Volume 9 of the Journal of the Canadian Society for Coptic Studies contains five of the seven papers presented at the Ninth Annual Coptic Studies Symposium “Coptic Heritage and Egyptology—Continuities and Particularities” held at the University of Toronto on 2 April 2016, including the keynote address by Sebastian Richter (Free University Berlin), which is traditionally placed at the head of the volume. The symposium was cosponsored by the Canadian Society for Coptic Studies and the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto. This year’s event focused on the confluence of Egyptology and Coptic Studies, in particular in linguistic research. The organizers would like to thank Ron Leprohon and Mary-Ann Pouls Wegner, Egyptologists at the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, for their help in planning the event. A special word of thanks goes to Ariel Shisha-Halevy, who was instrumental in conceptualizing the symposium and suggesting an excellent line-up of speakers. In addition to the five papers presented at the symposium, the current volume includes a contribution by Lincoln Blumell that was independently submitted.
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