SFB 1136


Research Interests

  • Coptology
  • Egyptology
  • Papyrology
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Digital Humanities
  • Sociolinguistics and Religions in Late Antiquity
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Lexicography
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • OCR for Coptic
  • Programming for Cultural Heritage

  • Ph.D. Research Topics

  • Shenoute, Besa and the Bible: Digital Text Reuse Analysis of Selected Monastic Writings from Egypt (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Supervisors: Prof. Heike Behlmer, Dr. Frank Feder)
  • Phonology and Phonotactics of Coptic Dialects with Foci on Vowels and Syllabic Consonants (Kyoto University, Supervisors: Prof. Yutaka Yoshida, Prof. Kazuhiko Yoshida, Prof. Shuntaro Tida, Dr. Adam A. Catt)

  • Education

  • Oct. 2015 - today Doctorate Course in Coptology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Seminar for Egyptology and Coptic Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Göttingen, Germany
  • Apr. 2015 - today Doctorate Course in Linguistics, Kyoto University, Depratment of Linguistics, Division of Behavioral Studies, Graduate School of Letters, Japan
  • Apr. 2013 - Mar. 2015 Master’s Degree in Linguistics, Kyoto University, Department of Linguistics, Division of Behavioral Studies, Graduate, School of Letters, Kyoto, Japan, GPA 4.00 (max. 4.00) with the highest scores for the M.A. thesis
  • Apr. 2009 - Mar. 2013 Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistic Science (lit. Linguistic Informatics), Hokkaido University, Department of Linguistic Science ( Gengo Johogaku “lit. Linguistic Informatics”), Course of Linguistics and Literature, Faculty of Letters, Sapporo (Hokkaido), Japan, GPA 3.75 (max. 4.00) with the highest scores for the B.A. thesis Valedictorian

  • Positions

  • Oct. 2015 - today Research Fellow (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), Collaborative Research Centre 1136 “Education and Religion", sub-project B 05 “Scriptural Interpretation and Educational Tradition in Coptic-speaking Egyptian Christianity of the Late Antiquity: Shenoute, Canon 6”, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
  • Aug. 2017 - today Digital Humanities Advisor, ERC Project ELEPHANTINE: Localizing 4000 Years of Cultural History. Texts and Scripts from Elephantine Island in Egypt, funded by European Research Council, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz
    Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Berlin, Germany
  • Dec. 2017 - Jan. 2018 Visiting Researcher, "Transitivity and valency in language contact: the case of Coptic", funded by German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Oct. 2015 - today Research Affiliate, eTRAP Research Group, Institute of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
  • Oct. 2015 - Aug. 2017 Research Fellow (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter), "KELLIA: Koptische/Coptic Electronic Language and Literature International Alliance", funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and National Endowment for Humanities, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen. Germany
  • Nov. 2014 - today Research Member, Coptic SCRIPTORIUM, funded by National Endowment for Humanities, The University of Pacific and Georgetown University, Stockton (California) and Washington, D.C., USA
  • Apr. - Sept. 2015 Research Fellow (Tokubetsu Kenkyu’in DC1), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Aug. 2015 Internship, Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic (DDGLC), Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
  • Apr. 2014 - Marc. 2015 Tutor, Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

  • Academic Awards

  • 2013 Hokkaido Daigaku Kurakusho [Hokkaido University Clark Prize], Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Hokkaido), Japan
  • 2010 Hokkaido Daigaku Nitobesho [Hokkaido University Nitobe Prize ], Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Hokkaido), Japan

  • Professional Associations

  • International Association for Coptic Studies
  • International Association for Egyptologists
  • The Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
  • International Association of Manichaean Studies
  • Lingusitic Society in Japan
  • Japan Associasion of Cognative Linguistics
  • Japan Society for Historical Linguistics
  • Japan Society for Byzantine Studies
  • Japan Society for Eastern/Oriental Christian Area Studies
  • Society for Descriptive Linguistics

  • For information on publications, presentations, language skills and computational experiences see detailed CV.