Elena Pierazzo

Elena Pierazzo

Ph.D., Professor of Italian studies and Digital Humanities
Université Grenoble Alpes – GERCI

My specialism is editing, Italian Renaissance texts and text encoding and I have published and presented papers at international conferences in Renaissance literature, digital critical editions, text encoding theory and Italian linguistics. I was a fellow of Villa “I Tatti” - The Harvard University, Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (Florence, Italy) in 2002/03.

I'm currently professor of Italian Studies and Digital Humanities at the University of Grenoble 3 "Stendhal", part of the Grenoble "Alpes" COMUE.

Previously I was lecturer, in Digital Humanities at the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London. Before that I have been lead analyst of a dozen research projects including Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts: A Digital Edition; CHARM: The AHRC Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music; and LangScape – The Language of the Landscape: Reading the Anglo-Saxon Countryside).

In Grenoble I teach Italian Textual Scholarship and Linguistics, as well as Digital Humanities at BA and MA level and I direct the Fonte Gaia project.

I'm currently the Chair of the Text Encoding Initiative and of the TEI Manuscripts SIG; I am also an elected member of the TEI Board; in the past I have been in the TEI Council from 2007 to 2011. I also am one of the members of the MS-SIG task force that proposed a new TEI module for documentary and genetic editing.

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