Elena Pierazzo

Ph.D., Lecturer in Digital Humanities
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London

Education

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  • November 1996 - May 2001 (approved October 2001)
    Perfezionamento in Italian Philology (equivalent of Ph.D) Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy
    • Final Result: 70 out of 70 cum laude
    • Dissertation Title: Edizione critica della 'Zucca' di Anton Francesco Doni
  • November 1990 - June 1996
    Laurea (equivalent to BA + MA) in Italian Philology University of Venice, Italy
    • Final Result: 110 out of 110 cum laude
    • Dissertation Title: Anton Francesco Doni e il suo censore: Girolamo Giovannini

Employment History

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  • September 2014 - present
    Professor of Italian Studies and Digital Humanities Université Grenoble Alpes - GERCI, France
    • Director of the project Fonte Gaia
    • Taught 9 modules at BA and MA level
    • Member of the Groupe d'études et de recherches sur la culture italienne
  • September 2014 - August 2017
    Visiting Senior Research Fellow Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London, UK
    • PhD Supervisor
    • Scientist in charge (with Peter Stokes) for the ITN DiXiT
  • September 2010 - August 2014
    Lecturer in Digital Humanities Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London, UK
    • Chair of the Teaching Committee
    • Programme coordinator of MA Digital Humanities
    • Programme coordinator of MA Digital Asset Management (2010-2012)
    • Taught 6 modules at BA and MA level
  • May 2006 - August 2010
    Research Associate Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London, UK
    • Lead analyst and workflow manager of 18 digital research projects
    • Responsible for XML encoding and data modelling
    • Taught 2 modules at BA and MA level
    • Coordinator and administrator of International Exchange programs (Erasmus, Socrates, etc.)
  • January 2005 - May 2006
    Consultant Ministry for Arts and Cultural Heritage, Central Institute for the Unified Catalogue of Italian Libraries and for Bibliographic Information, Rome, Italy
    • Developed and maintained MAG Metadata Standard for use by all Italian National Libraries
    • Wrote technical and user documentation for the MAG standard
  • November 2004 - May 2006
    Assegnista di Ricerca Department of Italian Studies, University of Pisa, Italy
    • Lead analyst for 7 digital research projects
  • November 2003 - May 2006
    Digital Development Coordinator, Lead Analyst for the 'Opera Liber' project Department of Musicology, University of Pavia, Italy
    • Lead analyst and workflow manager
    • Developed the project encoding model and coordinated a team of 4 encoders
    • Designed web interface and coordinated web development by subcontractors
  • February 2003 - present
    Technical Director, Correspondence of Giacomo Puccini Project Centro Studi 'Giacomo Puccini', Lucca, Italy
    • Lead analyst and workflow manager
    • Developed the project encoding model and coordinated team of 3 encoders
    • Designed web interface and coordinated web development by subcontractors and internal team of 2.
  • July 2002 - June 2003
    Research Fellow Villa “I Tatti” - The Harvard University, Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence, Italy
    • Research title: 'A study of the autograph manuscripts of Anton Francesco Doni'
  • May 2001 - August 2003
    Editor, Tutor Consorzio ICoN - Italian Culture on the Net, Pisa, Italy
    • Tutor for e-learning classes
    • Writing of Exercises
  • September 2001 - August 2002
    Technical Writer, Customer Care officer MBI (Mediterranean Broadcast Infrastructure) S.r.l., Pisa, Italy
    • Writing of technical documentation
    • Customer Service Officer for Open-Sky™ (Eutelsat S.A)
    • Software debugging
  • November 2000 - December 2004
    Lead Analyst, Consultant CiBIT - Consorzio Biblioteca Italiana Telematica, Pisa, Italy
    • Developed encoding model
    • Responsible for conversion from DBT to XML-TEI format
    • Quality check of encoded files
    • Lead Analyst from 2000 to 2002, Consultant from 2002 to 2004
  • June 2000 - June 2001
    Collaborator LEI (lessico Etimologico Italiano), Romanistik Institut, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany
    • Writing of the entries: CERUSSA, CERVIA, CERVUS, CERVINUS

