Prof. dr. K.A. (Klaas) Worp (emeritus)

  • Affiliated fellow
  • Papyrology

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2838
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SMES Papyrologisch Instituut
Office Address: Universiteitsbibliotheek
Witte Singel 26-27
2311 BG Leiden
Room number PAPYRO
Personal Homepage:​lias/​staff/​worpka.html

Fields of interest

Greek papyrology
Ancient History (in particular Chronology & Metrology)
Greek Language & Literature
Byzantine Studies


The edition of unpublished Greek papyri, in particular the Greek texts coming to light in the Dakhleh Oasis (Western Desert of Egypt). Furthermore, prof. Worp is working on texts from the papyrus collection from Montserrat Abbey, Spain, and from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Curriculum Vitae

1972 - 2005 Assistant, later Associate Professor of Papyrology at the University of Amsterdam
2001 - ... Member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences
2002 - 2008 Extraordinary Professor of Papyrology at the University of Leiden
Professor dr. Klaas Worp retired from Leiden University in 2008, but remains active as professor emeritus.

Last Modified: 11-12-2015