LECTIO, Round Table: "Digital or critical/Digital and critical?"

21 November 2011, 2:00-5:00 P.M.
Leuven, Faculty of Arts
Erasmusplein 2
3000 Leuven
Room: MSI 02.08.

Advanced computer technologies have opened a new era in the history of texts: the digital age. As revolutionary as the invention of the printing press, or even more, digital media offer possibilities that have changed our conception of texts and editions. Yet truly critical and truly digital editions, to paraphrase the title of one of Peter Robinson's lectures, one of the pioneers in digital textual scholarship, are rare. Why is that? Do new technologies really make critical editions obsolete? Or is the methodology of critical editing too "paper oriented"? Is the so-called "new philology" more adapted to digital technology? And, finally, is there a future for the ‘old philology’?

  • Franz Fischer (Cologne Center for eHumanities)
  • Karina van Dalen-Oskam (Huygens ING)
  • Tara Andrews (K.U.Leuven)

Moderator: Caroline Macé (K.U.Leuven)

Practical information

The round table will take place on Monday 21 November, 2-5 PM, in MSI 02.08 (Erasmusplein 2, 3000 Leuven).
Participation is free, but registration (before 16 November) is required: an.faems@arts.kuleuven.be.


Caroline Macé, An Faems, Pieter De Leemans & Gerd Van Riel

Further Information

Link: http://ghum.kuleuven.be/lectio
Map: http://www2.arts.kuleuven.be/situering
Programme: http://ghum.kuleuven.be/lectio/bestanden/laboratory/invitation-21-11-2011
Contact: an.faems@arts.kuleuven.be

Monday, November 21, 2011