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.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant
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