CfP: Scholarly Digital Editions, Tools and Infrastructure (March 19-20 2012, Huygens ING, The Hague, The Netherlands)

9 Dec 2011 - 00:00

Interedition - An Interoperable Supranational Infrastructure for Digital Editions

19-20 March 2012, Huygens ING, The Hague, The Netherlands

Huygens ING is pleased to host a symposium to mark the achievements of Interedition, COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action IS0704. This event will also serve as a springboard for further work based on the principles of interoperability promoted by Interedition within the domain of digital scholarly editing and research.

One of the key objectives of Interedition has been to produce a ‘roadmap’ conceptualizing the development of a technical infrastructure for collaborative digital preparation, editing, publication, analysis and visualization of literary research materials. Interedition has approached the problem of interoperable infrastructure from the perspectives of methodology, technology, and community. At present Interedition is realizing the ‘nuts and bolts’ of a bottom-up generalizable architecture, focusing on the development community and the prototyping of distributed lightweight services. This grassroots approach is emerging from the ‘engine rooms’ where Web 2.0 digital editions are being built and promises a generalizable and viable approach to collaborative digital humanities tool building.

Creators and/or users of tools for textual scholarship are invited to submit paper proposals dealing with tools and methodologies that promote, exemplify, and otherwise address the issues of interoperability and sustainability in the field of digital scholarly editing and research. In particular, we encourage papers which address, but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Development and application of tools to achieve interoperability and sustainability in the arena of digital textual scholarship
  • Development methodology and the problem of bottom-up versus top-down approaches
  • Development and application of tools for digital scholarly editions
  • Theoretical and practical problems of digital editing and scholarly information exchange
  • Community and user aspects of interoperability in textual scholarship
  • Crowd sourcing solutions
  • Architectural approaches towards interoperability for tools in digital scholarship
  • Digital techniques and methodologies from scholars working on textual data in the humanities

Speakers are asked to submit abstracts of 750 words. This should also include the names, titles, institutional affiliations, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of all authors. Abstracts must be submitted via
email to joris.van.zundert[at] by 29 January 2012.

Please note that we will be publishing the proceedings and that contributions will be peer reviewed.

A bursary scheme will be in place to facilitate travel and accommodation for selected papers. Details will be forthcoming

Further details will be available at:

Symposium organizing committee

Peter Boot (Huygens Institute for the History of The Netherlands)
Karina van Dalen-Oskam (Huygens Institute for the History of The
Fotis Jannidis (Universität Würzburg)
Kathryn E. Piquette (University College London)
Susan Schreibman (Trinity College Dublin)
Joris van Zundert (Huygens Institute for the History of The Netherlands)


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