Workshop on Digital Editions of Early Modern Texts

The ERC NOTCOM team is delighted to announce a workshop on digital editions of early modern texts, to be held on June 6, 2024, at the Maison Française d’Oxford (MFO). The aim of the workshop is to highlight recent advances and innovative projects in the field of digital editions, focusing in particular on the period of early modernity. Please follow this link to access the workshop program.

*Please scroll down to find the audios of the event.


Éditions numériques de textes de la première modernité

L’équipe de l’ERC NOTCOM est ravie de vous annoncer la tenue d’un atelier sur l’édition numérique de textes de la première modernité, qui se tiendra le 6 juin 2024, à la Maison Française d’Oxford (MFO). L’objectif de l’atelier est de mettre en lumière les avancées récentes et les projets innovants dans le domaine des éditions numériques, s’intéressant en particulier à la période de la première modernité. Veuillez suivre ce lien pour accéder au programme de l’atelier.



     Digitising historical sources and tools for their analysis is transforming how we think about and practice intellectual history. Much like the introduction of print profoundly altered the intellectual landscape of early modernity, the contemporary constitution of digital editions offers new insights, but also requires new practical skills and unprecedented expert collaboration.

    The effects of digital historical scholarship on the practice of early modern intellectual history take several forms. First, by digitising corpora, it facilitates access to the historiographical canon, but also broadens and transforms this canon itself. Second, the parallel development of digital tools for analysing the corpora reveals new features of the studied texts and previously overlooked connections between them. Finally, these significant shifts allow us to revisit a series of theoretical, epistemological and practical questions concerning the nature of our historiographical resources, the modes and models governing our production of historical knowledge, and the social aims of historiography itself.

     To discuss these issues, channels of Digital Scholarship is delighted to welcome five speakers from the Taylor Institution Library (Oxford), the Bodleian Library (Oxford), and the research centre IHRIM (CNRS UMR 5317) at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, who will present their work and explore the possibilities digital scholarship offers for intellectual history in general and for that of early modernity in particular.

Audio available:

(Powerpoints have been uploaded to facilitate listening for those who didn’t attend in person.)

Lavrentev – Editing 16th Century Books – ppt.

Reboul- Multilingual Intertext Detection in Ancient Languages – ppt.

Huber – Taylor Editions – a platform for digitised texts – ppt.

Khaly Wélé – Editions of Early Modern Qur’ān translations – ppt.


Workshop convenors: Goran Gaber, Mouhamadoul Khaly Wélé.

Registration: To register for the workshop, please contact Amelie Berger-Soraruff at amelie.berger-soraruff@mfo.ac.uk

This workshop is part of the Channels of digital scholarship series seminar. More information here.

 *The workshop is funded by the ERC AdG project “The Common Notion. Science and Consensus in the Seventeenth Century” (NOTCOM, ERC AdG) at IHRIM and the MFO in 2023-2027. Please note that views and opinions expressed are  those of the authors and speakers only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the ERC. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.


Cite this blog post
adminnotcom (2024, June 10). ‘CHANNELS OF DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP’ WORKSHOP – 6 June 2024. NOTCOM. Retrieved June 13, 2024, from https://notcom.hypotheses.org/3227

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