What is Interedition?

Interedition is a COST Action; our aim is to promote the interoperability of the tools and methodology we use in the field of digital scholarly editing and research.

What does that mean?

There are a great many researchers out there in the field of textual scholarship. Some of you have written some amazing computer tools in the course of your research, and others of you could benefit greatly if these tools were openly available. The primary purpose of Interedition is to facilitate this contact—to encourage the creators of tools for textual scholarship to make their functionality available to others, and to promote communication between scholars so that we can raise awareness of innovative working methods.

Why should we do that?

Lack of IT capacity and sustainability are major threats to the continuity of our digital research sources, tools, and results. We want to network as much digital effort in our field as possible to create a common strong, supportive, interoperated mesh of our technologies that will eventually self sustain.

Access Points

Interedition’s Wiki

Most of the work, communication, resources etc. related to Interedition can be found ont the ‘Work in Progress’ site of Interedition. You’ll find this working environment at http://www.interedition.eu/wiki.

Joining Interedtion

Joining ‘Interedition’ will enable you to connect to a large body of researchers and experts that are concerned with ‘text in the digital age’. If you want to learn about or contribute to the cause of digitally sustaining our textual heritage, there’s various way to do so.

Mail List
You can subscribe to our mail list by sending a mail to info@huygensinstituut.knaw.nl.

Becoming a Member
Interedition as a COST Action has the ability to reach out to various European and non European countries. A lot of European countries are member of Interedition, but lots more can join. Especially humanities researchers and/or people engaged with ‘digital humanities’ from the eastern European continent are encouraged to consider their benefits of joining. To join or get info on joining mail us at info@huygensinstituut.knaw.nl.

Take Seat in a Working Group
The work horses of Interedition are formed by the various Working Groups. Working Groups focus specific tasks in the project. Membership of a Working Group is open to any researcher that is affiliated with a COST institution in the COST countries. You can contact the Members of Interedition’s Management Committee of your country to obtain more information or to join. An overview of countries that are represented in Interedition you’ll find at the COST site. If your country is not listed, see Becoming a Member above.

Memorandum of Understanding

Some more information on the backgrounds of the problems we’re addressing can also be found in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that’s underpinning Interedition as a COST Action. The MoU is found here


For any information that you didn’t find here, and for all questions in fact you can turn to us by using the email address info@huygens.knaw.nl.