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.