Yasmine Amory is a post-doctoral research fellow at Ghent University (Special Research Fund - BOF, 2021-2024). She is currently working on a multi-modal approach to politeness theory in Greek documentary papyri.
She was trained in Classics at the University of Florence, at the École Normale Supérieure and at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris), where she received a Master’s degree and was initiated to Greek Papyrology. She then perfected her papyrological skills in Late Antique documents at the 9th Summer Institute in Papyrology (Princeton University, 2014).
She obtained her PhD title at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in 2018 with a dissertation on the Greek letters of the archive of Dioscorus of Aphrodite (Title: Communiquer par écrit dans l’Égypte de l’Antiquité tardive: les lettres grecques des archives de Dioscore d’Aphrodité [Égypte, VIe s. apr. J.-C.], supervisor: Jean-Luc Fournet), the richest papyrological archive from Byzantine age.
From 2018 to 2021, she joined as a post-doctoral fellow the ERC project led by Klaas Bentein “Everyday writing in Graeco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt (I – VIII AD). A socio-semiotic study of communicative variation", where she investigated the socio-semiotic value of paleography in Greek documentary papyri.
She is also participating in the edition of Byzantine papyri from the collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Sorbonne Université, Ghent University, and the British Library.
Her research interests include documentary papyrology, Late Antique epistolography, communication practices, politeness in ancient sources, and Greek-Coptic language contacts.
Since 2022: Coordinator (together with Dr. Sadi Maréchal) of the Ghent Centre of Late Antiquity.