• Coptic SCRIPTORIUM: Digitizing a Corpus for Interdisciplinary Research in Ancient Egyptian

    Project Director(s):
    Caroline T. Schroeder, Amir Zeldes
    Author(s):
    Caroline T. Schroeder, Amir Zeldes
    Date:
    2016
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    Classical languages, Computational linguistics, History of religions
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    University of the Pacific
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Humanities Collections and Reference Resources, NEH Preservation and Access
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M69367
    Abstract:
    Coptic, having evolved from the language of the hieroglyphs of the pharaonic era, represents the last phase of the Egyptian language and is pivotal for a wide range of disciplines, such as linguistics, biblical studies, the history of Christianity, Egyptology, and ancient history. The Coptic language has proven essential for the decipherment and continued study of Ancient Egyptian and is of major interest for Afro-Asiatic linguistics and Coptic linguistics in its own right. Coptic manuscripts are sources for biblical and extra-biblical texts and document ancient and Christian history. Coptic SCRIPTORIUM will advance knowledge in these fields by increasing access to now largely inaccessible texts of historical, religious, and linguistic significance. The project designs digital tools and methodologies and applies them to literary texts, creating a rich open-access corpus.
    Notes:
    Planning for the creation of a digitized corpus of Coptic texts of importance to scholarship in biblical studies, early Christian history, and linguistics. The project would develop a pilot text corpus and establish technical standards to ensure interoperability of the corpus with other digital projects on the ancient world.
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    Attribution-NonCommercial
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