The TraCES project cooperates with a number of academic partners worldwide.
Among them are:
CMCL: Corpus dei Manoscritti Copti Letterari
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 cooperative network Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies (main office: Universität Hamburg; network members: Europewide) is dedicated to academic dialogue in the field of Oriental manuscript studies with the focus on the Mediterranean and North African cultural areas. It organizes conferences and workshops; publishes journals and monographs; issues a regular mailing list; and facilitates exchange and cooperation in related fields. The standards introduced and developed by the COMSt network are implemented by all Hamburg projects.
CSMC - Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures
The Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC), now part of the Cluster of Excellence Understanding Written Artefacts, brings together an international and cross-disciplinary research community to study written artefacts at Universität Hamburg. It is engaged in fundamental research, investigating from both a historical and comparative perspective, based on material artifacts, the empirical diversity of manuscript cultures. .
Ethio-SPaRe: Cultural Heritage of Christian Ethiopia: Salvation, Preservation, Research
During the years 2009-2015, an ERC project based at Universität Hamburg (PI Denis Nosnitsin) dedicated efforts to securing, preserving, evaluating and analysing the written heritage of Christian Ethiopia. The cataloguing database created by the projects, with images and descriptions of over 1,000 manuscripts has become part of the Beta maṣāḥǝft research environment.
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IslHornAfr - Islam in the Horn of Africa, A Comparative Literary Approach
The IslHornAfr project (ERC Advanced Grant 2014-2019, Alessandro Gori, University of Copenhagen) aimed to provide a pilot study of the Islamic history in Africa as it is reflected in the literary traditions of the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia). Its database of images and descriptions of manuscripts has become part of the Beta maṣāḥǝft research environment.
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PAThs - Tracking Papyrus and Parchment Paths: An Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature. Literary Texts in their Geographical Context
The ERC Advanced Grant PAThs (2016-2021, Paola Buzi, Rome) aims to provide an in-depth diachronical understanding and effective representation of the geography of Coptic literary production, which is the corpus of writings, almost exclusively of religious contents, produced in Egypt between the 3rd and the 11th centuries in the Coptic language.
HLCEES - Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian and Eritrean Studies
The Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian and Eritrean Studies at Universität Hamburg is a world leading centre in the study of Ethiopia, Eritrea and the Horn of Africa.