Purpose of the course is the introduction to a deeper knowledge of Papyrology, of its methodology of research and critical study of the papyri
as original artefacts and as sources for history and literature. A privileged focus will be the the contribution of the digital humanities to the papyrological methodology, as both support to the research and starting point towards a new approach to its object of study.
At the end of the course, the student is expected to:
(a – knowledge and understanding) know, understand, and critically evaluate the role and the contribution of the digital resources to the ancient studies;
(b – applying knowledge and understanding) apply the general notions learned to individual cases of electronic resources; be able to read and utilize the digital edition of papyrus texts and the other digital resources;
(c – making judgements) be able to utilize critically the digital resources in order to understand the documentation on papyrus as a basic source to ancient history and literature;
(d – communication skills) recognize and describe with the correct technical vocabulary the main digital resources analysed;
(e – learning skills) develop specialized methodologies, skills and sets of knowledge useful for the learning of Classics disciplines.