An online workshop on Digital Coptic has been announced for July 12-13.

The workshop aims at sharing reports from various Digital Humanities
projects in Coptic Studies and promoting collaborations among them. It is organized by Amir Zeldes (Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown, USA) and So Miyagawa (Post-Doc Fellow, Institute of Oriental and Occidental Studies, Kansai University, Japan), under the project of KELLIA, a partnership between Digital Coptic projects and Copticists in Germany and the United States, funded by a bilateral DFG/NEH grant.

Attending projects to the workshop

– Coptic SCRIPTORIUM – the University of Oklahoma, Georgetown University
– Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic (DDGLC) – Freie
Universität Berlin
– The Digital Edition of the Coptic Old Testament – Göttingen Academy of
Sciences and Humanities
– Coptic Dictionary Online & Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae –
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
– Coptic OCR – Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
– Digital Bohairica – Hebrew University of Jerusalem
– PAThs. An Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature – Sapienza Università
di Roma
– German Research Foundation (DFG) Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1136
“Education and Religion in Cultures of the Mediterranean and Its Environment from Ancient to Medieval Times and to the Classical Islam” –
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
– Coptic Wordnet – the University of Oslo, Nanyang Technological University
(Singapore), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
– The Coptic Magical Papyri: Vernacular Religion in Late Roman and Early
Islamic Egypt – Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg


*Times are given for two different time zones, Central European (CEST) and Eastern U.S. (EDT); attendees are advised to be careful with their own time zone.

July 12 (Sunday)
16:00 (CEST) / 10:00 (EDT) Opening
16:10 / 10:10 Eliese-Sophia Lincke “Coptic OCR: Even better models and
improvements on user-friendliness”
16:40 / 10:40 Paola Buzi, Julian Bogdani “PAThs: Achieved results and new
17:10 / 11:10 10 minute break
17:20 / 11:20 Frank Feder “The Digital Edition of the Coptic Old Testament,
a progress report”
17:50 / 11:50 Amir Zeldes, Caroline Schroeder “Exposing Coptic entities:
automation, search, and visualization”
18:20 / 12:20 Halely Harel “Building an interactive Bohairic Coptic
thematic lexicon”
18:50 / 12:50 10 minute break
19:00 / 13:00 Discussion

July 13 (Monday)
16:00 / 10:00 So Miyagawa, Marco Büchler, Heike Behlmer “Digital text reuse detection in Coptic literature: A progress report”
16:30 / 10:30 Laura Slaughter, So Miyagawa, Luis Morgado da Costa, Amir
Zeldes, Heike Behlmer, Hugo Lundhaug “An overview of the Coptic Wordnet
17:00 / 11:00 10 minute break
17:10 / 11:10 Katrin John, Dylan Burns, Tonio Sebastian Richter “From
data base to dictionary: current development at DDGLC”
17:40 / 11:40 Maxim Kupreyev “Comprehensive Coptic Lexicon V1.2. New
features and an ongoing work”
18:10 / 12:10 Korshi Dosoo “The Coptic Magical Papyri and the Kyprianos
18:40 / 12:40 10 minute break
18:50 / 12:50 Discussion

How to attend

The workshop will be held interactively via ZOOM; in order to request and receive the link and password, attendees are advised to contact the organizers directly (at  [email protected] or  [email protected] ).