Teaching

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  • September 2014 - present
    Professor of Italian Studies and Digital Humanities Université Grenoble Alpes - GERCI, France
    • Prepared and delivered the following courses: Italian Philology (MA), Italian Sociolinguistics (MA), Italian Cultural Heritage (BA), Italian Phonology (BA), Spoken Italian practice (BA), Text Analysis (BA)
    • Organised and animated the MA research seminar
  • September 2010 - August 2014
    Lecturer Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London, UK
    • Prepared and delivered the following courses: Digital Publishing (MA) Methods and Techniques of Digital Humanities (MA), Introduction to Digital Humanities (BA) Independent Research Project (BA)
  • July 2009
    Teacher for Master in Informatica del Testo ed Edizione Elettronica Faculty of Humanities (Arezzo), Faculty of Engineering, University of Siena, Italy
    • Prepared and delivered 7 contact-hours on TEI
  • February 2009 - present
    Teacher and organising committee for AHRC Collaborative Training Scheme: ‘Medieval Manuscripts in the Digital Age’; from 2014: Medieval and Modern Manuscript Studies int he Digital Age King’s College London (with University of Cambridge, the Institute of English Studies, the Warburg Institute)
    • Organisation and coordination tasks
    • Prepared and delivered 18 hours on XML and TEI applied to Medieval Manuscripts and 2 hours on principles of textual scholarship
  • May 2006 - September 2010
    Teacher Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London, UK
    • Prepared and delivered the followign courses: Texts in Digital Humanities (BA) Advanced Text Technologies (MA); guest lecturer for Digital Publishing and Methods and Techniques in Digital Humanities
    • Supervised dissertations (MA and PhD)
  • December 2003
    Teacher ALLC, Florence, Italy
    • Prepared and delivered 4 hours on TEI
    • organized by the ALLC for the CLIP (Computer, Linguistic Philology) 2003 International Conference, Florence 6 December 2003
    • Other Lecturers were: Harold Short (King’s College - London) and Alejandro Bia (University of Alicante)
  • September 2003 - September 2006
    Lecturer School of Humanities, University of Pisa, Italy
    • Prepared and delivered a 30 hours course at BA, MA and Ph.D level, plus occasional lectures within other 2 courses
    • Supervised about 25 BA, 10 MA and 5 Ph.D dissertations
    • Member of the Work Placement committee
    • Supervised BA, MA and Ph.D dissertations

Publications

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Books and edited works

  • E. Pierazzo and M. Driscoll (eds.). Digital Scholarly Editing: Theory, Practice and Future Perspectives. Cambridge: Open Book Publisher , Forthcoming - 2015.
  • E. Pierazzo. Digital scholarly editing: Theories, models and methods.. Aldershot: Ashgate , 2015.
  • E. Pierazzo and L. Mandell (ed.). Selected Papers from the 2012 TEI Conference. Monografic issue of In: Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, 6, (2013).  http://jtei.revues.org/841
  • E. Pierazzo et al. (eds.). Digital Humanities 2010. Conference abstracts. King's College London, 7-10 July 2010. London: King's College London, 2010. ISBN 978-0-9565793-0-0. Available at  http://dh2010.cch.kcl.ac.uk/academic-programme/abstracts/papers/pdf/book-final.pdf; fully browsable version available at  http://dh2010.cch.kcl.ac.uk/academic-programme/abstracts/index.html
  • La codifica di testi. Una introduzione. Roma: Carocci , 2005.
  • E. Pierazzo (ed.) / A. F. Doni. Le novelle. Tomo II, La Zucca. Roma: Salerno Editrice , 2003., 2 volumes

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • ''Lo Stufaiuolo' by Anton Francesco Doni: A Scholarly Edition'. In: Scholarly Editing, 36 (2015).  http://www.scholarlyediting.org/2015/editions/intro.stufaiuolo.html
  • 'Unpacking the draft page: a new framework for digital editions of draft manuscripts'. In: Variants: the Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship, 11 pp. 29-46 (2014).
  • T. Blanke, E. Pierazzo and P. Stokes. 'Digital Publishing Seen from the Digital Humanities'. In: Logos, 25/2 pp. 16-27 (2014).   10.1163/1878-4712-11112041
  • 'Digital Documentary Editions and the Others'. In: Scholarly Editing, 35 (2014).  http://www.scholarlyediting.org/2014/essays/essay.pierazzo.html
  • J. André, E. Pierazzo. 'Le codage en TEI des brouillons de Proust: vers une édition numérique'. In: Genesis, 36, pp. 155-61 (2013).
  • 'A rationale of digital documentary editions'. In: Literary and Linguistic Computing, 26/4, pp. 463-478 (2011).. Available at  doi:10.1093/llc/fqr033
  • 'Editorial teamwork in a digital environment: the edition of the correspondence of Giacomo Puccini'. In: Jahrbuch für Computerphilologie, 10, pp. 91-109 (2010).. Available at  http://computerphilologie.tu-darmstadt.de/jg08/pierazzo.html
  • 'Le edizioni marcoliniane della «Zucca» del Doni (1551-1552)'. In: Italianistica, XXVIII, pp. 49-71 (1999).
  • 'Un intellettuale a servizio della Chiesa: Girolamo Giovannini da Capugnano'. In: Filologia e Critica, XXIII, pp. 206-48 (1998).
  • 'Iconografia della "Zucca" del Doni: emblematica, ekfrasis e variantistica'. In: Italianistica, XXVII, pp. 403-25 (1998).

