Mina Monier PhD publication

DH+ is proud to announce the publication of the PhD of Mina Monier, post-doc, under the lead of Joan E. Taylor, King’s College, London:

Monier, Mina. Temple and Empire: The Context of the Temple Piety of Luke-Acts. Minneapolis: Lexington Fortress Academic, 2020.

Temple and Empire explores the theme of temple piety in Luke-Acts and 1 Clement in historical context. Mina Monier argues that situating both works in Trajanic Rome, and reading them through the lens of Roman imperial ideology explains their peculiarly positive presentation of the Temple as a form of reverence toward ancient worship and ancestral customs that would not offend, but would appeal to traditional Roman sensibilities.

Available on the publisher website.

Claire Clivaz

Claire Clivaz is Head of Digital Humanities+ at SIB, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne (CH), and associate researcher at the “Institut Religions, Spritualités, Cultures et Sociétés” (UCL, BE). She is leading projects in DH and New Testament.

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DARIAH Conference 2020

DARIAH Virtual Annual Event 2020: Scholarly Primitives

October 7, 2020December 2, 2020

Blog published on DARIAH website : https://www.dariah.eu/event/dariah-annual-event-2020/

Virtual | Papers and poster sessions: November 10-13, 2020 

Workshops, Synergy sessions and Working Group meetings: October 7 – December 2 (weekly sessions)

Topic of this year’s event is Scholarly Primitives.

Twenty years after John Unsworth first formulated scholarly primitives as a set of recursive and interrelated functions that form the foundations of research activities across disciplines, theoretical frameworks or eras, the event will be an opportunity to revisit and freshly interrogate both the notion and the scope of scholarly primitives. To what extent does this particular set of scholarly primitives still correspond to our understanding of what humanities scholars do on a day-to-day basis? Has our understanding of research workflows changed over time significantly enough to require a new classification?

To register, please log in to find all information:  https://dariah-ae-2020.sciencesconf.org/

Keynote speakers 

We are happy to announce that this year’s event will feature two keynote speeches by John Unsworth (University of Virginia).

Claire Clivaz

Claire Clivaz is Head of Digital Humanities+ at SIB, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne (CH), and associate researcher at the “Institut Religions, Spritualités, Cultures et Sociétés” (UCL, BE). She is leading projects in DH and New Testament.

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List of the events of the SNSF MARK16 2018-2023

26 July 2023 – SNTS Vienna (AT) – Claire Clivaz, “Heb 2:9 with Mk 15:34 and Ps 22:2. In Praise of Minor Variants” (joint seminar Hebrews & NTTC); program online. Priscille Marschall invited MARK16 SNTS guest.

12 July 2023, DH2023, Graz (AT): Elisa Nury, Claire Clivaz and Silvano Aldà, “MARK16: visualising manuscripts and their repositories with Peripleo”, https://dh2023.adho.org/; Elisa Nury presenter.

11 July 2023, EABS Conference, Syracusa (IT): Claire Clivaz, “Mk 15:35 in Codex Bobbiensis: the prayer to the sun – Greco-Roman, Jewish and Christian Voices in Egypt”. Program online.

20 June 2023: Claire Clivaz, online master course on Mark 16, University of Halle (invited by Prof. Annette Weissenrieder)

15-17 May 2023, University of Birmingham (UK): Thirteenth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament – Claire Clivaz, “How to end a Gospel? Markan Paratext in Codex Washington and Codex Bobbiensis”; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0gGxkaBRHo

31st of March 2023: SBL Global Virtual Meeting; networking session by Claire Clivaz  “Networking Session: Digital Literacy Challenges in the Classroom”; information here.

20-24 February 2023 – Louvain-la-Neuve (BE): Digital Humanities and MARK16 week at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve – Claire Clivaz is invited by the Faculty of Theology and of Arts and Humanities of the UCL for a conferences and teaching week.

19-20 January 2023 – IPT Montpellier (FR) – Claire Clivaz, « Les finales de Marc dans les manuscrits : nouveaux défis », session d’enseignement Master.

1st January 2023: Welcome to Priscille Marshall who joins as post-doc the MARK16 team until July 23!

31 December 2022: Our warm thanks to Mina Monier (post-doc) who has got his own position at the Norwegian School of Theology (OSLO, SE). All our best wishes for the next step!

8 December (Basel, CH) – University of Basel (Dr. V. Chiquet and E. Dubey Master course): Claire Clivaz, “Digital Humanities and New Testament manuscripts”. 

29 November 2022, Unil, Lausanne (CH), 16h: Elisa Nury: “Grammateus and MARK16, followed by a short tutorial on how to use Peripleo”, #ASANumerica (https://wp.unil.ch/asanumerica/) DigiClass Seminar 2022-2023.

19-22 November 2022, SBL, Denver (USA): Claire Clivaz: “Mark 16.8/2-104 and its diverse endings”.

8 November 2022, 17h, online (CH): Elisa Nury, “Short presentation of MARK16 Dataviz part”; Pelagios Visualisation Activity group (https://pelagios.org/activities/visualisation/). Our use of Peripleo – how we have prepared the data with the Linked Place format, how we adapted Peripleo for our dataset, and we discussed the questions we faced during this process.

20 Octobre 2022, DARIAH-CH Study Day, Mendrisio (CH): Mina Monier and Elisa Nury: “The SNSF MARK16 project. The first virtual research environment focused on a biblical chapter” (poster abstract).

25-29 July 2022, SNTS, Leuven (BE): Holger Strutwolf, (Germany): “The Editio Critica Maior of Mark”. Respondent: Claire Clivaz (Switzerland). Claire Clivaz (Switzerland), “Lk 22:43-44 and Judeo-Christian Memories”, short paper (abstract).

18-21 July 2022, ISBL, Salzburg (AT):   Mina Monier, “The Reception of Mark’s Endings: New Light from Recently Discovered Witnesses” (invited paper, Gospel of Mark section); Claire Clivaz, “Jesus Silent Prayers at Gethsemane: Open Spaces in Mark and Luke” (Synoptic Gospels section); Claire Clivaz, “The Mk 16 resurrection as a public event in the Codex Bobbiensis (VL 1)” (Textual Criticism: Manuscripts & Methods section).

4-8 July 2022, EABS, Toulouse (FR), hybrid event: Claire Clivaz (CH) and Albert ten Kate (NL): “New Challenges in the Critical Editions of Mark’s Endings”; group “Textual Criticism of the New Testament, the Old Testament and the Qur’an.” Program.

2-3 June 2022, second MARK16 online conference: “The Transmission of Mark’s Endings in Different Traditions and Languages”, org. by Claire Clivaz (DH+, SIB), Mina Monier (DH+, SIB) and Dan Batovici (UCLouvain & Leuven University). Program: https://claireclivaz.hypotheses.org/2208

17-19 May 2022, ACH annual online conference (USA): “Digital Multilingualism in Ancient Languages: the test-case of the MARK16 project” (paper), Claire Clivaz, Mina Monier, Elisa Nury, Silvano Aldà and Jonathan Barda

7 April 2022, online:  „Facing Digital Humanities II“ – 2. TheoLab Konferenz „Digital Humanities und Theologie“University of Heidelberg (DE). Lecture by Claire Clivaz: “Digital writing and Scriptures: theological challenges”, at 14:45pm; https://www.uni-heidelberg.de/fakultaeten/theologie/forschung/facing_dh2.html

8 March 2022: Bachelor Greek teaching, IPT (Paris, France), Claire Clivaz: “Mc 16,1-8 et la finale brève (conclusiobrevior)”

11-13 February 2022: Mina Monier will give a MARK16 paper to the conference “Titles, Paratexts, and Manuscript Communication in Early Judaism and Christianity” (ERC TiNT), University of Glasgow (UK).

12 January 2022, 2pm CET time: Lecture by Mina Monier at Tyndale House, Cambridge, partners of MARK16: “Mark’s Endings: Manuscript Evidence and the State of Research”.

1st January 2022: Welcome to Silvano Aldà, Core-IT Software developer, who joins the MARK16 team!

26 November 2021 at 2.30pm: EPFL, Collège des Humanités, Round table about Digital Humanities: Claire Clivaz “The SNSF PRIMA MARK16: a Digital and Humanities Challenge”.

17-19 November 2021: The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age. Topic 2021: Lightening video talk by Claire Clivaz: A Lost and Found Ending of the Gospel of Mark

23 September 2021, EADH 2021 conference: Claire Clivaz, Mina Monier and Jonathan Barda, “The MARK16 Manuscript Room API”; https://eadh2020-2021.org/.

1st July 2021: welcome to Elisa Nury in our MARK16 team!

1-2 June 2021, LECTIO 10th anniversaryLeuven University, online: Claire Clivaz, “From manuscript to performance: the New Testament edition and transmission in the digital culture”; http://lectio.ghum.kuleuven.be/lectio/conferences

25 May 2021, Rencontres Huma-Num 2021 online : Claire Clivaz, “Le projet FNS MARK16 comme exemple d’interaction entre la recherche fondamentale et la gestion des données sur Nakala”, https://premc.org/rhn2021/

23 April 2021, Leuven University online at 4pm: Claire Clivaz, “The conclusio brevior of the Gospel according to Mark: a neglected point in research”.

12 February 2021 – Lausanne, Rotary Club, 11h30-12h30 : Claire Clivaz, «D’un livre papier à un océan de manuscrits : le Nouveau Testament au coeur de la révolution numérique». La conférence en présence a été remplacée par une conférence en ligne.

22 January 2021 – Online, Paris, IPT: Claire Clivaz, “La finale de Marc 16 et ses vies multiples: un évangile aux frontières du canon”. Interdisciplinary master and PhD teaching week, Paris, Montpellier, Rome.

16 December 2020 9h – Online, Copenhagen University (DK): online course (org. Heike Omerzu): Claire Clivaz, “The Gospel of Mark endings and Digital Humanities”.

1st December 2020 at 8.15pmIIIF Fall Working meeting lightening talks:  Jonathan Barda & Claire Clivaz, “The MARK16 Manuscript Room API”. Video of the talk on the IIIF YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/nysCzyoZtok. 

16 October 2020 17h30 (CET time) – Duke University (USA):  online NT seminar (org. Brittany Wilson, Jennifer Knust & Mark Goodacre): Claire Clivaz, “The digital SNSF project MARK16: new elements on Mark’s shorter ending in Codex Bobiensis and beyond”.

Septembre 2020 : Participation of MARK16 to the DARIAH WG RDM, co-lead by Erszébeth Tóth-Czifra and Marta Błaszczyńska. It has as purpose to join requirements of diverse fields in Humanities and research data management.

10-11 September 2020 – Lausanne, first MARK16 online conference: Claire Clivaz, Mina Monier and Jonathan Barda (SIB, Lausanne), “Mark16 as a VRE: challenges and opportunities”; conference “Virtual Research Environments and Ancient Manuscripts”, org. Claire Clivaz (SIB, Lausanne) and Garrick Allen (Dublin University). 

1st September 2020: The Alpha version, app done by Jonathan Barda, is published with 7 manuscripts: https://mr-mark16.sib.swiss.

CANCELLED for COVID-19 reasons: SNTS, Rome, 28-31 July 2020. Paper given online on the 14th of May, IGTNP seminar (see below).

10 June 2020 16h-17h – online event : Poster discussion room at SIB days 2020: Claire Clivaz, Vera Chiquet, Elisa Nury, Mina Monier and Sara Schulthess (DH+, SIB) with Jonathan Barda (Core-IT, SIB), Marta Błaszczyńska (IBL PAN) and Erzsébeth Tóth-Czifra (DARIAH-EU): “Open Science and Humanities Research Data Management”.

CANCELLED for COVID-19 reasons: 26-27 May, Dublin University, Conference “Digital Sacred Texts: Materiality, Performance, Theory”: Mina Monier, «Typing Mark’s Ending-Electronic Transcription as an Interpretation of Complex Textual Evidence».

14 May 2020: IGNTP online seminar: Claire Clivaz: “Mark 16 and the codex k (Bobiensis): what are the mistakes at stake?”.

10 May 2020: four folios of GA 1230 in Mk 16 are online in the INTF, transcribed and encoded by Mina Monier.

31 March 2020: the first eleven dataset of MARK16 are online in the SNSF p3 database, through the public open depository Nakala! Have a look at: http://p3.snf.ch/project-179755

19 February 2020: the webpage of the VRE MARK16 is open! https://mark16.sib.swiss

14-16 janvier 2020 – ENS, colloque « Humanités globales », Paris : Claire Clivaz, «Définir les Humanités par la recherche».

10 janvier 2020 – rencontre de l’AELAC, Bex : Claire Clivaz, “Du nouveau sur l’énigme de Mc 16. De l’importance de pouvoir consulter les manuscrits du Nouveau Testament en ligne”; Mina Monier, “The Arabic Diatessaron and Codex Bezae: The Case of Mark’s Long Ending.” Programme du colloque en ligne.

5 December 2019 – DARIAH DESIR Workshop #2, Neuchâtel: Mina Monier, “Revisiting Classic Textual Problems Using Digital Tools: The Case of Mark 16”.

24 November 2019 – Annual SBL Meeting, San Diego, USA: Claire Clivaz, “Enlightening the Diversity of Scholarly Opinions on Multimodal Material: Mark 16 as Test-case”.

9 September 2019 – New Transcriptions of Mark 16 Available on NTVMR: The Team of the SNSF-funded MARK16 project is pleased to announce the new phase of cooperation with the esteemed NTVMR team on providing transcriptions of Mark 16. We have started our cooperation by providing the complete transcription of this chapter in two important manuscripts: GA 304 and GA 888 by Mina Monier.

4 July 2019 – ISBL, Rome: Claire Clivaz, “The enigma of Mark16: The role of Contemplating Greek Manuscript Evidence Online.”

24 January 2019 – SIB seminars series, Lausanne: Claire Clivaz, «Mark 16, a presentation»

29-30 November 2018 – DARIAH-CH workshop, Neuchâtel:  Claire Clivaz and Martial Sankar, “Mark 16 as a test-case for a new research model in digitized Humanities”, poster.

5-7 November 2018 – Conference PLURITEXT – “Textual plurality in the Bible”, Paris: Claire Clivaz, “Mk 16,8 and the manuscripts evidence: listen to the scribal voices”.

15-17 octobre 2018 – Colloque DHNord 2018, Lille : Claire Clivaz, « Penser le lieu de l’écriture digitale »

4-6 October 2018 – Annual meeting of the Swiss Society of Theology, Zurich: Claire Clivaz, “Digital Humanities: towards religions outside the book(s)?”

2 octobre 2018 – Cours master en humanités numériques, IPT (Paris) : Claire Clivaz, « Découvrir les Digital Humanities »

Claire Clivaz

Claire Clivaz is Head of Digital Humanities+ at SIB, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne (CH), and associate researcher at the “Institut Religions, Spritualités, Cultures et Sociétés” (UCL, BE). She is leading projects in DH and New Testament.

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SNSF MARK16 project 2018-2023

Short Summary

MARK16 has been a SNSF PRIMA project on five years (2018-2023). It has developed a new research model in digitized biblical sciences, based on a test-case found in the New Testament: the last chapter of the Gospel according to Mark. The project has produced new research results on this well-known textual criticism enigma, and has created the first virtual research environment, focused on a biblical chapter, a reference website for research about Mark 16: https://mark16.sib.swiss. The team has also published more than 25 publications on the research topic, 2 books and 2 others in submission. All data are available on the  SNSF website: https://data.snf.ch/grants/grant/179755.


MARK16 is the first virtual research environment (VRE) that focuses on a chapter of the Bible (https://mark16.sib.swiss). Through the presentation and study of unedited or significant material, its purpose has been to reintroduce the issues raised regarding the different endings of the Gospel of Mark. The last chapter of the Gospel of Mark presents a well-known issue in the field of New Testament textual criticism: certain manuscripts do not contain stories depicting the resurrected Jesus at the end of the gospel. To highlight new research findings, this project is building a VRE that provides 61 manuscripts in eleven ancient languages, as well as useful resources and research hypotheses on a multimedia publishing platform. The VRE allows scholars to explore the complexity of the textual tradition of Markan manuscripts and to analyse the historical tensions between diverse, early Christian groups during the first and second century CE. Through more than 25 publications, the project has demonstrated that:

  • A plural reading of the ending of Mark has prevailed through the centuries.
  • The conclusion brevior must be taken in consideration in the study of Mark’s endings, with at least 155 manuscripts attestations in seven ancient languages.
  • A multilingual approach is required to understand the manuscript evidence we have about Mark 16.
  • A particular attention must be drawn at the start of the chapter, Mark 16:1, another textual variant to be read together with the evidence of Mark 16:8.

The publication of the 2020 conference proceedings has clearly demonstrated the potential of VREs for researching ancient manuscripts. The publication of the 2022 conference proceedings has highlighted a general turn in research about MARK16, with 20 contributions of different scholars: a multilingual turn. A final book illustrates the importance of the woman in Mark 16 and in the early transmission of Christianity. MARK16 has benefitted of the supervision of an international advisory board including Leif Isaksen (UK), Jennifer Knust (USA), Valérie Nicolet (FR), Laurent Romary (FR), Joseph Verheyden (BE), and Peter Williams (UK). Several partnerships, notably with the INTF (Münster), the CNRS (Huma-Num, Nakala), DARIAH, OPERAS (Go Triple), the Pelagios network and the Swiss DH Data Center, DaSCH.

Team of the project

Claire Clivaz – PI, Head of DH+ (SIB); Priscille Marshall, Post-doc, DH+ (SIB); Elisa Nury, Research Scientist, DH+ (SIB); and Silvano Aldà, Software developer, Core-IT (SIB). We thank also warmly our former collaborators in the project: Mina Monier, Post-doc (DH+, SIB) and Sara Schulthess, Research Scientist (DH+, SIB); Jonathan Barda, Jean-Bernard Dugied and Martial Sankar (Software developers, Core-IT, SIB).

… and numerous collaborations and partnerships! The Manuscript Room has benefited of the collaboration of about 30 colleagues, whose names appear on the due webpage of the MR (https://mr-mark16.sib.swiss).

Claire Clivaz

Claire Clivaz is Head of Digital Humanities+ at SIB, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne (CH), and associate researcher at the “Institut Religions, Spritualités, Cultures et Sociétés” (UCL, BE). She is leading projects in DH and New Testament.

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