OSL Workshop: Introduction to Digital Philology

Date: 15, 17, 22 and 24 May | Time: 15:00-17:00 (15, 17 and 22 May), 13:00-17:00 (24 May) | Venue: Utrecht University. Exact rooms, see below | Instructor: Dr Gandolfo Cascio (Utrecht University) | Open to: PhDs and RMA students; OSL members have first access | Credits: 1-2 ECs

Registration will open VIA THIS LINK on 5 February 2024

NB: Credits can only be awarded to humanities ReMA and PhD students from Dutch universities.


By now, most writers have switched to computer writing; many of them are digital natives. Especially when dealing with digital texts, philology also faces a series of new theoretical and methodological challenges, such as the preservation of heritage, cataloguing and archiving of documents, ICT-related issues, as well as legal aspects.

This three-session workshop is intended to introduce students to a selected range of Digital Humanities research issues, with particular regard to keyword extraction and preparing digital critical editions.

Course objectives

The main objectives of this course are to provide both theoretical notions and practical competences in the field of digital scholarly editing, focussing on: 1) The archiving and cataloguing of material; 2) Knowledge and application of a suitable editing method, i.e. stemmatology and collation; 3) Hermeneutics and literary criticism.

More details on the programme and assignments will be provided soon