Proceedings and Chapters in Books

  • 'Textual Scholarship and Text Encoding'. A New Companion to Digital Humanities. S. Schreibman, R. Siemens and J. Unsworth Oxford: Wiley - Blackwell , 2015 (forthcoming in 2015)..
  • 'Un nouveau module de la TEI pour l’encodage des manuscrits modernes et les éditions génétiques'. La génétique des textes et des formes: L'œuvre comme processus. Proceeding of the international conference, Cerisy La Salle, 2-9 September 2010, P.-M. De Biasi and Anne Herschberg Pierrot (eds.), Forthcoming in 2015.
  • 'Research without borders: the Text Encoding Initiative and international cooperation in digital humanities'. Renaissance studies in honor of Joseph Connors. L. Waldman, Machtelt Israëls et al. (eds.), Florence: Leo S. Olschki - Villa I Tatti, The Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, pp. 557-562, 2013.
  • S. Mahony, E. Pierazzo. 'Teaching skills or teaching methodology'. Digital humanities pedagogy: practices, principles and politics. Brett D. Hirsch (ed.), Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, pp. 215-225, 2012.
  • P. Spence, C. Isasi Martínez, Elena Pierazzo and Irene Vicente Miguel. 'Cruzando la brecha: la marcación digital con criterios filológicos'. Nuevas perspectivas para la edición y el estudio de documentos hispánicos antiguos. M.J. Torrens Alvarez and P. Sánchez-Prieto Borja (eds.) Bern: Peter Lang AG, pp. 465-84, 2012.
  • K. Sutherland, E. Pierazzo. 'The author’s hand: from page to screen'. Collaborative research in the digital humanities. M. Deegan and W. McCarty (eds.), Ashgate: Aldershot, pp. 191-212, 2012.
  • 'Filologia, storia della lingua e informatica umanistica: luci e ombre'. Storia della lingua italiana e filologia. C. Ciociola, M. Tavoni A. Stussi (eds.), Firenze: Franco Cesati Editore, pp. 129-153, 2011.
  • E. Pierazzo, P. A. Stokes. 'Putting the text back into context: a codicological approach to manuscript transcription'. Kodikologie und Paläographie im Digitalen Zeitalter 2 - Codicology and palaeography in the digital age 2. F. Fischer, C. Fritze and G. Vogeler (eds.), in collaboration with B. Assmann, M Rehbein and P. Sahle, Norderstedt: Books on Demand, pp. 397-430, 2011. Available at  urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-43605
  • P. A. Stokes, E. Pierazzo. 'Encoding the language of landscape: XML and databases at the service of Anglo-Saxon lexicography'. Perspectives on lexicography in Italy and Europe. S. Bruti, R. Cella, and M. Foschi Albert (eds.) Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 203-38, 2009.
  • 'BaDaLì. Analisi linguistica al servizio di una base di dati elettronica'. Circolazione d'idee, parole, uomini, libri e culture: Sardegna, Corsica, Toscana. G. Nonnoi (ed.), Cagliari: CUEC, pp. 95-108, 2009.
  • 'Digital genetic editions: the encoding of time in manuscript transcription'. Text editing, print and the digital world, digital research in the arts and humanities. M. Deegan and K. Sutherland (eds.), Ashgate: Aldershot, pp. 169-186, 2008.
  • 'Dalle "Nuove Pitture" al "Seme" della "Zucca": problemi editoriali e ipotesi critiche'. Una soma di libri. L'edizione delle opere di Anton Francesco Doni. Atti del seminario di studi, Università di Pisa, 14 ottobre 2002. Giorgio Masi (ed.), Firenze: Leo S. Olschki Editore, pp. 271-297, 2008.
  • F. Franceschini, E. Pierazzo, D. Turri. 'A digital integrated system for lexical, morpho-syntactic and pragmatic analysis of the language of young people'. Perspektiven der Jugendsprachforschungug / Trends and developments in youth language research. Christa Dürscheid and Jürgen (eds.), Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, pp. 427-444, 2006.
  • F. Franceschini, E. Pierazzo. 'BaDaLì: una banca dati sul linguaggio giovanile in Toscana occidentale e Liguria. Finalità, metodi e primi risultati'. Giovani, lingue e dialetti. Atti del convegno, Sappada/Plodn (BL), 29 giugno-3 luglio 2005, G. Marcato (ed.), Padova: Unipress, pp. 55-62, 2006.
  • 'Un modello per la codifica digitale dei libretti d’opera: lo schema di codifica e il sito "Opera Liber"'. L’opera prima dell'opera: fonti, libretti, intertestualità. Atti del Convegno Internazionale, Pisa-Lucca 22-23 ottobre 2004, A. Grilli (ed.), Pisa: Plus, 2006.
  • G. Tumariello, C. Morbidoni, E. Pierazzo. 'Toward textual encoding based on RDF'. ELPUB 2005. Proceedings of the International Conference. pp. 57-64, 2005. Available at  http://elpub.scix.net/data/works/att/206elpub2005.content.pdf
  • 'Nel laboratorio del censore: Girolamo Giovannini da Capugnano editore della "Zucca" del Doni'. Storia della lingua e filologia. Per Alfredo Stussi nel suo sessantacinquesimo compleanno. M. Zaccarello and L. Tommasin (eds.) Firenze: Edizioni del Galluzzo, pp. 291-311, 2004.
  • 'La "Zucca" del Doni: Fra novella e facezia'. Favole parabole istorie. Le forme della scrittura novellistica dal Medioevo al Rinascimento. . Atti del convegno di Pisa, 26-28 ottobre 1998, Roma: Salerno Editrice, pp. 509-33, 2000.

