Tag Archives: Coptic

Dumbarton Oaks/HMML Coptic and Syriac Summer School (July 7-August 2, 2019)

Upon the invitation of Fr. Columba Stewart, next summer I will teach an intensive Coptic course in the United States, together with my colleague, Victor Ghica (Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo). The course is funded by Dumbarton Oaks and will … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Julien Delhez – A Successful Conference for French-Speaking Coptologists

From June 22-24, Coptologists from a dozen countries gathered in Brussels for the eighteenth congress of the Association Francophone de Coptologie (French-speaking association of Coptology). Thirty speakers and several additional attendees enjoyed a weekend of stimulating lectures, conviviality, and fellowship. … Continue reading

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Coptic Sushi, SBL, San Antonio 2016

I will not be attending the SBL conference this year (I plan to have my first SBL in Boston next year), but here is an important announcement from Christian Askeland: By popular demand, the biggest Coptological party of the year … Continue reading

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Forthcoming: Shenoute and the Bible, International Conference, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, 17–21 May 2016

Shenoute and the Bible International Conference Georg-August-Universität Göttingen 17–21 May 2016 sponsored by: in conjunction with: Critical Edition of the Works of Shenoute, Annual Meeting (“Shenoute 2016”) Venue: Tagungszentrum an der Sternwarte, Geismar Landstr. 12, 37083 Göttingen, Meeting Room 3 … Continue reading

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Volume in Honour of Peter Nagel

A volume in honour of the German Coptologist Peter Nagel has recently been edited by Heike Behlmer, Frank Feder and Ute Pietruschka. The volume contains some of the papers presented on April 26-27 during a colloquium held at the Coptic … Continue reading

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Doctoral and Postdoctoral Positions available at Göttingen University

The Collaborative Research Centre 1136 “Education and Religion in Cultures of the Mediterranean and Its Environment from Ancient to Medieval Times and to the Classical Islam” at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany), funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation), currently … Continue reading

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Coptic Faces

Over at Manuscripts and Microfilm blog, I’ve read a nice post about a Greek manuscript in Istanbul (Patriarchate Library, Panagia Kamariotissa, ms. 5 – 10th century; contains homilies of John Chrysostom), in which the blogger “found a delightful illustrated note left … Continue reading

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International Seminar in Coptic Papyrology. Barcelona, July 6-13, 2014

The International seminar in Coptic Papyrology will be held in Barcelona from 6 to 13 July 2014. It follows the seminars held in Vienna 2006, Leipzig 2008, Strasbourg 2010 and Heidelberg 2012. The event will be organised by Universitat Pompeu … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Nathalie Bosson – La Coptologie perd l’une de ses figures les plus marquantes

Le Professeur Rodolphe Kasser, né à Yverdon-les-Bains le 14 janvier 1927, s’est éteint dans sa ville natale le 8 octobre 2013, à l’âge de 86 ans. Professeur ordinaire puis émérite de langue et littératures coptes à l’Université de Genève, il … Continue reading

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SBL Coptic Breakfast

Here is a message from Christian Askeland to those who will attend the SBL meeting later this month: Society of Biblical Literature attendees with interest in Coptic language and literature are warmly invited to meet Monday morning (19 Nov) at … Continue reading

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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

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Nitria and Scetis: H. G. Evelyn White,The Monasteries of the Wadi ‘N Natrun

The valuable Syriac documents which came from the Monastery of the Virgin in the Wadi el-Natrun, are still labeled sometimes as “Nitrian.” Similarly, the dialect of the Coptic manuscripts from St. Macarius’ Monastery, situated in the same desert, is called … Continue reading

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The Dossier of the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah: With a Contribution on the First Bohairic Fragments

Little is known about the period that Abba Isaiah spent in his native land, as a recluse in the desert of Scetis. His fame began to grow beyond the borders of Egypt only after he settled in a monastery near … Continue reading

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