Digital Coptic 2
Program and Registration information

March 12-13, 2015
Hosted by Coptic SCRIPTORIUM at Georgetown University

Coptic SCRIPTORIUM is pleased to host a second workshop and symposium on Digital Humanities and Coptic Studies.  It will take place March 12-13, 2015 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.  This event follows on the workshop in May 2013 at Humboldt University, Berlin.

There are no registration fees to attend. Day 1 will be a public symposium on Digital Humanities and Coptic Studies. Day 2 will be a workshop on Coptic SCRIPTORIUM. A simple lunch will be provided for attendees who register by February 20. To register, please fill out this brief form.

For questions, please contact Caroline T. Schroeder (carrie [@] or Amir Zeldes (amir.zeldes [@]

Thursday, March 12: Symposium

9 am-6 pm
Georgetown University
Poulton Hall, Room 230
1421 37th St. NW
Washington, DC 20057

Presentations are each 20 minutes long followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Preliminary program:

9:00 Coffee and Arrivals
9:15 Welcome
Amir Zeldes, Georgetown University
9:30-12:00 New and Expanding Digital Projects in Coptic Studies
Chair: Caroline T. Schroeder, the University of the Pacific

LIVE STREAM at Google Hangouts 9:15-10:30 and 10:40-12:00
  Adventures in Crowd-Sourcing Papyri - The Resurrecting Early Christian Lives DH Project
Philip Sellew, the University of Minnesota
  Website Galleries of the White Monastery Candle Room Manuscript Fragments: Challenges of Digitization and Classification
Mary K. Farag, Yale University
  The Digital Edition of the Coptic-Sahidic Old Testament and its planned Virtual Manuscript Room (VMR)
Frank Feder, Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen
  Digitizing Language Contact: Lexicography and Technological Perspectives at the Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic (DDGLC)
Frederic Krueger and Katrin John, Universität Leipzig
  Discussion (30 minutes)
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:15-3:15 Digital and Computational Research in Coptic Language and Literature
Chair: Elizabeth Platte, Valparaiso University

LIVE STREAM at Google Hangouts
  Coptic SCRIPTORIUM: Current Possibilities and Future Directions
Amir Zeldes, Georgetown University, and Rebecca S. Krawiec, Canisius College
  Coptic Scriptorium beyond the Manuscript: Tokenization and Corpus Analysis
Paul Dilley, the University of Iowa
  Synthesis, Boundness, and Clitics in Sahidic Coptic
So Miyagawa, Kyoto University
  Discussion (30 minutes)
3:15-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-5:30 Digital Humanities and Eastern Christian Traditions beyond Coptic Studies
Chair: Christine Luckritz Marquis, Union Presbyterian Seminary

LIVE STREAM at Google Hangouts
  Digital Preservation and Oral History of Displaced Syriac Speakers in the Middle East
Robin Darling Young, the Catholic University of America
  A New XML Exchange Format for Aligning Translations, Quotations, and Other Versions of Texts
Joel Kalvesmaki, Dumbarton Oaks
  Ex uno pro pluribus: Digitization, cataloging, and study of Eastern Christian manuscript collections at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
Adam Carter McCollum, Hill Museum and Manuscript Library
  Discussion (30 minutes)
5:30-6:00 Concluding Remarks and Wrap-Up

Friday March 13

9 am-6 pm
Georgetown University
Poulton Hall, Room 230
1421 37th St. NW
Washington, DC 20057

A day-long workshop on Coptic SCRIPTORIUM for the SCRIPTORIUM team, collaborators, contributors, and those interested in becoming collaborators or contributors. We will discuss SCRIPTORIUM technologies, how to contribute and annotate text corpora for the project, future directions, and possible collaborations. A final agenda will be distributed in March. Space is limited. Please indicate on the registration form if you wish to join us, and we will confirm your attendance.