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8/13/2019 William L. Potter Workshop on TEI for Critical Editions @VU 2019 Digital Humanities Bootcamp

Syriaca.org Research Assistant William L. Potter led a workshop on the use of TEI XML for constructing digital critical editions of texts during Vanderbilt University’s 2019 Digital Humanities Bootcamp.

Posted by on August 13, 2019 in Uncategorized, , , , ,


8/12/2019 William L. Potter lightning talk @VU 2019 Digital Humanities Bootcamp: “Syriaca.org: Digital Tools for a Culture Facing Genocide”

Syriaca.org Research Assistant William L. Potter presented a lightning talk overviewing the purpose and design of Syriaca.org during Vanderbilt University’s 2019 Digital Humanities Bootcamp.

Posted by on August 12, 2019 in Uncategorized, , ,


07/11/2019 Daniel Schwartz Conference Presentation @DH19: “Syriac Persons, Events, and Relations: A Linked Open Factoid-based Prosopography”

On July 11, 2019, Syriaca.org Director Daniel Schwartz will present “Syriac Persons, Events, and Relations: A Linked Open Factoid-based Prosopography,” a presentation on Syriaca.org’s forthcoming SPEAR module, a digital, factoid-based prosopography for Syriac studies at the annual Digital Humanities Conference. The presentation can be found here

Posted by on July 11, 2019 in Uncategorized, , , ,


5/3/2019 Official Release: Srophe App @Vanderbilt U. “Cultural Heritage at Scale Symposium” #CHAS19

On May 3, 2019, Syriaca.org was proud to announce the release of the Srophé App, an eXist-DB application which enables researchers to encode and link historical data. The release took place as part of the “Encoding Cultural Heritage at Scale Symposium,” and was accompanied by a panel discussion of the app and its features led…

Posted by on May 3, 2019 in Uncategorized, , , , , , ,


5/2/2019 Daniel Schwartz Conference Presentation @Vanderbilt U. “Cultural Heritage at Scale Symposium” #CHAS19: “From Text to Data and Back Again: Modeling Syriac Heritage with TEI and Linked Data”

On May 2, 2019, Syriaca.org Director Daniel Schwartz will present “From Text to Data and Back Again: Modeling Syriac Heritage with TEI and Linked Data,” a presentation on Syriaca.org’s forthcoming SPEAR module, a digital, factoid-based prosopography for Syriac studies as part of the “Encoding Cultural Heritage at Scale Symposium,” May 2-3, 2019, Vanderbilt University ·…

Posted by on May 2, 2019 in Uncategorized, , , , , , , ,


05/23/17-05/24/17 Syriaca.org Workshop “Mapping Ancient Lives & Social Networks: A Digital Workshop” @Marquette University

The Syriaca.org team is pleased to host thirty scholars for a workshop at Marquette University, May 23-24, 2017. Senior scholars and graduate students from the U.S., Canada, France, and Germany will be trained in digital research methods for scholars interested in social history, hagiography, prosopography, Syriac studies, and the application of digital humanities to the…

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Uncategorized, , , ,


02/22/2017 “Challenges of Polyvalent Infrastructures” @Global Philology Open Conference

Dr. Nathan P. Gibson, co-editor of Syriaca.org’s New Handbook of Syriac Literature, will present a paper titled “Challenges of Polyvalent Infrastructures: The Case of Syriac Studies and Syriaca.org” at the Global Philology Open Conference on February 22, 2017. Slides | Video | Conference Program Abstract Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal is a project started in…

Posted by on February 22, 2017 in Uncategorized, , , ,


Poster: “Modeling a Body of Literature in TEI” @TEI Conference & Members’ Meeting 2016

9/29/2016 “Modeling a Body of Literature in TEI” @TEI Conference & Members’ Meeting

Syriaca.org editor Dr. Nathan P. Gibson will present a poster coauthored with Prof. David A. Michelson, “Modeling a Body of Literature in TEI: The New Handbook of Syriac Literature”, at the TEI Conference & Members’ Meeting in Vienna, Austria on September 29, 2016. The poster and poster text, not including the schema and commentary, is…

Posted by on September 26, 2016 in Uncategorized, , , , ,


8/20/2016 “Syriac Persons, Events, and Relations (SPEAR)” @Symposium Syriacum XII, Pontificio Instituto Orientale

Syriaca.org editor Prof. Daniel L. Schwartz will present a paper, “Syriac Persons, Events, and Relations (SPEAR)”, at the Symposium Syriacum XII, held at the Pontificio Instituto Orientale in Rome, Italy on August 20, 2016. The abstract for the paper is below: Recent prosopographical work within the fields of Late Antique, Byzantine, and Anglo-Saxon studies have…

Posted by on August 20, 2016 in Uncategorized, , ,


8/20/2016 “The New Handbook of Syriac Literature: Bringing Syriac Literature into the Digital Landscape” @Symposium Syriacum XII, Pontificio Instituto Orientale

