We are proud to announce the upcoming publication of “Advances in Digital Scholarly Editing” in cooperation with Sidestone Press.
The volume collects “extended abstracts” from the three main DiXiT conferences in The Hague, Cologne, and Antwerp in 2015 and 2016.
In the last week of their DiXiT fellowships the fellows (together with supervisors and admin staff) met in Heraklion on Crete. In addition to celebrating and looking back on the accomplishments of their fellowships, the group also spent a day at the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) and exchanged ideas with the researchers behind the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM).
The presentations from this meeting can be found in our Course Materials
The main events of DiXiT may have ended but there are still great additional events coming up that we recommend to anyone looking to learn about digital scholarly editing:
Digital Scholarly Editions and Modern Greek Studies. An introductory workshop in Athens from 24-28 April 2017, organized in collaboration with the National Library of Greece as well as a number of national research and cultural institutions (Institute of Historical Research (IHR/NHRF), Modern Greek Literature Lab – University of Ioannina, Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece MIET, Computational Intelligence Laboratory IIT- NCFSR Demokritos). The languages of teaching are Greek and English. More information can be found under Additional Events and the event website (in Greek).
Digital Editing / Digital Humanities. A summer school in Grenoble from 26-30 June 2017, organized in collaboration with the University of Grenoble-Alpes and the Maison de Sciences de l’Homme-Alpes. The languages of teaching are French and Italian. More information can be found under Additional Events, with more details to be published soon.
The Letters of 1916 project in collaboration with the National Library of Ireland, An Foras Feasa, DiXiT and Maynooth Post Primary organized a three-day workshop introducing transition year students to new forms of digital scholarship, scholarly editing, and to explore the 1916 Easter Rising from a novel perspective.
You can read more about the event in the blog post
The third and final DiXiT Convention, organised as a joint effort with the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS), took place to great succes in Antwerp on 5 – 7 October 2016.
We invite you to read about it in these blogposts written by our DiXiT Fellows.
Digital Scholarly Editing:
Theory, Practice, Methods
•5 – 7 October 2016, University of Antwerp •
Registration now open
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the conference ‘Digital Scholarly Editing: Theory, Practice, Methods’, a joint effort of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS) and the DiXiT Network. The conference programme presents a comprehensive critique of the state of the art of textual scholarship and digital scholarly editing. We are proud to welcome Paul Eggert and Kathryn Sutherland as keynote speakers, and Hans Walter Gabler and Peter Shillingsburg as guests of honour.
The event will be hosted by the Centre for Manuscript Genetics (CMG) and takes place from 5 – 7 October 2016 at the city campus of the University of Antwerp.
The full programme and further information about dates and venues can be viewed on the conference website: http://uahost.uantwerpen.be/estsdixit2016/
Please complete this online form in order to register for the conference:
Payment can be made by bank transfer or alternatively on the day at the registration desk. A one year-membership of the European Society for Textual Scholarship is by default included in the registration fee (no extra charge).
The University of Antwerp will be awarding five competitive bursaries to assist early career scholars speaking at the conference. Criteria and regulations apply, please check the conference website for more information and guidelines of application: http://uahost.uantwerpen.be/estsdixit2016/index.php/bursaries/
The day before the conference, Tuesday 4th October, the CMG will host three parallel workshops on digital scholarly editing:
- ‘Digital Scholarly Editing and Textual Criticism’. Full day (11h00 – 16h30).
Organizers: Franz Fischer and Marjorie Burghart.
- ‘Project Logistics’. Morning (9h30 – 13h00).
Organizer: Peter Boot.
- ‘Born Digital Record of the Writing Process.’ Afternoon (14h00 – 17h30).
Organizer: Torsten Ries).
Participation in the workshops is free of charge, but places are limited. Participants can apply for a workshop together with their conference registration.
A number of social events have also been arranged to provide participants with plenty of opportunity for networking and for exploring the beautiful city of Antwerp. This includes a reception at the historic Stadhuis (City Hall) open to all participants, as well as a conference dinner at the University Club.
An Foras Feasa, The Humanities Research Institute at Maynooth
University, invites applications for an eight-month post for a Research
Assistant in audio-visual production to join a growing and dynamic team
to support ongoing projects.
The successful candidate will work primarily in recording and editing
video and audio for projects in AFF, including Letters of 1916 and
Contested Memories: The Battle of Mount Street Bridge, as well
coordinate with other AFF members to produce audio-visual content that
will promote the research and teaching mission of the institute. The
successful candidate will also support the creation of videos for
#dariahTeach on introductory topics in Digital Humanities, featuring the
work undertaken by Digital Arts and Humanities (DAH) students and staff,
as well as featuring the work by DIXIT fellows and staff in the area of
digital scholarly editing. The role may also include tutoring students
in audio-visual production methods and software.
Full details of the position are available at
For an informal conversation, please contact:
Professor of Digital Humanities
Director of An Foras Feasa
Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Slides, posters and workshop materials from our second DiXiT Convention in March are now available here. More will be added throughout the following weeks.
Additionally, a video recording of our Club Lecture is now available to watch on Youtube
You can also browse our archived tweetwall and read a conference report over on the DiXiT Blog.
Travel bursaries available
Four travel bursaries of up to 250 € each are still available for the 2nd DiXiT Convention in Cologne, 15-18 March 2016.
Candidates must be early stage researchers (M.A. students, PhD candidates) and have already registered to attend the conference (registration form).
Application deadline is 1 March 2016.