Scholarship in Interaction: Case Studies at the Intersection of Codework and Textual Scholarship

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Increasingly code and algorithms are techniques also applied in textual scholarship, giving rise to new interactions between software engineers and textual scholars. This book argues that much of that process and its effects on textual scholarship are still poorly understood and go unchecked by otherwise normal processes of quality control in scholarship such as peer review. The text provides case studies in which some of these interactions become more apparent, as well as the academic challenges and problems that they introduce. The book demonstrates that the space between code creation and conventional scholarship is one that offers many affordances to textual scholarship that until now remain unexplored. The author argues that it is an intellectual obligation of programmers and textual scholars to examine the properties of digital text and how its existence changes and challenges textual scholarship.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Universiteit Leiden
  • Wouters, P.F., Promotor
  • van Dalen-Oskam, K.H., Promotor
Award date27 Sept 2022
Place of PublicationUtrecht
Print ISBNs978 90 90 36460 5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022


  • textual scholarship
  • digital editions
  • programming
  • software development
  • epistemoloy
  • hermeneutics
  • science & technology studies
  • critcal code studies
  • digital humanities


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