Exhibit Opening | Written Culture of Christian Egypt

Manuscript page with Coptic text in two columns

Mich. Ms. 158. 14 b = White Monastery Codex XI 79/80 verso, carrying a passage from "Is Ecclesiastes Not Wise" by Shenoute of Atripe (ca. 348-465), copied ca. 10th c Egypt

Join the Special Collections Research Center on Monday, 12th November at 4.30 in the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery for the opening of the exhibit "Written Culture of Christian Egypt: Coptic Manuscripts from the University of Michigan Collection".

Guest curated by Dr. Frank Feder and Dr. Alin Suciu from the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities, this exhibit highlights the significant Coptic manuscript holdings of the Special Collections Research Center and the Papyrology Collection.

During the opening lectures, the guest curators will discuss the virtual reconstruction of the Coptic Bible through the project Digital Edition of the Coptic Old Testament, as well as the production, dispersal, and significance of the manuscripts of the White Monastery, which once possessed the most important Coptic library in Egypt. 

Following the lectures, guests will be invited to explore the exhibit. Refreshments will be provided.

We hope you will join us on Monday afternoon!

The exhibit and events are co-sponsored by the Department of Middle East Studies and the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology