Dear TEI Community,
I am delighted to announce that the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT) has been awarded a multi-million Euro European grant for investigating the creation and publication of digital scholarly editions. The TEI Consortium was involved in and supported this application and I am proud for the TEI to have been included in such an outstanding group of partners.DiXiT is an international network of high-profile institutions from the public and the private sector offering a coordinated training and research programme for early stage researchers and experienced researchers in the multi-disciplinary skills, technologies, theories, and methods of digital scholarly editing.
The programme includes twelve fellowships for early stage researchers (PhD students) for a period of three years, and five fellowships for experienced researchers (Post-Docs) for a period of 12 to 20 months. The positions will be widely advertised starting from the month of October.
DiXiT will also organise six training events at various levels (camps & conventions), open to all DiXiT fellows as well as to other people that may be interested in the topics covered.
The DiXiT network includes the following academic partners:
• University of Cologne (coordinator) – Germany
• University of Borås – Sweden
• Huygens Institute (Huygens ING) – The Netherlands
• King’s College London – UK
• University of Antwerp – Belgium
• University of Graz – Austria
• Trinity College Dublin – Ireland
• École des Haute Études en Sciences Sociales – France
• Università di Roma “La Sapienza” – Italy
• University of Oxford – UK
Private sector partners include software development companies, publishing houses and service providers. Moreover, beside the TEI, DiXiT will also closely collaborate with DARIAH, ESTS, Wikimedia, IDE, national libraries etc.
The first official meeting of the DiXiT network will take place in Rome, a a pre-TEI Memebers’ Meeting event. Shortly after that news about the scholarships will be disseminated widely. In the mean time, spread the voice: we have _12_ fully funded PhD scholarship and _6_ postdocs bursaries to give away, all of them involving various level of digital and philological expertise.
DiXiT is funded under Marie Curie Actions within the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. It runs from September 2013 until August 2017.
Further details: http://dixit.uni-koeln.de
Dr Elena Pierazzo
Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Department in Digital Humanities
King’s College London
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL