Author Archives: ergamenis

At the International Medieval Congress 2016 at Leeds

We have just returned to Norway from England where we participated in the 23rd International Medieval Congress at Leeds. According to wikipedia, the Congress is the largest annual conference in any subject in the UK, and the second largest annual … Continue reading

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Last day at work…

…at least at the university – the next step in my professional activities is the IMC 2016 at Leeds. I had a very nice morning with Rune, smoothly putting at their new place all the archivalia of #språksamlingane that came from … Continue reading

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Learning Reading and Writing in (Early) Christian Nubia

Searching for the traces of a learning process in the past is not an easy task. For Greco-Roman Egypt (from Ptolemaic to Byzantine times), Raffaella Cribiore‘s book “Writing, Teachers, and Students in Graeco-Roman Egypt” is the most informative contribution. For the … Continue reading

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The Old Nubian alphabet

The interested reader may have noticed that in Campbell’s introductory paragraph about Old Nubian, it is suggested that it was “written in the Coptic script”. The following table makes that statement obvious: This table shows that the Nubians took up … Continue reading

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Discoveries about Old Nubian in Bergen

I am now back in Bergen and active on two fronts at my university base: I am examining the students of the introductory course on ancient religions, and I am pursuing my duties as the coordinator of the moving of … Continue reading

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epiPHANES

I was hesitating to write an entry about my trip to Italy last week. The purpose of this trip was twofold: on the one hand, the inspection of the papyrus codex with the Coptic Vita of Saint Epiphanius of Salamis … Continue reading

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Poles on the Nile

Sometimes you wonder why you have not heard for a long time from friends from abroad, how they are doing with their lives, when will you catch up with them and discuss again the projects that you work on together. … Continue reading

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