The Tenth International Congress of Coptic Studies will take place in Rome from Monday 17 to Saturday 22 September 2012. The Congress will be hosted at first in the Sapienza University of Rome (Monday, opening session), then, from Tuesday to Thursday, in the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, and finally, on Friday, in the Vatican Library, near Saint Peter's Basilica.
Information on the Programme
The program will be arranged as follows:
1. Plenary sessions, during which invited specialists will give reports on recent developments in the major domains of Coptic studies, according to the following (alphabetical) list:
- Alessandro Bausi, Ethiopic literary production related to the Egyptian culture
- Heike Behlmer, Coptic Literature (2008-2012)
- Heinzgerd Brakmann, Coptic Liturgy (2004-2012)
- Andrew Crislip, Shenoutean studies
- Alain Delattre, Documentary papyrology (2008-2012)
- James E. Goehring, Egyptian Monasticism (2008-2012)
- Karel C. Innem�e, Coptic Archaeology (2008-2012)
- Gertrud J.M. van Loon, Coptic Art (2008-2012)
- Tonio Sebastian Richter, Coptic Linguistics (2008-2012)
- Sof�a Torallas Tovar, Coptic Codicology and Palaeography (2004-2012)
Gregor Wurst, Gnosticism and Manichaeism (2008-2012)
2. Short papers by IACS members and other scholars, which should not exceed 20 minutes in length; these papers, which will be accepted if an abstract is provided in advance (new deadline: June 15, 2012), will be presented in four or five parallel sessions, grouped according to the main fields of Coptic studies.
- 3. Workshops or panels devoted to special themes which have been prepared in advance by a group of scholars. All those who are interested in organizing a workshop or a panel should contact three or more scholars so as to form a panel and then inform the Congress Secretary as soon as possible.