Forum on Maia Kotrosits’ Rethinking Christian Identity continues, with two more sparkling pieces:
Eric Smith, Rethinking “Early Christian Art”
Smith: “By reframing the New Testament and similar writings in the way she does, by rethinking “early Christian identity,” Kotrosits has opened the possibility of rethinking not just texts but also material culture—art and other material expressions of “identity”—in similar ways.”
Teresa Calpino, “What Has Affect Theory to Do with Acts?”: Testing Methodological Boundaries in Acts Scholarship
Calpino: “Violence infects the world of Acts to such a point that it is sometimes difficult to read, and yet it also seems strangely at home in our own world where gun idioms are a casual part of everyday speech and firing weapons are among the most popular memes that can we casually share with our friends for a good laugh. I can’t help but think that one of the reasons modern Christians are drawn to Acts as an idealized window into early Christian life is that the casual violence of Acts fits our own violent world so well.”
Articles and News
Reflections at the Katz Center website on the flaws of “discovery” narratives about the Cairo Genizot.
Open-access article at Past & Present tackling provincial law and Romanization from the periphery.
Getty Conservation Institute and the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities complete a lengthy restoration of the tomb of Tutankhamen.
Fully digitized manuscript of Targum Jonathan at the British Library.
Open-access volume publishing the results of an NEH-funded project reflecting on digital archaeology.
Corpus of Urartian Texts online as an initiative based at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Historisches Seminar - Alte Geschichte.
Eye-opening piece on teaching a graduate seminar using extensive special collections material.
Reminder of the new Association for Jewish Studies subvention program to assist first book publication for members.
Our READing and Transkribing handwritten documents workshop is off to a great start. Follow @livesofletters and #livesofletters to join us in learning about what machine learning can do for digitisation of handwritten text corpora. https://t.co/ncEaiC2f6d— Katharina E. Keim (@katharinakeim) 24 January 2019
“That we shall ever obtain the same insight into the Babylonian language that we now have of Achaemenian Persian, I doubt extremely.”— Dr. Moudhy Al-Rashid (@Moudhy) 24 January 2019
Excerpt of a letter to a fellow philologist from Henry Rawlinson, a key figure in the early decipherment of cuneiform. A thread. pic.twitter.com/tUlnDUck4t
Manuscripts digitised from the collection at the Monastery of St Saviour in Old Jerusalem will soon be online. The collection features manuscripts in many different languages including this Maronite lectionary in #Syriac.#AtoUnknown https://t.co/UHjl5CE0D1 pic.twitter.com/ta7DdlV4xf— Endangered Archives (@bl_eap) 24 January 2019