Digital Editions and Research Infrastructures at the Trier Center for Digital Humanities: Workflow - Practice - Examples

Vortrag von Claudia Bamberg im Rahmen der Tagung "Editionsförderung im 21. Jahrhundert"

Flyer Editionsförderung im 21. Jahrhundert




University of Bern, Unitobler, Room: F 022, Lerchenweg 36, 3012 Bern

Thursday, June 29, 2023, 10:00-18:00

Participation in the conference is free of charge.


In cooperation with the Swiss Musicological Society (SMG) and the SAGW, the SGG organizes the conference "Editionsförderung im 21. Jahrhundert". Dr. Claudia Bamberg will give a lecture on digital editions and research infrastructures at TCDH.

Editions are elementary forms of basic research in the humanities and social sciences. They allow the indexing and annotation of important source holdings and texts that are often difficult to access for research as well as for an interested lay public. Editioning is currently undergoing a fundamental transformation that is significantly dynamizing the way editions are created: In recent years, digital (or hybrid) publishing based on the open-access principle has proven to be an important catalyst for communicating content quickly and innovatively, as well as for increasing its accessibility. Modern edition projects therefore also provide the basis for developing and testing sustainable digital tools that can also be used in other humanities and social science projects.
From this perspective, digitization has created key conditions for rethinking edition projects in the 21st century. Important research funding institutions in Europe have recognized this and are funding new, innovative edition projects that are committed to the Open Access principle. They see editions as part of a larger network of knowledge and knowledge carriers that goes beyond the critical editing of textual collections. In Switzerland, on the other hand - despite its rich tradition of relevant edition projects - there has been no possibility since 2016 to have new long-term edition projects of strategic importance funded. The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has completely withdrawn from funding new edition projects, with no alternative funding opportunities at the national level. 

The aim of the planned conference is to sensitize stakeholders from national education and science policy to the importance of edition projects and to outline their potential for the future. To this end, relevant experts from Germany and abroad will discuss the challenges and opportunities of modern edition projects along the thematic axes of "funding and governance", "infrastructures" and "external presentation and communication".