ATNU Virtual Speaker Series - Elena Spadini - 2023-04-26

Our next speaker in the ATNU Virtual Speaker Series is Elena Spadini (University of Basel) who will talk to us about "Semantic web and scholarly editions: where are we? With an appendix on genetic editing". 

Join us on Wednesday 26 April 2023 at 4pm UK time (BST). (We will send the zoom link to all registered attendees shortly before the event.)  

"Semantic web and scholarly editions: where are we? With an appendix on genetic editing."
Elena Spadini (University of Basel) 
Wednesday 26 April 2023
4pm (BST) [3pm UTC, 11am EDT]


If you missed this talk there is a recording of it available at this link



Back in 2017, James Cummings told us in the context of a presentation on interactive visualisations: "We need to admit that our digital scholarly editions contain a lot of useful data other than the edited text". A data-centric approach to editions will be the starting point for this talk, which will explore the current state of the art in the use of semantic web technologies in scholarly editing. The Web of Data offers the possibility of expressing, in a human- and machine-readable way, statements found in the text or added by editors interpreting texts and documents. The talk will give an overview of the resources (ontologies and vocabularies) used and usable in scholarly editing in general and then focus on genetic editing. The benefits and challenges of working towards semantic editions will be discussed, possibly with the audience.


Elena Spadini (she/her/hers) is a Research Navigator at the University of Basel, collaborating with digital humanities and in particular scholarly editing projects. Her background is in romance philology (PhD) and her research interests span from medieval manuscripts to born-digital literary sources. She is currently in charge of the digital component of the project «Gustave Roud. Œuvres complètes» (directed by D. Maggetti and C. Jaquier), co-directs the Digital Romanistics seminar series, and is guest editor of the RIDE issues on software reviews.  

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