The research question of HumaReC is to inquiry, from the test-case of the edition of an unique trilingual Greek, Latin and Arabic New Testament manuscript, how Humanities research is reshaped and transformed by the digital rhythmus of data production and publication. The challenge of the present project, next step of the SNF 143810, is to test and develop a new model of Humanities research, that affords a continuous publication of data and analysis, with continuous social networks interactions and peer-review process. Research can constantly be influenced and reoriented by the published material : small datasets publishing is emerging in Life Sciences, with the new journal Sciencematters (sciencematters.oi). According to Henri Meschonnic work, the rhythm appears to be a key concept to put in relation discourse, written or oral, with the diverse actors in social performances. Consequently, the rhythm in data publishing will be the key concept of HumaReC.
By editing four Pauline letters of the Marciana Gr. Z. 11 (379), on a digital enhanced platform, we will test how a Humanities research reacts and develops when it is embedded in a continuous publication process. Collaborations will include notably the Marciana Library, the publisher Brill, the Transkribus project (FP 7th tranScriptorium project, Handwritten Text Recognition). The project is accompanied by a scientific and editorial board composed by David Bouvier (Ancient Greek, Lausanne, CH), Marco Büchler (DH, Göttingen, D), Jennifer Knust (New Testament, Boston, USA), John Kutsko (Publication and management, Atlanta, USA), Laurence Mellerin (Latin, Lyon, FR), Herman Teule (Arabic, Nijmegen, NL). It employs a 100% post-doc in Humanities (DH and New Testament), Sara Schulthess, and a 30% post-doc in computing research, Martial Sankar who replaced Anastasia Chasapi; it is lead by Claire Clivaz at Vital-DH, Vital-IT, SIB (Lausanne). Virtual Research Environment (VRE) : https://humarec.org. The monograph about the research results will be submitted by Sara Schulthess under the form of a new publishing model, the webbook, developed in partnership with the publisher Brill.