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2018 Annual Meeting

Denver, CO

Meeting Begins11/17/2018
Meeting Ends11/21/2018

Call for Papers Opens: 12/18/2017
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2018

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Digital Humanities in Biblical, Early Jewish, and Christian Studies

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: We welcome papers in sessions 1,2 and 3. 1) Medium Matters: The Challenges of Editing the New Testament in the Liminal Space between Digital and Print Cultures This session welcomes both invited and proposed papers that examine, by way of specific test-cases, the advantages and disadvantages of paper and digital editions. We are particularly interested to explore issues arising from the ongoing editing of the editio critica maior, other editorial projects related to the versions or manuscripts of the New Testament, and media-specific studies that analyze user experiences of critical editions. 2) Online Resources and Traditions of Eastern Late Antiquity This joint session with the AAR section Traditions of Eastern Late Antiquity will include both a selection of invited papers and proposals. We are accepting papers that explore online resources relating to traditions and literature in Syriac, Hebrew, Aramaic, Iranian, etc. We are especially interested in proposals that analyze these resources with an eye toward imagining the discipline in a digital age. We are also interested in papers exploring the use of social media for contemporary group identity among communities and diasporas that stem from Eastern Late Antiquity (such as Parsi, Mandaean, and Yezidis, as well as Jews and Christians in and from Iraq and Iran), and how they represent themselves and their traditions online. 3) Open Session This session welcomes proposals for papers on any subject related to the Digital Humanities as it related to biblical studies, early Judaism, and early Christianity. We are especially interested in reports of new projects of various scales, reflections on innovative methodologies and theoretical developments, solutions to new challenges that continue to face the humanities, and pedagogical explorations of the use of digital tools in the modern university. 4) Digital Biblical Studies (Brill series). This panel welcomes the presentation of a new DBS volume.

Program Unit Chairs

Claire Clivaz
David Hamidovic

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