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Archive for the ‘Open-Peer-Review’ Category

Christopher D. Cantwell and Kristian Petersen: Digital Humanities and Religious Studies: A “Why” To Guide

In 2018, the American Academy of Religion hosted a special “wildcard” panel on digital research and teaching projects that encourage students to engage with their local communities. Titled “Teaching Local Religion with Digital Humanities: Objects, Methods, Pedagogies,” the session featured ten educators who contributed to eight different projects. Some of the projects were based at […]

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Marcus Bingenheimer: Digital Tools for Buddhist Studies*

Introduction Buddhists have never hesitated to embrace new forms of communication. The earliest Indian epigraphy (3rd century BCE), and the earliest manuscript fragments in Indian languages (1st century BCE/CE) are connected to Buddhism. The earliest extant printed book, dated 868 CE, is a Chinese translation of the Diamond Sutra.[1] Throughout its history Buddhism has used […]

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Lincoln A. Mullen: The Making of America’s Public Bible: Computational Text Analysis for Religious History

America’s Public Bible: A Commentary is a website that charts biblical quotations in U.S. newspapers over the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.[1] The prototype version uses the Chronicling America corpus of over 12 million newspaper pages as a source base. It finds and identifies quotations from the King James Version of the Bible. The prototype […]

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Frederik Elwert: Network analysis of religious texts. Case studies on Ancient Egyptian and Indian religion

Introduction: Dipping into the ocean of digital humanities In this essay, I recapitulate the genesis and the development of the SeNeReKo project[1]. While I had an interest in technology and programming before, SeNeReKo was the first real project that would intersect my research in religion and my interest in technology. It was initiated by a […]

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Rebecca Krawiec and Caroline T. Schroeder: Digital approaches to Studying Authorial Style and Monastic Subjectivity in Early Christian Egypt

The study of religion in late antiquity sits at the crossroads of multiple disciplines: Classics, History, Papyrology, Linguistics, Literature, Religious Studies, Egyptology, Archaeology, Art History. Across all of these, research into the literature and culture of Egypt plays an important role. During the Roman period of Egyptian history, at the same time Christianity rose to […]

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Andrew Quintman and Kurtis R. Schaeffer: Synthesizing Image and Text in the Life of the Buddha

Introduction The challenge of studying visual art, literature, and their institutional contexts in a synthetic fashion is acute throughout the humanities today. The Life of the Buddha (LOTB) project addresses this challenge by providing a digital platform for presenting and analyzing for the first time monumental Tibetan murals depicting the Buddha’s life and their related […]

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James S. Bielo and Claire Vaughn: Materializing the Bible: A Digital Scholarship Project from the Anthropology of Religion

How do people transform written scriptures into experiential, choreographed environments? This question organizes the digital scholarship project, Materializing the Bible (MB), which is curated collaboratively by a faculty director and undergraduate research assistants. Launched in July 2015, MB is dedicated to understanding how Protestants, Catholics, Mormons, and Jews create places themed by biblical narratives. The […]

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Emily C. Floyd and Sally M. Promey: Collaboration and Access in the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion[i]

Materialities & Secularization Theory As the study of material and visual religion has taken shape over roughly the past four decades, the field has faced a unique set of challenges, both ideological and technical. Secularization theory looms large from an ideological perspective. Scholars in multiple disciplines have rehearsed, many times over, the challenge of the […]

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Erin Walcek Averett and Derek B. Counts: Scaling Religious Practice from Landscape to Artifact: Digital Approaches to Ancient Cyprus

1. Introduction[1] Although now hidden by the sprawl of modern cities and towns and the aggressive reclamation of land by farmers and shepherds, sanctuaries were once a persistent feature across Cyprus’ ancient landscapes (fig. 1). During the first millennium BCE religious centers occupied prominent locations in and around both coastal and inland urban centers, as […]

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Abhishek Amar: Sacred Centers in India: Archiving Temples and Images of a Hindu City

Introduction The ‘Sacred Centers in India’ project is a digital archive of Hindu Gaya and Buddhist Bodhgaya, which began in April 2013 at the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) at Hamilton College.[1] Through this interdisciplinary and collaborative archive, the project seeks to examine the complex historical development of these two sites. The first phase of the […]

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