About the MARK16 Manuscript Room

Welcome to the MARK16 manuscript room. It is the first part of a virtual research environment (VRE) devoted to the last chapter of the Gospel according to Mark, developed in the framework of the Swiss National Science Foundation PRIMA project MARK16.


The users will find in it an open-ended selection of manuscripts and/or transcriptions for the study of Mark 16. Translations are also provided for ancient languages other than Greek and Latin, or for Greek and Latin non biblical texts. It aims at building a bridge between scholars engaging in New Testament textual criticism and exegesis by providing material focusing on a chapter well known for its diversity in evidence and readings through centuries. Being inspired by the development of the Editio Critica Maior, it provides materials in several languages and different sources.


This project is led in privileged partnership with the New Testament Virtual Manuscript Room (INTF, Münster), and we are particularly grateful to Dr. Gregory Paulson for the constant dialogue we have around the NTVMR and our project. MARK16 manuscript room is also built in partnership with several colleagues, academic institutions and libraries, whose logos stand below in an open-ended list. We are enormously thankful to all of them. Each webpage indicates who transcribed and/or encoded or translated the material, available in license CC BY 4.0.


As the Principal Investigator of this project, I would like to acknowledge the efforts of Dr. Mina Monier, the cheville ouvrière of this manuscript room. My gratefulness also goes to Jean‑Bernard Dugied who created the web application, based on the visualisation tool Mirador and on the eXist-db Open Source Software, and to Dr. Elisa Nury, who suggested to our team this software. Last but not least, nothing would happen in the projects of our Digital Humanities + group without the constant support of our SIB Core-IT colleagues.


Questions, suggestions or eager to participate in transcribing a Mark 16 manuscript? Please contact Claire Clivaz.


Lausanne, May 2020

Claire Clivaz, PI SNSF MARK16

DH+, SIB


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