New Book from Stockholm University Press: The Fifth and Final Volume of Ars Edendi Lecture Series

This Ars Edendi Lecture Series Volume V  is the final volume of lectures on textual criticism and classical philology given within the framework of the Ars edendi research programme (2008-2015), edited by Erika Kihlman and Denis Searby.

The topics of this volume include:

  • The challenges and pitfalls of editing fragmentary texts, an homage and apology for the scholarly commentary.
  • The usefulness and possibilities of digital tools for contemporary textual editions and criticism, an evaluation of methods for editing texts that underwent rescription.
  • How digital mark-up can be an editorial enterprise and how it can be useful for the textual scholar,
  • How improved cataloguing has led to numerous discoveries of texts.
  • An inside view from the Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum, an editorial project on-going since 1864.

This volume also focuses on the importance of the connection between text and reader, and the driving force it can give to scholarly research.

Two of the six papers in this volume stem from a 2015 workshop on editorial theory and method. The other four lectures were given at the concluding conference of the Ars edendi programme, held in August 2016.

Contributing authors and editors

The contributing authors are leading experts in the field of editing: Cynthia Damon, David Greetham, Odd Einar Haugen, Benjamin Millis, S. Douglas Olson, and Dorothea Weber.

This volume has been edited by by Erika Kihlman and Denis Searby, Stockholm University.

Studia Latina Stockholmiensia

Ars Edendi Lecture Series Volume V is published by Stockholm University Press in the Series Studia Latina Stockholmiensia, which is a peer-reviewed series of scholarly editions of Latin texts as well as monographs and anthologies of Latin studies. SLS includes Ars Edendi Lectures as a sub-series.

How to access Ars Edendi Lecture Series Volume V

At the Stockholm University Press website you can download an ePub, Kindle or pdf-file that allows you to read the book online or access it on multiple devices. You may also also order a print copy of the book through the website. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16993/bbd

About the publisher Stockholm University Press

Stockholm University Press is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals and books. We aim to make journals and books affordable, and to give them the widest possible dissemination, so that researchers around the world can find and access the information they need without barriers.


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