eScripta (Virtually) in Lausanne

We will be presenting the eScripta project at the on-line conference, Virtual Research Environments and Ancient Manuscripts at the University of Lausanne on Thursday and Friday, 10 and 11 September 2020.

This conference is focused on an important challenge in digital humanities: what changes when research on ancient manuscripts occurs in a Virtual Research Environment (VRE), especially in Early Jewish and Christian Literature, New Testament, and Classical Studies? Because they offer access to diverse information regardless of geographical location, VREs continue to define the research landscape of the humanities in more complex ways. They serve as the new “covers” of scientific objects, replacing the paper covers of printed books as signs of knowledge territories. As some have suggested, VREs are likely to become the default location for critical research and other cultural activities in the very near future.

VREs and Ancient Manuscripts: https://claireclivaz.hypotheses.org/930

Our paper will be on ‘The eScriptorium VRE for Manuscript Cultures’, and is scheduled for 11h10 CET on Thursday 10 September. Further details, including an abstract of all papers, can be found on the conference website. We hope to see some of you there!


Peter A. Stokes

Peter Stokes is directeur d'études en humanités numériques et computationnelles appliquées à l’étude de l’écrit ancien (approximately 'research professor in digital and computational humanities applied to historical writing') at the École Pratique des Hautes Études – Université PSL, Section des Sciences Historiques et Philologiques, in Laboratoire Archéologie et Philologie d’Orient et d’Occident (AOROC, UMR 8546). His current primary research focus is on multigraphism (the use of different scripts or writing-systems), particularly in medieval Europe, combining the fields of palaeography, digital humanities and informatics.

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