Introducing ... Digital Editing Now conference, 7-9 January 2016


What has been achieved so far in this ever-expanding field and what are the prospects? 


What is the Digital Editing Now conference about?

It will take stock of digital edition projects, by comparison with their print counterparts. What has been achieved so far in this ever-expanding field and what are the prospects? 

What are the key questions addressed by the conference?

  • How do digital editions deal with materiality?
  • How do the different agents - academic editors, librarians, information technologists, etc. - collaborate in work on digital editions?
  • How should the balance be struck between the topographic layout of text (the 'diplomatic model') and their chronology (the 'genetic model')?
  • What opportunities do digital editions present for performance practices?

Who will it be of interest to?

Anybody involved (or interested) in any form of digital editing, across a wide range of disciplines.

How did this conference come about?

The conference emerges out of the AHRC-funded Schnitzler edition project, but is also sponsored by the Wellcome-funded Casebooks project, and with involvement from colleagues working on other digital projects across various University of Cambridge Faculties and at the Cambridge University Library. 

Who are the speakers and what can delegates expect from the conference?

Speakers include leading figures in the field of digital editing, with keynote lectures by Kathryn Sutherland (Oxford), Elena Pierazzo (Grenoble Alpes) and Andrew Prescott (Glasgow), and distinguished panellists from the UK and other European countries.

There will also be an evening of digitally-informed performances, and digital posters presented by graduates and early career scholars.

The Digital Editing Now conference takes place 7 - 9 January 2016 at CRASSH, 7 West Road Cambridge. Register here.