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2014 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins: 11/22/2014
Meeting Ends: 11/25/2014

Call For Papers Opens: 12/20/2013
Call For Papers Closes: 3/5/2014
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Digital Humanities in Biblical, Early Jewish, and Christian Studies


Program Unit Type: Consultation
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The first session will welcome invited papers on the topic «Digital Scholarship and Exegesis»; it will be a joined session with GERT. The second session accepts papers: it will focus on «Digital Manuscript Studies». The past decade has seen the beginnings of a digital revelation in philology, driven by not only machine-readable text but also the steady production of digital images from ancient manuscripts, often openly accessible on the web. We invite proposals exploring the practice and theory of digitizing ancient manuscripts of the Bible and other early Jewish and Christian literatures. Possible topics include Optical Character Recognition (OCR); multi-spectral imaging and other technologies of image enhancement; digital tools for paleography and codicology; and online editions more generally. Abstracts focused on specific projects, as well as more general and epistemological reflections, are welcome.

Program Unit Chairs

 Claire Clivaz
 David Hamidovic

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