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      BIBLE AND COMPUTERS

      mADRID 2008

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Program

 

    International Conference on “The Bible and Computers: Present and Future of a Discipline”

   
Congreso Internacional “Biblia e Informática: presente y futuro de una disciplina”

El Escorial (Madrid), June, 16th-19th, 2008      


Monday 16 June

9:30               Registration
11:00             Opening act
                      -
Carlos Berzosa
                       
Rector Universidad Complutense de Madrid
                      -
Luis Vegas
                       
Congress President

                      Opening lecture by Marc Vervenne, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Rector.

13:30-15:00   Lunch

16:00             Main lecture by Emanuel Tov, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
                     
Electronic Tools for Biblical Analysis at Home, at the University, and in the Classroom

17:15             Short papers
                      - Oliver Glanz,
Werkgroep Informatika Vrije Universiteit,  Amsterdam, The Netherlands
                    
   Computer's Who is Who
                     
- Drayton C. Benner, Chicago, IL, USA
                        Displaying Hebrew and Aramaic on Handheld Devices
That Lack Proper Complex Script Support

19:00             Computer demo / workshop
                      - J. José Alarcón - Andrés Piquer - Pablo Torijano, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
                        Electronic Synoptic-Polyglot Edition of 1-2 Kings: Exhibition Session.
                     
- Bertram Salzmann, German Bible Society, Stuttgart, Germany
                        Presentation of the Stuttgart
Electronic Study Bible
 


Tuesday 17 June

9:30               Main lecture by A. Dean Forbes, University of California, Palo Alto, USA
                     
The Challenge of Consistency

10:45             Short papers
                      - Jan H. Kroeze, University of Pretoria, South Africa
                        Designing an interactive network graph of
modular linguistic data in an XML database of
                        Biblical Hebrew.

                     
- Yosef Ofer, Bar Ilan University, Israel
                        Ha-Keter Software for Computerized Masoretic Bible
Text Retrieval
                     
- Andrés Enrique-Arias, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
                        ”Biblia Medieval” (an electronic
corpus of Spanish medieval Bible translations)

13:30-15:00   Lunch

16:00             Main lecture Christo van der Merwe, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
                     
Biblical Hebrew Linguistics as Corpus Linguistics?

17:15             Short papers
                      - Wido van Peursen, Turgama Project, Leiden University,
The Netherlands
                       
A Corpus-Based Analysis of Syriac Phrase Structure
                     
- José Antonio Alvarez, St. Andrews University, Scotland, U.K.
                         An alternative reading of 1
Kings 17

19:00             Computer demo / workshop
                      - Carl J. Bosma, Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
                        The use of Bible
Software (Libronix) in teaching O.T. and N.T. courses

 


Wednesday 18 June

9:30               Main lecture by Eep Talstra, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
                     
System and Design. What about linguistic data categories and Poetry?

10:45             Short papers
                      - Janet Dyk, Werkgroep Informatica, Amsterdam, Netherlands
                        Computers and Complex Phrase
Structures in Biblical Hebrew
                     
- Javier del Barco, CSIC, Madrid, Spain - Guadalupe Seijas, UCM, Spain
                        Woes in Pre-Exilic Prophecy: A Computer-Assisted Study on Syntax and Semantics


12:00
             Visit to El Escorial Library

14:00-15:00   Lunch

16:00             Main lecture by Natalio Fernández Marcos, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
                     
The Greek Pentateuch and the Library of Alexandria

17:15             Short papers
                      - Reinhart Ceulemans, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
                       
Dealing with Unanswered Questions Regarding the Hexapla in a New Computerized Edition
                     
- Elizabeth Robar, Hexapla Institute, Louisville, KY, USA
                        The Hexapla Project: Lessons
Learned
                     
- Marco V. Fabbri, Pontificia Universitŕ della Santa Croce, Roma, Italy
                        A computer-assisted
comparison of the vocabulary of Philo of Alexandria and the Wisdom of Solomon

19:00             Closing act
21:00             Closing Dinner
 


Thursday 19 June (Post-Congress)

9:15               Departure from El Escorial to La Granja de San Ildefonso

10:00            
Visit to National Glass Museum and Royal Palace
14:30            
Lunch restaurante Casares (Segovia)

16:30            
Guided tour visiting Segovia city (cathedral, romanic churches, Jewry)