Digital Scholarly Editing:
Theory, Practice, Methods
This thirteenth annual conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS), is organized in conjunction with the Digital Scholarly Editing Initial Training Network (DiXiT) and hosted by the Centre for Manuscript Genetics at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.
5-7 October 2016
Kathryn Sutherland and Paul Eggert
Guests of honour:
Hans Walter Gabler and Peter Shillingsburg
As digital publications are reaching a stage of maturity and scholarly editors are becoming increasingly aware of the seemingly endless possibilities of hybrid or fully Digital Scholarly Editions, the impact of the digital medium on the field of Textual Criticism has become undeniable. As a result of this ‘digital turn’, textual scholars are now faced with new challenges and opportunities that have called for a re-evaluation of the field’s established theoretical and practical framework. For the thirteenth annual conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS), organized in association with the Digital Scholarly Editing Initial Training Network ‘DiXiT’, we intend to face this new direction in textual scholarship head-on, by focussing on the recent developments in textual scholarship that are instigated by this reassessment of the theories, practices, and methods of scholarly editing in general, and of the Digital Scholarly Edition (DSE) in particular.