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Association for Documentary Editing Welcomes Applications for 2015 Editing Institute

AHA Staff | Feb 6, 2015

The Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) welcomes applications for the 44th Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, to be held 13-17 June 2015 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents is an annual five-day workshop for individuals new to the field of historical documentary editing. With the needs of the participants as a guide, experienced documentary editors provide instruction in the principles and practices of documentary editing and insight into the realities of work on a documentary edition.

Documentary editing is the craft of preparing historical writings or literary works for publication in print or online. The goal is to produce an authoritative edition of the material, with an accurate transcription of the original manuscript and an editorial framework that facilitates understanding of the text and context.

Participants in the Editing Institute might be joining the staff of an existing documentary editing project or launching their own. Since its inception in 1972, the Editing Institute has trained more than 500 individuals. These include not only full-time documentary editors but also college and university faculty and graduate students, archivists and librarians, government historians, public historians, and independent scholars.

The 44th Editing Institute will take place in conjunction with the 2015 Joint Conference of the ADE and the Society for Textual Scholarship (STS), which will be held immediately following the Editing Institute, 17-20 June, also at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The Editing Institute charges no tuition, and travel stipends will be provided to eligible participants living outside the Lincoln area. Admission, however, is competitive. The deadline for applications is March 1.

For an application or more information, please e-mail Bob Karachuk, ADE Education Director, ade-educationdir@documentaryediting.org.

The Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents is administered by the Association for Documentary Editing under a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), an affiliate of the National Archives.

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