Summer School - Coptic Literature and Manuscript Tradition, 17-21 September 2018, Germany


May 31, 2018

Event Date:

September 17, 2018 - September 21, 2018

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Summer School in Coptic Literature and Manuscript Tradition


The school aims at training graduate students and junior scholars in methods used in Coptic manuscript studies. Lectures and seminars in topics ranging from Literature to History to Codicology and Cataloguing shall cover the most central aspects of research and help in developing skills necessary for theoretical and practical tasks in the study of manuscripts. Particular attention will be devoted to the develpment of Coptic Literature, to its “literary genres” and to the geography of Coptic manuscript production. Practical exercises will include analytical description of Coptic manuscripts.

The school is open to students and scholars of all disciplines, but some degree of knowledge of Christian Orient (not necessarily Coptic) as well as experience of study and/or research dealing with one of the oriental traditions is expected. Basic knowledge of the Coptic language is an appreciated prerequisite. The class will be taught by internationally acknowledged specialists on the topics of Literature, Bible, Manuscript Tradition, Coptic Church etc.


The Summer School in Coptic Literature and Manuscript Tradition shall be conducted in English. The classes shall take place every day from Monday (Sept. 17) through Friday (Sept. 21) 2018 at the University of Hamburg/Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures/Warburgstraße 26/20354 Hamburg/Room 0001/2002.

The participation in this Summer School is subject to registration. Up to 20 participants shall be selected from all qualified applications that will reach us before the deadline. The selected participants will be asked to pay a small fee of €170 towards tuition and learning materials. The fee shall also cover coffee breaks and lunches. All students will receive a certificate of participation and 2 ECTS credit points.


Applicants who wish to participate in the Summer School must apply by May 31, 2018. The selected participants will be notified within one week after the registration deadline. All applicants should send us the following documents (written in English):

  • signed application form 
  • résumé / curriculum vitae
  • letter of motivation that illustrates why you wish to participate in the Summer School and what you hope to gain from your participation
  • a summary of current research / thesis project(-s)

Applicants who would like to present their own research to the teachers and participants of the Summer School (15 minute presentation; only four applicants’ proposals will be selected) should also provide:

  • the title of the proposed talk
  • an abstract of ca. 200 words

Up to two applicants, whose research interests are particularly close to the scientific focus of the PAThs project (, will be selected and invited for a one-week stay at Sapienza University (second half of February 2019) in order to collaborate to the scientific activities of the project and take part to construction/implementation/ of the PAThs database. Those interested in this opportunity should additionally provide:

  • a letter of reference from a professor of the applicant’s degree programme (not older than 2 months)
  • a summary of current research / thesis project
  • a piece of research of max. 6,000 words (e.g. a research article, a chapter from a BA/MA thesis, or similar)

Please send all documents via email to: paola.buzi [at] Applicants shall be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance by June 10, 2018.


The selected applicants shall be asked to transfer the tuition fee of 170€ by June 30, 2018 to the account of the Universität Hamburg:

  • Recipient: Universität Hamburg
  • Bank: Deutsche Bundesbank
  • IBAN: DE41 20 00 00 00 00 20 10 15 31
  • BIC: MARKDEF1200
  • Reference: 100044327

Participation in the Summer School is only possible after confirmation of payment. Please note that the participation fee can not be reimbursed if you cancel after July 31, 2018.

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May 03, 2018
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