Marja Vierros


    Research areas

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

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.

Further information on the affiliationLecturer in the University of Oulu, August 2003–July 2005

Latest publications

  1. Linguistic Annotation of the Digital Papyrological Corpus: Sematia

    Vierros, M. K., May 2018, Digital Papyrology II: Case Studies on the Digital Edition of Ancient Greek Papyri. Reggiani, N. (ed.). Berlin: De Gruyter, p. 105-118 14 p.

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

  2. Traces of a notarial signature in BGU III 997 - a deliberate removal?

    Vierros, M., Aug 2017, In : Archiv für Papyrusforschung. 63, 1, p. 25-28 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Preprocessing Greek Papyri for Linguistic Annotation

    Vierros, M. K. & Henriksson, E. I., 8 Jun 2017, In : Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities. Special Issue on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages, June 8 2017, 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. 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

  2. Digitaalinen käänne klassillisessa filologiassa? Vanhaa ja uutta.

    Marja Vierros (Speaker)
    9 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  3. Act of the Scribe: Transmitting Linguistic Knowledge and Scribal Practices in Graeco-Roman Antiquity

    Sonja Anna Karin Dahlgren (Speaker), Yrjö Martti Pauli Leiwo (Speaker), Hilla Tuulia Halla-aho (Speaker), Marja Kaisa Vierros (Speaker)
    31 Aug 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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