DiXiT Convention: submission deadline extended!


dixitThe deadline to submit proposals for the DiXiT Convention “TECHNOLOGY, SOFTWARE, STANDARDS FOR THE DIGITAL SCHOLARLY EDITION” has been extended to Thursday the 28th of May 2015.

The call for paper is open to everybody (except DiXiT fellows).


The Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands is organising the first of DiXiT’s three conventions, being held on September 16-18 2015 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The convention will be an informal meeting where the DiXiT research fellows will present their first results within interactive sessions. The event will be a lively get-together bristling with new ideas and people working in the field of scholarly editing and digital humanities are warmly invited to participate!



  • Monday 14: informal meeting of DiXiT fellows
  • Tuesday 15: two parallel workshops
    – Net7 will present Pundit and Muruca
    – Huygens ING will run a workshop ‘TEI and neighbouring standards’
  • Wednesday 16 until Friday 18 (morning): the Convention proper (“Technology, Software, Standards for the Digital Scholarly Edition”)
  • Friday 18 (afternoon) DiXiT supervisory board session


Keynotes will be given by Leo Jansen, editor of the acclaimed edition of Van Gogh’s letters, Laurent Romary, director of DARIAH, and Lorna Hughes, chair in digital humanities at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS).


Call for papers:

In order to broaden the scope and diversity of the meeting, the convention organisers are issuing this call.
While the focus of the convention is on technology, software and standards, topics for the sessions may include anything related to scholarly digital editing, such as:

  • tools for editing, collation, publication
  • text mark-up: application, development, advantages, disadvantages
  • sustainability and preservation of editions: economic and technical
  • editing as a social endeavour: crowd-sourcing, social editions and other forms of collaboration
  • the role of the editor in digital editing
  • other

ShelleyGodwin_DIXITOrganisers encourage exploratory papers. Early-career scholars are welcome.
People interested in presenting a twenty-minute paper please mail their proposal to congres@huygens.knaw.nl.

The proposal should include:

  • name and email of the presenter
  • title of paper
  • abstract (ca. 400 words)



  • call for papers: April 21, 2015
  • proposals due: May 28, 2015
  • decision about acceptance: June 14, 2015
  • meeting: September 14-18, 2015


Dixit Convention website: dixit.huygens.knaw.nl


The DiXiT project is an Initial Training Network funded by the European Commission under the Marie-Curie scheme. Its consortium is composed of many high-profile European universities and research institutions, which work together training a new generation of digital scholarly editors.


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