Syriaca.org editor Dr. Nathan Gibson will present a paper, “Syriaca.org: Frameworks for Digital Research in Syriac Studies”, at the Symposium Syriacum XII, held at the Pontificio Instituto Orientale in Rome, Italy on August 20, 2016. The abstract for the paper is below: For generations, Syriac scholars have relied on literature histories (such as Baumstark’s) and…

Posted by on August 20, 2016 in Uncategorized, , ,


8/20/2016 “Syriaca.org: Frameworks for Digital Research in Syriac Studies” @Symposium Syriacum XII, Pontificio Instituto Orientale

Syriaca.org editor Prof. David A. Michelson will present a paper, “Syriaca.org: Frameworks for Digital Research in Syriac Studies”, at the Symposium Syriacum XII, held at the Pontificio Instituto Orientale in Rome, Italy on August 20, 2016. The abstract for the paper is below: Syriaca.org is a set of digital tools and reference resources designed to…

Posted by on August 20, 2016 in Uncategorized, , ,


8/19/2016 “Prologues in Syriac Hagiographies” @Symposium Syriacum XII, Pontificio Instituto Orientale

Syriaca.org editor Prof. Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent will present a paper, “Prologues in Syriac Hagiographies”, at the Symposium Syriacum XII, held at the Pontificio Instituto Orientale in Rome, Italy on August 19, 2016. The paper draws on research in Syriac hagiographical prologues undertaken using Syriaca.org’s newly published Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca Electronica of which she is an…

Posted by on August 19, 2016 in Uncategorized, , ,


6/20/2016 “A Guide to Syriaca.org Reference Tools and Desiderata for Central and East Asia” 5th International Conference on the Church of the East in China and Central Asia @ Universiẗät Salzburg

Syriaca.org editor Nathan Gibson will present “A Guide to Syriaca.org Reference Tools and Desiderata for Central and East Asia” at the 5th International Conference on the Church of the East in China and Central Asia: June 19-22, 2016, Universität Salzburg (Austria). Persons, places, and hagiographic works relevant to Central and East Asia may be found…

Posted by on June 17, 2016 in Uncategorized, , ,


11/13/2015 “New Digital Tools” @Vladimir State University / “Новые цифровые средства для исследования средневекового Ближнего Востока” @Владимирский государственный университет

On November 13, 2015, Syriaca.org general editor Dr. David A. Michelson and director Daniel L. Schwartz presented in absentia a paper titled “Syriaca.org: New Digital Tools for the Study of the Medieval Middle East” at the International Conference on Scholarship and Practice: Russia and the Historical Experience of World Civilizations, Vladimir State University, Vladimir, Russia….

Posted by on November 13, 2015 in Uncategorized, , ,


8/10/2015 “Encoding Western and Non-Western Names for Ancient Syriac Authors” Short Talk at #balisage #culturalHeritage

On August 10, 2015, Syriaca.org team members Nathan Gibson and Winona Salesky will be presenting a short talk, coauthored with David Michelson, at the Balisage Pre-Conference Symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup in Bethesda, MD. (See details in the full program here.) The theme of the symposium is “using markup to preserve, understand, and disseminate cultural…

Posted by on August 5, 2015 in Uncategorized, , , , ,


6/24/2015 “Syriac Studies and Digital Research” Panel at #NASS7

Syriaca.org editors will be presenting on their work in the digital humanities in sessions at the 2015 North American Syriac Symposium held June 21-24, 2015 at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Details are here  and here. On Wednesday, June 24 from 9:00-10:30 AM, these same scholars will be participating in a panel…

Posted by on June 19, 2015 in Uncategorized, , , , , ,


6/18/15 Syriaca.org Featured in Presentation at ATLA 2015 Conference

A discussion on the important role of librarians in collaboration on Syriaca.org was part of a presentation given by Vanderbilt University library staff as part of “Mining the Information Landscape” the 2015 annual meeting of the American Theological Library Association held June 17-20, 2015 in Denver Colorado. The presentation, “Doing Digital Humanities in Theological Libraries,”…

Posted by on June 18, 2015 in Uncategorized, , , , ,


9/16/14 National States Geographic Information Council Annual Meeting

In September, Anthony Davis, a Ph.D. student at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, and a Syriaca.org research assistant, introduced Syriaca.org to state Geographic Information Officers from around the country in his presentation, “Geographic Texts: Using Machine Reading to Markup Geographic References in Texts” at the National States Geographic Information Council 2014 Annual Conference in…

Posted by on September 20, 2014 in Uncategorized, , , , ,


4/23/2013 : Presentation “Identity and Identification in the Digital Humanities” at Princeton University

On Saturday, March 23, 2013, Thomas Carlson, postdoctoral fellow, presented a paper at the “Identity and Authenticity” Symposium of the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence in Princeton, NJ.  The full title of the talk was “Identity and Identification in the Digital Humanities: The Challenges and Experience of Syriaca.org.”  Here is the abstract: The growing field…

Posted by on March 28, 2013 in Uncategorized, , , , , , , ,