Jubilees Palimpsest

The Jubilees Palimpsest Project

May 15–17, 2018, University of Notre Dame

Recent Developments and the Future of Scholarship and Teaching Ancient Scribal Heritage

Featured Presentations

VanderKam
James C. VanderKam,
University of Notre Dame
The Transmission and Reception of the Book of Jubilees
Reed
Annette Y. Reed,
New York University
Palimpsests, Remembering, and Forgetting
Hanneken
Todd R. Hanneken,
St. Mary’s University
The Next Generation of Digital Tools for the Study of Manuscripts

Additional Workshops and Meetings

Workshop on Mirador and WebRTI: tools for the study of spectrally enhanced images, texture, and annotations for scholarly collaboration

Latin Moses (Jubilees and the Testament of Moses): digital tools and what we are learning from them

Additional palimpsests at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana: sample pages imaged in 2017 and prospectus for future work

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All meetings are free and open to the public. This event is made possible through the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information contact Todd Hanneken, thanneken@stmarytx.edu

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, May 15

1:00 pm, Opening Session

Todd R. Hanneken, St. Mary’s University, The Next Generation of Digital Tools for the Study of Manuscripts

3:00 pm, Workshop

Web-based tools for spectral enhancement, collaborative annotation, and texture visualization
A hands-on tour of Mirador and WebRTI, including how to use and interpret spectrally-enhanced images, how to view and add annotations such as transcriptions, and how to visualize texture using interactive relighting. Mirador Screenshot

Wednesday, May 16

9:00 am, Workshop

Digital tools for the study of Latin Moses (Jubilees and the Testament of Moses)
A.M. Ceriani’s 1861 edition in photographic reproduction and TEI XML, Dillmann’s translation which influenced Ceriani, annotations of manuscript images, paleography chart, other translations

1:00 pm, Featured Presentation

James C. VanderKam, University of Notre Dame, The Transmission and Reception of the Book of Jubilees

3:00 pm, Workshop

The Arian Commentary on Luke and pages from Origen’s Hexapla, Wulfila’s Gothic Bible, and as-of-yet unidentified palimpsests.

Thursday, May 17

9:00 am, Workshop

Prospects for imaging additional manuscripts at the Ambrosiana and elsewhere

1:00 pm, Featured Presentation

Annette Y. Reed, New York University, Palimpsests, Remembering, and Forgetting

3:00 pm, Closing Discussion

Goals and desiderata for the role of digital tools for manuscript studies in scholarship and teaching ancient literature

4:00 pm, Additional Advanced Workshop

Creating advanced images from raw multispectral capture data
ImageJ, the SpectralRTI_Toolkit, and principles of multispectral image processing