Other publications

  • Comitato MAG. MAG - Metadati Amministrativi e Gestionali. Manuale utente. Elena Pierazzo (ed.) Rome: Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle Biblioteche Italiane e per le Informazioni Bibliografiche, 2006. Available at  http://www.iccu.sbn.it/genera.jsp?id=101

Digital Resources

Grants

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  • Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT). Marie Curie Actions, European Commission, 7th Framework Programme.
    • Role: Lead College Investigator
    • Amount of grant: € 4,040,671.03
    • King's College Share: € 578,931

Research Students

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  • Raffaele Viglianti: Digital Edition of the musical score of the Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber: Completed 2015
  • Chiara Salvagni: Digital Edition of the first Book of the Odyssey
  • Elisa Nury (from September 2013): Digital editions, automatic collation: from theory to practice
  • Tuomo Toljamo (from April 2014)" Document-centric scholarly editions

Conference Papers and Invited Talks

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  • 2015
    • Paper: 'Disciplinary Impact: The Effect of Digital Editing'. Digital Humanities 2015, Univeristy of West Sydney, Sydney 29 June - 3 July
    • Paper: 'The View from Another Planet: an Italian Philologist in the Anglo-American Academy'. Convergences & Divergences, Joint conference of the Society for Textual Scholarship and the Association for Documentary Editing. Univerity of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln, 17-20 June
    • Invited Lecture: 'Les éditions savantes à l’époque du numérique: théories, méthodes et modèles'. Postgraduate conference, Université Paris Ouest, 11 June
    • Keynote address: 'The remediation of scholarly communication: are we loosing the battle we forgot to fight?'. DH Belenux, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, 9 June
    • Keynote address: 'Encoding the Code: the Tale of a Textual Impostor'. Music Encoding Conference third edition. Università di Firenze, Florence, 18 Mai.
    • Invited Paper: 'Digital Editions as Linguistic Tools: the cases of Jane Austen and Anton Francesco Doni', ECD/DCE. Edizioni a Confronto - Comparing Editions Università di Roma I 'La Sapienza', 27 March
    • Invited Lecture: 'Structuration et modélisation comme outils d’analyse'. Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, 5 January
    • Invited Paper: 'L'édition comme réprésentation'. Dispositifs de lecture savante Université de Paris Ouest, Paris, 22 Janaury
  • 2014
    • Invited lectures: 'Modelling Digital Editing' and ' Modelling, Objectivity and the Digital Humanities'. University of Leipzig, 11 November
    • Panel: 'All Editing is Critical: Rethinking Documentary Editing in the Digital Age', organiser with Kenneth Price Textual Trails: Transmission of Oral and Written Texts The European Society for Textual Scholarship - ESTS 2014. Helsinki, 30 October - 1 November
    • Paper: 'Text and Con-Text: Critical Documentary Editing'. Textual Trails: Transmission of Oral and Written Texts The European Society for Textual Scholarship - ESTS 2014. Helsinki, 30 October - 1 November
    • Paper: 'Textual Transmission as a Communication Act: a Model'. Textual Trails: Transmission of Oral and Written Texts The European Society for Textual Scholarship - ESTS 2014. Helsinki, 30 October - 1 November
    • Paper: 'Modelling Digital Editing: of Texts, Documents and Works' (with G. Nöel). Digital Humanities 2014 Lausanne, EPFL and University of Lusanne, 8-11 July.
    • Invited Paper: 'The role of facsimile in the Digital edition of old texts', Can Scholarship show as well as tell?, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London and the Pratt Institute in New York. London, 27th June 2014
    • Invited lecture: 'Les éditions savantes au temps du numérique : éditeurs, plateformes et public', Grenoble, l’Université de Grenoble, 21 February 2014.
  • 2013
    • Invited lecture: 'L'édition numérique du Stufaiolo (1557-1559) d’Anton Francesco Doni', Tours, Centre d'Études Supérieures de la Renaissance, 2 December 2013
