Welcome to Digital Scholarly Editing, a module of the MA in Digital Humanities at Maynooth University. This module will cover the theories, practices, and standards needed to create text-based digital scholarly editions. Classes are held from 10.00-1.00 on Thursdays in Autumn 2016. This is a three-hour module which will allow time for both theory and practice, including lab work.
The class project this year will be to contribute to Ireland’s first public humanities project, Letters of 1916. Students will be introduced to Letters of 1916, its motives, ethos, methods, and technologies and will participate in outreach. Students will also participate in the evaluation of the #dariahTeach module on Text Encoding and TEI.
The module will thus take a two-pronged approach, exploring the technologies and methods integral to this form of scholarship, while taking time to reflect on tools and practices that we are using. Students will be expected to step back and theorize on what we are doing, while fully engaging with the construction of the digital collection.