Close to two weeks ago, the 11th Congress the International Association of Coptic Studies concluded. Every 4 years, some scholars in Coptic Studies gather for a fairly traditional conference. I’ve been going to the Congress since the meeting in Leiden in 2000. (2004 was in Paris, 2008 in Cairo, and 2012 in Rome.) I’ve been […]
Two years ago, my former colleague and all around smart, kind, and funny person Anthony LeDonne invited me to give an interview on the so-called Gospel of Jesus’s Wife on The Jesus Blog. I revisited this interview in the wake of Ariel Sabar’s article in the Atlantic about the owner of the fragment and then […]
There have been some really great conversations on Twitter and Facebook this morning about the article in the Atlantic on the owner of the Jesus Wife fragment. I want to add some more thoughts that have had a little more time to simmer. Authenticity and Provenance A lot of the article focuses on the background […]
Ariel Sabar has a new article out in the Atlantic digging into the provenance of the papyrus known as the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife or the Jesus Wife fragment. Sabar makes a strong case that the fragment’s owner is Walter Fritz, a Florida man with knowledge of Coptic and multiple potential motivations for this endeavor. […]
This fall, as I have been trying to finish up my book project, Monks and Their Children, I have been asked more than once: What’s your next project? When I start describing copticscriptorium.org, I frequently get the reply: no, I mean your real project, your next book. My internal response was always twofold: the snarky, “What, bringing […]
The writings of Shenoute form the largest corpus of early monastic texts by a single author from one of the cradles of Christian monasticism, Egypt. These manuscripts open an important window onto the development of monasticism in Egypt, shedding light on the inner workings of an early monastery outside of the more famous Pachomian system. […]
The rule fragment I’ve been working on has now been published as an article in a traditional journal, Le Muséon. Photos of the manuscript, a transcription, translation, and analysis are there.
By Caroline T. Schroeder & Amir Zeldes Schroeder presented this paper at the annual meeting of the North American Patristics Society in Chicago, Illinois, on May 24, 2014. This post is a very minimally edited version of the paper prepared for and delivered at the conference. Tagging Shenoute by Caroline T. Schroeder & Amir Zeldes […]
Republished courtesy Orientalist Today Lost Egyptian Text found in Ohio Attic 1 April 2014, Orientalist Today Columbus natives Joe and Julia Needler were shocked to learn that the “souvenirs” they discovered a decade ago in their attic were actually Egyptian antiquities. Among the treasures was a fragment of a valuable — and potentially controversial — […]
We’ve released some additional TEI XML files for our SCRIPTORIUM corpora at http://coptic.pacific.edu (backup site http://www.carrieschroeder.com/scriptorium). All the TEI files have been lightly annotated with linguistic annotations. The metadata has been updated to provide more information about the repositories and manuscript fragments. There are now TEI downloads for every file in our public ANNIS database. […]
I’ll be presenting at the SBL annual meeting this afternoon on Coptic Manuscripts, Digital Editions, and Digital Scholarship (including the new Coptic Scriptorium project). The presentation is during the Saturday 1-3:30 pm session on Eastern Manuscripts in McCormick Place E264. Slides of the presentation are now available under the Pcol’s Rule tab.
Since I’m starting a new, big digital project (Coptic SCRIPtorIuM), I spend a fair amount of time scaring up resources. The first week of November saw one internal funding proposal at Pacific for seed money (fingers crossed)! As the Director of the Humanities Center, I’m also trying to get together funding to attend the DHSI in […]