Since a few months, Claire Clivaz collaborates with Alain J. Desreumaux (CNRS, Paris) to allow to Christian Palestinian Aramaic (CPA) to receive its full recognition among the encoded languages. They have been working on a document of presentation of the language, characters and encoding that has been published as a Unicode Technical Note : https://www.unicode.org/notes/tn52/
Thanks to Tim Meylan and Jérémy Formaz (Forme.ch enterprise), they started also to build a new CPA font. The 40 caracters of the CPA DM font can be seen on Nakala from today:
A. J. Desreumaux and T. Meylan, «Araméen christo-palestinien: quarante caractères» [Dataset] NAKALA, 2023, https://doi.org/10.34847/nkl.05d0mfz9. The last part of the project is on its road.
Et voici le bel ouvrage préparé par Laurent Pinchard et Jean-Claude Haelewyck, en l’honneur de Christian-Bernard Amphoux, auquel j’ai contributé avec cet article: Claire Clivaz, “Marc 15,34 dans le Codex de Bèze et le Codex Bobbiensis”, dans Traditions et traductions des textes bibliques. Études en l’hommage de Christian Bernard Amphoux à l’occasion de son 80e anniversaire, J.-C. Haelewyck and L. Pinchard (éd.), Bruxelles: Safran, 2023, p. 55-70. Pour le commander: https://www.safran.be/proddetail.php?prod=LCA35
Perceptions of Writing in Papyri. Crossing Close and Distant Readings
Online Conference 7-8 December 2023 – from Basel University
organized from Basel by Claire Clivaz (DH+, SIB, CH and RSCS, UCL, BE) and Isabelle Marthot-Santaniello (Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Basel, CH)
Argument: This online conference will analyze how digital culture has changed the perceptions of writing styles in papyri. Studies conducted by modern scholars have always been the main way of evaluating papyri, determining their dates and content. From the beginning of the century, the clearly subjective nature of this research has been highlighted by scholars such as Kim Haines-Eitzen in Guardians of Letters (2000) and Brent Nongbri in God’s Library (2018).
We will evaluate the current ways scholars view the aesthetics of papyri in a world where close and distant readings are intersecting more every day. A large part of ancient scholarship successfully used the traditional close read, whereas today, a small group of newer scholars have integrated computer analysis into their research. The following questions will be addressed: To what extent is computer analysis of quantitative data bringing objectivity into the study of writing styles in papyri? What are the potential limits or biases of computer analysis? Does this confirm insights from the past, or to the contrary, does this change our evaluation of dates, content, and genre implications within papyri studies? We will review these questions considering the various fields currently working with papyri in different languages. Papers of the conference will be proposed to the OJS journal Pylon. Editions and Studies of Ancient Texts.
Claire Clivaz presents with Rita Gautschy (DaSCH Director) a poster at the IDW 2023 week in Salzburg: “Humanities and Open Science. Austrian Data on DaSCH and SSHOC”.
The abstract is available here: https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW-2023-Salzburg/sessions/473/poster/278/