85578 - SEMINARS (1) (LM)

Scheda insegnamento


L'insegnamento contribuisce al perseguimento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda 2030 dell'ONU.

Salute e benessere Istruzione di qualità

Anno Accademico 2020/2021

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

The seminars are designed to introduce students to some specialized aspects of the training. The seminars are related to the deepening of advanced topics, in particular taught by specialists or professionals of some disciplines of the learning activities. The seminars will deal with the themes connected with the areas of learning: computer science; literary, linguistic, historical/cultural and related to the arts in the digital context; transversal: economics, law and communication.


The Seminar - in partnership with Prof. Desmond Schmidt f- is devoted to DHDK students:

Short description:

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the theory of digital scholarly editions and how to make them. The theory covers models of text, markup, and variation, with examples from Italian and English authors. The components of digital scholarly editions: images, text and contextual data are described. In keeping with the online format, presented material will be interspersed with question and answer sessions posed equally by students and the lecturer. Each lecture will be complemented by a practical component using the Ecdosis tools which students can install on their laptops to complete the exercises for each lesson. Additional material containing the lecture slides and more detailed treatments of the same subjects will be provided online.

List of contents (lessons 1-10):

1. Introduction: Why make digital scholarly editions?

2. Images: how to produce them, edit and prepare them for a DSE

3. Background or contextual data: events, genealogies, people, places

4. A non-hierarchical model of text: versions and layers

5. Comparison, alignment, collation, variant graphs

6. Markup: XML vs standoff, HTML, semantic vs formatting

7. Indexing and searching, types of documents

8. The front-end visualisations of the DSE

9. The back-end tools of the DSE: importing, exporting, editing, annotating

10. Putting it all together: building a website, project management



Browner, S.P. and Price, K. (2019). Charles Chesnutt and the case for hybrid editing International Journal of Digital Humanities 1, 165–178. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42803-019-00015-7 (accessed 15 July 2020).

Fiormonte, D. (2018). Per una critica della rappresentazione digitale del testo. In D. Fiormonte (ed.) Per una critica del testo digitale Letteratura, filologia e rete, Bulzoni: Roma, pp.31-52.

Giuffrida, M., Italia, P., Nieddu, S. and Schmidt, D.(2020). From Print to Digital: A Web-edition of Giacomo Leopardi’s Idilli, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Advance Access. https://academic.oup.com/dsh/advance-article/doi/10.1093/llc/fqaa022/5828480?guestAccessKey=facac7f0-1e5a-454c-8dd7-217a834dd73a (accessed 15 July 2020).

Pierazzo, E. (2019). What future for digital scholarly editions? From Haute Couture to Prêt-à-Porter International Journal of Digital Humanities 1, 209–220. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42803-019-00019-3 (accessed 15 July 2020).

Robinson, P. (2005). Current issues in making digital editions of medieval texts—or, do electronic scholarly editions have a future? Digital Medievalist 2005. https://journal.digitalmedievalist.org/articles/10.16995/dm.8/ (accessed 15 July 2020).

Schmidt, D. and Eggert, P. (2019). The Charles Harpur Critical Archive A History and Technical Report, International Journal of Digital Humanities 1, 279–288. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42803-019-00021-9 (accessed 15 July 2020).

Schmidt, D. (2018). The Current State of the Digital Scholarly Edition and Three Challenges. In D. Fiormonte (ed.) Per una critica del testo digitale Letteratura, filologia e rete, Bulzoni: Roma, pp.181-199. https://www.academia.edu/37585331/The_Current_State_of_the_Digital_Scholarly_Edition_and_Three_Challenges (accessed 15 July 2020).

Metodi didattici

Online lectures. Presentations interspersed with Q&A, followed by a practical session

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

Practical work + examination.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Laptop/desktop with access to Web. Ability to install on your computer.

Link ad altre eventuali informazioni


Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Paola Maria Carmela Italia