The master class Digital Scholarly Editing 2024 (#mcdse2024) teaches techniques of digital scholarly editing practices based on XML. This includes the proposals of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) as well as theoretical and methodological concepts of digital editions. The presenters convey the basics, introduce best practice tools and recommend sources of further information. The thematic focus is on medieval and early modern editions and associated methods such as source descriptions, scribe identification and text-critical apparatus. The participants will be enabled to independently develop and deepen their editorial and digital skills gathered in the event.

The master class takes place from 19th to 23rd February 2024 in Saarbrücken, at Saarland University. It was initiated by the research project “Sorores” ( and is carried out by the Institute for Documentology and Scholarly Editing (IDE, Participation is free of charge.

As a participant, you are expected to participate continuously and on all days. You have to bring your own computer including an installed Oxygen XML editor with a valid license (e.g. a temporary test license free of charge). You are expected to bring with you a poster presentation of your project for the poster session on Friday. Requirements for this will be sent out after registration. The language of instruction is English.

Interested persons are welcome to contact us by email (to with their name, institution and description of their edition project or edition-related research project (ca. 500 words). There is a limited number of bursaries for accommodation and meals available. Please indicate in your application if you would be interested in receiving this. The application deadline is on October 31st, 2023. There will be a waiting list in the event of over-registration.

Cristina Andenna
Roman Bleier
Sylvie Duval
Isabel Harvey
Torsten Roeder
Sergi Sancho Flibla
Torsten Schaßan
Georg Vogeler

Preliminary Programme

Monday, February 19, 2024
9:00-12:00: Introduction to XML, Oxygen, Basic TEI (Translation)
by Georg Vogeler, Univ. Graz

13:00-16:30: From Image to Transcription (Transkribus)
by Selina Galka, Univ. Graz

17:30 Guided Tour through Regional Archives of Saarland
18:30: Keynote (tba)
by Elena Pierazzo, Univ. Tours
and Reception

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
9:00-12:30: TEI: Embedded Transcription
by Bernhard Bauer, Univ. Graz

12:30-13:00 Introduction into publishing workflows in GAMS Graz (Bernhard Bauer)

14:30-18:00: TEI: Transcription and Critical Apparatus
by Elisa Cugliana, Univ. Cologne

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
9:00-12:30: TEI: teiHeader and Manuscript Description
by Torsten Schaßan, HAB Wolfenbüttel

12:30-13:00 Introduction into publishing workflows at HAB Wolfenbüttel (Torsten Schaßan)

14:30-18:00: Content Annotation 1: Persons, Places, Keywords
by Georg Vogeler, Univ. Graz

Thursday, February 22, 2024
9:00-12:30: Content Annotation 2: standOff, Linked Open Data
by Roman Bleier, Univ. Graz

12:30-13:00: Introduction into Publishing Workflows with EVT at Università di Potenza (tba)

14:30-18:00: Data Management (FAIR, trusted repo, git)
by Roman Bleier, Univ. Graz

Friday, February 23, 2024
9.00-12:30: Poster session (unConference, Lessons Learned)
incl. individual counseling by the digital scholarly edition experts of the IDE

The event is supported by

Universität Graz / University of Graz
Université du Québec à Montreal