The 12th Canadian Society for Coptic Studies annual symposium this year will be in Ottawa from June 19-22 . It will be jointly held with the 19th Association francophone de coptologie (AFC) biannual conference, this is the AFC’s first time holding its meetings in North America. Three major universities in Ottawa— Carleton University, University of Ottawa, and St. Paul’s University are sponsoring the conference.
The conference brings together a wide range of scholarly research in theology, Egyptology, and anthropological studies and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration in Coptic and Middle East Studies. The keynote speaker will be Professor Mariz Tadros, Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (UK), Dr. Tadros specializes in the politics and human development of the Middle East, including democratisation, Islamist politics, gender, sectarianism, human security and religion and development.