The working group History of Ancient Law and Papyrology emerged from the former Commission for the History Ancient Law founded in 1974 by Walter Selb and suspended by the end of 2012. The work group does research of Ancient Law focusing on the law of the Greek Polis and epigraphy, legal practice in Graeco Roman Egypt and papyrology, and history of Byzantine law and the law of the christian orient.

HeadTh. Kruse                                                                                           

Staff: H. Förster (FWF), H. LotzM. C. D. Paganini (FWF), S. Prignitz

Honorary staff: I. BogenspergerR.-L. ChangK. Harter-UibopuuF. MitthofB. PalmeM. Resel,G. ThürK. Wiedergut