The Team


Alberto Nodar Domínguez is lecturer in Classics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, where he is also the director of a papyrology unit associated with the   Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). Since 2005 he is the curator of the Palau-Ribes papyrological collection, now housed at the Arxiu Històric de la Companyia de Jesús a Catalunya. He obtained his DPhil in Greek Papyrology from the University of Oxford, where he subsequently worked on the project The Oxyrhynchus Papyri. He conducted research at the Institut für Papyrologie, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, as an Alexander von Humboldt scholar, and at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, within the Catalogue of Paraliterary Papyri Project.

Sofía Torallas Tovar is Associate Professor Sofia Torallasat the Dpt. of Classics and NELC at the University of Chicago. She obtained her PhD in Classics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) in 1995. She trained as a papyrologist and a coptologist at University College London (UCL). Since 2002 she is the curator of the Roca-Puig collection at the Abadia de Montserrat and directs the research conducted at the Abbey. She is author and co-author of the four volumes of papyrus editions published since 2006. She participates in international projects concerned with the edition of Coptic texts, such as those on Marc and Shenoute of Atripe. She participates in the Qubbet el Hawa (Assuan) Project of the University of Jaén since 2009 and the Swiss Institute since 2010 in the edition of the Greek and Coptic ostraka. She was recently awarded a Neubauer Collegium grant for a project on the Transmission of Magical Knowledge in Egypt with Christopher Faraone.

Foto libro 1Raquel Martín Hernández is lecturer at the Department of Greek and Indo-European Studies at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She obtained her PhD in 2006 with a doctoral dissertation about Orphism and magic. Since these days, most of her researches have been related to the study of Greek Magical Papyri and mystery religions. She has trained as a papyrologist through work carried out at the Abadia de Montserrat under the direction of Dr. Sofía Torallas, and has followed papyrology courses at the Leiden Papyrological Institute and the Papyrological Summer School in Lecce. She is currently responsible of cataloguing of the papyrological collection formed by P. Bonaventura Ubach, housed at the Abadia de Montserrat. She is member of the team working on the re-edition and study of the Greek and Demotic magical handbooks liderated by Profs. Ch. A. Faraone and S. Torallas Tovar, University of Chicago.

Rodriguez Martin webJose-Domingo Rodriguez Martín is Associate Professor of Roman Law at the Complutense University of Madrid since 2007 and Researcher of the Alexader von Humboldt-Foundation since 2003, he obtained the University Degrees in Law and Classical Philology and the PhD in Roman Law. He acquired his formation in Madrid (Complutense) and Munich (Ludwig-Maximilian Universität). but he has also developed researches in Padova, Salzburg and Vienna. He has been Guest Professor at the Heidelberg University and Vice-Dean at the Law Faculty of the Complutense University. Being his main research interest the study of the material supports of ancient legal sources, he has published books and papers on several fields such as juristic papyrology, Byzantine legal lexicography or Latin palaeography; he has also translated several Roman Law sources into Spanish.

 Amalia Zomeño Rodríguez is tenured researcher amalia_smallat CCHS, CSIC in Madrid since 2007. Since 2001 she has been working on the cataloguing, edition and study of the Arabic notarial documents kept at the Granada Archives, especially those at the Library of the University of Granada Royal Hospital, and is currently preparing a volume with the edition of an important number of unpublished documents. Since 2003 she has been cataloguing the Arabic manuscripts of the Oriental collections of the Abadia de Montserrat, and in 2006 she started the cataloguing and the study of the Arabic papyri belonging to the Palau-Ribes collection, housed at the Arxiu Históric de la Companyia de Jesús a Catalunya. She has participated in the International Summer School in Arabic Papyrology (National Library of Austria, 2007) and is a member of the International Society for Arabic Papyrology.

klaasworpKlaas A. Worp is emeritus professor of papyrology at the Papyrologisch Instituut of the University of Leiden. Among his numerous publications in the field of papyrology The Chronological Systems of Byzantine Egypt, Leiden, 2004, together with Prof. R. S. Bagnall, or Greek Ostraka from Kellis (O.Kellis) (= Dakhleh Oasis Project Monograph 13), Oxford, 2004, should be mentioned. He has been involved with the Roca-Puig papyrological collection project since its very beginning, and has co-authored To the Origins of Greek Stenography. P.Monts.Roca I, Barcelona, 2006, with Sofía Torallas.

María Jesús Albarrán Martínez is researcher fellow atmj the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Marie Curie Fellow). She obtained her PhD at the Universidad de Alcalá in Ancient History. She trained in archaeology, epigraphy, papyrology and Coptic Studies in several national and international institutions. She was been postdoctoral researcher at the Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes of CNRS (2012-2104) and at the Laboratoire d’Excellence RESMED of the Université Paris-Sorbonne (2014-2015) in Paris, where she is associated researcher. She is the head of the Coptic Fund of the Palau-Ribes collection and she participates in the project concerned with the cataloguing and edition of Coptic documentary papyri of the Sorbonne Collection. Her main interests lay in the area of documentary papyrology and Egyptian monasticism in Late Antiquity, on which she has published several works.

