Thursday, January 28, 2016

We are very pleased to announce the programme of the second DiXiT convention to be held in Cologne, 15-18 March 2016, 'Digital Editions: Academia, Cultural Heritage, Society'. Registration is now open!

With a great variety of excellent speakers from various fields the programme comprises sessions on Critical Editing, Building Communities, Cultural Heritage, Social Editing, Funding and Publishing. A large amount of new and current editing projects will be presented during a dedicated poster session. The core programme is preceded by intensive workshops on Publishing Models and Editing beyond XML. Special events will take place in the evening at interesting local venues.

Please find below an outline of the programme. Visit our convention website for abstracts and further details at:

Registration is open & free of charge at:

Early registration is recommended since places for several events are limited.

We look forward to welcoming you in Cologne!

On behalf of the conference committee
Franz Fischer


TUESDAY, 15 March 2016

Workshops, 11 am - 4:30 pm

Future Publishing Models for Digital Scholarly Editions
- Michael Pidd (University of Sheffield)
- Anna-Maria Sichani (Huygens Institute for History of the Netherlands)
- Paul Caton (King’s College London)
- Andreas Triantafyllidis (thinking(dot)gr / vivl(dot)io)

Digital Editing beyond XML
- Fabio Ciotti (University of Roma Tor Vergata)
- Manfred Thaller (University of Cologne)
- Desmond Schmidt (University of Queensland)
- Fabio Vitali (University of Bologna)
- Domenico Fiormonte (University of Edinburgh)

Opening Keynote, 5 pm

Claire Clivaz (University of Lausanne)
Multimodal literacies and continuous data publishing : ambiguous challenges for the editorial competences

WEDNESDAY, 16 March 2016

Critical Editing I, 9 - 11 am

Andreas Speer (University of Cologne)
Blind Spots of Digital Editions: The Case of Huge Text Corpora in Philosophy, Theology and the History of Sciences

Mehdy Sedaghat Payam (SAMT Organization for Research in Humanities, Iran)
Digital Editions and Materiality: A Media-specific Analysis of the First and the Last Edition of Michael Joyce’s Afternoon

Raffaella Afferni, Alica Borgna, Maurizio Lana, Paolo Monella, Timothy Tambassi (Università del Piemonte Orientale)
'But What Should I Put in a Digital Apparatus' - A Not-So-Obvious Choice: New Types of Digital Scholarly Editions

Building Communities, 11 am - 1 pm

Monica Berti (University of Leipzig)
Beyond Academia and Beyond the First World: Editing as Shared Discourse on the Human Past

Timothy L. Stinson (North Carolina State University)
The Advanced Research Consortium: Federated Resources for the Production and Dissemination of Scholarly Editions

Aodhán Kelly (University of Antwerp)
Digital Editing in Society: Valorization and Diverse Audiences

Cultural Heritage, 2 - 4 pm

Hilde Boe (The Munch Museum, Oslo)
Edvard Munch’s Writings: Experiences from Digitising the Museum

Thorsten Schassan (Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel)
The Influence of Cultural Heritage Institutions on Scholarly Editing in the Digital Age

Dinara Gagarina, Sergey Kornienko (Perm State University)
Digital Editions of Russia: Provincial Periodicals for Scholarly Usage

Poster Slam & Session, 4 - 6 pm

Museum Lecture, 7 pm
Location: Museum Kolumba

Helene Hahn (Open Knowledge Foundation, Berlin)
OpenGLAM & Civic Tech: Working with the Communities

followed by a reception & guided tour

THURSDAY, 17 March 2016

Social Editing & Funding, 9 - 11 am

Ray Siemens (University of Victoria)
The Social Edition in the Context of Open Social Scholarship

Till Grallert (Orient-Institut Beirut)
The Journal al-Muqtabas Between, HathiTrust, and GitHub: Producing Open, Collaborative, and Fully Referencable Digital Editions of Early Arabic Periodicals - With Almost No Funds

Misha Broughton (University of Cologne)
Crowd-Funding the Digital Scholarly Edition: What We Can Learn From Webcomics, Tip Jars, and a Bowl of Potato Salad

Publishing, 11 am - 1 pm

Mike Pidd (University of Sheffield)
Scholarly Digital Editing by Machines

Anna-Maria Sichani (Huygens Institute for History of the Netherlands)
Beyond Open Access: (Re)use, Impact and the Ethos of Openness in Digital Editing

Alexander Czmiel (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
Sustainable Publishing: Standardization Possibilities For Digital Scholarly Edition Technology

Licenses, 2 - 4 pm

Walter Scholger (Graz University)
Intellectual Property Rights vs. Freedom of Research: Tripping Stones in International IPR Law

Wout Dillen (University of Antwerp)
Editing Copyrighted Materials: On Sharing What You Can

Merisa Martinez (University of Borås), Melissa Terras (University College London)
Orphan Works Databases and Memory Institutions: A Critical Review of Current Legislation

Club Lecture/DiXiT meets Cologne Commons, 7 pm
Location: Stereo Wonderland

Ben Brumfield (Independet Scholar, Texas)
Accidental Editors and the Crowd

Frank Christian Stoffel (Cologne Commons)
My 15 min. fame with creative commons

followed by a live performance by Grüner Würfel Drehkommando

FRIDAY, 18 March 2016

Critical Editing II, 9 - 11 am

Charles Li (University of Cambridge)
Critical Diplomatic Editing: Applying Text-critical Principles as Algorithms

Vera Faßhauer (University of Frankfurt)
Private Ducal Correspondences in Early Modern Germany (1546-1756)

Cristina Bignami, Elena Mucciarelli (University of Tübingen)
The Language of the Objects: 'Intermediality' in Medieval South India

Closing Keynote, 11 am

Arianna Ciula (University of Roehampton)
Modelling Textuality: A Material Culture Framework

-- Dr. Franz Fischer Cologne Center for eHumanities Universität zu Köln, Universitätsstr. 22, D-50923 Köln Telefon: +49 - (0)221 - 470 - 4056

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