A.A. (Alberto Alfredo) Winterberg, MA
After completing his MA thesis on The Reception of Ancient Gnostic Elements within Neo-Gnostic Communities in Coptic Studies at the University of Göttingen in 2016, Alberto began to work as a Research Associate at the Free University of Berlin at the DFG-funded Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic project at the Seminar of Egyptology. His work therein focused mainly on heterodox early Christian texts such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Pistis Sophia or the Books of Jeû. Between October and December 2016, Alberto has been additionally a guest researcher at the Egyptological department of the Neues Museum in Berlin.
He assumed a position as a Research Associate at the joint University of Oldenburg and National Archives (UK) Prize Papers Project in 2018.
Since September 2020 he investigates the Fin de siècle reception of Pistis Sophia, the Books of Jeu, and the Church Fathers' heresiological accounts, as well as their early surrounding scholarship, within the French Neo-Gnostic Movement as his PhD project, called Valentinus Redivivus? The Reception and Reimagination of Gnosticism within the French Gnostic Churches, at the University of Groningen.
In January and February 2022, Alberto conducted his doctoral research as a fellow of the Royal Dutch Institute in Rome (KNIR).
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