Digitizing the Past: Prague Talks on Digital Humanities

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Date(s) - 25/05/2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Zadal: Hana Cassi



Digitizing the Past: Prague Talks on Digital Humanities

A series of talks on Digital Humanities organised by the ERC funded working group TRIPTIC-EU within the Department for the Study of Ancient and Medieval Thought, Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences.

Join us for a series of 45-minute talks by European scholars and experts who will discuss their projects and methods in Digital Humanities and talk about the challenges and opportunities they represent.

Programme in May:

May 25, 2022, 14:00

Roman Bleier (Historical Commission at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities and Centre for Information Modelling at the University of Graz)

Digital Scholarly Editions and Historians: Editing the Records of the Imperial Diet of 1576 (ONLINE).


A team of researchers at the Historical Commission at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the University of Graz are developing a digital scholarly edition of the records documenting the Imperial Diet (Reichstag) of Regensburg in 1576. At the Imperial Diet, between June and October 1576, the Emperor Maximilian II and more than 200 representatives of the imperial estates (Reichsstände) of the Holy Roman Empire discussed and decided about the political fate of Central Europe. The numerous meetings and deliberations at the Imperial Diet are of central interest to the ongoing project and new digital edition.

From a digital scholarly editing point of view, the project explores a particular way of editing historical documents and representing the formal information, for instance about the above-mentioned deliberations, as structured data in RDF. This kind of editing is a further development of editing practices used by historians and in a recent article Georg Vogeler described this type of edition and suggested the name “assertive edition”. My presentation will explore this editing approach in context of the Imperial Diet records edition.

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