Claire Clivaz ; Sara Schulthess ; Martial Sankar - Editing New Testament Arabic Manuscripts in a TEI-base: fostering close reading in Digital Humanities

jdmdh:1390 - Journal of Data Mining & Digital Humanities, June 8, 2017, Special Issue on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages - https://doi.org/10.46298/jdmdh.1390
Editing New Testament Arabic Manuscripts in a TEI-base: fostering close reading in Digital Humanities

Authors: Claire Clivaz ; Sara Schulthess ; Martial Sankar

    If one is convinced that " quantitative research provides data not interpretation " [Moretti, 2005, 9], close reading should thus be considered as not only the necessary bridge between big data and interpretation but also the core duty of the Humanities. To test its potential in a neglected field – the Arabic manuscripts of the Letters of Paul of Tarsus – an enhanced, digital edition has been in development as a progression of a Swiss National Fund project. This short paper presents the development of this edition and perspectives regarding a second project. Based on the Edition Visualization Technology tool, the digital edition provides a transcription of the Arabic text, a standardized and vocalized version, as well as French translation with all texts encoded in TEI XML. Thanks to another Swiss National Foundation subsidy, a new research project on the unique New Testament, trilingual (Greek-Latin-Arabic) manuscript, the Marciana Library Gr. Z. 11 (379), 12th century, is currently underway. This project includes new features such as " Textlink " , " Hotspot " and notes: HumaReC.


    Volume: Special Issue on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages
    Section: Project presentations
    Published on: June 8, 2017
    Accepted on: June 8, 2017
    Submitted on: June 8, 2017
    Keywords: Digital edition,Arabic TEI,New Testament,Letters,Paul of Tarsus,[SHS.RELIG] Humanities and Social Sciences/Religions,[SHS.LITT] Humanities and Social Sciences/Literature,[SHS.HIST] Humanities and Social Sciences/History
    Fundings :
      Source : OpenAIRE Research Graph
    • HumaReC - Humanities Research and Continuous Publishing: a digital New Testament test-case; Funder: ; Code: 100015_169869
    • Les manuscrits arabes des lettres de Paul de Tarse. La reprise d'un champ de recherche négligé; Funder: ; Code: 100015_143810

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