Saturday, May 30, 2015

Coptic NEH Grant

CONGRATULATIONS TO CAROLINE T. SCHROEDER: Pacific professor receives grant to study Coptic religious texts (The Record).
STOCKTON — A University of the Pacific professor has received a grant to work with an international group of scholars to digitize Coptic religious texts and make them readily available to scholars and others.

The two-year, $192,500 grant comes from the Office of Digital Humanities of the National Endowment for the Humanities, one of just six given out nationwide.

Caroline T. Schroeder, an associate professor of religious and classical studies at Pacific, will work with scholars at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and from two German universities: University of Göttingen and University of Münster.

The project is called KELLIA, for Koptische/Coptic Electronic Language and Literature International Alliance. New digital technologies will be created to publish digitized texts that help scholars understand the Bible and the history of Christianity as well as the cultural heritage of an important religious community in the Middle East.

This is the first I've heard of KELLIA, but Prof. Schroeder has been mentioned in PaleoJudaica here and here.