Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik
The Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik (IDE - Institute for Documentology and Scholarly Editing) is a Think Tank of German researchers working on the application of digital methods on historical documents. Fields of interest include image digitization, Transcription, text encoding, Textual Criticism, critical scholarly editing, Digital Palaeography and Digital Codicology.
The IDE was established in 2006 and has contributed in several ways to the field of Digital Humanities. Most notably, the IDE publishes the series "Schriften des Instituts für Dokumentologie und Editorik" distributed in print and freely online. The series is discussed and reviewed in German and international journals. So far, the two volumes on Palaeography and Codicology seem to have attracted the most interest by educational institutions, as evidenced by the distribution of these volumes.
The IDE and its members take an active part in ongoing discussions (such as the Text Encoding Initiative), contribute reviews and research articles, organise international conferences, workshops and summer schools, counsel, facilitate and carry out Digital Humanities projects and teach academic junior scientists. In 2008 the IDE has been awarded the J.M.M. Hermans Grant for the initiative Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age.
- See the IDE homepage.
- See http://www.i-d-e.de/schriften.
- Cf. Katalog der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek (DNB).
- Cf. Cologne University Publications Server (KUPS) and KUPS (list of search results). The IDE is supporting Open Access policies; publications or parts of these publications are available from other repositories, such as UCL's Discovery Repository
- Online, e.g., Sehepunkte; in print, e.g., A. Mentzel-Reuters, in: Deutsches Archiv 66 (2010), 109-136, esp. 116-120.
- See for example Digital Medievalist 6; DM (annoucement); Ancient World Online.
- See Worldcat Search Results
- Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age, 3–4 July 2009 Munich (reports available in German at H-Soz-Kult and (in English translation) on the IDE webpage); Digital Scholarly Editions and Research Library, Mainz (Germany), 13–14 January 2011 (report on AHF).
- Cf. Franz Fischer, Lydia Wegener, ... ist nit getruckt! - Mediävistische Editionen als Herausforderung Juli 2007, editio - International Yearbook of Scholarly Editing 21, 199-205; Tools for Digital Scholarly Editions – Building the Community of Digital Humanities Software Developers, Cologne, 28.-29. November 2011 (program).
- Cf. Patrick Sahle, Review of Digitale Editionen – Methodische und technische Grundfertigkeiten, Summer School, H-Soz-u-Kult, H-Net Reviews, November 2008 online; Digitale Edition von Archivalien und Handschriften, Vienna, 14–18 March 2011 (proceedings).
- E.g. the online edition of William of Auxerre's Summa de officiis ecclesiasticis (preliminary edition) (cf. the English online article in Jahrbuch für Computerphilologie 10 (2010), 151-168).
- Dotations J.M.M. Hermans pour le dévelopement des études paléographiques et codicologiques; see the website of the Association Paléographique Internationale Culture Écriture Société (APICES), Dotations Hermans; also funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.