From Paola Buzi (via Stephen Emmel):
New features added to the Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature, the main scientific outcome of the ERC-funded project "PAThs"
From David Brakke:
Call for submissions to a new Coptic studies monograph series: Gorgias Coptic Studies
From Stephen Emmel:
Position (3 years) as Research Associate in a Cluster of Excellence project (Hamburg University) "Colonized Manuscripts: The Provenance of Hamburg's Papyrus Collection"
Post-doctoral position (3 years) in new project (ERC-funded) "Storyworlds in Transition: Coptic Apocrypha in Changing Contexts in the Byzantine and Early Islamic Periods"
From Stephen Emmel (Isabelle Marthot-Santaniello):
Conference program: "Neo-Palaeography: Analysing Ancient Greek and Coptic Handwritings in the Digital Age," 27-29 January 2020, Basel, Switzerland
From Stephen Emmel:
Call for Papers: conference "Neo-Palaeography: Analysing Ancient Greek and Coptic Handwritings in the Digital Age," 27-29 January 2020, Basel, Switzerland
From Stephen Emmel (Cäcilia Fluck):
Recent Research on Egyptian Textiles: Colloquium in Washington DC, November 8-9, 2019
From Stephen Emmel (Auber de Lapierre):
Call for papers: International colloquium "Wood Networks in Egypt from Antiquity to Islamic Times," London, 18-19 June 2020.
From Paola Buzi and Stephen Emmel:
The third "PAThs" conference "Coptic Literature in Context. The Contexts of Coptic Literature" will take place in Rome from 25 to 27 February.
From Stephen Emmel:
Call for Papers: joint conference of the Canadian Society for Coptic Studies and the Association Francophone de Coptologie, Ottawa, June 2019.
From Prof. Cäcilia Fluck:
"Textiles from the Nile Valley" conference, October 2019: announcement and call for papers
From Prof. Steven Emmel:
The University of Münster, Germany, is now accepting applications for the position Professor of Coptology (Professor für Koptologie), to begin in October 2019. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2018. For details, click here
From Dr. Philip Michael Forness:
Leibniz-Projekt Polyphonie des spätantiken Christentums, Frankfurt
CALL FOR PAPERS: Workshop on Modes of Knowing and the Ordering of Knowledge in Late Antiquity at the Oxford Patristics Conference, 19-24 August 2019
From Martin Stadler (through Stephen Emmel):
Two five-year postitions (1 doctoral, 1 post-doc) in the study of Coptic magic, Universität Würzburg (Ägyptologie)
From Stephen Emmel:
Post-doctoral position open in Berlin, Humboldt Universität (full time, 2 years): "Sammlung von paganem antikem Wissen aus den in orientalischen Sprachen [vorzugsweise Koptisch und/oder Syrisch] überlieferten antiken christlichen Apokryphen"
From Paola Buzi: I am pleased to inform you that the announcement/call of the Summer School in "Coptic Literature and Manuscript Tradition" (17 - 21 September 2018) is now ready.
Special presentation of the Sculpture Collection and Museum of Byzantine Art, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in cooperation with students from the Institute of Egyptology at Freie Universität Berlin: 13.02.2018-31.01.2019: "Two camels and a saint. The late antique pilgrimage center Abu Mina in Egypt". Announcement in Bode Museum page; Announcement in Freie Universität Berlin page
Stellen-Ausschreibung an der Universität München: Mitarbeit am Projekt "Memoria Apostolorum. Apostolische Gestalten in der christlichen Erinnerungskultur des 1.-3. Jahrhunderts"
Workshop and lecture in Göttingen, September 28, 2017 (Coptic textiles).
Prize competition for doctoral dissertations etc.: Alexander-Böhlig-Preis 2019.
Tenth "Textiles from the Nile Valley" Conference, Antwerp, October 27-29, 2017: information and program.
