IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 921: The Pleasures of Editing, II: Tools and Vision - Where Are We Heading? - A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum (CSEL), Universität Salzburg
Organiser:Victoria Zimmerl-Panagl, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum (CSEL), Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Dorothea Weber, Fachbereich Altertumswissenschaften, Universität Salzburg

Modern software and technology have greatly lightened the burden of the prospective editor of ancient texts. But nonetheless editors are constantly pushing the limits of these technical helpmates. In this workshop specialized editing software (‘Classical Text Editor’) that was developed by Stefan Hagel with the needs of the CSEL in mind will be presented. In addition general advantages and disadvantages of computer-assisted editing will be discussed. We would also like to consider what new possible advantages the Internet could bring to editing. How and to what end could editors network? What sorts of online resources do editors and the users of editions want? What sorts of features would be desirable to editors and readers of editions that are delivered in print and online, or even exclusively online?

Participants include Albertus G. A. Horsting (University of Notre Dame), Hildegund Müller (University of Notre Dame), Clemens Weidmann (Universität Salzburg), and Victoria Zimmerl-Panagl (Universität Salzburg).