ATNU Virtual Speaker Series - Gimena del Rio Riande - 2023-06-09

Our next speaker in the ATNU Virtual Speaker Series is Dr Gimena del Rio Riande from HD Lab (IIBICRIT, CONICET) who will talk to us about "An open, minimal and low tech approach to digital scholarly editions". 

Join us on Friday 9 June 2023 at 5pm UK time (BST). (We will send the zoom link to all registered attendees shortly before the event.)  

"An open, minimal and low tech approach to digital scholarly editions"
Gimena del Rio Riande from HD Lab (IIBICRIT, CONICET)
Friday 9 June 2023
5pm (BST) [4pm UTC, 12pm EDT]

If you misssed this talk, a recoding of it is available at this link.


Digital scholarly editions are one of the oldest and most prolific forms of output of digital humanities projects, and arguably one of the most prolific. However, like many digital outputs, they also have a cost that is often not only financial; but it may also include the ability to access institutional infrastructure.

The principles of low tech and minimal computing have informed new ways of undertaking digital humanities projects, focusing on use of open technologies and ownership of data and code.

In this talk I discuss how this open, low tech and minimal approach can be a solution for the development of digital scholarly editing projects in the Global South, where access to infrastructure such as web hosting or even reliable and affordable Internet access is limited, but I also highlight the possibilities for a low-infrastructure future of the "global" digital edition.


Dr. Gimena del Rio Riande is Associate Researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas y Crítica Textual at CONICET, Argentina. She holds a MA and Summa Cum Laude PhD in Romance Philology (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). Among her many academic activities, she serves as director of the Laboratorio de Humanidades Digitales  (HD LAB) at CONICET and the first Postgraduate training in Digital Humanities in Argentina (UCES). She is also an elected member of the board of directors at the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium and at the Asociación Argentina de Humanidades Digitales.

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