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(Un)documented – Was bleibt vom Dokument in der Edition? -18-19/10/2018, Wuppertal (Germany)

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Clay tablets, manuscripts, prints, typescripts – A multitude of media forms serve as the subject and basis for work on editions. Even if “document” is not used as a technical term within every discipline, this term can be used as a collective descriptor for the different types of material to be edited for a variety of traditions.


For a long time, documents were regarded as merely carriers or containers of texts, whose individual form, origins, compilation and layout often received little attention aside from a brief description. For example, the idea certainly persists, that the process of editing consists of separating the text from its carrier, and therefore the associated abandonment of the document as such is connected with the making of an edition. In recent years, this valuation of documents has undergone a fundamental change, especially in the course of the discussion of their materiality within philological and cultural studies research. Due to this change, new perspectives have opened up and other objects of research (e.g., users’ marks, glosses, etc.) have been brought back into view.

Keynote speakers include Prof. Johnny Kondrup.


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 18-19/10/2018


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Bergische Universität Wuppertal (Wuppertal, Germany)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Oliver Humberg

INFO: humberg@uni-wuppertal.de


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