CfP: Open Up Digital Editions

30. Juni 2023
Call for papers

The Center Digital Editions & Edition Analytics (University of Zurich), in collaboration with Research and Infrastructure Support (University of Basel), is pleased to announce the conference Open Up Digital Editions.

In recent years, numerous innovative digital scholarly edition (DSE) projects have been implemented in Switzerland. The result is a growing scientific community.

With the growing number of digital editions and the continuous availability of new edition data, issues of use and re-use are increasingly coming to the fore. However, many questions remain open and unresolved: Do editions meet the research needs? Which standards should future projects adopt? How do digital editions remain accessible after the end of the project? How can edition projects be linked with each other?

These questions are of great concern to researchers, infrastructure providers and knowledge management institutions. The conference will provide a framework to discuss current approaches with a focus on developments in Switzerland and in relation to the international landscape.

Round tables with:

  • Prof. Tara Andrews (University of Wien)
  • Prof. Elena Pierazzo (University of Tours)
  • Stefan Dumont (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
  • Dr. Rita Gautschy (DaSCH)
  • Dr. Matteo Romanello (University of Lausanne)
  • Silke Bellanger (UB Basel Open Science), e-editiones
  • Dr. Rainer Hugener (Staatsarchiv | Kanton Zürich)

We invite researchers from all disciplines as well as librarians, archivists, IT specialists and other stakeholders to contribute to the conference. Papers and posters on the following topics are welcome:

  • Sources and models of editions: critical, genetic, diplomatic, documentary, social, etc.
  • Minimal editions and prototypical workflows
  • Machine learning in scholarly editing
  • Editions and Linked Open Data
  • Editions and APIs
  • Long term preservation of data
  • Maintenance of interfaces by whom, where, until when and how
  • Linking, aggregations and search
  • Use and reuse of editions in research and beyond
  • Digital scholarly editions in archives and libraries
  • Data stewardship, research support and digital scholarly editions

Type of submissions
To present a paper, please submit a proposal of 800 to 1000 words (excluding bibliography).
To present a poster, please submit a proposal of 500 to 700 words (excluding bibliography).
The proposal should be written according to the following templates (download option available) and then converted to PDF:

Location and language
Please note that speakers are expected to present on-site in Zurich.
The digital scholarly editions community is becoming increasingly international. For this reason, we propose to use English as lingua franca, but also accept papers and posters in German, French and Italian.
Submission process

The proposals will be reviewed by the organisers. As the conference is intended to be a space of dialogue for all those interested in digital scholarly editions, the proposals won't be subject to a strict selection process. They will be collected in a book of abstracts.

To submit a proposal, please visit the EasyChair submission page. You will need to create an EasyChair account, if you do not already have one.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submitting a proposal: 30 June 2023
  • Confirmation of acceptance to authors: 1 September 2023
  • Registration open: 1 October 2023
  • Registration closed: 8 January 2024
  • Conference: 25-26 January 2024
Organisiert von
Dr. Yann Stricker (University of Zurich), Dr. Elena Spadini (University of Basel)


University of Zurich
Sprachen der Veranstaltung

Zusätzliche Informationen


CHF 0.00