25 February

Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia. Odeion – underground floor

9.30-10.00 Welcome address of the Academic Authorities:
Eugenio Gaudio, Rector of Sapienza University of Rome
Gaetano Lettieri, Director of the Dipartimento di Storia, Antropologia, Religioni, Arte, Spettacolo

I Session
The “PAThs” Project: An effort to represent the physical dimension of Coptic literary production. The first on line results

Chair: Emanuela Prinzivalli

10.00-10.30 Paola Buzi
The places of Coptic Literature. Real and imaginary landscapes. Some reflections
10.30-10.45 Paola Buzi
The Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature: A short description of new open access scientific tool

10.45-11.15 Coffee break

11.15-11.45 Julian Bogdani
The Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature: notes and considerations on the first release of a visualisation, querying and research tool
11.45-12.15 Nathan Carlig
The PAThs protocol of codicological description and the book formats of the Achmîm papyri (4th cent.)
12.15-12.45 Francesco Valerio
The PAThs protocol of codicological description/II: Scribes and scripts in the library of the Monastery of the Archangel Michael at Phantoou
12.45-13.15 Francesco Berno
The section of the PAThs database dedicated to Works and Authors, and the Periodization of Coptic Literature: the case study of Coptic homilies

13.15-14.45 Lunch break

14.45-15.15 Agostino Soldati
The section of the PAThs database dedicated to the edition of Coptic colophons and the case study of the scribal subscription of Phoibammōn, bishop of Syene
15.15-15.45 Angelo Colonna
Places, sites and PAThs. An archaeological perspective from the Delta
15.45-16.15 Ilaria Rossetti
PAThs-Places: reconstructing the Late Antique and early Mediaeval settlement dynamics. Some cases from the Eastern Delta

16.15-16.45 Coffee break

II Session

New tools, technologies and methodologies as strategical “allies” for the advancement of Coptic studies

Chair: Tito Orlandi 

16.45-17.15 Valeria Vitale
The Pelagios Project
17.15-17.45 Ira Rabin
Analyzing historic inks: from Antiquity to the Middle Ages
17.45-18.15 Tea Ghigo
Scientific systematic study of inks from Coptic manuscripts

18.15-18.45 Discussion

26 February

Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia. Odeion – underground floor

III Session
Coptic literature in context

Chair: Alberto Camplani

9.30-10.00 Frank Feder
Manuscripts wanting homes: early Biblical manuscripts from Hermopolis Magna and Antinoupolis
10.00-10.30 Hugo Ludhaug
Textual Fluidity and the Monastic Transmission of Coptic Apocrypha
10.30-11.00 Christian Hervig Bull
From the City to the Desert: Panopolis and the Pachomian federation as context for the Nag Hammadi Codices

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-12.00 Tito Orlandi
On the localization and construction of churches in Coptic literature
12.00-12.30 Sofía Torallas Tovar
A Letter of Athanasius in translation
12.30-13.00 Alin Suciu
Coptic literary rotuli and scrolls: A typological assessment

13.00-14.30 Lunch break

Chair:  Gianfranco Agosti

14.30-15.00 Adam Łajtar, Artur Obłuski
Literacy of Christian Nubia in context
15.00-15.30 Alain Delattre
Coptic literary manuscripts from Antinoupolis: Old and new discoveries
15.30-16.00 Andrea Hasznos
No Literary Texts from Elephantine?

16.00-16.30 Coffee break

16.30-18.00 Discussion


27 February

Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia. Odeion – underground floor

IV Session

The contexts of Coptic Literature

Chair: Paola Buzi

9.30-10.00 Caroline Schroeder
Understanding Space and Place through Digital Text Analysis
10.00-10.30 Gertrud van Loon
Colouring words, imagining narratives: the visualization of literature
10.30-11.00 Darlene Brooks-Hedstrom
Piecing Together a Monastic Kitchen in Late Antique Egypt

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-12.00 Andreas Effland
The transformation of sacred space in the literary context of Abydos (3rd – 6th c. AD)
12.00-12.30 Vicente Barba Colmenero, Sofía Torallas Tovar
Archaeological and epigraphical survey of the Coptic Monastery at Qubbet El-Hawa (Aswan)
12.30-13.00 Eva Subias
Further reflections on the Byzantine fortress at Oxyrhynchus
13.00-13.30 Discussion and conclusions



Lloyd Abercrombie
Alessandro Bausi
Heike Behlmer
Alberto Camplani
Eliana Dal Sasso
Paola Moscati
Paolo Rosati
Ewa Wipszycka

27 February

Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia. Aula III – ground floor

(coordinated by Julian Bogdani)

15.30-19.00 Valeria Vitale
Creating and sharing semantic annotations with Recogito