Category Archives: Uncategorized

Cairo 2008 Coptic Congress Papers Publication

Important message from Christian Askeland: “Anne Boud’hors and Peeter’s publishing house have generously agreed to publish papers from the 2008 Cairo congress within a 2013 edition of the Journal of Coptic Studies.  The effort will be organized by Christian Askeland, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Lecture by Prof Dr Alberto Camplani and Alin Suciu on November 16th, 2012 at 6 pm (CSMC)

Dear Colleagues, The Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC), within the scope of the “Manuscripts in Motion” Conference, cordially invites you to a public lecture on “Coptic Manuscripts in Pieces: the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife and more” by … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Originally posted on Roberta Mazza:
The case with the Gospel of Mary fragment in the Crawford room P.Ryl. 463: The Gospel of Mary I’ve recently realised that few people in Manchester know that one of the two extant Greek fragments…

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

A Letter from Colonel Robert de Rustafjaell

Some time ago, I bought on the internet a bibliographical rarity: Robert de Rustafjaell’s The Light of Egypt from Recently Discovered Predynastic and Early Christian Records (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1909). I had been looking for a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Successful Thesis Defense!

On October 6, 2012, my wife, Päivi Vähäkangas, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, titled Rejection and Reception of Philosophy in the Letter of Eugnostos (NHC III,3 and V,1) and Pseudo-Clementine Recognitions, at the Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki. The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

What is Clavis Coptica?

Because many people have been asking me lately what means clavis coptica to which I often refer in my studies and on this blog, I am posting here a response from Tito Orlandi, the director of the Corpus dei manoscritti … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Coptic Apocryphal Manuscript from Nubia (the Qasr el-Wizz Codex)

When the High Dam was built in the 1960s, almost the entire Nile valley between Aswan and Wadi Halfa had been inundated in order to create the Lake Nassar. As the waters were rising, many archeological sites were destroyed, while … Continue reading

Posted in Apocrypha, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

The Tenth International Congress of Coptic Studies: Programme

SOURCE 10.30-11.15: INAUGURAL SESSION Welcome address Alberto Camplani, Congress Secretary (Sapienza Università di Roma) Luigi Frati, Rettore della Sapienza Università di Roma
Antonello Biagini, Prorettore per la Cooperazione e rapporti internazionali Mariano Pavanello, Direttore del Dipartimento di Storia, Culture, Religioni Claudio … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Provisional Bibliographies for the Coptological Congress

During the next Coptological congress (Rome, 17-22 September 2012), eleven scholars will deliver reports concerning the recent developments in various fields of Coptic studies: Alessandro Bausi, Ethiopic literary production related to the Egyptian culture Heike Behlmer, Coptic Literature (2008-2012) Heinzgerd … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

R.I.P. Marvin Meyer

Stephan Huller announces that Marvin Meyer died yesterday. His wife, Bonnie, posted the following message on Marvin’s Facebook wall: “Hello, Facebook friends of Dr. Marvin Meyer: This is Marv’s wife Bonnie writing the sad news that Marv passed away yesterday, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments

Guest Post: Tonio Sebastian Richter – Contact-Induced Language Change of Egyptian-Coptic: Loanword Lexicography in the DDGLC Project

Prof. Tonio Sebastian Richter (Ägyptologisches Institut der Universität Leipzig): 1992 Diploma in Protestant Theology; 1996 MA in Egyptology and Religious Studies; 1999 PhD thesis on language and style of Coptic legal documents (printed as Rechtssemantik und forensischeRhetorik Leipzig 2002; 2nd … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Post, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Freely Accessible Issues of the Journal Aethiopica

The website of the journal Aethiopica, edited by the Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies, Hamburg University, has recently added some issues which are freely accessible. Recommended readings for those interested in Coptic and Patristic literature: Robert Beylot, “Cyrille de … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Two Research Positions in Coptic Studies (Georg Steindorff Egyptological Institute, University of Leipzig)

Franziska Naether announces on Facebook that two positions in Coptic studies are available in Tonio Sebastian Richter’s project in Leipzig (Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic [DDGLC]). Details concerning this project can be found HERE. Two research positions … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Kartvelological Summer School “Georgian Script” (July 17-26, 2012, Tbilisi)

I received from Dr. Buba Kudava, the director of the National Centre of Manuscripts in Tbilisi, an interesting announcement concerning the Kartvelological Summer School “Georgian Script,” which shall take place from 17th to 26th July 2012 in Tbilisi, Georgia. “The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Update: AELAC Meeting, Dole, June 28-30 2012. Schedule and Paper Abstract

On June 29, I will be presenting a paper at the Association pour l’étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne (AELAC) meeting, which shall take place in Dole, France. You can find below the complete program of the conference and the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Positions Available for Those Interested in Nag Hammadi (and Related) Codices

A few days ago, Hugo Lundhaug announced me that a doctoral and a postdoctoral fellowship are available in his project New Contexts for Old Texts: Unorthodox Texts and Monastic Manuscript Culture in Fourth- and Fifth-Century Egypt (NEWCONT). The project is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Greek Paleography Tutorial Based on Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cod. graec. 314

Alex Poulos posted a Greek paleography tutorial with examples taken from Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cod. graec. 314 (Origen, Homilies on the Psalms). The tutorial “[i]s targeted at people who have at least an intermediate knowledge of Greek, but haven’t done much … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Lorenzo Perrone About Origen’s Newly Discovered Homilies on the Psalms

Via Lorenzo Perrone: Bologna, the 10th of June 2012 Dear Colleagues and Friends, On the 21st of May, a day after the first severe earthquake since centuries began to shake my region, I was asked an expertise on a Greek … Continue reading

Posted in Patristics, Psalms, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

A Book Dedication by Gérard Garitte

A few years ago, I bought from a second-hand bookstore the edition of the Georgian version of St. Antony’s letters. The book was published in 1955 by Gérard Garitte in the Corpus scriptorum christianorum orientalium (CSCO) collection and appeared in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

2012 AELAC Meeting (Dole, June 28-30)

The Association pour l’étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne (AELAC) has announced on its website the programme for the 2012 meeting, which will take place June 28-30 in Dole, France. Here are the titles of the papers which will be … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment