Lead
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 rhythm of data production and publication. By editing the 107 folios of seven Pauline letters of the Marciana Gr. Z. 11 (379), on a digital enhanced platform, the project will test how a Humanities research reacts and develops when it is embedded in a continuous publication process. The Virtual Research Environment (VRE) has been launched on the 7 March 2017: https://humarec.org

Lay summary

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 and its evaluation and reception : small datasets publishing is emerging  in Life Sciences, with the new journal Sciencematters (sciencematters.oi). According to Henri Meschonnic work, the rhythmus appears to be a key concept to put in relation discourse, written or oral, with the diverse actors in social performances. Consequently, the rhythmus in data publishing will be the key concept of HumaReC.

By editing the 107 folios of seven 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 publisher Brill, and Marco Büchler’s team in Göttingen with the tool Transkribus (Handwritten Text Recognition). The project will be 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 will employ a 100% post-doc in Humanities (DH and New Testament) and a 30% post-doc in computing research; it is lead by Claire Clivaz at Vital-DH, Vital-IT, SIB (Lausanne).