Workshop: Digital Text Editing and Knowledge Transfer, May 14th (London School of Advanced Study)

[Posted on behalf of Elli Bleeker by Paul O’Shea, Social Media Coordinator.]

Dear community,

We are pleased to announce a one-day workshop at the University of London School of Advanced Study (SAS) on sharing digital text editing training and teaching methods. The workshop takes place on May 14, 2015 and is organised and endorsed by NeDiMAH, DARIAH-RS, Erasmus +, and the DiXiT Network.

Over the past decades, those active in developing a range of digital scholarly editing practices have built up a large body of knowledge about digital tools and methods that enable the development, presentation, and analysis of digital texts. This has resulted in a wide variety of methods for teaching and training of text editing. However, those who have to adapt quickly to working in a digital scholarly editing environment are often not aware of these different training methods. As a consequence, they might be overlooking available resources, or even re-inventing the wheel.

The event will bring together teachers of digital editing with a group of people who have faced the need to learn more about this area, especially those working in commercial publishing as well as research projects. A number of key practitioners will be invited to discuss the core resources available for text editing, and how expertise can be shared more widely. Specifically, we are looking to see how the experience of those in academia who teach and research text editing can contribute to the development of a core set of training materials for those new to the field, and how we can have better knowledge transfer around digital text editing.

The underlying aim of the workshop is therefore to scope what is already available in terms of training materials, and to develop a methodology to assess different kinds of teaching material. This critical overview will assist the community in the further development of teaching material for text editing. As an output of the workshop, a basic and open curriculum will be developed and published as an online resource by NeDIMAH.

The workshop will be in English and is open to anyone interested in the field of text editing; some previous experience with text editing and/or teaching is required.  

Please register on the EventBrite page. A limited number of travel bursaries are available to postgraduates and early career researchers in countries that are part of the NeDiMAH network. If you wish to apply for a bursary, please contact the organisers through the online form before April 15.

With kind regards,

Lorna Hughes, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Elena Pierazzo, University of Grenoble

Elli Bleeker, University of Antwerp