This year our Project is hosting the Annual Meeting of the Nordic Coptic Network. The conference will take place at the Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki, 1–2 June 2017.

The event is open to the public, and the program is below.


Thursday, 1 June 2017, room 532

Presiding: Antti Marjanen

9.00–9.20                            A Round of Introductions

9.20–10.00                          Sami Uljas, “Patterns of Coptic Auxiliation”

10.00–10.40                        Sonja Dahlgren, “Evidence of Coptic Phonology through Greek Misspellings”

10.40–11.00                        Coffee break

11.00–11.40                        Maria Joanna Mossakowska, “Research Project ‘MONTEX: MONKS, NUNS, AND TEXTILES: Production, Circulation, and Distribution of Textiles in the Monastic Environment in Egypt (4th–8th Centuries CE)’”

11.40–12.20                        Erja Salmenkivi, “Conservation of the Ilves Manuscripts”

12.20–13.00                        Julie Törnkvist Laustsen, “What’s in a Name? The Role of God’s Name in the Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit (NHC III.2)”

13.00–14.30  Lunch break

Presiding: Petter Spjut

14.30–15.45                        Reading: Pistis Sophia 281.18–286.8 Schmidt

15.45–16.00                        Coffee break

16.00–17.00                        Reading: Pistis Sophia 281.18–286.8 Schmidt


Friday, 2 June 2017, room 534

Presiding: Ivan Miroshnikov

9.00–9.40                            Anne Boud’hors, “Sahidic Manuscripts Written on Paper: An Overview”

9.40–10.20                          Alexandros Tsakos, “On the Nubian Cluster of the Rustafjaell Lot in the British Library”

10.20–11.00                        Lloyd Abercrombie, “The Mysteries of John: Content and Context of a Manuscript from Early Islamic Egypt”

11.00–11.20                        Coffee break

11.20–12.00                        Åke Engsheden, “A Smorgasbord of Coptic Ostraca in Museum Gustavianum”

12.00–12.40                        Jennifer Cromwell, “Bawit Texts in Copenhagen”

12.40–14.00  Lunch break

Presiding: Tilde Bak

14.00–15.15                        Reading: Pistis Sophia 292.1–299.20 Schmidt

15.15–15.30                        Coffee break

15.30–16.30                        Reading: Pistis Sophia 292.1–299.20 Schmidt

16.30–17.00                        Business Meeting