Coptic SCRIPTORIUM (Sahidic Corpus Research: Internet Platform for Interdisciplinary multilayer Methods) is a collaborative, digital project created by Caroline T. Schroeder (University of Oklahoma) and Amir Zeldes (Georgetown University).

Contact us! Send an email to or add an issue to one of our repositories on GitHub.

Support for Coptic SCRIPTORIUM has been provided by:

The Coptic SCRIPTORIUM research team includes:

  • Caroline T. Schroeder, Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Digital Scholarship Initiative, University of Oklahoma
  • Amir Zeldes, Associate Professor of Linguistics, Georgetown University
  • Lydia Bremer-McCollum, Postdoctoral Fellow (2023-24) and Digital Humanities Specialist (2023)
  • Nicholas Wagner, Digital Humanities Specialist (2023-)
  • Rebecca Krawiec, Professor of Religious Studies and Theology, Canisius College, Senior editor and encoder/annotator, translator (2013-)
  • Christine Luckritz Marquis, Associate Professor of Church History, Union Presbyterian Seminary Senior editor and encoder/annotator, translator (2014-)
  • Philippe Zaher, Coptic Language Institute in Cairo, editing, annotating, Arabic translation pilot project (2021-)
  • Nina Speransky, editing and annotation (2023-)
  • Christine Fawzy, University of the Fayoum, editing and annotation (2023-)

Advisory Board:

  • Alison Babeu, Digital Librarian for the Perseus Digital Library, Tufts University
  • Alain Delattre, Professor, Department of Languages and Literatures, Université libre de Bruxelles;
  • Eitan Grossman, Professor, Department of Linguistics and the School of Language Sciences, Hebrew University
  • Charles E. Jones, Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities, Pennsylvania State University
  • Maged S. A. Mikhail, Professor of History, California State University, Fullerton, and Managing Editor of Coptica, the Journal for Coptic Studies
  • Ellen Muehlberger, Professor of History, University of Michigan
  • Ibrahim Saweros, Professor of Egyptology and Coptic Studies, Sohag University (Egypt)
  • Janet A. Timbie, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures, Catholic University of America

Our logo and website brand were designed by Alison King, Assoc. Prof. of Graphic Design at the Art Institute of Phoenix and Founding Editor and Designer of Modern Phoenix.

C. Schroeder and A. Zeldes gratefully acknowledge the following individuals and organizations for their contributions to the project:

  • The Corpus dei Manoscritti Copti Letterari (Coptic lexicon and other materials)
  • Stephen Emmel, University of Münster
  • Eric E. Johnson
  • Tito Orlandi, Ph.D., Sapienza University, Rome; the University of Hamburg
  • The ANNIS team at Humboldt University for providing so many customizations
  • David Brakke, the Ohio State University
  • Alin Suciu, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Partner Projects:

Former members of our team:

  • Adeline Harrington, Digital Humanties Specialist (2023)
  • Luke Gessler, Georgetown University, architecture and infrastructure (2018-2023)
  • Lance Martin, the Catholic University of America, Digital Humanities Specialist (2019-2022), entity annotations (2018-2022)
  • Marco Büchler, Head of the eTRAP Research Group, Institute of Computer Science, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Advisory Board)
  • Joshua Salyers, University of the Pacific Digital Collections Librarian (Advisory Board)
  • Laura Slaughter, Associate Professor, Centre for Scalable Data Access, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo (Advisory Board)
  • So Miyagawa, University of Göttingen, Senior editor and encoder/annotator, translatortranslator (2014-)
  • Elizabeth Davidson, Southern School of Energy and Sustainability, editor and encoder/annotator, translator, treebanking (2016-18)
  • Tamara Siuda, Claremont Coptic Encyclopedia, editing, annotating (2021-2022
  • Elizabeth Platte, Associate Director of Instructional Technology Services at Reed College, Digital Humanities Specialist and Project Manager (2015-19); Senior editor and encoder/annotator, translator (2013-)
  • Mitchell Abrams, Georgetown University, editor and encoder/annotator, translator, treebanking
  • Emma Manning, architecture and infrastructure (2016-19)
  • Shuo Zhang, architecture and infrastructure (2015-17)
  • Dave Briccetti, programmer and consultant
  • Dana Robinson, George Fox University, editor and encoder/annotator, translator
  • Anthony Alcock, University of Kassel, translator (2015)
  • David Sriboonreuang, University of the Pacific student, intern and project manager (2015)
  • Lauren McDermott, the University of the Pacific student; TEI encoder and HTML programmer (2013-14)
  • Alex Dickerson, the University of the Pacific, student; TEI encoder and programmer (2013)
  • Luke Hollis, Archimedes Digital, consultant and programmer for canonical referencing system (2014-2015)
  • Yanrui Liu, M.A., University of the Pacific, repository and website managment (2014-2015)
  • Edwin Ko, Georgetown University, annotation interface development (2014)
  • Marina Ghaly editor and encoder/annotator, translator
  • Janet Timbie, the Catholic University of America, editor and encoder/annotator, translator (2013)
  • Eliese-Sophia Lincke, Humboldt University
  • Bridget Almas, Perseus Digital Library, consultant for SCRIPTORIUM (2014-2019)

A project bibliography is available at Zotero