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Sarah Bowen Savant

is a Cultural Historian and Professor at the Aga Khan University-ISMC in London. She is the PI for the Arabic DH project KITAB ( and co-PI for the Open Islamicate Texts Initiative (OpenITI, <>), a corpus building project. She publishes on early Islamic history and historiography and Digital Humanities.

Thibault Clérice

is the head of the MA program “Digital Technologies Applied to History” (Technologies Numériques Appliquées à l’Histoire) at the École Nationale des Chartes (Paris, France). He is a Classicist who served as an engineer both at the Centre for eResearch (Kings College London, UK) and the Humboldt Chair for Digital Humanities (Leipzig, Germany), where he developed the data backbone for the future Perseus 5 (under the project). His main interests lie in data and software sustainability and Latin data mining.

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, 2019). She is a member of the EASSH governing board and of several scientific and editorial boards and co-lead the DBS series.

Stephen J. Davis

is Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University and founder and director of the Yale Monastic Archaeology Project (YMAP). He has published five solo-authored books: The Cult of St Thecla (Oxford UP 2001), The Early Coptic Papacy (AUC Press 2004), Coptic Christology in Practice (Oxford UP 2008), Christ Child (Yale UP 2014), and Monasticism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford UP 2018).

Heather Dana Davis Parker

holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from Johns Hopkins University (JHU). She is currently a lecturer for the Center for Leadership Education at JHU. She has extensive experience in the field of Northwest Semitic epigraphy having worked in museums, archaeological collections, and departments of antiquity throughout the Middle East and Europe. Her work on early script traditions contributes directly to the study of the origins of Levantine regional states and kingdoms. She has co-published articles on the use of digital technologies in the research, presentation, and preservation of ancient inscriptions and artifacts in the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Near Eastern Archaeology, and other venues and has participated in conferences highlighting the use of modern technology in Cultural Heritage Preservation. She is the president of the Colloquium for Biblical and Near Eastern Studies and serves the American Schools of Oriental Research as a member of the board of directors and chair of the Junior Scholars Committee.

Bradley C. Erickson

is a Ph.D. candidate and teaching fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on the use of digital visualization tools in archaeology. His dissertation uses digital tools to explore the ancient Jewish and Christian use of astronomy and astrology.

Brett Graham

studied Computer Science at the University of Newcastle (Australia) and wrote his honours thesis on algorithm design. After working in software development of large scale defence projects, he lectured in computer programming for five years at Nanyang Polytechnic (Singapore). Graham completed a PhD in Biblical Studies at the University of Sydney (2018).

Adeline Harrington

is a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin in the subfield of Ancient Mediterranean Religions. Her principal area of focus is early Christian book culture.

James C. Henriques

is a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin in the subfield of Ancient Mediterranean Religions. His principal area of focus is ancient magic.

H.A.G. Houghton

is Director of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing (­ITSEE) and Professor of New Testament Textual Scholarship at the University of Birmingham. The focus of his research is on the transmission of the New Testament in Latin and Greek : he serves as Executive Editor of the Pauline Epistles for the International Greek New Testament Project and has been a collaborator of the Vetus Latina Institute for over a decade. He has also been Principal Investigator of two major European Research Council projects, the COMPAUL project on early Latin commentaries and the CATENA project on Greek manuscripts.

Brent Landau

is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He specializes in the Christian Apocrypha broadly, with particular interests in infancy gospels and apocryphal writings preserved on papyri.

Liv Ingeborg Lied

is Professor of Religious Studies at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society in Oslo. Lied is the author of The Other Lands of Israel: Imaginations of the Land in 2 Baruch (2008) and the co-editor of Snapshots of Evolving Traditions: Jewish and Christian Manuscript Culture, Textual Fluidity, and New Philology (2017; with Hugo Lundhaug); and Bible as Notepad: Annotations and Annotation Practices in Late Antique and Medieval Biblical Manuscripts (2018; with Marilena Maniaci).

James F. McGrath

is the Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature at Butler University in Indianapolis, USA. He is the author of John’s Apologetic Christology (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and The Only True God (University of Illinois Press, 2009), as well as numerous articles related to early Christology, monotheism, the Mandaeans, and a wide variety of other subjects.

Matthew Munson

received his Ph.D. from the Theologische Fakultät at the University of Leipzig for the application of distributional semantics to the interpretation of the Greek New Testament. He currently works as a software development engineer for the Formulae – Litterae – Chartae project at the University of Hamburg in Germany. Before moving to Hamburg, he worked a the Humboldt Chair for Digital Humanities at the University of Leipzig, in the DARIAH project at the Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Göttingen, and at the Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia. His current research interests include the application of machine learning, and especially neural networks, for semantic information extraction in ancient texts, the improvement of para­meter testing methods for computational semantic analysis, and the ex­pansion of the methods used in his dissertation to other languages and to multi-lingual analysis.

Laura Salah Nasrallah

is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Harvard University Di­vin­ity School. She is author of An Ecstasy of Folly: Prophecy and Author­ity in Early Christianity, Christian Responses to Art and Architecture: The Second-Century Church Amid the Spaces of Empire and Archaeology and the Letters of Paul; and co-editor of Prejudice and Christian Beginnings: Investigating Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Early Christian Studies and From Roman to Early Christian Thessalonikē.

Peter M. Phillips

directs the CODEC Research Centre at Durham University in the United Kingdom. Peter has taught New Testament for many years, writing especially on John’s Gospel and New Testament interpretation. CODEC has become a leading center for the exploration of the Biblical text through the DIGITAL ­HUMANITIES. Publications: “The Bible as Augmented Reality” in Theology and Ministry Journal, Durham University, September 2013 (with Richard Briggs); “The Woman Caught in Adultery: Nameless, Partnerless, Defenceless” in Character Studies in the Fourth Gospel, (WUNT 314, Mohr Siebeck, 2013, 407-421); “Wesley’s Parish and the Digital Age”, Holiness 2.3, 2016, 337-358; Engaging the Word: Biblical Literacy and Christian Discipleship, BRF, October 2017.

Jennifer Aileen Quigley

is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies and Louisville Postdoctoral Fellow at Drew University. She holds the ThD from Harvard Divinity School. Her dissertation is Divine Accounting: Theo-Economics in the Letter to the Philippians, May 2018.

Paul Robertson

Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Brown University in 2013. Author of Paul’s Letters and Contemporary Greco-Roman Literature: Theorizing a New Taxonomy (Brill 2016) and co-editor of All Religion is Inter-Religion: Engaging the Work of Steven M. Wasserstrom (Bloomsbury, 2019), as well as articles in Vigiliae Christianae, Studies in Late Antiquity, and Method and Theory in the Study of Religion. Past research awards include Dumbarton Oaks, the Center for Hellenic Studies, and Fondation Hardt. Currently a Lecturer in Classics and Humanities at the University of New Hampshire, specializing in ancient Mediterranean thought and the cognitive science of religion.

Christopher A. Rollston

holds an MA and Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University. He has published widely in the field of Northwest Semitic epigraphy and Hebrew Bible, with articles in journals such as Semitica, the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Tel Aviv, Near Eastern Archaeology, Israel Exploration Journal. He authored Writing and Literacy in the World of Ancient Israel: Epigraphic Evidence from the Iron Age (2010) which was selected the prestigious Frank Moore Cross Award from the American Schools of Oriental Research. He is the editor of entitled Enemies and Friends of the State: Ancient Prophecy in Context (Eisenbrauns 2018). Professor Rollston has lectured widely in the field, at institutions such as Yale University, the University of Michigan, the University of Helsinki, Brown University, Hebrew University (Jerusalem), Tel Aviv University, and Duke University. He is editor of the journal Maarav and the co-editor of the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research. He is a tenured faculty member in the department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at George Washington University (Washington, DC).

Ancient Manuscripts in Digital Culture

Visualisation, Data Mining, Communication