C21 Editions: Editing and Publishing in the Digital Age

IRC/W001489/1

C21 Editions is an international collaboration between University College Cork, the Digital Humanities Institute at the University of Sheffield, and the University of Glasgow. The project is seeking to explore and make a direct contribution to the future of digital scholarly editing and digital publishing.

About the Project

C21 Editions operates as a response to Joris van Zundert, who calls on theorists and practitioners to "intensify the methodological discourse" necessary to "implement a form of hypertext that truly represents textual fluidity and text relations in a scholarly viable and computational tractable manner". He warns that, without that dialogue, "we relegate the raison d'etre for the digital scholarly edition to that of a mere medium shift, we limit its expressiveness to that of print text, and we fail to explore the computational potential for digital text representation, analysis and interaction". Engaging with various experts and stakeholders, the C21 Editions project is working to establish the methods and principles for the digital editions of the future, demonstrating what might be possible through a series of prototypes build on experimental new practices.

Funded under the UK-Ireland Collaboration in the Digital Humanities, a joint initiative of the Irish Research Council (IRC) and the United Kingdom's Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), C21 Editions received a total award value of €650,000, spread across the Irish and UK institutions.

The Irish element of the project is led by Dr James O'Sullivan (Principal Investigator) and Dr Órla Murphy (Co-Investigator), both from the Department of Digital Humanities at UCC. Michael Pidd (Principal Investigator), Director of the Digital Humanities Institute at the University of Sheffield, and Prof. Bridgette Wessels (Co-Investigator), professor in sociology at the University of Glasgow, lead UK-based research activities.

The project runs until 2025.

Investigators

Dr James O’Sullivan (Principal Investigator, Ireland)
Department of Digital Humanities, University College Cork
http://research.ucc.ie/profiles/A003/jamesosullivan

Michael Pidd (Principal Investigator, UK)
Director of the Digital Humanities Institute, University of Sheffield
https://www.dhi.ac.uk/pidd/

Dr Órla Murphy (Co-Investigator, Ireland)
Head of Digital Humanities, University College Cork
http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/A014/omurphy

Prof. Bridgette Wessels (Co-Investigator, UK)
School of Social & Political Sciences, University of Glasgow
https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/staff/bridgettewessels/

Dr Michael Kurzmeier (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
Department of Digital Humanities, University College Cork

Jamie McLaughlin (Research Software Engineer)
Digital Humanities Institute, University of Sheffield
https://www.dhi.ac.uk/mclaughlin/

Project Outputs

Stay tuned!

 

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