As of August 2017, DiXiT has come to its official end. A volume of extended abstracts has been published by Sidestone Press, detailing the research and projects presented at the three major DiXiT conventions. (For more information and to read the volume online, visit

Time to look back: After four years, the DiXiT fellows shared their final reports on their blog. Some numbers and facts about the project can be found in the infographic below.

We want to thank everyone who was involved in the project and contributed to its success. The network of researchers and scholars that was formed during this time will continue to collaborate and advance the important issue that was at the heart of DiXiT: Studying, preserving and disseminating textual cultural heritage in the digital age.


Survey on Inclusivity in Digital Scholarly Editions

Some of our DiXiT fellows are looking for participants in a survey on Inclusive Design and Dissemination of Digital Scholarly Editions and how these issues affect scholarly editors, information professionals and computer scientists. The results of the survey will be presented as part of the DiXiT Panel Design and Dissemination of Digital Editions at the Digital Humanities annual conference in Montreal.
You can fill out the survey here.
25 digital Amazon gift cards in denominations of $20/€20 will be given to 25 randomly selected respondents who complete the survey.
All responses will be kept anonymous. If you have any questions about how the data we collect will be used, please do not hesitate to contact Merisa Martinez at

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:

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:

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.

Research Assistant in audio-visual production at Maynooth University

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:

Susan Schreibman
Professor of Digital Humanities
Director of An Foras Feasa
Iontas Building
Maynooth University
Maynooth, Co. Kildare