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Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 317436

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 August 2017

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 040 671,03

  • EU contribution

    € 4 040 671,03

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN

Germany

Objective

The Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT) is concerned with one of the most dynamic and pioneering research areas at the intersection of the humanities and computer sciences focused on digital scholarly editions. While the digital turn has challenged the theoretical understanding of and the methodological approach to the core research activity in most of the humanities, there is hardly any university institution which is able to provide the infrastructure and the resources in order to train the next generation of young scholars and researchers in all subjects and methods of this quickly developing field according to the needed standards. Therefore, only an international training network can provide this infrastructure and the scholarly resources for doctoral training and supervision. For this reason ten leading European institutions from universities and academies closely collaborating with the private sector and cultural heritage institutions intend to form one of the most innovative training networks for a new generation of scholars in the field of digital scholarly editing. DiXiT training programme offers a combination of network-wide training modules (Camps & Conventions) and local specialist training in connection with individual research projects, which not only will stand out in Europe, but will be able to compete with the worldwide leading centres and networks in the field of Digital Humanities research, cultural heritage, software and publishing industries. Moreover, DiXiT will help to create a training trajectory for the emerging supra-disciplinary field of Digital Humanities and thus anchoring it in an institutionalized, structured education scheme. The participating SMEs have a genuine interest in the achievement of the objectives of DiXiT because they actually need to recruit new professions in the domain of digital scholarly editions, with international and cross-disciplinary preparation, which is still not fully available on the professional market. This provides sound basis and guarantees a concrete approach to the exploitation and sustainability plan of the project.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN

Address

Albertus Magnus Platz
50931 Koeln

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 700 341,84

Administrative Contact

Dorothee Eder (Ms.)

Participants (9)

HOEGSKOLAN I BORAS

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 382 111,18

KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 482 522,92

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 578 913,28

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 469 480

UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 353 017,06

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 355 421,33

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 245 237,96

ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 260 348,66

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 213 276,80

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 317436

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 August 2017

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 040 671,03

  • EU contribution

    € 4 040 671,03

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN

Germany