    • Plenary Paper: 'What’s on the page? Objectivity and Subjectivity and the editorial work'. Variance in textual scholarship and genetic criticism. La variance en philologie et dans la critique génétique. The European Society for Textual Scholarship - ESTS 2013. Paris, 20-22 November 2013
    • Invited Plenary Lecture: 'Digital Scholarly Editing'. Digital Humanites Summer School, Venice 2013, Joint Research Center for Digital Humanities, University of Venice and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, 7-10 October 2013
    • Round table: 'The role of TEI in scholalry editing', with Matthew Driscoll, Marjorie Burghat, Patrick Sahle, Cynthia Damon, Marina Buzzoni. The Linked TEI. Text Encoding Initiative Conference 2013. Rome, Università Roma 1 'La Sapienza', 2-5 October.
    • Invited Plenary lecture: 'From Praxis to Theory: a scholarly rationale for digital editions'. DigHum Summer School 2013, University of Leuven, 18-20 September
    • Invited lecture: 'Digital Textual Editing'. Digital Texts and Textualities. Jerusalem, Hebrew University, 09-10 September 2013.
    • Invited Plenary Lecture: 'Digital Textual Editing'. Digital Humanities Summer School Switzerland 2013, University of Bern, 26-29 June 2013
    • Invited paper: ‘Communicating Digital Scholarly Editions: a reader's perspective’. Social Digital Scholarly Editing conference, 11-13 July 2013, University of Saskatchewan
    • Invited Lecture: 'Unpacking the draft page: time, space and computer games'. CeRCH Seminar Series, King's College London, 16 January
  • 2012
    • Invited Paper: 'Of time and space: genetic editions using the TEI'. Annual conference of the 'Chaier' Consortium, Sorbonne, Paris, 13-14 December
    • Paper: 'Unpacking the draft page: time, space and computer games'. Editing fundamentals: Historical and literary paradigms in source editing. The European Society for Textual Scholarship - ESTS 2012, Amsterdam, 22-24 November
    • Round Table: 'Teaching the TEI', with James Cummings, Marjorie Burghart, (Susan Schreibman and Forence Clavaut). TEI and the C{r|l}o{w|u}d. Text Encoding Initiative Conference 2012, Texas A&M University, College Station, 8-11 November. Available at  http://idhmc.tamu.edu/teiconference/program/papers/#teach
    • Paper: 'Delivering the digital edition: time and space on the screen'. TEI and the C{r|l}o{w|u}d. Text Encoding Initiative Conference 2012, Texas A&M University, College Station, 8-11 November. Available at  http://idhmc.tamu.edu/teiconference/program/papers/#del
    • Plenary Lecture: 'Teaching DH: an absurdity or a necessity?' JADH2012 Conference. Inheriting Humanities. Japanese Association of Digital Humanities. University of Tokyo, 15-17 September
    • Plenary Lecture: 'Of time and space: genetic editions using the TEI'. Digital Text/Genetic document. Text Encoding Initiative and genetic editions. University of Bern, 3-7 September
    • Panel: 'Digital Humanities as a university degree: The status quo and beyond' with Manfred Thaller; Patrick Sahle; Domenico, Fiormonte; Malte, Rehbein; Geoffrey, Rockwell; Susan, Schreibman; Stéfan Sinclair. Digital Humanities 2012, University of Hamburg, 16-22 July
    • Paper: 'Who’s afraid of angle brackets? The role of text encoding in textual scholarship', part of a panel with Peter Stokes, Paul Vetch and Harold Short. Digital Humanities Australasia 2012: building, mapping, connecting. Australian National University, Canberra, 27-30 March
    • Invited Panelist: 'Data modeling and humanities pedagogy' with Elizabeth Swanstrom, Susan Schreibman and Julia Flanders (moderator). Knowledge Organisation and Data Modelling in the Humanities, Brown University, Providence, 14-16 March
    • Invited Paper: 'Autour d'une séquence et des notes du Cahier 46: enjeu du codage dans les brouillons de Proust' with Julie André. École Normale Superieure - BNF, Paris, 1-2 March
    • Invited Lecture: 'Recherche sans frontières: la Text Encoding Initiative et la coopération internationale dans les Digital Humanities'. L'édition électronique dans tous ses états : évolution des pratiques, évolution des besoins. Ecole en Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Lyon, 20-23 Janaury
  • 2011
    • Paper: 'The role of technology in scholarly editing'. TEI members' Meeting and Conference Würzburg University, 12-15 November
