Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sinaiticus Conference: Some More Details

Some further details about the Sinaiticus Conference have emerged (see previously announcement and busy week); although the web-site has not yet been up-dated and no timed programme is yet available. For anyone still wondering whether it will be worth coming to the conference this list may be useful (although it has no official status).

A provisional list of speakers and topics is as follows:
Daniel Batovici The Shepherd of Hermas in Codex Sinaiticus: textual and reception-historical
Christfried Böttrich The history of the 'Codex Sinaiticus'
Christopher Clarkson Book-making in the fourth century
Archbishop Damianos The New Finds
Eldon J. Epp Codex Sinaiticus in modern Biblical scholarship
Harry Gamble Codex Sinaiticus and its fourth century readers
Juan Garcés Codex Sinaiticus and the mass-digitisation of Greek manuscripts at the British Library
Peter M. Head Some Observations on Various Features of Scribe D in the New Testament of Codex Sinaiticus
Juan Hernández Codex Sinaiticus: the earliest Christian commentary on John’s Apocalypse?
Dirk Jongkind Scribal habits of Codex Sinaiticus
Father Justin The New Finds
Rachel Kevern Transcribing Codex Sinaiticus
Jan Krans The digitisation of Codex Boreelianus
Ekaterina Krushelnitskaya Codex Sinaiticus Petropolitanus
René Larsen Parchment production in the fourth century
Scot McKendrick Codices Sinaitici
Amy Myshrall Transcribing Codex Sinaiticus
Panayotes Nikolopoulos The New Finds
David Parker The fourth century New Testament text of Codex Sinaiticus
Albert Pietersma Psalms in Codex Sinaiticus
Peter Robinson Creating a 21st century edition of Codex Sinaiticus
Ulrich Schmid Citations of the LXX in their New Testament versions
Ulrich Schneider The future of Codex Sinaiticus
Helen Shenton The conservation of Codex Sinaiticus
Emanuel Tov The Septuagint of Codex Sinaiticus
David Trobisch Codex Sinaiticus and the early editorial history of the Bible
Kristin de Troyer Reading Judges for the first time
J. Verheyden 'That awful scribe B': some observations on the text of Hermas as compared to that of the Prophets
Klaus Wachtel The corrected New Testament of Codex Sinaiticus
Steven Walton Codex Sinaiticus as a manuscript of the 21st century


  1. I wonder how many of these will be speaking in parallell sessions. Or will we stay up all night? I actually sent in a proposal to Juan Garces but that was a bit too late (although he hasn't actually replied yet). However, my administration in Lund has told me that I can use the funding for SBL in Rome for the plane trip via London. And I actually got that funding today - hooray!

  2. Loads. There was a draft plan which had most of the sessions in parallel. I suspect that one reason why we don't have a programme for the conference yet is the conceptual difficulty in accommodating all the papers they have either requested or accepted into the available time - since some of us are likely to be interested in almost all the papers and find having to miss half of them a bit frustrating.

  3. Of course I could be wrong. I was once. (well, I thought I was.)

  4. Perhaps some can be read on a pub nearby?

  5. ...for example, that one on scribe D. After all, A, B and C must come first.

  6. Sadly scribe C disappeared sometime between 1910 and 1934.

  7. Ugh! I have Summer classes in the US until August and won't be in the UK until September. I can't believe I have to miss the conference!

  8. Not by me he won't. Imposter.

  9. I can't see my name on the list of speakers. I'm usually down to give a talk at most conferences.

  10. I cannot attend. Nevertheless, in honor of the conference, I am working on something about Codex Sinaiticus to post online.

    (In other news: would anyone be interested in double-checking the new "Kephalaia in Mark" document in the Files over at the TC-Alternate Yahoo discussion-board?)

    Yours in Christ,

    James Snapp, Jr.

  11. Finished! I have had two essays in mind about Codex Sinaiticus, and the first one -- a brief but detailed investigation into the contents of the original pages at the end of Mark and the beginning of Luke -- is now available in the Files at TC-Alternate, under the title, "A Textual Repair in Sinaiticus." It is formatted as a Microsoft Word document. Enjoy!

    Yours in Christ,

    James Snapp, Jr.