Coptic Scriptorium


Coptic SCRIPTORIUM is a platform for interdisciplinary and computational research in texts in the Coptic language, particularly the Sahidic dialect.  As an open-source, open-access initiative, our technologies and corpus facilitate a collaborative environment for digital research for all scholars working in Coptic. We provide:

  • tools to process Coptic texts
  • a searchable, richly-annotated corpus of texts using the ANNIS search and visualization architecture
  • visualizations of Coptic texts
  • a collaborative platform for scholars to use and contribute to the project
  • research results generated from the tools and corpus

Coptic SCRIPTORIUM is a collaborative, digital project created by Caroline T. Schroeder (University of the Pacific) and Amir Zeldes (Georgetown University).

The Coptic Scriptorium is now available in a beta version.


Paula Fredriksen on Paul and Augustine

Paula Fredriksen’s lecture ‘”All Israel Will Be Saved”: Paul and Augustine on the Redemption of the Jews’ for Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies is available on YouTube and uploaded by the University of California Television (UCTV).

Early Christian Writings (Peter Kirby)

Early Christian Writings
Peter Kirby’s website Early Christian Writings provides online translations and short commentary for many texts, including New Testament and other early Christian texts, Gnostic texts, the Apostolic Fathers, Apologists, and the early Church Fathers.

The online translations are, in the main, older and out-of-copyright (yet still very useful) renditions, and the website provides references for newer translations which are available offline.