Korshi Dosoo is the junior research group leader of the project The Coptic Magical Papyri: Vernacular Religion in Late Antique and Early Islamic Egypt at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg. Formerly ATER (lecturer) at the University of Strasbourg and post-doctoral researcher on the Labex RESMED project Les mots de la paix. His PhD thesis, Rituals of Apparition on the Theban Magical Library was completed in 2015 at Macquarie University, Australia. His research focuses on magic and lived religion in Egypt from the Ptolemaic to Mamluk periods as revealed by papyrological and epigraphic sources.
Edward O. D. Love is post-doctoral assistant on the project The Coptic Magical Papyri at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg. Following the completion of a BA and MSt in Oriental Studies (Egyptology) at the University of Oxford, he undertook two research years at the Ägyptologisches Institut of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. Beginning in academic year 2016-17, he is a DPhil Candidate in Oriental Studies (Egyptology) at the University of Oxford. Edward’s principal research interests include the conceptualisation, mechanics, and contexts of interaction with the divine in Egypt. A parallel research interest, stemming from the work of his doctoral thesis, is the obsolescence of the scripts of the Egyptian writing system during the Roman Period.
Markéta Preininger Svobodová is doctoral assistant on the project The Coptic Magical Papyri, as well as a PhD student at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg. She formerly studied at the Charles University in Prague, where she obtained her Bachelor and Master degrees. She has also spent a semester at the Eberhard Karls Universität in Tübingen, as well as a semester at the EPHE in Paris. Markéta is interested in vernacular religion and magic, as well as the understanding of the body, bodily fluids and emotions in Ancient Egypt, Greece and in Late Antiquity in general.