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2019 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins11/23/2019
Meeting Ends11/26/2019

Call for Papers Opens: 12/19/2018
Call for Papers Closes: 3/6/2019

Requirements for Participation

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 and 2. 1) Open Call. 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. 2) Querying Linguistic Data in Biblical Languages. This joint session with Global Education and Research Technology seeks papers on all aspects of computational analysis as related to biblical languages (not only Greek and Hebrew, but also ancient and modern translations of them). We are interested in different strategies for text-markup, querying, and algorithmic analysis, as they pertain to both research and teaching. Those working on developing online resources, conducting digital research projects, and creating pedagogical tools are all welcome. 3) Panel Review of Claire Clivaz's Ecritures Digitales, which aims to demonstrate how digital writing contributes to the emergence of “a new relationship between the human body and the machines” as Jacques Derrida proposed when he considered the effects of new technologies. This new relationship influences the digital future of the Jewish-Christian textual corpus known as the Bible, also referred to as “the Scriptures.” The French title brings together this duality in one expression: Ecritures digitales. The English subtitle makes explicit the double meaning of the unique French word Ecritures: Digital writing, digital Scriptures.

Program Unit Chairs

Garrick Allen
Dr. Paul Dilley

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