[Message from Helene Moussa]
The Seventh Annual Coptic Studies Symposium will be held on Saturday March 1, 2014 at the University of Toronto St. George Campus. The theme of the symposium is COPTIC HERITAGE: MONASTICISM - CONSISTENCY AND CHANGE
We are also very pleased to announce that Professor Emeritus Mark Sheridan, a leading scholar in Coptic monasticism has accepted to be the keynote speaker (see brief bio below). The tentative title of his presentation will be: "Early Egyptian Monasticism: Ideals and Reality." More details about other speakers, venue, etc. will follow. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions. Volume 6 of the Journal of the Canadian Society for Coptic Studies is also scheduled to be published in time for the Symposium.
With best regards and looking forward to seeing you all on March 1, 2014!
Secretary, CSCS Board of Directors.
Professor Emeritus MARK SHERIDAN — Brief Bio
Originally from Washington, DC, Mark Sheridan is a Benedictine monk of Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem and professor emeritus in the Faculty of Theology of the Pontificio Ateneo S. Anselmo, Rome, where he served as dean of the Faculty of Theology (1998-2005) and Rector Magnficus (2005-2009) of the Athenaeum. He continues his research in the areas of Coptology and ancient Christian literature. Among his publications are: Rufus of Shotep. Homilies on the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Introduction, Text, Translation, Commentary (Roma, 1998) [Sahidic texts of the sixth century C.E.] and From the Nile to the Rhone and Beyond: Studies in Early Monastic Literature and Scriptural Interpretation (Studia Anselmiana 156; Roma, 2012). [Collected essays including topics in Coptology]