MARK16 conference 2-3 June 2022: call for papers

Call for papers for an online international conference, 2-3 June 2022 : The Transmission of Mark’s Endings  in Different Traditions and Languages

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. We are very pleased to announce that several colleagues have accepted the invitation deliver a paper at this conference, as listed below. We hereby launch a call for short papers (about 15 min) on the topic, based on the following summary. The ​proceedings will be published as a thematic issue of the COMSt Bulletin. We are welcoming proposals of 300 words, until the 31st of October 2021. Please forward your proposal to, and

Summary: 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.

The concept that had served as a basis to the project Marc multilingue[2], 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 aims to provide researchers with the Status Quaestionis.

We invite therefore presentations on the shortest ending (Mark 16:8), the shorter ending (conclusio brevior), the longer ending (16:9-20) as well as papers considering all of them together, in the manuscripts and literature of any ancient tradition. We encourage particularly presentations highlighting the role of digital humanities in reshaping and reconfiguring the study of New Testament textual criticism, based on the Mark 16 as a case study. We also encourage 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, (

Confirmed speakers, in alphabetical order:

Dan Batovici, “The displaced longer ending of Mark in Armenian”

Emilie Blotière, “GOTRIPLE: a European multicultural and multilingual discovery platform for the SSH”

Claire Clivaz, “Mark 16 conclusio brevior in the diverse traditions”

Carla Falluomini, “The longer ending of Mark in Gothic”

Albert ten Kate, “Ariston the Elder and the Diatessaric tradition”

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

Damien Labadie, “The shorter ending of Mark in Ethiopic: prolegomena to a new critical edition”

Peter Lorenz, “The long ending of Mark in Codex Bezae: second-century tradition or fourth-century Revision?”

Mina Monier, “Mark 16 in the translations of Ibn al-Ṭayyib”

Alexey Morozov, “Chapter 16 of the Gospel of Mark in the tradition of biblical translations into Old Slavic (10th–13th c.)”

Curt Niccum, “The longer endings of Mark in Ethiopian transmission and tradition”

Elisa Nury, “Mark endings in some Latin manuscripts”

Bernard Outtier, “Un essai de panorama des finales de Marc dans la tradition géorgienne”

Gregory Paulson, “The transmission of Mk 16 in the Greek lectionary tradition”

Sarah Parkhouse, “Mark’s endings and dialogue Gospels as preserved in the Coptic tradition”

Anthony Royle and Garrick Allen, “Catena Marcum and the ending of Mark in GA 2604: paratexts, transcription, and interpretation”

Katharina D. Schröder, “Coptic Mark 16 in the ECM”

David Taylor, “Syriac evidence for the ending of the Gospel of Mark”

Jean Valentin, “Mc 16,9-20 dans les manuscrits arabes conservés au Sinaï”

Tommy Wasserman, “The ending(s) of Mark in family 1”

Nicholas Zola, “Codex Fuldensis and the long ending of Mark in Tatian’s Diatessaron


[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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