The Field Museum in Chicago has now put a large part of its collection (visit: http://collections-anthropology.fieldmuseum.org/ -- for some reason I cannot establish a link) on line, including many textiles from late antique Egypt (communicated by Cäcilia Fluck and Elizabeth Williams.)
- International Young Scholars' Conference "Canonisation and Formation of Identities in Times of Change during Antiquity"(26-27 May 2017): Call for Papers
- Opportunity to work as a volunteer (unpaid) in the British Museum, London (Coptic papyri and ostraca)
- Post-doctoral fellowship in Cairo, October 2017 through December 2018: call for applications.
Tenth "Textiles from the Nile Valley" Conference, December 2017: announcement and call for papers
New open access and peer-reviewed journal: Coptica Alexandrina, published by the Centre of Coptic Studies, Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt).
Research position available in Gnostic studies at the University of Münster: announcement in English and German.
New book series: Edinburgh University Press Non-Muslim contributions to Islamic civilisation
From Bishop Dr Suriel Chancellor and Dean St Athanasius College:
CALL FOR PAPERS International Conference Copts in Modernity: Church and Community between the 18th and the 21st Cent.
1 position at Göttingen "Project Katalogisierung der Orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland/Cataloguing of Oriental Manuscripts in Germany"
(German and English).
3 PhD positions and 1 Postdoc at Leiden University -- Deadline 14 September
Two PhD positions on the ancient textile industry, Liverpool University and Bolton Museum, UK
International Conference on Nubian Art in a Byzantine, Ethiopian and Coptic Context, Warsaw, Poland, 25-26 November 2016
Job opening in Coptic Studies: Professorship of Coptology at the American University in Cairo.
Internship at the Coptic Old Testamente Project in Göttingen.
DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT (EGYPTOLOGY / COPTOLOGY)
From Dr. Grzegorz Ochala (University of Warsaw, Poland): There is an updated version of the Database of Medieval Nubian Texts, which now includes 2,942 records and thus covers the lion's share of Christian Nubian epigraphic and papyrological material published to date.
Prize competition for doctoral dissertations etc.: Alexander-Böhlig-Preis 2017
Call for papers: Egyptian-Coptic Linguistics in Comparative Perspectives, Berlin, February 2016
9th Textiles from the Nile Valley Conference, November 2015: preliminary programme (registration is still possible until the middle of October)
Job opportunities in Berlin (Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic)
Announcement & call for papers: 9th Textiles from the Nile Valley Conference, November 2015
Exhibition in Berlin: Ein Gott. Abrahams Erben am Nil, 2015
The new project "Digital Edition and Translation of the Coptic-Sahidic Old Testament" at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences has two positions available. Please find the advertisement (closing date: January 20, 2015) here: (German) (English)
November 2013: University of Toronto launches campaign to endow Coptic Studies
November 2013: Prize competition for doctoral dissertations and Habilitationsschriften: Alexander-Böhlig-Preis 2015
February 2013: Position at the German Archeological Institute in Kairo
December 2012: Announcement Textiles from the Nile Valley Conference October 2013
Fellowship in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies
August 2012: Job opportunities in Leipzig (Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic)
July 2012: Job opportunity in New Haven, Connecticut (USA) for papyrologists (mainly Greek, but also Coptic etc.) (Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)
July 2012: Job opportunity in Berlin for post-docs (Humboldt University)
(January 2012) Summer School of Coptic Papyrology in Heidelberg.
(December 2011) Prize competition for doctoral dissertations and Habilitationsschriften: Alexander-Böhlig-Preis 2013
From Stephen Emmel
There is a job in Coptic Studies at the American University in Cairo. The details appear on: this site.
