An Introduction to Digital Scholarly Editing

OCTET Lectures

2 November 2021, 5 pm

Jesus College Ship Street Centre

Ship Street

OX1 3DA, Oxford

An Introduction to Digital Scholarly Editing

How are digital scholarly editions made, how can they be used, and what support is available? This event, organized by the Oxford Centre for Textual Editing and Theory (OCTET), Digital Scholarship @ Oxford (DiSc) and the Digital Hub at Jesus College, will introduce to two initiatives that facilitate the making of digital scholarly editions. Emma Huber will present the Taylor Editions and introduce the training programme in creating digital editions, led by staff at the Taylor Institution Library. Joshua Schäuble will present a virtual research environment called ‘Manuscript Web’ which facilitates the scholarly work of editing of modern manuscripts and visualizing connections between them.

5:00 pm        Introduction (Dirk Van Hulle)

5:05 pm        Emma Huber (Taylor Institution Library)

Taylor Editions: Digital Editions in Medieval and Modern Languages

5:25 pm        Joshua Schäuble (University of Antwerp)

Manuscript Web: a Digital Editing Environment for Modern Manuscripts

5:45 pm        Q&A

Open to external participants. Limited to 50 in-person participants, recording of the event might be offered.

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