IES awarded AHRC Collaborative Skills Development Grant for WISE--What Is Scholarly Editing?

Wednesday 5 February 2014

The AHRC has awarded a Collaborative Skills Development training grant for 'WISE—What is Scholarly Editing?'  The programme is led by Dr Wim Van Mierlo at the Institute of English Studies, in collaboration with Dr Jane Winters (Institute of Historical Research),  Dr Anthony Mandal (the Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research, Cardiff University), and Dr Jason Harding (Department of English, The University of Durham).

Scholarly editing and the production of critical editions underpin much research in the humanities.  Yet despite the complex and often highly specialist tasks needed for editing training in appropriate theoretical and methodological approaches, and importantly research management skills, is practically absent from existing research skills programmes available to postgraduate students and early career researchers. The majority of scholarly editors are, it would appear, self-taught.  The ambition of WISE therefore is to offer a grounding in tools, platforms, theories and methodologies commonly used in scholarly editing — digital and in print.  The programme, which will run for 18 months, consists of a two-day workshop (offered once each in Cardiff, Durham and London) and a peer seminar that will introduce PGRs and ECRs to the principles and practice of scholarly editing.  At the end of the project, a selection from the training materials will be made available in a free, online training module offering an ‘Introduction to Scholarly Editing’.

Programme objects and details can be found at the What Is Scholarly Editing page on the IES website.