!!Bernhard Palme - Biography
Bernhard Palme is full professor for Ancient History and Papyrology at the University of Vienna (since 2004) and Director of the Department of Papyri and the Papyrus Museum of the Austrian National Library (since 2009). He specializes in the history and culture of Graeco-Roman Egypt as well as the evaluation and historical analysis of the documentary sources of the ancient world. He has organized several international conferences, and directed several research projects. Among his numerous publications are editions of Greek papyri as well as historical and cultural studies on the Mediterranean world in Late Antiquity and the history of Roman and Byzantine Egypt. His current work focuses on social, economic and legal history of the Later Roman Empire.
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Palme has been nominated a full member of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and the Austrian Academy of Science (ÖAW). From 2005 to 2014 he acted as Reporter for Classical Studies of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), and from 2008 to 2014 he also was a member for the Standing Committee for the Humanities of the European Science Foundation.