Convention 2

Academia, Cultural Heritage, Society


14 – 18 March 2016

Schedule | Abstracts | Registration | Location | Travel | Accommodations

Schedule | Full Programme


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
14 March 15 March 16 March 17 March 18 March
DiXiT Internal Supervision
Conference Day I
Conference Day II
Conference Day III
9-11 Supervision (reading groups) Supervisory Board Meeting Critical Editing I
Andreas Speer
Mehdy Sedaghat Payam
Maurizio Lana et al.
Social Editing & Funding
Ray Siemens
Till Grallert
Misha Broughton
Critical Editing II
Charles Li
Vera Faßhauer
Christina Bignami & Elena Mucciarelli
11-13 Supervision (reading groups)


Publishing Models
Editing Beyond XML

Building Communities
Monica Berti
Timothy L. Stinson
Aodhán Kelly
Michael Pidd
Anna-Maria Sichani
Alexander Czmiel

Closing Keynote

Arianna Ciula

13-14 Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break
14-16 Supervision (funding) Workshops continued Cultural Heritage
Hilde Bøe
Thorsten Schaßan
Dinara Gagarina & Sergey Kornienko
Walter Scholger
Wout Dillen
Merisa Martinez & Melissa Terras
16-18 Supervision (presentational skills) begin: 17.00!

Opening Keynote

Claire Clivaz

Poster session

Evening Brauhaus
Lecture: Helene Hahn
Reception / Tour
Stereo Wonderland
Lecture: Ben Brumfield
Concert: Drehkommando



The convention will be held at the University of Cologne in the main building.


Map of Cologne


Map of the University of Cologne
Ground floor of main building


We will occupy the lecture halls XIa, XIb, XII and the seminar rooms 4.011 and 4.016.

The registration desk, coffee breaks and poster session will all be in room 4.016.



Travel & Accommodations

Important: Travel Bursaries

Four travel bursaries for young researchers of up to 250 € each are still available. For details of the application process please visit: Travel Bursaries

Application deadline is 1 March 2016!

German train schedules

Travel by plane

The closest airport to Cologne is Köln-Bonn Flughafen (CGN). The airport has its own train station. You can take a variety of trains such as S-Bahn, Regional-Express (RE) or InterCity-Express (ICE) to get to the main train station of Cologne (Köln Hbf). They all stop there regularly and the ride takes around 10-15 minutes.

Another possibility is Düsseldorf Flughafen (DUS). It also has a train station where you can regularly take an RE to the main train station of Cologne. This takes around 40 minutes.

Public transport

The cheapest way to get around Cologne is by walking or taking a bike. If you want to rent a bike, there are several services like Colonia Aktiv, Radstation Köln and Call A Bike from the German Railways (Deutsche Bahn).

To use the trams and subways, you have to buy a ticket for the fare zone 1b. You can find information about ticket options and the prices at the website of the transport services of Cologne, Kölner Verkehrsbetriebe (KVB). I wouldn’t recommend getting the KölnCard for Cologne visitors which costs 9 € for 24 hours whereas the normal TagesTicket (ticket for one day) costs 8,50 € – unless you want to take advantage of the discounts for restaurants and cultural attractions that the KölnCard offers. An EinzelTicket (one trip) costs 2,80 € so you should calculate whether the WochenTicket (ticket for one week) for 24,70 € or the 4erTicket Erwachsene (4 trips) for 10,70 € are worth it.

How to get to the university

The University of Cologne can be reached from the main train station Dom/Hbf by taking the subway 16 or 18 (directions Brühl/Bonn/Klettenberg) to Neumarkt. There you can switch to the tram 9 (direction Sülz) which you take until the tram stop Universität. From there it’s a short walk to the main building of the university (see map above; you have to turn right).

If you get off the train at the station Köln Messe/Deutz, you can take the tram 9 (direction Sülz) directly to the tram stop Universität. In both cases it will take you between 15 and 20 minutes to reach the university.

If you arrive at the train station Köln Süd, you can take the tram 9 (direction Sülz) from there (stop is called Dasselstr./Südbahnhof) and get to the university in 2 minutes. (Or walk.)



You can book rooms at the Hotel Conti or the Hotel Hopper for a discount. Both are in walking distance to the university (15 minutes). Since the number of rooms for this discount is limited, you should book soon if you wish to take advantage of this.

To book the rooms, please contact the hotels directly and state the “DiXiT” keyword.

Hotel Conti
58 € / 78 € per night
Brüsseler Straße 40 – 42
50674 Köln
Tel: +49 221 25 87 70

Hopper Hotel et cetera
85 € per night
Brüsseler Strasse 26
50674 Cologne
Tel: +49 221 92440-0

Alternatively you can look for accommodations on websites like or


More Information

If you want to know more about what to do in Cologne and where to eat (aside from the cafeteria of the university), visit or



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Conference Committee

Andreas Speer

Franz Fischer

Patrick Sahle

Tessa Gengnagel

Gioele Barabucci

Misha Broughton

Anna Cappellotto

Andreas Mertgens