10th Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, ‘Lives of the Text’ (20-22 March 2017)

We are very pleased to release the draft programme for the tenth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, ‘Lives of the Text’, 
which will be held in Birmingham from Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 March 2017.

The programme can be downloaded as a PDF from http://tinyurl.com/10Coll-timetable 
The booking form is available from http://tinyurl.com/10Coll-booking 
*The early bird rates finish on Friday 13th January, so please send your booking forms in the next few days if you would like to take advantage of the reduced rates*

The draft programme is as follows:

Monday 20th March
3.00pm Welcome (Hugh Houghton)
3.10pm Samuel Gibson (Oxford), “‘Full of the Holy Spirit and Wisdom’: Divine Names and Titles in the Greek Lectionary of Acts.”
3.40pm Klaus Wachtel (Münster), “The text of Acts in the Byzantine manuscript edition known as Kr.” 
4.30pm Gregory S. Paulson (Münster), “Proposal for a Critical Edition of the Lectionary Text”
5.00pm Matthias Schulz (Vienna), “Coptic liturgical manuscripts – Reconstruction and Reliability for New Testament Textual Criticism.”
5.30pm Maia Ninidze and Ketevan Gigashvili (Tbilisi), “The Old Georgian Manuscripts and Editions of the Gospel and Liturgical Texts.”

Tuesday 21st March
9.15am Theodora Panella (Birmingham), “The Influence of the Catenae on Modern Greek New Testament Translations.”
9.45am Christina Kreinecker (Salzburg), “Translations of Scripture: Expression or Destroyer of a Living Text tradition?”
10.15am Simon Crisp (Birmingham), “Is There an Original Text in this Class? Revisiting David Parker’s Living Text from the Perspective of Translation Studies.”
11.15am Michael Dormandy (Cambridge), “How the Books Became the Bible: Work-Combinations in Manuscripts and the Origins of the New Testament Canon.”
11.45am Satoshi Toda (Sapporo), “Written Documents as Fixed Points in the Earliest Life of the Text of the Gospels.”
Afternoon: Excursion to Coventry with a guided tour of the Cathedral
Wednesday 22nd March
9.30am Pete Lorenz (Münster), “Codex Bezae’s Lukan Genealogy (Luke 3:23-38) as a ‘Living Text’.”
10.00am Thomas O’Loughlin (Nottingham), “Luke 22:17-20 as an Example of the Gospels as Living Texts within the Churches.”
11.00am Teunis van Lopik (Amsterdam), “The Influence of the Liturgy on the Textual History of the Pericopa Adulterae: Some Notes.”
11.30am Tommy Wasserman (Örebro) and Jennifer Knust (Boston), “The Significance of Liturgy in the Textual Transmission of the Pericope of the Adulteress.”
2.30pm Jeff Cate (California), “The Living Text of Temple Replacement in Mark 13:2.”
3.00pm Hans Förster (Vienna), “Textual Observations on ‘the’ Law and ‘the’ Fathers in John 7.” 
4.00pm Tommy Wasserman (Örebro), “Was There an Early Alexandrian Recension of the Living Text of the Gospels?”
4.30pm Ian Mills (North Carolina), “The Wrong Gospel Harmony. Against the Diatessaronic Character of the Dura Parchment.”
5.00pm Panel Discussion (David Parker)

These details will shortly be made available at:

Hugh Houghton and David Parker

Séminaire (13 janvier) : David Pastorelli, Approches statistiques des variantes textuelles

La prochaine séance du séminaire aura lieu le
vendredi 13 janvier 2016 de 11h à 13h
dans la salle de documentation de l’Institut des Sources chrétiennes, 22, rue Sala, 69002 Lyon.

Elle sera animée par David Pastorelli (Université d’Aix-Marseille) sur le sujet suivant :

Approches statistiques des variantes textuelles pour la classification des manuscrits

Si une tradition manuscrite est contaminée, la reconstruction d’un stemma codicum s’avère impossible.

La classification des témoins est néanmoins indispensable pour que le philologue puisse écrire l’histoire du texte. Devant la masse de données (manuscrits, variantes), le recours à l’informatique est utile.

Une méthode de classification des manuscrits (clustering, dont dérive notamment la stemmatologie) peut être mise en œuvre avec le calcul de distances entre leçons, puis entre témoins :

un algorithme de classification permet alors l’établissement d’arbres illustrant la taxinomie textuelle obtenue pour des témoins grecs et latins.
Le programme du séminaire est consultable sur le carnet de recherche BIBLINDEX, http://biblindex.hypotheses.org/seminaire/programme#2017.