Thanks to a generous contribution of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Graz, RIDE is pleased to announce the recipients of the second RIDE AWARD, worth 250 €, for the best review article published in RIDE.
The prize committee – Dirk Van Hulle (University of Antwerps), Martina Scholger (Graz University), Ulrike Henny-Krahmer (University of Würzburg) and Georg Vogeler (Graz University) – have decided to award the prize to Tessa Gengnagel (a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities, Cologne) for her outstanding text “The ‘Beta Dilemma’ – A Review of the Faust Edition“, published in issue 7 of RIDE.
In her detailed discussion of the Faust-Edition, Tessa Gengnagel surpasses the level of the local review and draws attention to a broader theme (the ‘beta dilemma’ between an edition’s updatability and its aspiration for authority) that is becoming a pressing issue in digital scholarly editing in general. Gengnagel’s thorough knowledge of the technical and the methodological aspects of digital editing coupled with her clear and focussed style make for an entertaining and instructive reading that should arouse not only the interest of the editors of the Faust-Edition, but of anyone grappling with the ‘beta dilemma’.