Seminar für Ägyptologie und Koptologie


... to the webpages of the Seminar for Egyptology and Coptic Studies, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

Since 1867 Göttingen has had a tradition of studying and researching the history, culture, and religion of Pharaonic and Christian Egypt and the Egyptian-Coptic language. Today's students can obtain a B.A. in "Egyptology and Coptic Studies" or a B.A. in "Ancient Cultures". An M.A. or PhD degree can be pursued in both Egyptology and Coptic Studies. We welcome guests and students from other areas to our courses.

You are invited to visit or contact us: our institute is located on the 2nd floor of the Centre for Cultural Studies, Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14. You will find a list of telephone and fax numbers on our "staff" page.

Lecture Series "Material and Written Culture of Christian Egypt"

The project "Digital Edition of the Coptic Old Testament" at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and the Seminar for Egyptology and Coptic Studies are co-organising, during the academic year 2020/2021, a virtual lecture series on the material and written culture of Christian Egypt, with the first lecture scheduled for October 21, 2020 at 4:30 pm CET. Prof. Alberto Camplani (Università La Sapienza, Roma) will speak about "The Patriarchal Institution in Egypt and Its Ideology between Isaac and Demetrius: Old and New Documents". More information about the lecture, the speaker and the registration procedure can be found here.

Neuerscheinung: Der Nachlass Paul de Lagarde

On January 15 and 16, 2018, the Seminar and the Moses Mendelssohn Centre for European Jewish Studies in Potsdam co-organised a workshop on the life and work of the highly controversial orientalist Paul de Lagarde (1827–1891), known for his "völkisch"-antisemitic writings published in, among others, his "Deutsche Schriften".
The results of the workshop, complemented by several other essays, have now appeared in the series "Europäisch-Jüdische Studien, Beihefte" (De Gruyter Oldenbourg) and are available as open access.

Coronavirus/Informations about studying during the health crisis

Dear students, dear visitors,

Please inform yourselves about the current rules guiding teaching and exams during the crisis and all other related issues on the Information pages for students and the Information pages for staff as well as on the university's social media presence.

Advising / Egyptology and Coptic Studies: Please join Dr Arp-Neumann's group "Fachstudienberatung" on StudIP.
Advising / Ancient Cultures : Please enrol in the coordinator's virtual office hours (UniVZ no. 4508283 offered by O. Witthuhn).
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your lecturers or our office via e-mail. You may also find the Informations offered by the Faculty of Humanities examinations office helpful.

Göttinger Miszellen 260 (2020) available!


The latest Göttinger Miszellen Issue (262) is now available!
With contributions by Khaled Abdel Ghany, Hasnaa Abdellatif, Ibrahim Abd El-Sattar, Khaled Mohamed Abou Al-Ella, James P. Allen, Sally M. Bahgat, Susanne Binder, Stefan Bojowald, Stanley M. Burstein, Juan José Castillos, Nadine Cherpion, Norbert Dautzenberg, Andreas Dorn, Marianne Eaton-Krauss, Maher Eissa, Mohamed H. Essa, Thomas L. Gertzen, Roman Gundacker, Ginger-Rose Harrington, Heimo Hohneck, Tadashi Kikugawa, Ludwig Morenz, Renate Müller-Wollermann, Michinori Ohshiro, Wahid Omran, Andréas Stauder, Jacques van der Vliet, and others.


PONS - Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften - A "bridge" for the student exchange between the german departments of Egyptology and Coptic Studies

Since 2016 students of Egyptology and Coptic Studies have the opportunity to study at one of our German partner universities for one or two semesters via the PONS-program, which is comparable to a national Erasmus. It is the successor to "PONS-Archaeology", which was geared solely towards students of Classical Archaeology.