    • Poster: 'Modelling a web based editing environment for critical editions' with Eleonora Litta and Geoffroy Nöel. Digital Humanites, Stanford University, 19-22 June
    • Invited talk: 'Editorial teamwork in a digital environment: the edition of the letters of Giacomo Puccini'. The Montague Letters Project: first colloquium Swansea University and Swansea Waterfront Museum, 2-3 June
    • Invited lecture: 'Manuscripts in the digital age: New approaches for textual studies, codicology and palaeography'. MUTEC, Lyon, 25 May
    • Invited Lecture: '“A book is what a book does”: libri, eBooks ed editoria digitale'. Dipartimento di Informatica, Pisa, 19 April
    • Invited paper: 'L’encodage du document, l’encodage du processus : un nouveau modèle en TEI pour l’édition génétique' with Lou Burnard. Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours, 21 January
  • 2010
    • Invited discussant at the international Colloquium 'Goethe's Faust. A genetic edition', 10-11 December 2010, Würzburg
    • Lecture: 'Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts: A Digital Edition' with Kathryn Sutherland. Maison Française d'Oxford, 17 November
    • Invited Long Paper: 'Putting texts back into context: Documentary transcriptions, genetic encoding, codicology and paleography' with Malte Rehbein, DARIAH and CLARINS joint conference, Vienna, 19-20 October.
    • Panel: 'TEI and Manuscripts: Directions of future developments', organised with Malte Rehbein; Paper: 'Towards genetic editing in a digital framework: A progress report' with Lou Burnard, Fotis Iannidis, Gregor Middel and Malte Rebein. TEI Member's Meeting, Zadar, 11-14 November
    • Invited Paper: 'Un nouveau module TEI pour l'encodage des manuscrits modernes et des éditions génétiques'. La génétique des textes et des formes : l'œuvre comme processus Cerisy-La Salle, 2-9 September
    • Invited Paper: 'Encoding documents and genetic editions' TEI @ Oxford Summer School 2010 Oxford University Computing Service, July 2010
    • Paper: 'New perspectives on Cervantes' with John O'Neill and Paul Spence. RSA (Renaissance Society of America) 2010, Venice, 8-10 April
  • 2009
    • Invited Paper: 'TEI genetic editions & collation', with Fotis Jannidis. COST Action A32 Meeting, Brussels, 18-19 November
    • Paper: 'Genetic editions', with Lou Burnard, Fotis Jannidis, and Malte Rehbein. TEI Member's Meeting, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 11-15 November
    • Paper: 'Text is not. Do we need a Document Encoding Initiative?'. TEI Member's Meeting, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 11-15 November
    • Invited Paper: 'A rationale for digital documentary editions'. Philtag Workshop, University of Würzburg, 1-2 October
    • Paper:'Teaching angle brackets: curiosity and enabling research as pedagogical lock picks', DRHA, Belfast, 7-9 September
    • Invited panelist at the International Seminar Edizioni Digitali alla ricerca di standards, Arezzo, 9 July
    • Invited paper: 'Preservation strategies for the Austen’s fiction manuscript Project'. Sustaining Digital Resources in the Humanities Symposium, Cambridge, 6 July
    • Paper: 'The limits of representation'. Digital Humanities, College Park, Maryland, 20-25 June
    • Invited Lecture: 'Web e ricerche geolinguistiche'. University of Palermo, 30 January
  • 2008
    • Invited Paper :'Filologia, storia della lingua e informatica umanistica: nuove prospettive metodologiche'. Storia della lingua italiana e filologia, ASLI Annual Conference. Pisa-Firenze, 19-20 December
    • Poster: 'Translation Studies and XML: Biblical translations in Byzantine Judaism, a case study', with Julia Krivorouchko and Eleonora Litta Modignani Picozzi. Digital Humanities, University of Oulu, 24-29 June
    • Poster: 'XSLT (2.0) handbook for multiple hierarchies processing', with Raffaele Viglianti. Digital Humanities, University of Oulu, 24-29 June
    • Paper: 'Editorial teamwork in a digital environment: the edition of the correspondence of Giacomo Puccini'. TEI@Galway, University of Galway, 2 April
  • 2007
    • Paper: 'Encoding the language of landscape: XML and databases at the service of Anglo-Saxon lexicography', with Peter A. Stokes. Lexicography in Italy and Europe Conference, Pisa, 20 October
