CFP: Virtual Research Environments and Ancient Manuscripts

Proposals are invited for the Virtual Research Environments and Ancient Manuscripts workshop, to be held December 1st, 2019, in Lausanne, Switzerland. The organizers are seeking papers that explore the significance of virtual research environments on the study of manuscript cultures and research in the humanities, especially papers that explore issues related to Early Jewish and Christian Literature, New Testament and Classical Studies. Abstracts of 300 words exploring the following issues are welcome:

How do VREs enlighten particular manuscripts or manuscript cultures? How do VREs differ from or supplement traditional research models? What critical benefits or difficulties arise in using VREs? How can research on manuscript cultures be further advanced using digital tools? What are the limitations and challenges of VREs?

Papers selected for the workshop will be submitted to Classics@, the CHS online journal, for a special issue co-edited by the two organizers. Please send all proposals to the organizers, Claire Clivaz and Garrick Allen, at and

Proposals are due December 1, 2019.