Digital Humanities in Biblical Studies, Early Jewish and Christian Studies


This research group focuses on the transformation of Biblical studies, early Jewish and Christian studies in emerging digital culture – how does the digital context affect research about these subjects and change the outcomes of such research. The link between digital humanities and research in sacred texts was initiated in the 1940s by Fr. Roberto Busa, although the field of Digital Humanities was given this title only in 2001. Our research group is linked to several research centers, with PhD, master and bachelor degrees and focuses especially on the transformation of Biblical studies through digital tools, the affordances of digital technology, and the increasing use of data-led research. Biblical studies, Early Jewish and Christian studies are progressively integrating digital humanities research methods to their fields and the purpose of this seminar is both to make visible such research and also to stimulate further discussion and research in this topic within EABS.


Digital, Digital Humanities, Bible, Sacred Texts, Digitisation, Online, Digital Culture


Peter Phillips
Durham University

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Wuppertal 2021 Call for Papers

The Digital Humanities in Biblical Studies, Early Jewish Studies and Early Christian Studies research group chairs welcomes the submission of proposals for papers and/or panel discussion topics for the forthcoming meeting in Wuppertal 2021. We plan to hold three sessions welcoming papers. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted to the EABS DH research unit (chair: Dr Peter Phillips). We encourage proposals covering the entire spectrum of DH topics applied to Biblical Studies, Early Jewish Studies and Early Christian Studies. 

This year, we particularly welcome papers on:

  • Sacred Texts in Digital Culture: Apps, Gaming, YouTube and other resource. How is a written text transformed in digital applications/contexts?
  • Early Jewish and Christian texts through digital tools: This session welcomes papers on all digital tools used in our fields. Presentations on empirical approaches with demonstration for users are also welcomed.