We at Coptic SCRIPTORIUM have been fortunate to have received three grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities for our work. We cannot thank the NEH enough for its support. So much of what we have done over the past 2+ years could not have happened without this funding.
We just completed a White Paper paper for a Foundations grant from the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program in the Division of Preservation and Access. The grant, “Coptic SCRIPTORIUM: Digitizing a Corpus for Interdisciplinary Research in Ancient Egyptian,” ran from May 2104 until now.
Our White Paper documents our work and especially the standards and practices we developed for digitizing a pilot Coptic corpus.
If you want to know more about what truly interdisciplinary DH work looks like, check it out. We try to break down the complexities of creating a digital corpus for research in linguistics, history, religious studies, biblical studies, manuscript studies. We’ve got data models, workflows, digitization standards, transcription guidelines, and more all laid out for you here.
There is so much more to do; this is a only start. Thanks to everyone who has had faith in our work.