Coptic SCRIPTORIUM is a platform for interdisciplinary and computational research in texts in the Coptic language, particularly the Sahidic dialect.  As an open-source, open-access initiative, our technologies and corpus facilitate a collaborative environment for digital research for all scholars working in Coptic. We provide:

  • tools to process Coptic texts
  • a searchable, richly-annotated corpus of texts using the ANNIS search and visualization architecture
  • visualizations of Coptic texts
  • a collaborative platform for scholars to use and contribute to the project
  • research results generated from the tools and corpus

The SCRIPTORIUM is a collaborative, digital project created by Caroline T. Schroeder (University of the Pacific) and Amir Zeldes (Georgetown University). Our team is constantly growing.

We hope Coptic SCRIPTORIUM will serve as a model for future digital humanities projects utilizing historical corpora or corpora in languages outside of the Indo-European and Semitic language families. Read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on the project, methodologies, and terminology.


Join us at our Digital Coptic workshop and symposium at Georgetown University, March 12-13, 2015. The event is free and open to the public. Program and registration information is here.

We will live-stream the first part of Friday's workshop: an intense tutorial on querying, searching, and visualizing our corpora in the ANNIS tool:

The Thursday symposium was live-streamed! Videos for some of the presentations are on YouTube:



Shenoute's Not Because a Fox Barks (MONB.XH witness) was added in December 2014.