MARK16 conference 2-3 June 2022

The second MARK16 event will be co-organized by Claire Clivaz (DH+, SIB), Mina Monier (DH+, SIB) and Dan Batovici (CULouvain and KU Leuven), on the 2-3 June 2022, as online conference:

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

The topic of the endings of the Gospel of Mark have been studied for centuries and remains open to diverse hypotheses. Despite this large 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 online.

Moreover, the concept that had served as a basis to the project Marc multilingue, which produced a multilingual study of the first eight chapters of Mark, deserves to be applied to the complex file of the Mark endings. On the 2nd and 3rd of June 2022 MARK16 conference, we intend to cover the reception and transmission of Mark 16 in different languages and traditions: Greek, Latin, Coptic, Syriac, Arabic, Armenian, Ethiopic, Gothic, Georgian, and Old Slavonic manuscripts. This should aim to provide researchers with the Status Quaestionis. We invite presentations on the short ending (Mark 16:8), the shorter ending (conclusio brevior), the long ending (16:9-20) or considering all together. We encourage particularly presentations highlighting the role of the digital humanities in reshaping and reconfiguring the study of New Testament textual criticism, based on the Mark 16 as a case study. We encourage also all contributions that are focusing on codicology and paratextual elements in the diverse manuscripts of the last chapter of Mark. This conference will be the second event of the SNSF MARK16 project, (https://mark16.sib.swiss).

A call for papers will be issued in 2021: stay tuned on this webpage for further information!

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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