Parution récente : Digital Humanities in Biblical, Early Jewish and Early Christian Studies

Leiden: Brill, 2013.

Edité par Claire Clivaz, Université de Lausanne, Andrew Gregory, Université d’Oxford et David Hamidović, Université de Lausanne,
avec la collaboration de Sara Schulthess, Université de Lausanne
 
« Les textes antiques, écrits et copiés à la main sur papyrus et parchemin, sont maintenant de plus en plus disponibles sous forme d’éditions digitales, et leurs lecteurs les découvrent désormais aussi bien online que dans les bibliothèques traditionnelles. De quelle manière cet état de fait façonne-t-il les pratiques des chercheurs, et quelle est son influence sur la recherche en sciences bibliques, en judaïsme et christianisme anciens ? Ce volume relève le défi de ces questions : les sujets discutés par les contributeurs incluent la critique textuelle, la paléographie, la philologie, la nature du monothéisme antique. Les contributeurs cherchent à comprendre comment les nouveaux outils et ressources tels les blogs, la pratique wiki, les bases de données et publications digitales, transforment les pratiques des chercheurs contemporains lorsqu’ils abordent les sources historiques. Ce volume signale l’émergence d’une prise de conscience d’un tournant novateur dans l’étude des textes antiques, et esquisse les possibles qui pourraient surgir de cette prise de conscience. »
 

Table des matières

Part one: Digitized manuscripts

The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library. The Digitization Project of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Pnina Shor)
Dead Sea Scrolls inside Digital Humanities. A Sample (David Hamidović)
The Electronic Scriptorium: Markup for New Testament Manuscripts (Hugh Houghton)
Digital Arabic Gospels Corpus (Elie Dannaoui)
The Role of the Internet in New Testament Textual Criticism: The Example of the Arabic Manuscripts of the New Testament (Sara Schulthess)
The Falasha Memories Project. Digitalization of the Manuscript BNF, Ethiopien d’Abbadie 107 (Charlotte Touati)

Part two: Digital academic research and publishing

The Seventy and Their 21st-Century Heirs. The Prospects for Digital Septuagint Research (Juan Garcés)
Digital Approaches to the Study of Ancient Monotheism (Ory Amitay)
Internet Networks and Academic Research: The Example of the New Testament Textual Criticism (Claire Clivaz)
New Ways of Searching with Biblindex, the Online Index of Biblical Quotations in Early Christian Literature (Laurence Mellerin)
Aspects of Polysemy in Biblical Greek. A Preliminary Study for a New Lexicographical Resource (Romina Vergari)
Publishing Digitally at the University Press? A Reader’s Perspective (Andrew Gregory)
Does Biblical Studies Deserve to Be an Open Source Discipline? (Russell Hobson)

Conférence du Prof. Hindy Najman (Université de Toronto)

Le jeudi 26 Mai 2011, à l’EHESS, 105 boulevard Raspail (Salle des Artistes), de 15h à 17 heures, aura lieu la conférence du

Prof. Hindy Najman, de l’Université de Toronto, portant sur :

Configuring the Text. Author Formation and Text Formation in Biblical Studies

Les approches courantes  concernant la formation du texte dans les études bibliques sont encore largement redevables des développements majeurs qui ont eu lieu entre 1780 et 1850. Il convient de noter que, durant cette période, la philologie a franchi les frontières entre le sacré et le profane et entre l’Antiquité et le Moyen-âge. Ce qui relie en particulier les études bibliques et les études classiques demeure l’impression que toutes les deux continuent de jouer un rôle central dans la formation de l’Occident moderne et dans la compréhension qu’il a de lui-même.  Dans cette conférence, j’analyserai les relations entre:

1) La formation du texte, des corpus et des discours;

2) la formation du concept de la personnalité à qui ces unités textuelles sont attribuées;

3) la formation de la personnalité du lecteur de ces unités textuelles.

Current approaches to textual formation in biblical studies remain deeply indebted to major developments that occurred between 1780 and 1850. It is worth noting that, in this period, philology crossed boundaries between sacred and secular, and between antiquity and the middle ages. What connected biblical and classical studies in particular was the sense that both continued to play central roles in the formation and self-understanding of the modern West. In my lecture I will investigate the connections between 1) the formation of texts, corpora and discourses; 2) the formation of the concept of the personality to whom these textual units come to be ascribed; and 3) the formation of the personality of the reader of these textual units.

