Yasmine Amory was trained in Classics at the University of Florence, at Sorbonne Université, and at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris), where she received a Master’s degree (2014) 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 also has an acquaintance with Coptic Language and Papyrology.
She obtained her PhD title at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in 2018. Her dissertation concerned the edition and re-edition of the Greek letters of the archive of Dioscorus of Aphrodite, the largest papyrological dossier from Late Antiquity (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.]). As a postdoctoral fellow of the ERC project EVWRIT (2018-2021), she is investigating how the visual aspect of a document could contribute to convey a socio-semiotic message, developing the recent theory of “paléographie signifiante”. She is also participating in the edition of 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 and Greek-Coptic language contacts.
2020/2021: co-lecturer of the course "Transmission of Ancient Greek Texts (A005481)", second year Bachelor of Arts
2019/2020: co-lecturer of the course "Manuscript Traditions of Ancient Greek Literature (A001454)", second year Bachelor of Arts
3-4 February 2020: Crash course in Greek Palaeography addressed to doctoral students. Organized at Ghent University under the auspices of OIKOS, the Dutch National Research School in Classical Studies.