Gražina Kelmelyte

11 July 2023, 6:00 PM CET

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Perspectives on the Gospel of Mary: Conflicts in Early Christianity

Gražina Kelmelytė-Ratniece is currently pursuing her PhD at Vilnius University in Lithuania. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Classical Philology, with her Master's thesis titled "Conflict in Early Christianity: The Case of the Gospel of Mary". Her primary research interests lie in the study of early Christian apocrypha and Coptic language. In 2020, she won a grant from the Lithuanian Council for Culture to translate and comment on an anthology of Nag Hammadi Scriptures, which resulted in the book "Šie yra slapti žodžiai..." ("These Are The Secret Words...").


13 July 2023, 6:00 PM CET

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(Re-)Translating Nag Hammadi: Three More Cases of Semantic Diffraction?

Daniele Tripaldi is an associate professor at the University of Bologna and has been conducting research in the field of ancient Christian literature and the history of early Christianity since 2019. His research interests are particularly focused on Hebrew and Christian visionary texts until the end of the first millennium AD, as well as the origins of Christianity in Egypt. He is currently focusing his research on the gnostic literature of the first two centuries and the Book of Revelation. 

Francesco Berno

18 July 2023, 6:00 PM CET

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Stability and Ontological Consistency in the Gospel of Philip

Francesco Berno is a researcher at Sapienza University of Rome and was previously a research fellow for the ERC project "PAThs". He also conducted research at the Gotha Research Center of the University of Erfurt. His research primarily focuses on early Christianity, Christian history, and literature from the 1st to 5th centuries, with a particular emphasis on the Coptic tradition. He also studies the Nag Hammadi codices and their historical-religious context of production and use, as well as the genesis and evolution of the notions of 'canonical' and 'apocryphal'.

Lothar Vogel

20 July 2023, 6:00 PM CET

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The Life of Aaron: a paradigm of Coptic hagiography

Lothar Vogel is teaching Church History in the Waldensian Faculty of Theology. His doctoral thesis was in the field of early medieval hagiography. He takes part in the Coptic Studies Working Group of the Waldensian Faculty of Theology.