This Project was established in 2007, when Sofía Torallas Tovar (CCHS, CSIC,
The project is not solely devoted to the creation of the database of the mummy labels. More generally, its scope extends to the Funerary world in Graeco-Roman Egypt in its various aspects. For this reason, other scholars from the University of Chicago, at the Oriental Institute (Janet Johnson, Robert Ritner) and the Department of Classics (Christopher A. Faraone and David Martinez), form part of the team, providing their insights into this fascinating world of the dead.
Sofía Torallas Tovar is tenured researcher at CCHS, CSIC,
François Gaudard is an Egyptologist and the Associate Editor of the Chicago Demotic Dictionary at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, specializing in the various stages of the ancient Egyptian language, in particular Demotic and Coptic. He has also worked as an epigrapher for the Epigraphic Survey, based at Chicago House, the field headquarters of the Oriental Institute in Luxor. Gaudard is one of the editors and translators of the Codex Tchacos, which includes the Gospel of Judas. He has taught Egyptology at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is currently preparing an edition of an ancient Egyptian drama and of other related texts for publication. He received his M.A. and his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (Egyptology, Coptology) from the University of Chicago, graduating with honors. In addition, he holds a Licence ès Lettres (Egyptology, Ancient Greek, Coptology) from the University of Geneva (Département des Sciences de l'Antiquité), where he also studied papyrology and Sanskrit.
Raquel Martín Hernández has a PhD in Classics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where she is currently working as a researcher. Her field of expertise is Ancient Magic, especially Greek Magical Papyri, and Greek Religion. She started her studies on papyrology at the Abbey of Montserrat, with Sofía Torallas Tovar, and continued her studies in papyrology in Leiden, Netherlands, and in Lecce, Italy. She is responsible for the Ubach Papyrological Collection housed at the Abbey of Montserrat, and she is currently preparing its cataloguing.
Klaas A. Worp is emeritus professor of papyrology at the Papyrologisch Instituut of the
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.
Marina Escolano Poveda is a Fulbright scholar doing her PhD in Egyptology at the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA), where she is specializing in Demotic studies under the direction of Dr. Richard Jasnow. She has been trained in all the stages of the Egyptian language, from Old Egyptian to Coptic, and her minor field of specialization is Ancient Greek. She has been trained in Papyrology at the Abbey of Montserrat with Dr. Sofía Torallas Tovar, and at the University of Chicago in the Summer Institute in Papyrology 2012, where she worked on unpublished Greek papyri from the University of Michigan collection. She is part of the team of the Johns Hopkins University Archaeological Expedition to the Temple of Mut (Luxor, Egypt), under the direction of Dr. Betsy Bryan. Her main field of interest is Demotic Papyrology and the study of Graeco-Roman Egypt.
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 (
Amalia Zomeño Rodríguez is tenured researcher at 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.
María Jesús Albarrán Martínez obtained her PhD in Ancient History at the Universidad de Alcalá on the topic of female asceticism in the documentary papyri. She was trained in archaeology and in epigraphy at Centre CIL II, UAH; and as a papyrologist and as a coptologist in various courses in Spain at Madrid and Barcelona, and abroad at the Institut Français d’Archaéologie Orientale in Cairo, and at the Universities of Leipzig and Strasbourg. Her main interests lay in the area of documentary papyrology, Christianity and monasticism in Egypt in Late Antiquity, on which she has published several works.