Agnes Mihálykó Tothne
Over fifty early Christian liturgical prayers in ancient Greek and Coptic have been preserved on papyrus from the third to the ninth centuries, which testify to a variety of practices and record the early history of the Coptic Church’s liturgy. Most of them relate to the Eucharist or are intercessions for various occasions, but there are also prayers for the liturgy of the hours, for the ordination of a monk, and blessings as well. They are scattered in various collections and were edited in diverse volumes and journals, several of them over hundred years ago. My project will bring together these prayers in one corpus as well as in digital publication with a reliable transcription, an English translation and commentary, with reflections on the text’s liturgical function and relation to the intellectual and theological currents of its time.
The project will be executed in Vienna, at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in collaboration with the project „Euchologia. Daily Life and Religion: Byzantine Prayer Books as Sources for Social History” lead by Claudia Rapp, at the Papyrus Collection of the Austrian National Library, and in Oslo at the University of Oslo.
March 2020- February 2022 FRIPRO postdoctoral mobility fellow (NFR), University of Oslo
September 2018- March 2020 postdoctoral fellow, Eötvös József Collegium, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (funded by the Hungarian Scientific Research Council)
October – December 2017 Senior Research Librarian, Papyrus collection of the Oslo University Library, University of Oslo, Norway
October 2016 – October 2017 Completion grant fellow, University of Oslo
2013–2016 Doctoral research fellow, University of Oslo
2017 PhD in Classics, University of Oslo
Thesis title: ‘Writing the Christian Liturgy in Egypt (3rd to 9th cent.)’
Supervisors: Anastasia Maravela and Anne Boud’hors (CNRS, Paris)
2014 MA in Classics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Supervisor: László Horváth.
2013 MA in Medieval History, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Supervisor: Prof. Hermann Harrauer, Vienna, Papyrus collection.
2012 BA in International relations, University of Pannonia, Hungary.
2011–2012 Erasmus, University of Bologna
2011 BA in History and ancient Greek, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest