Tagging Shenoute

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 […] Read More

2 NEH Grants to support Coptic SCRIPTORIUM

The Coptic SCRIPTORIUM project is pleased to announce that we have been awarded two grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  A grant from the Office of Digital Humanities will support tools and technology for the study of Coptic language and literature in a digital and computational environment.  A grant from the Division of […] Read More

New White Monastery Text Discovered!

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 — […] Read More

March 2014 Coptic SCRIPTORIUM Release notes

Coptic SCRIPTORIUM is pleased to announce a new release of data and an update on our project.  Please visit our site at coptic.pacific.edu (backup at www.carrieschroeder.com/scriptorium). We’ve released several new corpora: -two fragments of Shenoute’s Acephelous Work #22 (aka A22, from Canons Vol. 3) -two letters of Besa (to Aphthonia and to Thieving Nuns) -chapters […] Read More

January 2014 Coptic SCRIPTORIUM release notes

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. […] Read More

SBL presentation on Digital Technologies to find and study biblical references in Coptic literature

The slides from my 2013 Society of Biblical Literature presentation are now available on Academia.edu and are referenced on Coptic SCRIPTORIUM’s Zotero Group Library page. Searching for Scripture: Digital Tools for Detecting and Studying the Re-use of Biblical Texts in Coptic Literature (Caroline T. Schroeder, Amir Zeldes) Abstract Some of our most important biblical manuscripts […] Read More

New grant funded for Coptic digital studies

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has approved Dr. Amir Zeldes’ (Humboldt University) proposal for a young researcher group on Digital Humanities at HU Berlin, starting early next year. The project is called KOMeT (Korpuslinguistische Methoden für eHumanities mit TEI), and aims to apply corpus linguistics methods to ancient texts encoded in […] Read More

Digital Grantwriting in Week 1 of DigiWriMo

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 […] Read More