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Rome, Sapienza Università di Roma, 25-27 February, 2019


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: Francesca Romana Stasolla

  • 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
    • Delio Vania Proverbio
    • Paolo Rosati
    • Ewa Wipszycka
  • 13.30-15.00 Lunch

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

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