Issue 13: Scholarly Editions

Editors: Ulrike Henny-Krahmer, Frederike Neuber and Patrick Sahle

Managing Editors: Ulrike Henny-Krahmer, Frederike Neuber
Technical Editors: Bernhard Assmann, Jana Klinger et al.

Published: December 2020

Lyrik des deutschen Mittelalters

Lyrik des deutschen Mittelalters

Lyrik des deutschen Mittelalters , Manuel Braun, Sonja Glauch, Florian Kragl (ed.), 2012–2020. http://www.ldm-digital.de (Last Accessed: 07.07.2020). Reviewed by Helmut W. Klug (University of Graz), helmut.klug@uni-graz.at. || Abstract The online anthology Lyrik des deutschen Mittelalters aims at bringing Middle High German poetry into the digital medium. In respect to editorial practice the text collection can without difficulty be matched to the old-established minnesong anthologies of German medieval studies. In its digital approach the project provides a sound text presentation which surpasses that of the print medium by far but often fails to embrace the more interesting aspects o...
Wolfgang Koeppen Jugend – Rezension der textgenetischen Edition

Wolfgang Koeppen Jugend – Rezension der textgenetischen Edition

Wolfgang Koeppen Jugend , Katharina Krüger, Elisabetta Mengaldo, Eckhard Schumacher (ed.), 2016. http://koeppen-jugend.de/ (Last Accessed: 10.10.2019). Reviewed by Bastian Politycki (University of Wuppertal), politycki@uni-wuppertal.de. || Abstract The Jugend Edition is a critical edition of Wolfgang Koeppen’s Jugend , which was published in 1976. It took more than fifteen years for Koeppen to write Jugend . The edition offers the opportunity to dive into the work of Wolfgang Koeppen and to follow him along during his writing process. After his death, all of the material related to Jugend was digitized and is presented as a complex dossier génétique. This review provides an over...
Songs of the Victorians

Songs of the Victorians

Songs of the Victorians , Joanna Swafford (ed.), 2013–2020. http://www.songsofthevictorians.com/index.html (Last Accessed: 14.09.2020). Reviewed by Eva Moreda Rodriguez (University of Glasgow), Eva.MoredaRodriguez@glasgow.ac.uk. || Abstract The present review occupies itself with the project Songs of the Victorians , developed by Joanna Swafford, which intends to provide both an archive (of reduced size as of yet) of parlor and art sort settings of Victorian poems, and an analytical tool for the study of the relationship between music and poetry in this neglected repertoire. The project partly delivers on its objectives, namely through its hierarchical but intuitive interface and t...
At the intersection of sciences, humanities and technologies – A review of the edition humboldt digital

At the intersection of sciences, humanities and technologies – A review of the edition humboldt digital

edition humboldt digital , Ottmar Ette (ed.), 2016. https://edition-humboldt.de/?&l=en (Last Accessed: 05.06.2019). Reviewed by Maria Benauer (University of Vienna), a01217310@unet.univie.ac.at. || Abstract The edition humboldt digital is a publication of the project ‘Travelling Humboldt’ by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Together with its printed supplement the edition humboldt printed , it aims to make the scientific heritage that is relevant to Alexander von Humboldt’s journeys accessible in its entirety based on a digital first approach. Overall, the edition humboldt digital excels in exploiting digital techniques and successfully positions itsel...
A Review of confessio.ie, or Practical Thoughts on Digital Editing in Classics

A Review of confessio.ie, or Practical Thoughts on Digital Editing in Classics

The Saint Patrick’s Confessio Hypertext Stack Project , Anthony Harvey, Jane Conroy, Franz Fischer (ed.), 2011. https://www.confessio.ie/# (Last Accessed: 02.09.2020). Reviewed by Yannick Brandenburg (University of Cologne), yannick.brandenburg@uni-koeln.de. || Abstract The Hypertext Stack Project (confessio.ie), which digitizes Bieler’s 1950/51 print edition of Patrick of Ireland’s letters, is one of few critical digital editions in classical scholarship. Hence, besides supplying much supporting material such as translations or images of manuscripts, it aims to serve as a model for digitally editing (late) ancient texts. Confessio.ie succeeds at showing that TEI can be applied to cl...