ABOUT KELLIA

KELLIA (the Koptische/Coptic Electronic Language and Literature International Alliance) will promote interdisciplinary collaborations across the Digital Humanities and international standards in Coptic Studies. Coptic, the last phase of the Egyptian language family, flourished in Egypt’s Roman and early Islamic periods and reflects over a millennium of history of a multicultural and multilingual Near Eastern society. Coptic documents are fundamental primary sources for diverse scholarly fields, and much DH research in Coptic is conducted by projects anchored in the United States or Germany. This collaboration will enable advances not only in Coptic Studies but also in other fields that use corpus linguistics methods or produce digital text editions. KELLIA will produce international standards for data curation in Coptic, tools that integrate corpus linguistics and digital philology methods, and models using shared corpora from the KELLIA partners.


Project Directors

  • Heike Behlmer , Professor and Director, Seminar for Egyptology and Coptic Studies, Georg-August University, Göttingen
  • Caroline T. Schroeder , Associate Professor, Religious and Classical Studies, the University of the Pacific (Stockton, California)

Participants


Coptic SCRIPTORIUM

  • Elizabeth Davidson, Southern School of Energy and Sustainability
  • Rebecca Krawiec, Professor, Religious Studies and Theology, Canisius College
  • Christine Luckritz Marquis, Assistant Professor, Church History, Union Presbyterian Seminary
  • Emma Manning, graduate student, Linguistics, Georgetown University
  • Beth Platte , Digital Humanities Specialist and Project Manager
  • Amir Zeldes , Assistant Professor, Linguistics, Georgetown University, USA co-director
  • Shuo Zhang, graduate student, Linguistics, Georgetown University

Digital Edition of the Coptic Old Testament

  • Frank Feder, Project Leader, Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • Malte Rosenau, Research Fellow, Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • Alin Suciu, Senior Researcher, Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Institut für Neutestamentliche Textforschung

  • Siegfried Richter, Professor, Institut für Neutestamentliche Textforschung, Westfälische Wilhelms University, Münster
  • Holger Strutwolf, Professor and Director, Institut für neutestamentliche Textforschung, Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster, Germany co-director

Seminar for Egyptology and Coptic Studies

  • Troy Griffitts, Software Architect, Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • Julien Delhez, Specialist on Pseudo-Archelaos, Latin speaker, the University of Göttingen, Seminar for Egyptology and Coptic Studies, Göttingen
  • So Miyagawa , Specialist on Coptology, Egyptology, Linguistics, Digital Humanities and Informatics, web designer, the University of Göttingen, Seminar for Egyptology and Coptic Studies, Göttingen
  • Ulrich B. Schmid, Professor, Kirchliche Hochschule (Protestant University), Wuppertal/Bethel; Institut für Neutestamentliche Textforschung, Westfälische Wilhelms University, Münster
  • Uwe Sikora, Researcher, Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek (Lower Saxony State and University Library), project group “Metadata and Data conversion” and Seminar for Egyptology and Coptic Studies, Göttingen
  • Tiffany Ziegler, Research Assistant, Seminar for Egyptology and Coptology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae

  • Maxim Kupreyev, Research Fellow, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, BBAW)
  • Tonio Sebastian Richter, Professor, Free University Berlin, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, BBAW)
  • Simon Schweitzer, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, BBAW)

Affiliated Researchers

  • Christian Askeland, Assistant Research Professor, Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • Diliana Atanassova, Researcher, Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • Paul Dilley, Assistant Professor, Classics and Religious Studies, University of Iowa
  • Melissa Harl Sellew, Associate Professor, Classical and Near Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota

The background image is Copte 130 (2) 5r of Département des Manuscrits, Bibliothèque nationale de France, taken from http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/ 12148/btv1b52504721n/f19.image.r=Copte