Friday, 1 May 2015

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent: Digital Humanities and the Study of Patristics Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca Electronica- Syriac Saints Lives

Syriac literature contains a large corpus of saints' lives, both from the Syriac milieu and the Greek-speaking world.  Syriac hagiography is an important and underused resource for the study of Early Christianity, bridging the Latin, Greek, Syriac, Arabic, and Sasanian cultures of late antiquity.  This presentation will show how linked data and TEI have enabled the creation of a database of Syriac saints' lives: Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca Electronica.  Scholars and students can now have access to over a thousand Syriac saints' lives in this database, along with their prologues, incipits, and decipits.  This presentation will show the projects of which are making hagiographic texts and manuscripts accessible to a wide audience of specialists and non-specialists.

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