Experts' Seminar Report, The Hague, 21 Nov 2012

Experts’ seminar, The Hague

The NeDiMAH working group on Digital Scholarly Editions organised an Experts’ seminar on 21 November 2012 at the Huygens Institute in The Hague. The seminar was held in conjunction with the 9th conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship, ‘Editing Fundamentals: Historical and Literary Paradigms in Source Editing’, 22‐24 November 2012 in Amsterdam, and coincided with a workshop organised by the NeDiMAH working group on Using Large‐Scale Text Collections for Research.

The seminar was attended by 30 people from 11 different countries. There were 11 papers on a variety of topics, and a final round‐table discussion involving Matthew Driscoll (DK) Elena Pierazzo (UK), Pierre‐Yves Buard (FR), Dirk Van Hulle (BE), Roberto Rosselli Del Turco (IT), Hans Walter Gabler (DE) and Marina Buzzoni (IT).

The following papers were presented:

Patrick Sahle, Universität zu Köln (DE) ‐ What is a scholarly digital edition?
Marina Buzzoni, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia (IT) ‐ A ‘protocol’ for digital scholarly editions? The Italian point of view.

Greta Franzini, University College London (UK) ‐ A catalogue of digital editions.

Dirk Van Hulle, Universiteit Antwerpen (BE) ‐ Digital genetic editing and manuscript literacy.
Roberto Rosselli del Turco, Università di Torino (IT) ‐ The battle we forgot to fight: Should we make a case for digital editions?

Joris van Zundert, Huygens ING (NL) ‐ The practice of theory and tools: A theoretical framework for quality assessment of tools for digital scholarly editing.

Cynthia Damon, University of Pennsylvania (US) ‐ A digital workspace for Latin textual criticism.
Jennifer Lo, King's College London (UK) ‐ Dimensionality in print and digital editions of Henslowe’s Diary. Camille Desenclos, École nationale des chartes (FR) ‐ Rethinking digital editions for early modern correspondence: A new approach to edition at the École nationale des Chartes.

Krista Stinne Greve Rasmussen, Københavns Universitet (DK) ‐ Reading or using a digital edition? Reader roles in scholarly editions.

Ray Siemens, University of Victoria (CA) ‐ Foundations of the social edition.

The seminar was a great success and there is now a proposal, supported by all the speakers, to publish the proceedings both in book form and electronically.

M. J. Driscoll, Working group chair.

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