Coptic Studies in the Digital World

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COPTIC STUDIES IN THE DIGITAL WORLD:
Preserving the heritage and advancing global knowledge of Coptic studies.

The University of Toronto Faculty of Arts Endowment Campaign for Coptic Studies Friday, March 31, 2017 7:00 - 8pm St. Michael’s College, Alumni Hall Rm 100, 121 St. Joseph Street

Since 2006 the U of T Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations has been offering two courses in Coptic studies (language, archaeology, art monasticism, history) each academic year .This was made possible thanks to the generosity of St. Mark’s Coptic Church, The Coptic Churches of Southern Ontario and private members of the Coptic Community. The campaign aims to raise funds to have a permanent degree offering in Coptic Studies.

The campaign will be publicly launched on Friday March 31

KEYNOTE SPEAKER The Digital Coptic Old Testament: Towards the Virtual Reconstruction of a Unique Linguistic, Literary, and Religious Monument. Dr. Frank Feder Project Director and Senior Researcher, Digital Edition and Translation of Coptic Sahidic Old Testament. Göttingen University, Germany.

The manuscripts of this most ancient bible are not only dispersed in museums, libraries, and monasteries around the world, and in most cases have survived in fragments only, for over 100 years scholars have struggled in vain to reconstruct the Coptic Old Testament. In order to accomplish this gigantic task, the Göttingen project will make full use of the technical advancements of the digital age. Its research focuses on developing a web platform and building a comprehensive database of the Coptic Biblical manuscript. In the future, anyone interested will be able to browse the manuscript leaves hat have been virtually reassembles as codices (books), and to read the text on German, English, and Arabic translations.

WITH GREETINGS FROM

Professor Stephen Emmel Secretary, International Society for Coptic Studies

Professor John McGee Vice-Dean Humanities, University of Toronto Faculty of Arts

H. G. Bishop Makar Coptic Orthodox Church, Egypt

Professor Paul-Alain Beaulieu Chair, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations

ALL WELCOME. FREE ADMISSION BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Register before March 24, 2017 at www.insertwebsite.ca

For more information or accessibility assistance contact 416.946.5937 or events.artsci@utoronto.ca.

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Canadian Society for Coptic Studies
Rm 200, 4 Bancroft Ave, Dept of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizatiions, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada