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Humanist Archives: Aug. 4, 2021, 11:52 a.m. Humanist 35.171 - pubs: ancient manuscripts and virtual research environments

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 171.
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        Date: 2021-08-03 18:00:48+00:00
        From: Claire Clivaz <>
        Subject: Classics@18 special issue:  Ancient Manuscripts and Virtual Research Environments (SNSF MARK16)

Dear colleagues,

We are glad to announce to you the publication of a Classics@ special issue
about ancient manuscripts and virtual research environments. The 17 papers are
issued from the first SNSF MARK16 project conference, hold online from Lausanne
(CH) in September 2020.

This volume of Classics@ explores and analyses a methodological turn in ancient
studies: the practice of presenting harvested data in ancient manuscripts within
virtual research environments (VREs). What changes when research on ancient
manuscripts occurs in a VRE, especially in early Jewish and Christian
literature, New Testament, and Classical works? Does it matter if we undertake
research in a digital medium rather than in a traditional print context? How
does working with digital images and born-digital data intersect with the
traditional print mentalities that have until recently defined philological
research? Because VREs offer wide and usually free access to diverse information
regardless of one’s geographical location, they continue to have an outsized
influence on the research landscape of the humanities in more complex ways.

A big thanks to all the colleagues who have participated to this publication.

Kind greetings,

Claire Clivaz and Garrick Allen

Table of content

Claire Clivaz and Garrick V. Allen, “Introduction: Ancient Manuscripts and
Virtual Research Environments (https://classics-”

Elena L. Hertel, Stephan M. Unter, Kathrin Gabler, and Antonio Loprieno,
“Crossing Boundaries Between Humanities and Informatics: The Case of Egyptian
Papyri (

Isabelle Marthot-Santaniello, “D-scribes Project and Beyond: Building a Virtual
Research Environment for the Digital Palaeography of Ancient Greek and Coptic
Papyri (

Gregory S. Paulson, “The Nestle-Aland as Open Digital Edition: Already and Not
Yet (”

Garrick V. Allen, Owen Conlan, Clare Conran, Christophe Debruyne, Troy
Griffitts, Nishtha Jain, Matthew Nicholson, Declan O’Sullivan, Kelsie G.
Rodenbiker, Anthony P. Royle, and Ulrich Schmid, “The New Testament in Virtual
Research Environments: Titles, Greek Manuscripts, Data
Querying (

Claire Clivaz, Mina Monier, and Jonathan Barda, “MARK16 as Virtual Research
Environment: Challenges and Opportunities in New Testament
Studies (”

Patrick Andrist, “New Tools and Database Models for the Study of the
Architecture of Complex Manuscripts (

P. A. Stokes, B. Kiessling, D. Stökl Ben Ezra, R. Tissot, and H. Gargem, “The
eScriptorium VRE for Manuscript Cultures (https://classics-”

Olga Serbaeva, with revisions by Hans Cools, Jan Clemens Stoffregen, and Roberta
Padlina, “Inseri as a Potential IT Framework for Research Projects in
Humanities: The Sanskrit Manuscripts Project as a Test Case (https://classics-

Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra, “Rethinking text, techné and tenure: Evaluation and peer-
review challenges around Virtual Research Environments in the Arts and
Humanities (

Elpida Perdiki and Maria Konstantinidou, “Handling Big Manuscript
Data (

Elisa Nury and Elena Spadini, “Automatic Collation Tools and Virtual Research
Environments (”

Simone Zenzaro, “Towards better VREs: key concepts and basic
challenges (”

Uri Schor, Vered Raziel-Kretzmer, Moshe Lavee, Tsvi Kuflik, “Digital Research
Library for Multi-Hierarchical Interrelated Texts: From ‘Tikkoun Sofrim’ Text
Production to Text Modeling (

Andrew Smith, “Mining Manuscript Data in the New Testament Virtual Manuscript
Room (

Riccardo Macchioro, “The PASSIM Project (Patristic Sermons in the Middle Ages):
Towards a Virtual Research Environment for the Study of Patristic Sermon
Collections (”

Francesca Galli and Elena Nieddu, “In Codice Ratio: Using VREs in the Study of
the Medieval Vatican Registers (https://classics-”

Marie Bisson and Marie-Agnès Lucas-Avenel, “Why Make a Digital Critical Edition
of a Latin Source? The Histoire du Grand Comte Roger et de son frère Robert
Guiscard by Gaufredus Malaterra in Context (https://classics-”

Claire Clivaz
Head of DH+
SIB | Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Amphipole 187 - Quartier Sorge, Dorigny – CH-1015 Lausanne
t +41 21 692 40 60 (

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