(August 2011) Clothing and Identities: New Perspectives on Textiles in the Roman Empire, 6th General Meeting October 2011
Publication recente des ostraca coptes de la tombe 29 par Chantal Heurtel et Anne Boudh'ors
From Prof. Gawdat Gabra:
Fri, May 13, 2011. It gives me a great pleasure to inform you that despite the financial crisis of the last few years, the Claremont Graduate University School of Religion acquired the right to develop an updated and continuously expanding and evolving web-based version of the Coptic Encyclopedia. Staff and students are currently digitizing the Coptic Encyclopedia and posting it online: Almost the first three volumes are available at: http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cce It is indeed a laborious process since each article is uploaded separately in order to facilitate the search for various âkeywords.â For instance, this will allow the user to search for all relevant Coptic Encyclopedia articles on Saint Antony and, if they wish, to narrow the search to all mentions of Saint Antony in a monastic context. Furthermore, all of these articles can be updated easily in order to benefit from new research and discoveries. Each article needs to be cross-referenced with the authoritative reference from the U.S. Library of Congress and each possible search term needs to be tagged in order to enable word searches. This methodology will pay dividends when the entire Encyclopedia finally goes online because interested researchers will be able to find information quickly and easily. Furthermore, the articles are uploaded in Adobe pdf format to enable the easy saving and printing of articles. This ease of access is integral to the evolution of Coptic studies for both current and future scholarship. In this way, the Coptic Encyclopedia is catapulted into the 21st century with the flexibility to accommodate new information and to become a dynamic and evolving resource for all interested in Coptology and related disciplines.
(August 2011) (ex-February 2011)
Announcement Textiles from the Nile Valley Conference October 2011
SMR-Datenbank koptischer neutestamentlicher Handschriften
ABTEILUNG DER KOPTISCHEN MUSIK UND HYMNEN
INSTITUT FüR KOPTISCHE STUDIUM/KAIRO
Seit Mai 2010 gibt es eine neue Webseite im netz: die vom Pastor Markus Lesinski aus Hemmingen/Hannover fertig gemacht wurde. Auf ihr finden sich Infos zur koptisch orthodoxen Musik und Hymnen, zur Sammlung koptisch orthodoxer Musik und Hymnen im Patriarchat der koptisch orthodoxen Kirche in Kairo sowie zu einem Projekt, das im August/September 2009 diese Sammlung digitalisiert hat. Neuigkeiten, Tagungs- und Projekthinweise aus diesem bereich der Forschung und Kirche wird es zukünftig ebenfalls dort geben. Gerne darf auf diese Webseite hingewiesen und die Internetadresse weitergegeben werden. Über Kommentare und Verbesserungshinweise freuen wir uns. Für Rückfragen stehen wir gerne zur Verfügung.
12th Annual St. Shenouda-UCLA Conference of Coptic Studies.
Fri, May 14, 2010
The Institute of Coptic Studies, of the Patriarchate of the Copts Orthodox, Cairo, will hold a conference on Coptic studies. Program.
Society of Biblical Literature 2010 Annual Meeting
International Symposium on "Life in Egypt in the Coptic Period," Alexandria, Egypt, 28-30 September 2010
Summer School of Coptic Papyrology
Prize competition for doctoral dissertations and Habilitationsschriften: Alexander-Böhlig-Preis 2011
Job opening in Coptic studies (professorship) at the American University in Cairo:
Askese und Mönchtum im Christlichen Orient (4. Tübinger Tagung zum Christlichen Orient)
Conference: .Convivencia: Representations, Knowledge and Identities,
500 - 1600 a.d.. Madrid, 27 - 30 May 2009.
Coptic position at Macquarie
Scholarships for International students to study Coptic at Macquarie University, Sydney. For further information click here
"Qasr Ibrim, between Egypt and Africa: a case study of cultural exchange"
Fifth Islamic Manuscript Conference
Circular letter concerning the next meeting of the study group "Textiles from the Nile Valley."
And the reminder dated 7 August 2009
(Fri, 03 Jul 2009)
Dear friends and colleagues, please find attached the announcement of the exhibition "Childhood on the banks of the Nile", July 9th, 2009 in the Bode-Museum, Berlin. The exhibition is open from July, 10th 2009 to May 2010 in the rooms of the Museum for Byzantine Art (Bode-Museum). Kind regards, Cäcilia Fluck
(April 2009) Les 14e journées d'étude organisées par l'Association francophone de Coptologie auront lieu à Rome, Université La Sapienza, du 11 au 14 juin 2009.
