Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age 2014



The first DiXiT camp took place in Cambridge/London from Sunday, 27 April 2014 – Friday, 2 May 2014. Its programme included the fifth MMSDA course, short for Medieval and Modern Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age.

DiXiT Camp 1 was a great success thanks to local organizers (esp. Peter Stokes and Elena Pierazzo), to excellent teachers and librarians and not least thanks to a splendid and enthusiastic group of participants comprising 13 DiXiT fellows and 18 additional PhD students. 9 participants have been generously supported by NeDiMAH.
Reports on both strands (medieval & modern manuscripts) will soon be published on the DiXiT blog website:
On the same blog DiXiT fellows will soon start to post reports on their individual research projects.

As for the upcoming DiXiT camps (Graz 14-20 Sept, Borås 8-13 Feb) and conventions (The Hague Sept/Oct 2015, Cologne Mar/Apr 2016, Antwerp Sept/Oct 2016) we would like to include and involve more and more associated network partners as well as scholars and institutions from outside the network.


For the first time, the course run in two parallel strands: one on medieval and the other on modern manuscripts.

The course is an intensive training programme on the analysis, description and editing of manuscripts to be held jointly in Cambridge and London. It stresses the practical application of theoretical principles and gives participants both a solid theoretical foundation and also ‘hands-on’ experience in the cataloguing and editing of original medieval and modern manuscripts in both print and digital formats.



Download the Flyer here

More information on DiXiT here

DiXiT official website here


Visit the dixit Showcase

Leave a Reply

Related Articles

Digital Humanities Summer School @ LINHD UNED
The course is being held in Madrid, at LINHD (Laboratorio de Innovación en Humanidades Digitales), from 13 to 17 July 2015, with the sponsorship of DiXiT - Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network. The various programme sessions aim to complete the participants’ training, in order for them to become familiar with text transformation via different languages (HTML, CSS, XSLT) and formats (ePub). The competences acquired will enable the students to know the whole digital editing process ...
Crowdsourcing for Academic, Library and Museum Environments
This workshop, run as part of the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School 2015 (20 -24 July 2015), will enable participants to experience crowdsourcing in microcosm all the way from project conception to launch to data analysis. It will be of particular interest to academics, librarians and museum professionals who see the potential for crowdsourcing to expedite data extraction from non-machine readable collections. The workshop will be run by Dr Victoria Van Hyning, Digital Humanities Projec...
DiXiT Convention: submission deadline extended!
The 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 DiXi...
Towards a new social contract between publishers and editors
NeDiMAH, the Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities, is delighted to announce this one-day seminar, which will bring together publishers and scholarly editors in order to discuss how best to produce digital editions which are at the same time both economically viable and in keeping with scholarly standards. In the pre-digital world, publishers and editors normally collaborated: the editors would produce the edition, following the guidelines provided by the publishing house, whic...