Digital Scholarly Editing: An Introduction (May 3-7, 2021)

Course Convenor: Dr Christopher Ohge

A short course on Digital Scholarly Editing will be offered virtually by the Institute of English Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. It will survey the traditions and principles of scholarly editing and textual scholarship, complemented with training on the fundamentals of creating digital editions. It aims to provide an understanding of the history of editorial practice, including the study of manuscripts, the theory of copy text editing, and the decisions relating to textual and contextual apparatus that inform the design of an edition. We will focus on encoding documents in Markdown and in XML using the standards of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). Students will also learn about HTML, CSS, and publishing options.

Scholarly editing involves various philosophical commitments, arguments, and interpretive strategies for organizing and publishing texts and works. The aim of this short course is to combine the how of editing with the why, as well as the pragmatic functions of editions in the digital space, emphasizing thinking tools, in addition to technological ones.

Courses fees are £175 (standard) and £100 (student). Register here

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