ⓘ Coptology


ⓘ Coptology

The European interest in Coptology may have started as early as the 15th century AD. The term was used in 1976 when the First International Congress of Coptology was held in Cairo under the title "Colloquium on the Future of Coptic Studies" 11-17 December. This was followed by the establishment of the "International Association for Coptic Studies". One of the founders of the Colloquium and the Association was Pahor Labib, director of the Coptic Museum in Cairo during 1951-65. The words Coptology and Coptologist were introduced into the English language by Aziz Suryal Atiya.


1. Worldwide institutions

There are now institutions that give more or less regular courses of Coptology in 47 countries around the world, including Australia, Great Britain, Canada, Germany, Israel, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States. A rotating chair of Coptic studies was opened at the American University in Cairo in 2002.


2. Prominent Coptologists

  • Hilde Zaloscer
  • Christian Cannuyer
  • Otto Friedrich August Meinardus
  • Jozef Vergote
  • O. H. E. Burmester
  • Gawdat Gabra
  • Aziz Suryal Atiya
  • Pahor Labib
  • Iris Habib Elmasry
  • Stephen Emmel
  • Nabila Erian
  • Walter Ewing Crum
  • Rodolphe Kasser
  • main research centre in subjects of Coptology and for shared in many research about different aspect of Coptology since its establishment. The Coptic
  • worked as the curator of the Asiatic Museum, the cradle and centre of Coptology in Russia at that time, of the Imperial Academy of Sciences. In 1883 Lemm
  • 347 465 In 1996 Emmel was appointed professor of Coptology at the Institute of Egyptology and Coptology at the University of Munster in Germany. During
  • Egypt, from 1951 to 1965 and one of the world leaders in Egyptology and Coptology Labib was born in 1905 in Cairo. His father was Cladius Labib, also an
  • swimmer O. H. E. Burmester 1897 1977 British specialist in Arabic coptology Rudolf Burmester 1875 1956 British navy officer Willy Burmester 1869 1933
  • by over 250 Western and Egyptian contributing experts in the field of Coptology history, art and theology and was edited by Aziz Suryal Atiya. It was
  • Bedfordshire 22 November 1977 in Cairo was a British specialist in Arabic Coptology He is best known as the translator of most of the History of the Patriarchs
  • 1990 he received his Ph.D at the University of Leipzig in Egyptology and Coptology In 2002 he received a Heisenberg scholarship of the DFG German Research
  • the conservation of Egyptian antiquities and research in Egyptology, Coptology and all periods of Egyptian history. The center is a member of the Council
  • an Austro - Hungarian philologist, linguist, and scholar in Berberology, Coptology and Egyptology, as well as in the areas of Ancient Egyptian, Berber
  • specialist researchers only. Coptic art Coptic Orthodox Church Coptic history Coptology Coptic Museum brief history Archived June 3, 2004, at the Wayback Machine