for some time during the coming academic year.


A keynote lecture on Monday, September 30 will be held in Morrison Library.