1968 …2023
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Associate Professor (Classical Philology), tenure-track. I am the principal investigator of the project "Digital Grammar of Greek Documentary Papyri" (ERC Starting Grant 2017). Before that I was a postdoctoral researcher in the project Act of the Scribe. Transmitting Linguistic Knowledge and scribal Practices in Graeco-Roman Antiquity funded by the Academy of Finland. A previous project of my own as a postdoctoral researcher of the Academy of Finland was called: SEMATIA: Linguistic Annotation of the Greek Documentary Papyri. In general, I am interested in languages and linguistic variation, language contact and bilingualism using mainly Greek papyrological sources. Especially digital resources in the study of the ancient languages are my focus area. My PhD dissertation (2011) was about bilingual notaries in Hellenistic Egypt (published as Bilingual Notaries in Hellenistic Egypt. A Study of Greek as a Second Language. Collectanea Hellenistica 5. Brussel).

I am also a member of a research group (led by Professor Jaakko Frösén) publishing the carbonized papyrus dossier from the Byzantine period, found in Petra, Jordan.

Education/Academic qualification

Greek language and literature, PhD, University of Helsinki

Keywords

  • 6121 Languages
  • Greek language and literature
  • Latin language and Roman literature
  • Papyrology
  • Language contact and bilingualism in antiquity

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2000 2019

Copying practices in Ptolemaic Egypt: A discussion based on agoranomic contracts from Pathyris

Vierros, M., 2019, In : Tyche : Beiträge zur alten Geschichte, Papyrologie und Epigraphik. 2018, 33, p. 207–230 24 p.

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Open Access

Languages, Scripts, Literature and Bridges between Cultures

Vierros, M. K. & Torallas Tovar, S., 2019, A Companion to Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt. Vandorpe, K. (ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, p. 485–500 16 p. 31

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

2. Three minor documents

Vierros, M. K. & Lehtinen, M. S., 2018, The Petra Papyri V. Arjava, A., Frösén, J. & Kaimio, J. (eds.). American center of oriental research, Vol. 5. p. 246–251 6 p. (American Center of Oriental Research Publications; no. 8).

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65. Request for transfer of taxation

Vierros, M. K., 2018, The Petra Papyri V. Arjava, A., Frösén, J. & Kaimio, J. (eds.). Amman: American center of oriental research, Vol. 5. p. 216–220 5 p. (American Center of Oriental Research Publications; no. 8).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

66. Request for transfer of taxation

Vierros, M. K., Gagos, T. & Koenen, L., 2018, The Petra Papyri V. Arjava, A., Frösén, J. & Kaimio, J. (eds.). Amman: American center of oriental research, Vol. 5. p. 221–225 5 p. (American Center of Oriental Research Publications; vol. 8).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Projects 1968 2023

Activities 2001 2019

EpiDoc and Treebanking training workshop

Marja Vierros (Chair of organizing committee), Polina Valentinova Yordanova (Member of organizing committee), Gabriel Bodard (Member of organizing committee), Simona Stoyanova (Member of organizing committee)
8 Apr 201911 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Getting funded: Insider tips for successful applications

Marja Vierros (Invited speaker)
25 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Digital Scholarship in the Humanities : DSH (Journal)

Marja Vierros (Reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Text Encoding: Latinists looking for new synergies

Marja Vierros (Speaker: Presenter)
8 Nov 20189 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Kielitieteen päivät

Marja Vierros (Speaker: Keynote)
7 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks