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Deconstructing Early Christian Metanarratives: Fourth-Century Egyptian Christianity in the Light of Material Evidence

Project description

A study of 4th century Christian Egypt

Recently, a huge corpus of archaeological records was collected from the deserts of Egypt. The EU-funded DEChriM project will bring together specialists in archaeology, papyrology and epigraphy (Greek, Coptic and Syriac), and employ ceramic studies, digital humanities, 3D architectural reconstructions, topography and photogrammetry, with the aim of studying the unedited archaeological sources to uncover the phenomena and developments defining Egypt’s Christianisation. These include the chronology and dynamics of the evangelisation, the role played in this process by imperial legislation and institutions, the balance between rural and urban Christian communities, the social and cultural profile of the conveyors of Christianity and strategies for negotiating Christian identity.

Host institution

MF VITENSKAPELIG HOYSKOLE
Net EU contribution
€ 1 718 980,00
Address
Gydas Vei 4
0302 Oslo
Norway

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 718 980,00

Beneficiaries (1)

MF VITENSKAPELIG HOYSKOLE
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 1 718 980,00
Address
Gydas Vei 4
0302 Oslo

See on map

Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 718 980,00