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So Miyagawa

Main Research Topics

  • Intertextuality in Writings from Late Antique Egypt
  • Shenoute, Besa and the Bible: Digital Text Re-use Analysis of Selected Monastic Writings from Egypt (PhD Theme, Coptology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
  • Definite Articles and Demonstratives in Coptic Dialects and Pre-Coptic Egyptian (Ph.D. Theme, Linguistics, Kyto University, Japan)
  • Manichaeism, Manichaean texts, the grammar of Manichaean Lycopolitan Coptic (L4, L*), Gnosticism, Nag Hammadi Codices, the religious interactions in Late Antique Egypt, Codicology, the comprehensive electronic text corpus of Coptic, the diacritics in Coptic manuscripts, phonology of Coptic

Academic Career

  • Since Oct. 2015 Research Fellow (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the SFB 1136, Teilprojekt B 05: Schriftauslegung und Bildungstraditionen im koptischsprachigen ägyptischen Christentum der Spätantike: Schenute, Kanon 6
  • Since Oct. 2015 Research Fellow (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at KELLIA: Koptische/Coptic Electronic Language and Literature International Alliance (DFG/NEH), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
  • Since 2015 Doctorate Course in Coptology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
  • Since 2015 Doctorate Course in Linguistics, Kyoto University, Depratment of Linguistics, Division of Behavioral Studies, Graduate School of Letters, Japan
  • Apr. 2015 to Sept. 2015 Research Fellow (Tokubetsu Kenkyuin DC1) at the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan
  • Aug. 2015 Internship at "Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic" (DDGLC), Universität Leipzig, Germany
  • Since Nov. 2014 Reseach Member at Coptic SCRIPTORIUM
  • Apr. 2014 to Mar. 2015 Tutor at the Kyoto University, Faculty of Letters, Japan

Academic Degrees

  • 2015 Master of Arts in Linguistics, Kyoto University, GPA 4.00 (max. 4.00), Master thesis: "Demonstratives in Middle Egyptian"
  • 2013 Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Informatics, Hokkaido University, GPA 3.75 (max. 4.00), Valedictorian of the Faculty of Letters at the graduation ceremony (because of the highest GPA)

Academic Awards 

  • 2013 Hokkaidodaigaku Kurakusho [Hokkaido University Clark Prize], for 4 students of the highest GPA at the graduation, equivalent to Summa cum Laude
  • 2010 Hokkaidodaigaku Nitobesho [Hokkaido University Nitobe Prize], for students of the highest GPA at the end of the 1st year


  • Languages learned at universities and schools:
    Coptic, Ancient Greek, Old Egyptian, Middle Egyptian, Late Egyptian, Demotic, Hebrew (Biblical, Mishnaic, Modern), Latin, Sanskrit, Pali, Sumerian, Old Irish, Tocharian, German (advanced level at the replacement test of Georg-August-Universität Göttingen), English, French, Dutch, Italian, Korean, Chinese (Classical, Modern Mandarin), Ainu, Czech, Polish, Russian, Classical Japanese, Arabic, Finnish, Ge'ez (Classical Ethiopic)
  • Languages learned in study groups:
    Modern Hebrew, Syriac, Avestan, Luxembourgish
  • Languages learned from private teachers:
    Old Nubian, Tagalog, Egyptian Arabic, Swedish
  • Languages learned at a mosque:
    Modern Standard Arabic

Computational Experiences

  • NLTK, Python, Sphinx, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, XML, XSLT, Pearl, WordSmith, AntConc, SublimeText, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, GitHub, GitLab, OCRopus, ocropy, ocrocis, TEI, XSLT, EpiDoc, PaulaXML, LaTeX, XeLaTeX, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Keynote, FileMaker Pro, Bootscrap, JQuery, reStructuredText, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrtor, Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo, Scan Tailor, Tesseract, Finereader Pro, Oxygen XML Editor, Evernote, Microsoft OneNote, PDF Expert, Cyberduck, eXistdb, regular expressions, pandas, matplotlib, numpy, scipy, EPWING, markdown, Sphinx, Glyphs, Atom, Tesseract, iMovie, PoCoTo

Professional Associations

  • International Association for Coptic Studies
  • International Association for Egyptologists
  • The Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
  • International Association of Manichaean Studies
  • Lingusitic Society in Japan
  • Japan Associasion of Cognative Linguistics
  • Japan Society for Historical Linguistics
  • Japan Society for Byzantine Studies
  • Japan Society for Eastern/Oriental Christian Area Studies
  • Society for Descriptive Linguistics