ONLINE: PapyGreek: Scribal influence on language use, 14th May 2021

A workshop organised on 14th May by the project PapyGreek on scribal (= writers') influence on language use in the texts coming from Middle Ages and Antiquity. The workshop will take place in Zoom and is open to everyone.

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Time zone: Helsinki (EEST)


8.45 - 9.00       Get in! Zoom opens

9.00 - 9.30       Sonja Dahlgren (UH): Some remarks on language attitudes and scribal style: Comparison of Egyptian Greek and Medieval English text production practices

9.30 - 10.00    Marja Vierros (UH): Who is the author, who is the writer? Some remarks on authorship attribution metrics within Greek texts from Egypt

10.00 - 10.15   Break

10.15 - 10.45   Marika Pulkkinen (UH): The Role of Secretarial Aid of Scribes in Formation of Paul's Letters

10.45 - 11.15  Timo Korkiakangas (UH): Intra-Writer Variation in Early Medieval Latin Documents of Italy

11.15 - 12.45   Lunch

12.45 - 13.15   Aino Liira (UT): Text and paratext: scribal roles in the production of the Middle English Polychronicon manuscripts

13.15 - 14.00   Tanja Säily (UH), invited speaker: Variation and change in individual writers of early English letters

14.00 - 14.45   Matti Peikola (UT), invited speaker: Applying knowledge of scribal practices to the study of early printed texts: some examples from 16th-century England

14.45 - 15.00   Break

15.00 - 15.30   Aleksi Mäkilähde (UCL): Code-switching and visual foregrounding in early modern English school performances

15.30 - 16.00   Saara Kauppinen (UH): Dialogue markers in Greek verse inscriptions

16.00 - 16.30   Final discussion