Textual Editing Lab (TELab) Mission Statement

Textual Editing Lab (TELab) Mission Statement

To connect researchers, archivists, digital developers, artists, professionals and students engaged with textual editing challenges and opportunities, and to share good scholarly practice and encourage innovation and collaboration.

To develop this mission we organise TELab workshops, talks and project demonstrations. We also circulate details of funding opportunities and new developments related to text editing.

Join TELab

If you'd like to become a member of the Textual Editing Lab, please send an email to the lab co-directors at arts-textualeditinglab@glasgow.ac.uk stating 'I would like to join the Textual Editing Lab and receive news relevant to the community'.



Scholarly Editing and Career Development

Wednesday 1 May 2019, 2pm-4pm

Room 204 (Meeting Room), 6 University Gardens

This workshop focuses on how to articulate work as a scholarly editor in a range of contexts related to career development, that include REF, promotion, grant capture, and digital outputs. The workshop will draw on key documents and their terminology (such as, REF guidance, promotion critieria, grant body guidance). We will then consider the next steps to support the career development of scholarly editors, which may include a further workshop to investigate issues arising in more depth.

Refreshments provided. All welcome.

For catering and numbers please sign up via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/o/textual-editing-lab-arts-lab-university-of-glasgow-18597605289

Editing and Poetics

Thursday 21st March 2019, 3pm-5pm

Room 204, 6 University Gardens

Dr Jane Goldman will draw on her work as General Editor of the Cambridge Edition of the works of Virginia Woolf

Prof. Jeffrey Robinson will speak about his forthcoming book on the poetics of the late Wordsworth, about which little is known

The session will enable a wider discussion of what might be revealed about the author's poetics, broadly interpreted, through close attention to manuscripts and the practice of textual editing.

Refreshments provided and all welcome!

For catering purposs please sign up via the Eventbite page https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/poetics-of-editing-tickets-58566928259

Textual Editing Lab launch

Thursday 31 January 2019, 2-4.30pm

Featuring around 22 lighning presentations, this event will be a chance to connect with other researchers working with editions. To attend all or part of the event please sign up via the Eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.com/e/textual-editing-lab-launch-tickets-55306794110 



New Editions of Collected Works: General Editing and Volume Editing

Thursday 29 November 2018, 15:00-17:00

Prof. Scott McCracken, General Editor, AHRC Dorothy Richardson Scholarly Editions Project, QMUL

Dr Pauline Mackay and Dr Ronnie YoungAHRC Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century, University of Glasgow

This session covers both the practical processes and intellectual challenges involved in being part of a multi-volume editorial project, from the perspective of both General Editors and Volume Editors. Many people's first experience of working on an edition is through ain invitation to be a volume editor on collected works, so participants of all levels of expertise are most welcome.

Digital Editions and Beyond

Wednesday 31 October 2018, 14:00-16:00

Dr Ronan Crowley, co-editor Digital Critical and Synoptic Edition of James Joyce's Ulysses, University of Antwerp

Brian Aitken, Digital Humanities Research office, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow

This workshop provides the opportunity to explore the technical and intellectual processes involved in preparing a digital edition, by working hands-on with sample material.

Digital Editions

Friday 23 March 2018, 15:00-17:00

Iain Milne, AHRC Cullen Project, University of Glasgow

Dr Sheila Dickson and Graeme CannonMagazin zur Erfahrungsseelenkunde, University of Glasgow

Prof. Nigel Leask, Dr Alex Deans and Dr Luca GuarientoAHRC Curious Travellers Project, University of Glasgow

A workshop on proposing and producing a digital edition, probably as part of a larger grant bid. This session has a medical humanities element.

Editing a Single Volume

Wednesday 7 February 2018, 15:00-17:00

Dr Matthew Creasy, editor of Arthur Symons, The Symbolist Movement in Literature, University of Glasgow

Prof. Dauvit Broun, co-editor of the Chronicle of Melrose: A Stratigraphic Edition, University of Glasgow

A workshop on how to propose a new edition to a publisher and the practical process of developing a single volume.

Scholarly Publishing and New Editions

Thursday 1 February 2018, 15:00-17:00

Jacqueline Norton, Senior Commissioning Editor, Oxford University Press

Michelle Houston, Commissioning Editor, Edinburgh University Press

A workshop giving the perspective of two major academic  publishing houses on the current scholarly publishing climate for new editions, including digital contexts and platforms.

What is Textual Editing?

Thursday 18 January 2018, 15:00-17:00

Dr Bryony Randall, co-General Editor, Cambridge Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf, and PI AHRC New Modernist Editing Network, University of Glasgow 

Dr Alison WigginsAHRC Leadership Fellow, Archives and Writing Lives, and PI AHRC Letters of Bess of Hardwick Project, University of Glasgow

A nuts-and-bolts look at the principles and apparatus involved in producing a scholarly edition, such as copytext, introduction, explanatory notes, textual apparatus and textual notes.