[globaloutlookDH-l] 3/6/15 Syriac and the Digital Humanities @ Rutgers University and Online

Michelson, David Allen david.a.michelson at Vanderbilt.Edu
Thu Feb 26 09:08:54 MST 2015

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to the following symposium on Syriac Studies and digital humanities. The symposium will be streamed online for those not able to attend in person and online audience questions accepted via twitter (details at: http://bethmardutho.org/index.php/component/content/article/627.html).

Syriaca.org will also host a one date workshop on 3/7 in conduction with the symposium, anyone interested in attending the workshop as well can contact me to RSVP.


David A. Michelson

Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University

Hugoye Symposium IV: Syriac and the Digital Humanities

March 6, 2015

Hosted by:

Beth Mardutho Research Library, Piscataway, N.J.
Rutgers University Libraries
Rutgers Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literature
Rutgers Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal, Vanderbilt University

Alexander Library, Scholarly Communication Center (4th Floor)

169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901<https://www.google.com/maps/place/169+College+Ave,+Rutgers%E2%80%93New+Brunswick,+New+Brunswick,+NJ+08901/@40.5052221,-74.4524333,17z/data=%213m1%214b1%214m2%213m1%211s0x89c3c7aa9dc78fb7:0xafda785469417534>

 *This event will be live streamed for free, thanks to the support of Rutgers Libraries. Further details on how to access the live stream will be added here.*

Friday, March 6: Public Symposium

10:00 AM      Symposium Opening
                    Welcome address by Charles Häberl, (AMESALL Department Chair)
                    RUL welcome address by Lila Fredenburg, Executive Director of Administrative Services
                    DH at RU Library by Francesca Giannetti (Digital Humanities Librarian)
                    Beth Mardutho Address (George A. Kiraz)

First Mawtb? / D?w?n: Syriac Digital Libraries I

10:30 AM      The Syriac Corpus<http://cpart.maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/home/sec/>, Kristian Heal (Brigham Young University)
11:00 AM      eBethArké<http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/projects/ebetharke/>, Grace Agnew & Isaiah Beard (Rutgers University)
11:30 AM      Electronic Critical Editions of Syriac Texts, James Walters (Princeton Theological Seminary)

12:00 PM      Lunch

Second Mawtb? / D?w?n: Syriac Digital Libraries II

1:00 PM      Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity<http://csc.org.il/db/db.aspx?db=SB>, Daniel Salem (The Hebrew University) & Sergey Minov (University of Oxford)
1:30 PM      eKtobe, A Portal for Syriac Manuscripts<http://www.mss-syriaques.org>, Andre Binggeli (CNRS, France)
2:00 PM      vHMML<https://vhmml.wordpress.com>, OLIVER<http://www.hmml.org/oliver.html>, & Reading Room, Columba Stewart (Hill Museum & Manuscript Library)
2:30 PM      Syriaca.org<http://bethmardutho.org/syriaca.org>: Linking Data from the Syriac Heritage, David Michelson (Vanderbilt University) & Tony Davis (University of Arkansas, Little Rock)

3:00 PM      Coffee Break

Third Mawtb? / D?w?n: Digital Tools for Historical Research

3:15 PM      The Cult of the Saints, Sergey Minov (University of Oxford)
3:45 PM      Gateway to the Syriac Saints, Jean-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent (Marquette University)
4:15 PM      SPEAR: Syriac Persons Events and Relations, Daniel Schwartz (Texas A&M University)

4:45 PM      Coffee Break

Fourth Mawtb? / D?w?n: Tools for Syriac Digital Philology

5:00 PM      Automatic Dotting of Ruk?kh? and Qush?y? Points, George Kiraz (Beth Mardutho)
5:30 PM      The SEDRA 4 Database<https://sedra.bethmardutho.org/sedra/search>, A Syriac Lexical Resource, James Bennett (Beth Mardutho)
6:00 PM      Prospects for Syriac OCR, James Prather (Abilene Christian University) & George Kiraz (Beth Mardutho)

6:30 PM      Adjourn

7:00 PM      Dinner for Presenters

Saturday, March 7: Private Workshop

A digital workshop for collaborators on Syriaca.org<http://bethmardutho.org/syriaca.org> will be held on the day following the Symposium. Interested participants should contact info at syriaca.org<mailto:info at syriaca.org> for further details.
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