    • Paper: 'Beyond markup in Hofmeister XIX: developing frameworks for digital editing, publication and retrieval', with Paul Spence and José Miguel Vieria. DRHA, Dartington, 9-12 September
    • Paper: 'The encoding of time in manuscripts transcription: toward genetic digital editions'. Digital Humanities, Urbana-Champaign, 2-8 July [Delivered by Arianna Ciula]
  • 2006
    • Paper: 'Just different layers? Stylesheets and digital edition methodology'. ALLC/ACH 18th joint Conference, Paris, 5-9 July
    • Paper: 'Modelling lexical entries: a database for the analysis of the language of young people' with Fabrizio Franceschini. ALLC/ACH joint Conference, Paris, 5-9 July
    • Paper: 'A Database for the study of the language of young people: a semantic-rhetorical analysis' with Fabrizio Franceschini. CLiP 2006, King's College London, 29 June - 1 July
    • Poster: 'Le nuove parole dei giovani toscani'. Conference of Società Internazionale di Linguistica e Filologia Italiana, Florence, 14-17 June. Available at  http://lablita.dit.unifi.it:8080/silfi2006/programme/abstracts/FranPierazzo.html
  • 2005
    • Invited Lecture: 'Gli scrittori e il loro pubblico alla metà del Cinquecento'. Corso di Letteratura Veneta Ateneo Veneto, Venice, Italy, 4 October - 13 December 2005
    • Paper: 'Corpora e strumenti di ricerca on-line per la lingua di Dante', with S. Gigli. Scienze umane, storia e informatica: ricerca e didattica, esperienze e prospettive, Pisa, 28-29 September
    • Paper: 'Corpora e strumenti di ricerca on-line per l’italiano contemporaneo, il linguaggio giovanile e la didattica dell’italiano', with F. Franceschini and E. Frasca. Scienze umane, storia e informatica: ricerca e didattica, esperienze e prospettive, Pisa, 28-29 September
    • Paper: 'Corpora annotati di libretti d’opera ed epistolari musicali', with G. Battelli. Scienze umane, storia e informatica: ricerca e didattica, esperienze e prospettive, Pisa, 28-29 September
    • Paper: 'Toward an RDF and logic programming based framework for textual content markup and querying', with G. Tumariello and C. Morbidoni, DRH, Lancaster, 4-7 September
    • Paper: 'BaDaLì: una banca dati sul linguaggio giovanile in Toscana e Liguria occidentale. Finalità, metodi e primi risultati', with F. Franceschini. Giovani, Lingue e Dialetti, Convegno Internazionale, Sappada/Plodn, 29 June - 3 July
    • 'Paper: Toward textual encoding based on RDF', with G. Tumariello and C. Morbidoni, ELPUB, Katholike Universiteit Leuven, 8-10 June
    • Paper: 'An encoding model for librettos: the Opera Liber DTD', ACH/ALLC 17th Joint International Conference, University of Victoria, British Columbia, 15-18 June
    • Paper: 'Handwriting, orthography and contamination in the autographs of Doni: the Stufaiuolo', RSA, Cambridge, 7-9 April
    • Paper: 'A digital integrated system for lexical, morpho-syntactic and pragmatic analysis of the language of young people', with F. Franceschini and D. Turri. Current developments in research into the language of young people, Zurich, 17-19 February
  • 2004
    • Paper: 'Il sito "Opera Liber"', with V. Bernardoni. L’opera prima dell'opera: fonti, libretti, intertestualità, Pisa-Lucca, 22-23 October
    • Invited Paper: 'Electronic texts in the humanities: the wishing well'. IT Infrastructure of Hyper-Learning, First Workshop of the European Research Group “Hyper-Learning”, Cortona, 1-3 October
    • Panel: 'An on-line laboratory for linguistic reasearch - Complete works of Dante lemmatized' with M. Tavoni, P. Ferragina, M. Tavosanis. ACH/ALLC 16th Joint International Conference, Göteborg University, 11-16 June
    • Paper: 'Il corpus delle opere volgari e latine di Dante per ricerche linguistiche'. Informatica Umanistica: edizioni, commenti, E-learning, Napoli-Raito, 10-11 September
  • 2002
    • Paper: 'Dalle "Nuove Pitture" al "Seme della Zucca": problemi editoriali e ipotesi critiche'. "Una soma di libri". L'edizione delle opere di Anton Francesco Doni, Pisa, 14 October
  • 1998
    • Paper: 'La "Zucca" del Doni: fra novella e facezia'. Favole parabole istorie. Le forme della scrittura novellistica dal Medioevo al Rinascimento, Pisa, Italy, 26-28 October

