International Association for Coptic Studies
Association Internationale d'Études Coptes

Webmaster: Tito Orlandi (orlandi at cmcl.it)
Site hosted by the Corpus dei Manoscritti Copti Letterari

The IACS was founded in occasion of the First International Congress of Coptology in Cairo: Colloquium on the Future of Coptic Studies, 11-17 December 1976.
The Association is a non-profit organization designed to encourage and contribute to the progress of all aspects of Coptic Studies. It promotes international cooperation among individuals as well as among organizations and institutions. It advances the dissemination of information about work in progress, new discoveries and new results, organize periodic Congresses on Coptic Studies, facilitate full access to and the rapid publication of source materials, identify priorities for research at a given time, bring to the attention of younger scholars the whole range of Coptic Studies, etc.

Honorary Presidents:

Mirrit Boutros Ghali (1976-1992), Pierre du Bourguet (1976-1988), Alla I. Elanskaya (1984-2005), Labib Habashi (1976-1984), Pahor Labib (1976-1994), Gamal Mokhtar (1976-1998), H.J. Polotsky (1976-1991), Hans Quecke (1996-1998), Torgny Säve-Söderbergh (1976-1998), Rodolphe Kasser (2000-) Martin Krause (2000-) James M. Robinson (2000-) Bishop Samuel (2000-2003)

Board 2012-2016:

President:             Jacques VAN DER VLIET
President-Elect:                David BRAKKE 
Secretary:                     Stephen EMMEL
Webmaster:                      Tito ORLANDI
Director, Cairo Center:      Peter GROSSMANN
Congress Secretary:               Hany TAKLA
Members at Large (2 terms):       Paola BUZI
                                Malcom CHOAT
                 (1 term):     Heike BEHLMER
                              Andrew CRISLIP