Hindy Najman est Professeur associée de judaïsme antique (Second Temple, judaïsme hellénistique, Bible hébraïque, littérature rabbinique ancienne, et histoire de l’interprétation) dans le département d’étude  des religions de l‘Université de Toronto (Ontario).

Hindy Najman (University of Toronto) is Associate Professor of Ancient Judaism in the Department of for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. Her areas of expertise are Second Temple Judaism, Hellenistic Judaism, Hebrew Bible, early Rabbinics and the History of Jewish Interpretation. Her monograph, entitled: Seconding Sinai: The Development of Mosaic Discourse in Second Temple Judaism (Brill, 2003) studies authority and authorship in ancient Judaism, focusing on Moses, as a central figure to whom authoritative scripture is ascribed in ancient udaism. She has written many articles on Hebrew Bible, Philo of Alexandria, Ezra-Nehemiah, the Dead Sea Scrolls, 4Ezra and the Book of Jubilees. In 2004 she co-edited a volume entitled The Idea of Biblical Interpretation: Essays in Honor of James L. Kugel , edited with Judith H. Newman (Brill, 2004) and this year co-edited Sinai Revisited: Jewish And Christian Interpretations with George Brooke and Loren Stuckenbruck (Brill 2008). Najman was just named the editor-in-chief for the Journal for the Study of Judaism Supplement Series. This series produces 10 new volumes on the study of ancient Judaism each year. In addition, she is currently thematics issues editor for Dead Sea Discoveries. Najman is now completing a monograph entitled: Prophetic Ends: Concepts of the Revelatory in Late Ancient Judaism. In addition, she is also co-authoring a commentary on 4Ezra with Robin Darling Young and is preparing a collection of her own essays on Philo of Alexandria entitled Remember the Torah of Moses My Servant (Malachi 3.22): Scripture, Exemplarity and Soul Formation in Philo of Alexandria.

(information transmise par Cécile Dogniez)

The Literary Structures of Ancient Jewish Literature: AHRC Workshop at the University of Manchester 11-12 July 2011

Source: http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/research/projects/ancientjewishliterature/

Lecturers, post-docs and research students working on any ancient Jewish text are invited to participate in a workshop at Manchester University from July 11-12, 2011.

The workshop offers an opportunity to discuss how methods of literary analysis can be applied to the texts of ancient Judaism. How does one determine the overall voice of the text? What can one say about that voice’s « perspective »? What does it mean if a text does not acknowledge its own « existence » at all, and what role do secondary titles play? What status should be assigned to manifest internal differences (« sources ») in the context of a literary analysis of the whole? Does « synchronic » analysis mean one has to justify the text’s unity? What conceptual tools are available for understanding the difference between narrative and discourse, or the fusion of the two, in ancient Jewish literature? What role do small recurrent literary forms play in discourse and in narrative? How is explicit commentary on Bible different from implicit commentary? These and similar questions, discussed with constant reference to real examples from the ancient Jewish sources, will concern us during the workshop. Participants are invited to make suggestions, before or during the workshop, on what texts or literary puzzles they would like to see discussed in more detail.

The context of the workshop is an AHRC Project on the literary structures of the anonymous and pseudepigraphic literature of Jewish antiquity. This includes the « Old Testament » Pseudepigrapha and Apocrypha, the Dead Sea Scrolls and rabbinic literature. However, we anticipate that the discussion will also make forays into biblical texts (both OT and NT) and « authored » texts, Philo and Josephus. The Project has a strong comparative dimension.

The workshop will start by introducing two new tools: first, the Project’s « Inventory of Structurally Important Literary Features »; and second, the « Database of Literary Profiles of Anonymous and Pseudepigraphic Texts ». Participants will have pre-publication access to the Database for the duration of the event and will be able to apply these tools to specific texts or raise problems of literary structures relevant to their own research.

Alex Samely will lead the workshop and be supported by other members of the Project team – Philip Alexander, Rocco Bernasconi, Hedva Abel and Aron Sterk.