The Corpus dei Manoscritti Copti Letterari (CMCL) is a digital philology project that in 2011 moved from Rome to Hamburg. Its focus lies in Christian Egyptian culture.
The project reconstructs manuscripts virtually from digitized manuscript fragments; critically edits the Coptic texts; it also maintains an extensive electronic database.
The database includes: (1) Clavis Patrum Copticorum: list of the authors and works of the Coptic literature with information on manuscripts, content, and critical problems; (2) Manuscripts: list (a) of the individual collections, (b) of the Coptic codices either well preserved or reconstructed, especially from the Monastery of St. Shenoute, Atripe (White Monastery); (3) Texts: electronic edition of Coptic texts with Italian translation; (4) Grammar: a computational grammar of Sahidic with a list of words according to the grammatical categories; and (5): Bibliography: Complete bibliography for Coptic studies.
The rich project library, with publications in Egyptology, Coptology and Christian Orient, is located on the premises of the HLCES.
Prof. Tito Orlandi