Lecture: “The Oldest “Book" of Europe: Afterlife and the Birth of the Cosmos in the Derveni Papyrus.”
The Derveni Papyrus, commonly called “the oldest European “book”, is the only 4th century BC legible literary papyrus to be found on Greek soil. In October 2015 the Derveni Papyrus was included in UNESCO’S “Memory of the World” Program. Dr. Ioanna Papadopoulou, associate in multi-disciplinary research, Information Technology and Publications at the Center for Hellenic Studies – Harvard University, will discuss the significance of the Derveni Papyrus and present the digital platform developed by the Center for Hellenic Studies (Harvard University) “iMouseion Derveni Papyrus Project”, to allow simultaneous comparative display of all the editions of the Papyrus. The lecture is part of the “European Month of Culture” series of events and is organized by the Embassy of Greece in collaboration with the Center for Hellenic Studies – Harvard University and the Washington Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. Embassy of Greece - 2217 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20008, May 26, at 6:30pm.