The Qumran Visualization Project: Prospects for Digital Humanities in Theological Libraries

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Benjamin P. Murphy


Digital Humanities are a hot topic in disciplines as varied as literature, history and cultural studies, but at present theology and religious studies departments seem to be lagging behind. This essay will offer a critical review of one Digital Humanities project that is relevant to theological libraries and Biblical Studies: the Qumran Visualization Project. The essay will discuss why theological libraries should start considering the Digital Humanities, and then offer some strategies for how libraries can support, promote or otherwise engage with this type of project.

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Benjamin P. Murphy

M.S. Student, University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science M.A. - University of Chicago Divinity School, 2009