Ancient Manuscripts in Digital Culture presents an overview of the digital turn in Ancient Jewish and Christian manuscripts visualisation, data mining and communication. Edited by David Hamidović, Claire Clivaz and Sarah Bowen Savant, it gathers together the contributions of seventeen scholars involved in Biblical, Early Jewish and Christian studies. The volume attests to the spreading of digital humanities in these fields and presents fundamental analysis of the rise of visual culture as well as specific test-cases concerning ancient manuscripts. Sophisticated visualisation tools, stylometric analysis, teaching and visual data, epigraphy and visualisation belong notably to the varied overview presented in the volume.
David Hamidović, Ph. D. in History of Antiquity (2003), Sorbonne University, is Full Professor at the chair “Jewish apocryphal literature and history of Judaism in Antiquity”, at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). He has published monographs and articles on Ancient Judaism and Digital Humanities. Claire Clivaz is Head of Digital Humanities + at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. She is leading research projects in DH and New Testament, as the SNSF project MARK16 and her publications are in both fields, like Ecritures digitales. Digital writing, digital Scriptures (Brill, forthcoming). She is a member of the EASSH governing board and of several scientific and editorial boards and co-lead the DBS series. Sarah Bowen Savant is a Cultural Historian and Associate Professor at the Aga Khan University-ISMC in London. She is the PI for the Arabic DH project KITAB (kitab-project.org) and co-PI for the Open Islamicate Texts Initiative (OpenITI, http://iti-corpus.github.io/), a corpus building project. She publishes on early Islamic history and historiography and Digital Humanities.