International Association for Coptic Studies Call for Papers

In the most recent Newletter for IACS, there appears a Call for Papers in the following categories:

1. Christianity in Medieval Egypt. Panel Coordinator: Johannes den Heijer (

2. Coptic Language and Linguistics. Panel Coordinators: Ariel Shisha-Halevy, with Eitan Grossman ( or

3. Coptic Versions of the Gospel of Mark. Panel Coordinator: Anne Boud'hors (

4. Early Coptic Codices: Typological Criteria. Panel Coordinator: Sofia Torallas Tovar (

5. From Coptic to Arabic. Panel Coordinator: Mark N. Swanson (

6. Gnosticism and Manichaeism in Egypt. Panel Coordinator: Gregor Wurst (

7. Monastic and Liturgical Vestments in Egypt: From Late Antiquity to Medieval Times. Panel Coordinators: Sabine Schrenk with Maria Mossakowska-Gaubert ( and

8. Shenoute of Atripe. Panel Coordinator: Andrew Crislip (

9. The Visual Culture of Egyptian Monasticism. Panel Coordinator: Elizabeth S. Bolman (

These are the panels with calls for paper; there are other panels without calls for papers too. So this is going to be a huge conference - Ninth International Congress of Coptic Studies - Cairo, September 14-20, 2008.