Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Bernhard Palme


Curriculum Vitae

Professor for Ancient History and Papyrology


Director of the Department of Papyri and Papyrus Museum

Austrian National Library

Josefsplatz 1, A–1015 Vienna

Tel.: 0043-1-53410-323

bernhard.palme@onb.ac.at

Homepage:  www.onb.ac.at/sammlungen/papyrus.htm

 


Honorary co-operation
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Institute for the Study of Ancient Culture
Department Documenta Antiqua
Bäckerstraße 13, A–1010 Vienna
antike@oeaw.ac.at

Homepage: http://www.oeaw.ac.at/antike/

Main areas of research:

  • Documentary papyrology: edition of Greek papyri and historical analysis of papyrus texts
  • History of Late Antiquity, with focus on social elites, administrative and military history
  • Social and economic, administrative and legal history of Egypt 300 BC–700 AD
  • History of mentalities in antiquity, with focus on the papyrological sources

Academic qualifications:

Oct. 1979 – Nov. 1984:
Study of Ancient History and General History, Archaeology and Egyptology
Nov. 1984:
Mag. phil. in Ancient History  (supervisor: Peter Siewert)
July 1989:
Dr. phil. in Ancient History  (supervisor: Hermann Harrauer)
March 1998:
Habilitation for Ancient History and Papyrology

Biographical sketch:

Oct. 1983 – Feb. 1992:
Research Assistant at the "Kommission für Antike Rechtsge­schichte" of the Au­strian Academy of Science

March 1992 – Sept. 1993:
Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung at the "Institut für Papyrologie", University of Heidelberg (host: Dieter Hage­dorn)

Jan. 1994 – March 1998:
 Member of the Vienna Team in the projekt Electronic Biblio­graphy of Attic In­scrip­tions 403/2 B.C. – ca. 300 A.D., executed in cooperation with the Com­pu­te­rization of Greek Inscriptions Project (Cornell University)

Apr. 1994 – March 1997:
Fellowship of the APART-Programme of the Austrian Academy of Science

March 1995:
Member of the "Kommission für Antike Rechtsgeschichte" of the Austrian Academy of Science

Apr. 1998 – March 2004:
Principal investigator of the START-Project New Papyri from Ptolemaic, Ro­man, Byzantine and Arabic Egypt

July 2001:
Organisator of the 23rd International Congress of Papyrology at Vienna

July 2001:Member of the Comité of the Association Internationale de Papyro­logues (AIP)

Oct. 2003:
Offered a chair as full professor of Papyrology at the University of Hei­del­berg (not accepted)

Nov. 2003:
Offered a chair as full professor of Ancient History and Papyro­logy at the Uni­ver­sity of Vienna

April 2004:

Full Professor of Ancient History and Papyrology at the Uni­versity of Vien­na

Sept. 2005 – Aug. 2008:     
Vice-reporter for Classical Studies ("Altertums­wissenschaften") of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Jan. 2006:
Member of the Board for Good Scientific Conduct at the University of Vienna

June 2006 – June 2008:      
President of the "Eranos Vindobonensis"

Jan. 2008:
Member of the "Kommission zur Herausgabe des Corpus der latei­nischen Kirchenväter" (CSLE) of the Austrian Academy of Science

Sept. 2008 – Sept. 2014:
Reporter for Classical Studies ("Altertums­wissenschaften") of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Oct. 2008:
Member of the Standing Committee for the Humanities of the Euro­pean Science Foundation (ESF), Strasbourg

May 2009:
Member of the Council for Archaeological Research (Ministry for Science and Research)

Sept. 2009:
Director of the Department of Papyri and the Papyrus Museum of the Au­strian National Library (ÖNB)

March – July 2010:
Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

July – Aug. 2012:
Summer Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Academic Teaching

1990–1992:
University of Salzburg (A)

since 1995:
University of Vienna (A)

1998, 2001/2:
University of Graz (A)

2013, 2015:
University of Brno (CZ): Kommission für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik, DAI, Munich: 2005, Fachwissenschaftlicher Kurs "Papyrologie"

2007:
Austrian National Library, Vienna: International Summer School in Coptic Papyrology

2009:
Austrian National Library, Vienna: International Summer School in Pehlewi Papyrology

2011:
Austrian National Library, Vienna: International Summer Digital Tools in Papyrology

Awards

June 1997:
Award of the START-Prize of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research

Dec. 1998:
Award of the Kardinal-Innitzer-Preis

Feb. 2007:
Member of the "Kommission für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik"
(AEK) des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts (DAI) at Munich

May 2008:
Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Science

May 2012:
Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Science

September 2015:
Member of Academia Europaea

Funded Projects

FWF:

  • Y 69 START-Programme (1998–2004):
    New Papyri from Ptolemaic, Roman, Byzan­tine and Arabic Egypt
  • P 17180-G02 (2004–2006): 
    New Papyri from Ancient Egypt
  • B 93-G02: NFN (National Research Network) Imperium & Officium (2009–2015):
    The framework of imperial power in Late Antique Egypt
  • P 24589-G21 (Sub-Projekt: B. Palme; Projektleiterin: Pamela Rose, 2013–2015):
    The Southern Frontier of Egypt: Egyptian-Nubian Relations in the Late Antique an Early Medieval Periods
    .
  • P 26198-G18 (2014–2018):
    Local Courts of Roman Egypt
  • P 29292-G25 (2015–2017):
    Texts and Textiles in Late Antique Egypt
  • TCS 44 (2017 - 2019):
    "Ancient Textiles - Modern Hands"
  • P 31021-G25 (2018 - 2022): 
    Roman Court Proceedings: New documents, New perspectives

FWF-Projekte im Exzellenzprogramm:

  • B 93-G02: NFN (National Research Network)
    "Imperium and Oficium" (Sprecher: M. Jursa)
    Teilprojekt "The framework of imperial power in Late Antique Eypt"

Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung:

  • forMuse-project (2010–2012):
    Spätantike Textilien und koptische Papyri in der Pa­py­rus­sammlung und Papyrus­museum der Öster­­reichischen Nationalbibliothek

The Andrew Mellon Foundation:

  • Scholarly Communication and Information Technology Program (2013–2015): 
    Papyri of the Early Arab Period Online
  • Scholarly Communication and Information Technology Program (Sept. 2015 – Aug. 2016): 
    Papyri of the Early Arab Period Online – Phase I
  • Scholarly Communication and Information Technology Program (Nov. 2016 – May 2019): 
    Papyri of the Early Arab Period Online – Phase II
  • Scholarly Communication and Information Technology Program (May 2019 – April 2021): 
    Papyri of the Early Arab Period Online – Phase III