RIDE Award for Best Review

Thanks to a generous contribution of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Graz, RIDE is pleased to be able to announce an award for the best review published in RIDE, worth 250€. For further information, see below.

Winner of award

RIDE 6: Litteraturbanken, by Mats Dahlström and Wout Dillen

The prize committee – Evelyn Gius from Hamburg University, Malte Rehbein from Passau University, Philipp Steinkrüger from Ruhr-University Bochum, and Georg Vogeler from Graz University – have decided to award the prize to Mats Dahlström (University of Borås) and Wout Dillen (University of Antwerp) for their outstanding review of Litteraturbanken, the Swedish Literature bank.

Jury statement:

The review is an elegantly written text which not only provides all information required for the reader to familiarize themselves with the reviewed project, but which also engages in reflections on methodology, on the selection of texts, and on the question which type of text collection Litteraturbanken instantiates. The authors prove their expertise in the field, praising the project where it excels and criticising it where it falls short; it is to be expected that their suggestions of how to improve this already outstanding project will not fall on deaf ears.



For the following six issues (starting with RIDE 6), the best review of each issue will be awarded a prize of 250 Euro.

Criteria of selection include, but are not limited to:

  • Consideration of the relevant discussions regarding the technological aspects as well as the content-specific aspects of the project under review
  • Level of reflection
  • Consideration of the catalogue of criteria
  • Situating of the project under review in the ongoing discussion about the digital paradigm and in particular digital editions
  • Style

The winner will be selected by the editorial board of RIDE in conjunction with one or more internationally recognised DH experts.



Published: Dec 2017