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A Venue on Digital Edition in Leuven

The COMSt Network is organizing a workshop with an interesting programme. Even if it is focusing on Textual Criticism of Oriental Manuscripts, many papers are also very appropriated for digital edition in the field of Classics.

25-26 October 2010
the Workshop on Textual Criticism of Oriental Manuscripts
will be conducted by COMSt Team 2 (Philology / Text criticism) in Leuven, Belgium.

The Workshop is conceived as a first step in the preparation of the corresponding handbook chapter(s). The programme is therefore as follows:

Monday, 25 October

09:00 Welcome and Introduction: Johannes den Heijer (Louvain-la-Neuve)

09:30 Session 1: Critical editions : general principles and methodological considerations
chair: Caroline Macé (Leuven)

1. Alessandro Mengozzi (Turin), Philological traditions – different approaches to editorial methods
2. Ph. Roelli (Zürich), To what extent can the Lachmannian method be formalized?

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Session 2: History of Manuscripts and Textual Criticism
chair: Alessandro Bausi (Hamburg)

1. Marie Cronier (Paris), Text History as a tool for philology
2. Zuzana Gazakova (Bratislava), Fluid traditions in popular literature
3. Wido van Peursen (Leiden), Dealing with sacred texts and their linguistic features
4. Ugo Zanetti (Chèvetogne), Cataloguing and editing liturgical manuscripts

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Session 3: Specificities of textual transmission and editorial responses
chair: Antonia Giannouli (Nicosia)

1. Hugo Lundhaug (Oslo), Dating and interpreting texts from a bilingual setting
2. Sébastien Moureau (Nancy), Editing a translation of a lost treatise
3. Willy Clarysse (Leuven), Editing documentary texts

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 Session 4: Establishing the text – Round table
chair: Johannes den Heijer (Louvain-la-Neuve)

Participants: all welcome

17:00 Session 5: Lay out and presentation
chair: Alessandro Mengozzi (Bologna)

1. Paolo La Spisa (Louvain), Orthography. Linguistic particularities v/s normalization
2. Antonia Giannouli (Nicosia), Punctuation and other aspects of original formal aspects

18:00 General discussion
chair: Johannes den Heijer (Louvain-la-Neuve)

19:30 Dinner

Tuesday, 26 October

09:00 Session 6: From traditional to electronic editions, I: Tools
chair: Jost Gippert (Frankfurt)

1. Tara Andrews & Caroline Macé (Leuven), Digital Tools for Scholarly Editions
2. Various participants: Short additional presentations on specific tools and methods
Tara Andrews: the Interedition Project
Ilse De Vos: automatic identification of citations
Caroline Macé: phylogenetics and stemmatics
Sébastien Moureau: Classical Text Editor

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Session 7: From traditional to electronic editions, II: Project presentations
chair: Witold Witakowski (Uppsala)

1. Denis Searby (Stockholm), Digital solutions for the fluid textual tradition of Greek gnomologia
2. Aafke van Oppenraay (The Hague), Editing an Arabic-Latin text, present-day practice and wishes for the future

12:00 General conclusions
chair: Johannes den Heijer (Louvain)


Receiving through a mailing list ( an advertisement for a research seminar given at the Classics Departments of the University of Durham, I came across the name of two dear friends of mine. On January the 20th Janika Päll and Martin Steinrück gave each a paper. Janika’s topic was “Memory in Demosthenes’ Philippics” and Martin spoke about “Dialogic Memory”.
But there is more to be said about the two with regard to my blog. They are both in an editorial board of an online journal from the University of Tarttu. Here is the link to it:

As it is already online since 2000, it is rather a shame to mention it only now. Besides articles from my two friends there are many other interesting articles, and in particular I would like to mention the one from Han Baltussen:

Han Baltussen, “The Presocratics in the doxographical tradition. Sources, controversies, and current research”, Studia Humaniora Tartuensia 6.A.6.

They also have their own Book blog with information about new publications.