MARK16 conference 2-3 June 2022

The Transmission of Mark’s Endings  in Different Traditions and Languages

We thank warmly all the speakers and participants to this second MARK16 online conference. The lively discussions have been a pleasure for all of us. Thank you so much!

Claire Clivaz, Mina Monier and Dan Batovici


Online Conference Programme – PDF format here

Claire Clivaz (DH+, SIB, CH), Mina Monier (DH+, SIB, CH) and Dan Batovici (UCLouvain and KU Leuven, BE)

The five-year SNSF project MARK16[1] organizes its second conference in collaboration with Dan Batovici about the Gospel of Mark’s endings in different traditions and languages. It will take place entirely online, on the 2nd and 3rd of June 2022. The ​proceedings will be published as a thematic issue of the COMSt Bulletin. We are happy to collaborate for this conference with Go-TRIPLE, an OPERAS Horizon 2020 project.

Papers will be available online before the conference but only to enrolled participants. During the conference, they will be summarized and followed by discussions. We thank warmly our colleagues for their participation! Inscriptions are open until the 30th May 2022 by email to


2nd June – Greek and Latin Manuscripts

Chair: Claire Clivaz

9h: Patrick Andrist (DE), “Physical discontinuities in the transitions between the Gospels: reassessing the end of Mark in codex Vaticanus, Sinaiticus and Alexandrinus

9h40:Tommy Wasserman (SE),“The Ending(s) of Mark in Family 1

10h20: Anthony Royle and Garrick Allen (UK), “Framing Mark: Reading the Gospel of Mark in a Catena Manuscript

11h-11h30: BREAK

Chair: Dan Batovici

11h30: James A. Kelhoffer (SE), “The End of the Beginning’: Mark’s Longer Ending (16:9–20) and the Adaptation of the Markan Storyline

12h: Jan Krans and An-Ting Yi (NL), “Trajectories in the History of Textual Scholarship on Mark’s Endings: A Reconsideration

12h30: Régis Burnet (BE), “Mark 16 in the West from the 15th to the 19th Century: Doubts and Certitudes about the Conclusio Longior

13h-14h: LUNCH BREAK

Chair: Claire Clivaz

14h: Emilie Blotière, Haris Georgadis, Ondrej Matsuka and Judith Schulte (EU), “GOTRIPLE: a multicultural and multilingual discovery service in Social Sciences and Humanities

14h30: Peter Lorenz (USA), “The Long Ending of Mark in Codex Bezae: Second-Century Tradition or Fourth-Century Revision?

15h Elizabeth Schrader (USA), “Was Salome at the Markan Tomb? Another Ending to Mark 16

15h30: Eonique Katungu (RDC), “Un espace vide après Mc 16,8 dans le codex Vaticanus : Quelle interprétation en critique textuelle ?

16h-20h: LONG BREAK

Chair: Mina Monier

20h30: Stan Helton (CA), “Origen and the Endings of the Gospel of Mark

21h: Andrew Smith (USA), “Mark 16 and the Eusebian Apparatus: Greek and Latin Solutions

3rd June – Multilingual Traditions

Chair: Mina Monier

9h: David Taylor (UK), “Syriac Evidence for the Ending of the Gospel of Mark

9h30: Bernard Outtier (FR), “Un essai de panorama des finales de Marc dans la tradition géorgienne

10h: Dan Batovici (BE), “The Displaced Longer Ending of Mark in Armenian

10h30: Armine Melkonyan (IT), “Mark 16:9-20 in the Armenian Medieval Literature: A Commentary by Basil of Mashkevor

11h-11h30: BREAK

Chair: Claire Clivaz

11h30: Mina Monier (CH), “Mark 16 in the Translations of Ibn al-Ṭayyib

12h: Nicholas Zola (USA), “Codex Fuldensis and the Long Ending of Mark in Tatian’s Diatessaron

12h30: Albert ten Kate (NL), “The Old-Armenian and the Diatessaric Textual Traditions and the End of the Gospel of Mark

13h-14h: LUNCH BREAK

Chair: Dan Batovici

14h: Claire Clivaz (CH),The Shorter Ending: Reconsidering the Enigma of Mark’s Endings

14h30: Katharina D. Sandmeier (DE), “Coptic Mark 16 in the ECM

15h: Anne Boud’hors and Sofia Torallas Tovar (FR & USA), “The Shorter Ending of the Gospel of Mark in the Different Coptic Versions

15h30: Damien Labadie (FR), “The Shorter Ending of Mark in Ethiopic: Prolegomena to a New Critical Edition

16h-16h30: BREAK

Chair : Mina Monier and Claire Clivaz

16h30: Curt Niccum, “The longer endings of Mark in Ethiopian Translation and Transmission

17h: Jean Valentin (BE), “Mc 16,9-20 dans les manuscrits arabes conservés au Sinaï

17h30: Alexey Morozov (CH), “Chapter 16 of the Gospel of Mark in the Tradition of Biblical Translations into Old Slavic (10th–14th c.)

Presentation: The topic of the endings of the Gospel of Mark has been studied for centuries and remains open to diverse hypotheses. Despite this large corpus of work done on this question, particularly in the past couple of centuries, new frontiers of research tools emerge from reading the manuscripts that are still not transcribed or not easily accessible to scholars. The digital revolution brings its part of innovation to this quest and draws scholars’ attention to the materiality of the texts, highlighted as documents accessible online.

A multilingual approach deserves notably to be applied to the complex file of the Mark endings. On this second SNSF MARK16 conference, organized in collaboration with Dan Batovici (Louvain & Leuven Universities), the reception and transmission of Mark 16 will be covered in the following languages and traditions: Greek, Latin, Coptic, Syriac, Arabic, Armenian, Ethiopic, Georgian, and Old Slavonic manuscripts. This aims to provide researchers with the Status Quaestionis and discoveries. On the virtual research environment MARK16, one can discover more than 50 manuscripts in ten ancient languages with folios of Mk 16, and commentaries:


[1]; Virtual Research Environment:

[2] See J.-C. Haelewyck, “Presentation of the international project ‘Marc multilingue’”, Filologia Neotestamentaria XV (2002), pp. 3-17.

Claire Clivaz

Claire Clivaz is Head of Digital Humanities+ at SIB, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne (CH). She is leading projects in DH and New Testament. This blog presents the activities of the group DH+.

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3 réflexions sur « MARK16 conference 2-3 June 2022 »

    1. Dear colleague,

      Thank you for your question. As Mina Monier already answered to you, our CfP was open until the 31.10.21, and as you have seen, our program is already rich. So we do not accept further submissions, but of course, we would be eager to welcome you as participant. Large slots of discussions will allow to share ideas; papers will be shared in advance, for inscribed participants only.
      Have a nice week-end,
      Claire Clivaz with Mina Monier and Dan Batovici

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