(January 2009) Invitation to submit additional entries for an on-line supplement to the Coptic Encyclopedia published in 1991
Last call for papers: International conference "Ermitages d'Égypte au premier millénaire., IFAO, Cairo, 24-26 January 2009
Seventh International Conference of Manichaean Studies: First Announcement
New Coptic art exhibit opens in Berlin. Click here for more information
Ragheb Moftah Collection of Coptic Orthodox Liturgical Chants and Hymns in the Library of Congress (Washington, DC, U.S.A.), Music Division.
Invitation to attend a symposium in Munich, 28-29 March 2008: "Judasevangelium und Codex Tchacos: Studien zur religionsgeschichtlichen Verortung einer gnostischen Schriftensammlung"
Call for papers: Language Typology and Egyptian-Coptic Linguistics (international conference in Leipzig, 2-5 October 2008)
Prize competition for doctoral dissertations and Habilitationsschriften: Gertrud-and-Alexander-Böhlig-Preis 2009
Second International Summer School in Coptic Papyrology, Leipzig 27 July - 3 August 2008
Geniza Conference 2007, Cambridge
Monasticism Symposium, 29-30 Sept. 2007, Melbourne
Preliminary sample of a new Coptic font (Unicode-based) called "Keft" and commissioned by the IACS (cf. Newsletter 47, p. 6, point 7).
Coptic studies in Toronto. A new course.
Symposium: Interactions. Artistic Interchange between the Eastern and Western Worlds in the Medieval period.
Friday April 8th & Saturday april 9th 2005
Princeton University, NJ
Details on http://ica.princeton.edu/conferences.html
(From Mat Immerzeel)
Conference celebrating the centenary of the birth of Hans Jacob Polotsky (Sept. 13, 2005)
Conference in memory of Sarah Clackson
Obituary of Michael G. Browne (dead 30 August 2004)
Master of Arts in Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
The site has been updated with the information for the academic year 2004-2005
[Annual Meetings] :
Christian Late Antiquity and its Reception at 2004 SBL Annual Meeting
Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism at 2004 SBL Annual Meeting
Religion in Roman Egypt at 2004 SBL Annual Meeting
Manichaean Studies at 2004 SBL Annual Meeting
Papyrology and Early Christian Backgrounds at 2003 SBL Annual Meeting
Communication from Stephen Emmel about Unicode
The Aziz S. and Lola Atiya Fund's 2005 Awards
New Journal: Early Christian Art (Sophia Shaten)
Obituary of Sarah Clackson (Dorothy J. Thompson)
New publication: Tonio S. Richter, Rechtssemantik und forensische Rhetorik
New publication: Études Coptes VIII
Symposium on St. Cyril of Alexandria
Date: 5 and 6 July, 2003 Place: St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College, Melbourne, Australia
Please contact Fr. Macarius Wahba (Registrar) for further information. Email: sacotc@MelbCopts.org.au
OBITUARY OF C.D.G. MÜLLER † 24 Jan. 2003 (by P. Nagel)
Cf. also Verena Böll in Tabor Society, Heidelberg, Mitteilungsblatt 56
XLIe SESSION DES JOURNÉES DES ORIENTALISTES BELGES (C. Cannuyer)
Obituary of Prof. Robert Haardt (by Helmut Satzinger)
Textiles from the Nile Valley + Workshop and Exhibition
Master of Arts Programme 'Eastern Christianity':
a New Initiative of Leiden University
- and The Paul van Moorsel Centre for Christian Art and Archeology in the Middle East
Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC): Programme in Archaeology/Egyptology
ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies. Communication of two Conferences, on Mandaeans and on Manichaeism.
Communication from D. van der Plas concerning the hieroglyphic text processing software Glyph for Windows and MacScribe