ModNets Digital Editions
The directors of Modernist Networks, a consortium of digital projects in modernist literature and culture, invite proposals for digital editions of works spanning the late 19th through the mid 20th centuries. Our site (www.modnets.org) contains two very different examples, Notebooks of a Woman Alone and The Lili Elbe Digital Archive.
ModNets has the dual goals of providing a vetting community for digital modernist scholarship and a technological infrastructure to support development of scholarly projects and access to scholarship on modernist literature and culture. ModNets aims to promote affiliated digital projects; to offer peer review based on content, conception, and technical design; to provide editorial and technical support; to evolve standards and “best practices”; and to maintain a system for the aggregation of scholarly resources in the field.
Proposals for editions should provide the following information.
- Name, institution, and contact information for the editor(s).
- Publication date and copyright status for the primary work being proposed.
- A brief description of the work and a rationale for the digital edition.
- A short account of the platform or tools that will be used to develop the edition.
Please see our Peer Review guidelines at https://modnets.org/about/peer_review and our Submissions page at https://modnets.org/about/submissions/. Projects ready for peer review can be submitted via our Google Form (https://forms.gle/pPyKipkUcqx7GVp48). Proposals can be submitted at any time to one or both co-directors, Pamela L. Caughie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or David Chinitz (email@example.com), and will be reviewed by members of our advisory board (https://modnets.org/about/advisory-and-editorial-boards/)
The following announcement of a course on digital editions may be helpful:
Digital Editions: Start to Finish
The Center of Digital Humanities Research at Texas A&M University is happy to announce that we are offering a remote course this fall, “Digital Editions: Start to Finish”, through our continuing education program Programming4Humanists! Registration is now open! Additional information is below. Please visit our website for more details, or visit our online store to register. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
In this online webinar offered every Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Central US Time (Chicago), starting September 30, 2022 and finishing on December 9, 2022 (11 weeks), we will go through all the necessary steps for creating a digital edition of texts, beginning with coding plays, novels, letters, stories, and poems in TEI, using and modifying XSLT programs that transform these TEI documents into Web pages, and then launching the digital edition on the web. We will also introduce participants to XPath and XQuery. Taught by a team of five people, some graduates from previous versions of this webinar, the course has been streamlined by offering to participants pre-made XSLT and CSS files that, when used, enable launching a digital edition by Thanksgiving! We hope you can join us.
All class sessions will be recorded and posted for participants whose schedules conflict with the live meeting time. More detailed information, including the course syllabus, can be found on our website, http://programming4humanists.tamu.edu/.