Modern Tools and Ancient Documents: Conference „Virtual Research Environments and Ancient Manuscripts“ – SNSF MARK16 project

In collaboration with OPERAS-P – a project of the OPERAS research infrastructure – and Classics@ Journal, endorsed by the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) and Humanistica, the conference „Virtual Research Environments and Ancient Manuscripts“ will be held from 10–11 September 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is organized by Claire Clivaz (DH+, member of SIB, Lausanne, PI of the PRIMA SNSF MARK16 project and OPERAS member) and Garrick Allen (Dublin University). 

Virtual research environments (VREs) serve to achieve research goals more efficiently by enabling cooperative, simultaneous research activities at different locations. With the development being still at the beginning, the use of VREs strongly depends on the respective discipline-specific requirements. Considering this, the conference in Lausanne will focus on the methodological transformations that VREs bring to the study of ancient manuscripts, from basic research questions to data management and evaluation.


Thursday 10 September: 9:00–16:30 (papers); 17:00–20:00 (slam session and posters).

Friday 11 September: 9:00–15:00 (papers).

Detailed programme: 

Venue and online attendance:

The conference is confirmed and will take place either entirely online, or online and on the venue, depending on the final decision of the University of Lausanne about the organisation of gatherings in September on campus. Inscription to online attendance: claire.clivaz[at]

You will find regular information updates on:

Venue: Château de Dorigny and Internef hall, Dorigny, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

OpenEdition suggests that you cite this post as follows:
Elisabeth Ernst (May 12, 2020). Modern Tools and Ancient Documents: Conference „Virtual Research Environments and Ancient Manuscripts“ – SNSF MARK16 project. OPERAS. Retrieved July 25, 2024 from

Elisabeth Ernst

Digital Humanities Officer at Max Weber Stiftung (MWS) and Communication Officer for OPERAS projects.

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