Samuel Peter Cook
My research interests lie primarily in scribal practices and the use of the Coptic language in texts from Early Islamic Egypt. I have focused mainly on legal and administrative documents; however, my current work on the APOCRYPHA project deals with apocryphal texts ranging from the fourth to the thirteenth century. In particular, I am studying the way in which apocrypha were transcribed, transmitted, and received by their audiences in the shifting social-cultural environment of Late Antiquity and the Islamic period.
From 2016 to 2020, I was a casual tutor and lecturer for the undergraduate Coptic course at Macquarie University, Sydney. From 2016 to 2018, I taught Coptic at the Macquarie Ancient Language School (MALS).
- 2016-2019: PhD in Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney
- 2014-2015: Masters of Research in Ancient History, Macquarie University
- 2013: Graduate Certificate of Arts in Egyptology, Macquarie University
- 2012-2013: Diploma of Ancient Languages, Macquarie University
- 2007-2009: Bachelor of Communication Studies in Journalism, Western Sydney University
Past society memberships:
- 2013-2016: Rundle Foundation for Egyptian Archaeology, part of the Australian Centre for Egyptology.
- 2016-2019: Society for the Study of Early Christianity (SSEC).
- 2017-2019: Australian Linguistic Society (ALS).
- 2018-2019: Australian Society of Classical Studies (ASCS).