Conference in Memory of Sarah J. Clackson, 25-26 September 2004

We will remember the scholarship and work of the Coptic papyrologist Sarah
Clackson, who died last year, at a conference to be held at Christ Church,
Oxford, on September 25-26 of this year. The conference program can be found on the

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Sarah was always very proud of, and clear about, the contribution that
Coptic papyrology can make to our understanding of late antique and early
Islamic Egypt. Before her death she had expressed the wish to donate her
notes and papers to the Griffith Institute for other scholars to work on,
and to create a fund to facilitate such work and support related projects in
Coptic papyrology.

The Sarah Clackson Fund for Coptic Papyrology was established at the
Griffith Institute in Oxford in January 2004. The fund currently has more
than  20,000 the annual proceeds of which will be granted to projects
furthering the study of Coptic papyrology.

You can support this work by contributing directly to the fund by sending a
donation to Oxford University Development Office, Oxenford House, Magdalen
Street, Oxford OX1 3AB, attention Paul Rickett, and adding a note that it is
for the S. J. Clackson memorial fund.

For American donors it is also possible to send your contribution in dollars
to the Oxford University North American Office, 198 Madison Avenue, New York
NY 10016, and again saying that it is for the same fund. The cheque should
be made out to American Friends of Oxford.
Petra M. Sijpesteijn
Christ Church
Oxford OX1 1DP