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    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

             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
- 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

Visit to National Glass Museum and Royal Palace
Lunch restaurante Casares (Segovia)

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