DiXiT Farewell Event / Meeting with CIDOC-CRM

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

Additional Events in Athens & Grenoble

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.

DiXiT 3 / ESTS 2016: Registration now open

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:

  1. ‘Digital Scholarly Editing and Textual Criticism’. Full day (11h00 – 16h30).
    Organizers: Franz Fischer and Marjorie Burghart.
  2. ‘Project Logistics’. Morning (9h30 – 13h00).
    Organizer: Peter Boot.
  3. ‘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.

Social events

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.

Convention 2: Travel bursaries

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).


To apply please send a CV and a completed questionnaire to dixit-info@uni-koeln.de

Application deadline is 1 March 2016.

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MMSDA 2016 in London and Cambridge

The schedule for the sixth MMSDA (Medieval and Modern Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age) course is available and applications are open now.
The course, run by DiXiT with the Institute of English Studies (London), the University of Cambridge, the Warburg Institute, and King’s College London, will take place in London and Cambridge from Monday 2 May 2016 – Friday 6 May 2016. .

For further details see /mmsda