The Corpus dei Manoscritti Copti Letterari Project has moved to Hamburg

The Corpus dei manoscritti copti letterari research project (director: Tito Orlandi) became recently part of the Hiob Ludolf Zentrum für Äthiopistik, Hamburg University. Details about researchers of the centre can be found here.

Here is the description and aims of the project:

Corpus dei Manoscritti Copti Letterari

The Corpus dei Manoscritti Copti Letterari (CMCL) is a digital philology project that in 2011 moved from Rome to Hamburg. Its focus lies in Christian Egyptian culture.

The project reconstructs manuscripts virtually from digitized manuscript fragments; critically edits the Coptic texts; it also maintains an extensive electronic database.

The database includes: (1) Clavis Patrum Copticorum: list of the authors and works of the Coptic literature with information on manuscripts, content, and critical problems; (2) Manuscripts: list (a) of the individual collections, (b) of the Coptic codices either well preserved or reconstructed, especially from the Monastery of St. Shenoute, Atripe (White Monastery); (3) Texts: electronic edition of Coptic texts with Italian translation; (4) Grammar: a computational grammar of Sahidic with a list of words according to the grammatical categories; and (5): Bibliography: Complete bibliography for Coptic studies.

The rich project library, with publications in Egyptology, Coptology and Christian Orient, is located on the premises of the HLCES.


Prof. Tito Orlandi
Paola Buzi
Alin Suciu

Corpus dei Manoscritti Copti Letterari
Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies
Hamburg University
Alsterterrasse 1
20354 Hamburg

For the source of this information click here; for the new CMCL website (available for subscribers only) click here.


About Alin Suciu

I am a researcher at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities. I write mostly on Coptic literature, Patristics, and apocryphal texts.
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