CfP: DiXiT Convention: Technology, Software, Standards for the Digital Scholarly Edition

21 Apr 2015 - 00:00

The DiXiT project is an Initial Training Network funded under the European Commission’s Marie-Curie scheme. In the project a number of high-profile European universities and research institutions work together in training a new generation of digital scholarly editors.

The Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands is organizing the first of DiXiT’s three conventions, September 16-18 2015 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The convention will be an informal meeting where the DiXiT research fellows will present their first results in interactive sessions. We anticipate a lively get-together bristling with new ideas, and we hope that many of those working in the field of scholarly editing and digital humanities will gather here. In order to broaden the scope and diversity of the meeting, the convention organisers are issuing this call.

While the focus of the convention is on technology, software and standards, topics for the sessions may include anything related to scholarly digital editing, such as:

  • tools for editing, collation, publication
  • text markup: application, development, advantages, disadvantages
  • sustainability and preservation of editions: economic and technical
  • editing as a social endeavour: crowd-sourcing, social editions and other forms of collaboration
  • the role of the editor in digital editing
  • and others


We encourage exploratory papers. Early-career scholars are welcome.

We ask those interested in presenting a twenty-minute paper to mail their proposal to The proposal should include:

  • name and email of the presenter
  • title of paper
  • abstract (ca. 400 words).



  • call for papers April 21, 2015
  • proposals due May 21, 2015
  • decision about acceptance June 7, 2015
  • meeting: September 14-18, 2015


Keynotes will be given by Leo Jansen, editor of the acclaimed edition of Van Gogh’s lettersLaurent Romary, director of DARIAH, and Lorna Hughes, chair in digital humanities  at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS).

The meeting is preceded by two parallel workshops on September 15: Net 7 (Italy) runs a workshop about semantic enrichment of digital library content; Huygens ING runs a workshop on TEI and neighbouring standards.

Information about registration for the convention and workshops will follow.

Convention website