VREs and Ancient Manuscripts Conference 2020

We thank warmly all our speakers and posters presenters for the great talks they have given at our online conference! The proceedings are now in preparation for a special Classics@ issue.

See you at our next MARK16 event in June 22!


ONLINE CONFERENCE – 10-11 Septembre 2020

Org. Claire Clivaz (DH+, SIB) & Garrick Allen (Dublin University), with Mina Monier & Sara Schulthess (DH+, SIB)






This conference is focused on an important challenge in digital humanities: what changes when research on ancient manuscripts occurs in a Virtual Research Environment (VRE), especially in Early Jewish and Christian Literature, New Testament, and Classical Studies? Because they offer access to diverse information regardless of geographical location, VREs continue to define the research landscape of the humanities in more complex ways. They serve as the new “covers” of scientific objects, replacing the paper covers of printed books as signs of knowledge territories. As some have suggested, VREs are likely to become the default location for critical research and other cultural activities in the very near future.

Be sure to note that these times are local time in Switzerland, so one hour behind in the UK/Ireland.

The inscriptions are now closed; if you want to check during the conference if there is an empty place to attend to a session, please contact sara.schulthess@sib.swiss 

Thursday 10 September, 9h-18h30 (CET time)

9h: Welcome: Claire Clivaz (DH+, SIB) & Garrick Allen (Dublin City University)

Session 1) Reconsidering digital editing of Ancient corpora

10h25-10h45: Break

12h00-12h30: Discussion

12h30-13h30: Lunch break

Session 2) Data storage, curation and evaluation

14h40-15h: Break

16h35-17h: Discussion


Friday 11 September, 9h-17h15 (CET time)

Session 4) Crossing boundaries

10h10-10h30 : Break

11h30-12h: Discussion

12h-13h30: Lunch break

Session 5) New Testament DH projects

14h40-15h10: Discussion

15h10-15h30: Break

Session 6) Poster session

15h30-17h: Poster session with 3 min of short presentation per poster in alphabetical order (15h30-16h15), followed by breakout rooms (16h15-17h)

    1. Anna Foka, Kyriaki Konstantinidou, Elton Barker (Uppsala University), “A digital periegesis- annotating, mapping and linking Pausanias’s Description of Greece
    2. Francesca Galli and Elena Nieddu (Universita della Svizzera italiana & Roma 3), “In Codice Ratio: using VREs in the study of the Medieval Vatican Registers
    3. Cancelled Kaspar Gubler, Pim van Bree and Geert Kessels (University of Bern), “The VRE of the SNSF SPARK Project ‘dynamic data Ingestion for server-side Data Harmonization’ as a tool for Ancient Manuscripts
    4. Moshe Lavee (University of Haifa), “Digital Research Library for Multi-hierarchical Interrelated Texts From Tikkoun SofrimText Production to Text Modeling
    5. Marie-Agnès Lucas-Avenel and Marie Bisson (University of Caen), “Why do the digital critical edition of a Latin source? The example of the De Rebus Gestis Rogerii comitis by Gaufredus Malaterra
    6. Riccardo Macchioro (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen), “Patristic Sermons in the Middle Ages (PASSIM Radboud University) Towards a Virtual Research Environment for the Study of Patristic Homiliaries
    7. Elisa Nury (University of Geneva) and Elena Spadini (University of Lausanne), “Manuscripts and digital tools the long history of machine-assisted collatio
    8. Elpida Perdiki and Maria Konstantinidou (Democritus University of Thrace), “Handling Big Manuscript Data
    9. Sara Schulthess (SIB, Lausanne), “The VRE of the research project HumaReC, some lessons learned
    10. Andrew Smith (Shepherds Theological Seminary), “Mining Manuscript Data in the New Testament Virtual Manuscript Room
    11. Cancelled Mourad Tadghout (Institute of Arabic manuscripts (ALECSO), Cairo University), “The digitizing of Arabic Manuscripts. Institute of Arabic manuscripts in in Cairo as example
    12. Simone Zenzaro (University of Lausanne) “Towards better VREs: key concepts and basic challenges” 

17h-17h15: Farewell

Claire Clivaz

Claire Clivaz est Head of Digital Humanities+, à l’Institut Suisse de Bioinformatique, Lausanne (CH). Elle conduit des projets en DH et Nouveau Testament. Ce blog a été remplacé en 2016 par https://blogs.letemps.ch/claire-clivaz/. Il transmet des informations sur le projet FNS MARK16, site web: mark16.sib.swiss Claire Clivaz is Head of Digital Humanities+ at the SIB, Lausanne (CH). She is leading projects in DH and New Testament. This blog has been replaced in 2016 by https://blogs.letemps.ch/claire-clivaz/. It presents information about the SNSF project MARK16, website: mark16.sib.swiss

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