Lloyd Gregory Abercrombie

Doctoral Research Fellow - Fagseksjonen
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Visiting address Blindernveien 9 Domus Theologica 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1023 Blindern 0315 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Theology (Student)

Academic interests

My academic interests are broad. They include cognitive science, history, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, religious studies, and theology. But these days, in my working hours, I confine myself to Coptic and early Islamic Egypt. I am particularly interested in what effect the Arab conquest of Egypt had on Coptic literature and manuscript culture. For this reason, I spend a lot of time reading Coptic apocalypses, hagiographies, homilies, and secondary literature on the Arab conquest and Christian Egyptian literature thereafter.

Background

I was born in Kentucky, delivered by a Norwegian doctor (true story!). But most of my life stateside was spent in Georgia. I left the U.S. ten years ago and lived in Japan (2006-2012); Bergen, Norway (2012-2014); and then Japan again (2014-2016), before coming back to Norway in 2016. My academic history is:

- M.A. from the University of Bergen in Bergen, Norway in the religious studies program “Religious Roots of Europe” (2014)
[Thesis: “Muslims on the Manichaeans and the Search for Abū ‘Īsā al-Warrāq”]

- B.A. in Linguistics (major) & Philosophy (minor) from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, USA (2006)

Positions Held

PhD Research Fellow. Faculty of Theology. University of Oslo (2016-2019)

English Teacher. Freedom English School. Kumamoto, Japan (2012, 2014-2016)
English Teacher. JET Programme. Kumamoto, Japan (2006-2011)

Networks and partners

I am part of the ERC-funded project “New Contexts for Old Texts: Unorthodox Texts and Monastic Manuscript Culture in Fourth- and Fifth-Century Egypt” (NEWCONT) and the Norwegian Research Council-funded project “Authoritative Texts and their Reception: National Research School in Textual Interpretation” (ATTR).

Published Aug. 29, 2016 10:49 AM - Last modified Nov. 1, 2016 3:00 PM