Irene Foto DVCTVSIrene Pajón Leyra is postdoctoral researcher at the University of Nice (CEPAM-UMR 7264, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, CNRS). Her research activity has dealt with three main fields: Greek paradoxography, ancient Geography and papyrology. Trained in papyrology at the University of Oxford and the Spanish National High Council of Research, her work as a papyrologist has been focused on the collection and study of papyri connected to ancient Geography and paradoxography. Among them, the Artemidorus papyrus deserves a special mention, to which he has devoted some specific studies, as well as the organization of two international conferences. She participates or has participated in prestigious research projects, both in Spain (Hesperia, DVCTVS) and abroad (FrGrHist IV, Zoomathia, Practicing Knowledge in Islamic Societies and their Neighbours).

11746037_10154030658938761_1777248259_oJakub Urbanik is an assistant professor at the Chair of Roman Law and the Law of Antiquity at the Faculty of Law and Administration/University of Warsaw. Doctoral degree in law was awarded by the Univerisity of Warsaw in 2002, Habilitation by University of Białystok in 2013 for a cycle of articles devoted to the legal awareness in Antiquity and late antique legal practice. Has directed and participated in a number of research projects (awarded by the Polish and Spanish Research entities). Since 2002 co-editor of The Journal of Juristic Papyrology. His main research interests are juristic papyrology combined with elements of social history and history of mentality, ancient family law (and in this context the legal standing of women), and the legal œuvre of Dioskoros of Aphrodité.


José Luis Alonso is professor of Roman law at the University of the Basque Country. Doctor of Law by the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1996, his studies on the Roman delegation were honoured with one of the prices of the Commision Boulvert 2004. He has been member of the department of Papyrology of the University of Warsaw between 2010 and 2013, and currently leads a project of the Polish National Centre for the Science on the legal structure of real securities in the law of the papyri.

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Sergio Carro Martín completed his studies in Arabic philology at the Universidad de Salamanca (USAL) in 2007. He has studied different courses of Arabic language and culture in centers of Sana’a (Yemen, 2005) and Cairo (Egypt, 2010) as a fellow of the Spanish Agency for International Development and Cooperation (AECID). He defended his MA thesis in 2011, after completing the Master of Contemporary Arab and Islamic Studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). From 2009 to 2011 he worked as research assistant the research group Manuscript Heritage and History of Texts (CSIC-CCHS), where he began his research in the Arabic paleography of legal documents, one of his main interests. Since 2011 he participates in the DVCTVS Project, managing the databases of the different papyrological collections.

IMG_20150714_123224Alba de Frutos García has a MA Degree in Classics (UCM). She also obtained an MA in Ancient History (UAM-UCM) with a MA dissertation on the invitations on papyri. She is writing her dissertation on the social networks of funerary workers in Ptolemaic Egypt under the supervision of Sofía Torallas Tovar. She is working on the edition of some Greek documentary papyri from the Fundación Pastor Collection as well as the edition of the Greek Ptolemaic papyri from the Roca-Puig Collection (with Sofía Torallas Tovar). Her main interests lay on the edition of documentary papyri and the social and economic history of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt.

Marina Escolano-Poveda Foto Marinais a Fulbright scholar and Ph.D candidate in Egyptology in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the Johns Hopkins University. She is currently writing her doctoral dissertation on the self-representation of Egyptian priests in the Graeco-Roman period, under the direction of Prof. Richard L. Jasnow. Her area of specialization is Egyptian philology and Demotic papyrology, together with of society, religion, and culture of Graeco-Roman Egypt. She is working on the edition of the Demotic papyri of the Abbey of Montserrat, and of the papyri fragments from the Museu Bíblic of Mallorca. She also works as an archaeologist and artist for the project of the Johns Hopkins University in the Temple of Mut (Luxor, Egypt), directed by Prof. Betsy M. Bryan.

Vito DvctvsMª Victoria Spottorno is Emeritus Research Professor in the Center of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC), as part of the group of Biblical Studies . She did her MA in Biblical Philology at the Complutensian University, and she was trained in New Testament Textual Criticism in Oxford University, with Prof. G. D. Kilpatrick as a Tutor. She also received additional training in other related fields, as Papyrology. She was educated in this discipline by Profs. P. Parsons and J. Rea. Her Doctoral Dissertation dealt with Ezekiel Papyrus 967, under the direction of Prof. M. Fernández Galiano. Later on she was committed by him to restore his collection of papyri, kept in Madrid (Fundación Pastor de Estudios Clásicos). In 2002 she began working with Sofía Torallas Tovar restoring a good number of papyri of Montserrat Roca collection and contributing to the edition of its Biblical fragments. Her research mainly focuses the areas of textual criticism and philology of the Greek Bible, Septuagint and New Testament, being an active member of the International Organization for the Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS).