Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies

project: The survey of the Jewish built heritage in the United Kingdom and Ireland

The Survey is a thematic building recording project covering all Jewish monuments and sites that date from before the Second World War (1939). Mediaeval and modern buildings and sites, both sacred and secular, are covered by the included in the Survey's online database, including purpose-built synagogues, Mikvaot [Jewish ritual baths] and cemeteries, as well as Jewish schools, hospitals, soup kitchens, communal offices and meeting halls. [read more]

project: The John Rylands Cairo Genizah Project

The University of Manchester holds a collection of around 11,000 fragments, mostly written in Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic, from the Genizah of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo dating from the 10th to the 19th century AD and including religious and literary texts, documentary sources, letters, and material relating to grammar, philosophy, medicine, astrology and astronomy. [read more]

project: Novum Inventorium Sepulchrale - Kentish Anglo-Saxon graves and grave-goods in the Sonia Hawkes archive

The county of Kent is exceptionally rich in Anglo-Saxon cemeteries and excavations of some of these cemeteries in the 18th and early 19th centuries provided a wealth of finds reflecting Kent's close political and economic ties to the Frankish world in the 5th to 7th centuries. The website contains a searchable database of manuscripts, photographs and drawings from Sonia Hawkes' collection. Some of the information from the excavations was published in the nineteenth century and in Sonia Hawkes' series of monographs. [read more]

project: The Records of Central Government Taxation in England and Wales: Clerical Taxes 1173 - 1664

The records of clerical taxation held at The National Archives at Kew (accessible online at TNA, E 179) contain over 7500 individual items, bundles or files surviving from the late twelfth to the seventeenth centuries. [read more]

project: Early Nigerian Qur’anic manuscripts: an interdisciplinary study of the Kanuri glosses and Arabic commentaries

Early Nigerian Qur’anic Manuscripts (ENiQMa) is an interdisciplinary project exploring a unique resource on Kanuri, an important West African language, and investigating the history of Islamic/Qur’anic studies in the Kanem-Borno Empire, which originated in the 9th century A.D. to the northeast of Lake Chad. Kanuri, together with its related variety Kanembu, is spoken by over four million people in Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon. The main study areas covered by ENiQMa include linguistic analysis of Old Kanembu data and examination of the Islamic manuscripts in this same language. [read more]

project: Typology of Anonymous and Pseudepigraphic Jewish Literature in Antiquity, c. 200 BCE to c. 700 CE

The first aim of our project was to work out the procedure, terminology and theoretical framework for a new description of literary features of ancient Jewish texts. This has resulted in a systematic generic Inventory of all structurally important features to be found in the anonymous or pseudepigraphic ancient Jewish literature, insofar as they are complete. We do however make some exceptions for the large Dead Sea Scrolls, which are therefore included in the descriptions and contribute to the Inventory. [read more]

job: Six postdoctoral fellowships in the Digital Humanities

Application Deadline: 

Six international postdoctoral positions in the digital humanities are now available at HUMlab, Umeå University, Sweden from September 1, 2010 (January 2011 may also be a possibility, please indicate if this is your preference). The call is open, but 1-3 positions may be allocated to the areas of “media places”, “archeological landscape visualization”, and “internet and religion”. There are no teaching requirements associated with any of the positions. [read more...]

new website Yiddish Sources

Dear friends and colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the launch of the new version of Yiddish Sources today. You can visit the website here:

Yiddish Sources aims to be a comprehensive source of information for those who are interested in using Yiddish materials in their research. The information is arranged in three main sections: reference, research and events. A new addition is the Yiddish Studies Bibliography, an online bibliography which lists relevant scholarly literature in the field of Yiddish Studies. [read more...]

event: THATCamp London

06/07/2010 08:30
07/07/2010 13:00

THATCamp is a user-generated “unconference” on digital humanities developed by the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University. This year, for the first time, a THATCamp will occur at the same time and same place as the DH conference — the world’s premere conference on the Digital Humanities, and we expect that having both together will spark exciting new ideas!

You need to apply to take part in the THATCamp. Find out more about it at [read more...]


King's Building, Strand Campus, The Strand King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

centre: Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing (ITSEE)

Host institution: 
University of Birmingham
About the centre:

The Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing is founded on the premise that computer methods are now fundamental to every stage of the editorial process. We use digital tools to locate and view the original materials; to transcribe them into electronic form; to compare the texts and to analyze the patterns of variation; and we publish them electronically. We are the home of two major projects built to this formula: the St John's Gospel editions led by David Parker, and the Canterbury Tales Project, led by Barbara Bordalejo and Peter Robinson.

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