Friday, January 17, 2020

Editio Critica Maior at SBL: Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for SBL Annual Meeting in Boston (21–24 November) is now open until 11 March. This year we will focus on the ECM of the Gospel of Mark which will be published soon (hooray!).

Novum Testamentum Graecum: Editio Critica Maior

Call For Papers: The ECM of the Gospel of Mark will be published in late 2020 or early 2021. The theme of the session at the Annual Meeting in 2020 will therefore be "The Text of the Gospel according to Mark". It is intended to provide participants whose papers are selected with an advance copy of data from the ECM of Mark in order to inform their papers. Proposals are also invited on other aspects of the ECM editions.

To propose a paper, please follow this link.

Program Unit Chairs
H.A.G. Houghton
Tommy Wasserman             

In addition, there will be a joint session with Digital Humanities in Biblical, Early Jewish and Christian Studies. This seminar is entitled "Digital Editions of the New Testament and Early Christian Literature"

Call For Papers: Over the past 20 years, numerous digital tools have emerged to cover different aspects of the editing process, from enhanced imaging, transcription and markup, paleographic toolkits, collation, to the construction of manuscript stemmata. Some of these are standalone tools, while others are integrated into an environment such as the New Testament Virtual Manuscript Room. The challenges of designing and implementing a workflow for the creation of both digital and print editions is a challenge for individual scholars and editorial teams. Proposals are invited on all aspects of navigating this emerging landscape of digital editing. Papers might present about ongoing or completed projects drawing on these resources, or highlight specific benefits (and costs) involved in using one or more of these tools, especially as compared to traditional print editions. Reflections on the current publication infrastructure, including its limitations and potential, will also be considered.

To propose a paper, follow this link.


  1. Thanks Tommy,
    It is kind of tricky to propose a topic and only later get access to the data.

    1. Tommy Wasserman1/20/2020 1:14 pm

      If you have an idea of what aspect you want to look at, you can send in a proposal (the abstract can of course not at this point state the result), and if your paper is selected, you will get the material before it is published.