Conference and Workshop Organisation

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  • Humanités Numeriques et Antiquité/digital Humanites and Antiquity
    2-4 September 2015, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Grenoble
    • Organiser with Isabelle Cogitore
  • An Introduction to Digital Manuscript Studies (DH 2015)
    29-30 June 2015, University of West Sydney, Sydney
    • Organiser with Peter Stokes
    • Workshop Sessions: XML; TEI; Editing; Manuscript descriptions
  • Digital Scholarly Editing for Medievalists
    2-3 May. University of Leeds, Leeds
    • Organiser and sole teacher
  • Digital Editions of Medieval Manuscripts
    13 March 2015
    • Workshop session: Documentary Edition in TEI
  • DiXiT Camp 3: Academia, Cultural Heritage, Society
    9 February 2015, University of Boras, Boras
    • Workshop organiser: Tablets Apps for disseminating Digital Scholarly Editions
    • Workshop Session: Scholarly Editions and Their Public
    • Workshop Session: Introduction to User-Centric Interface Design
  • Toward a new social contract between publishers and editors (NeDiMAH)
    26 January 2015, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme 'Alpes', Grenoble
    • Organiser with Matthew Driscoll
  • Les éditions numériques savantes en TEI
    11-13 September 2014. Paris, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
    • Sole teacher
  • Encodage des manuscrits d'auteur: brouillons, épreuves corrigées. Part 2. (Workshop).
    19 November 2013. Tours, Centre d'Études Supérieures de la Renaissance
    • Sole teacher and organiser
  • L’encodage the textes et la recherche dans le sciences humaines (Workshop)
    14 November 2013. Tours, MSH Val de Loire
    • Organiser with Laurenne Betrand
    • Session: La Text Encodign Initiative et les éditions numériques des textes
  • Digital Humanities Summer School Venice 2013. (Workshop)
    Venice, Joint Research Center on Digital Humanities, 7-9 October 2013
    • Plenary talk: 'Digital Scholarly Editing'
    • Workshop session: Digital editing
  • Digital Humanities Summer School Belgium 2013. (Workshop)
    University of Leuven, 18-20 September 2013
    • Organiser with Dirk Van Hulle (University of Antwerp)
    • Plenary talk: 'From Praxis to Theory: a scholarly rationale for digital editions'
  • Digital Humanities Summer School Switzerland 2013. (Workshop)
    University of Bern, 26-29 June 2013
    • Plenary talk: 'Digital Textual Editing'
    • Workshop session: Digital editing
  • Training school in codicology. A five-day intensive training school in codicology organised under the auspices of COST Action IS 1005, ‘Medioevo Europeo: Medieval Studies and Technological Resources’. (Workshop)
    Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, 29 April - 3 May 2013
    • Teacher with Matthew Driscoll of the XML-TEI component
  • Encodage des manuscrits d'auteur: brouillons, épreuves corrigées. (Workshop)
    Tours, Centre d'Études Supérieures de la Renaissance, 18-19 January 2013
    • Sole teacher and organiser
  • NeDiMAH working group in digital scholarly editions - Experts’ seminar (Workshop)
    The Hague, Tesselschadezaal, Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, 21 November 2012
    • Organiser with Matthew Driscoll
  • TEI and the C(r|l)o(w|u)d: 2012 Annual Conference and Members’ Meeting of the TEI Consortium (Conference)
    College Station, Texas A&M University, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture, 8-11 November 2012
    • Chair of the Programme Committee
  • Digital text/Genetic document. Text Encoding Initiative and genetic editions (Workshop)
    University of Bern, 3-7 September 2012
    • Organiser
    • Teacher of the Italian strand of the 4-day workshop (French strand: Lou Burnard; German strand Christof Schöch)
  • Introduction to document-based and genetic editing in TEI (Pre-conference workshop)
    Tokio, Inheriting Humanities. Japanese Association of Digital Humanities.University of Tokyo, 15-17 September 2012
    • Organiser and sole teacher.
  • Introduction to document-based encoding in TEI (Pre-conference workshop)
    Canberra, Australian National University, 26 March 2012
    • Organiser
  • A new TEI module for encoding documents and genetic editions (Workshop)
    University of Zadar, 8-14 November 2010
    • Organiser with Malte Rehebein
  • Digital Humanities 2010 (Conference)
    King's College London, 7-10 July 2010
    • Member of the Local Committee
    • Responsible for the website
    • Lead editor for the Book of Abstracts (137 abstracts)
  • Genetic editions in a digital framework. (Workshop)
    Paris, Ecole Normale Superieure, 14-15 May 2009
    • Organiser with Fotis Jannidis and Malte Rehbein
    • Workshop design and programme preparation
    • Fund seeking - Funding granted by: ALLC, ACH, TEI, Moore Institute (Galway)
  • TEI Member's Meeting 2008 (Conference)
    King's College London, 6-8 November 2008
    • Member of the Local Committee

Offices and Responsibilities

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  • Reviewer for the following International Research Councils:
    • Agence nationale de la Recherce (ANR) -- France
    • Swiss National Science Foundation - Switzerland
    • Ministero Dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca (MIUR) - Progetti di Rilevanza Nazionale (PRIN) - Italy
  • European Society for Textual Scholarship:
    • Member of the Board, 2015-2019
  • Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)
    2004-present
    • Chair of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), 2012-2014
    • Elected member of the TEI Board, 2012-2014
    • Elected member of the TEI Council, 2007-2009; 2009-2011
    • Chair of the TEI Manuscript Special Interest Group, 2004-2013
      • 2004-2006: with Edward Vanhoutte and Susan Schreibman
      • 2008-2012: with Malte Rehbein
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Besançon
    2012-present
  • Co-chair of the Working group on Digital Editions for the Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities - NeDiMAH
    2011-present
  • Member of the Advisory Board for the Elizabeth Montague Network, AHRC supported project
    2011-2012
  • UK representative in the Managing Committee of "Interedition", EU COST action
    2010-2012
  • Reviewer for submission to annual conference of Digital Humanities
    2007-present
  • Reviewer for the following peered-reviewed journals since 2010
    • Literary and Linguistic Computing
    • Digital Medievalist
    • Variants
    • Digital Humanities Quarterly
  • Reviewer for the following publishing houses
    • Routledge
    • Ashgate

Prizes and Awards

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  • November 2013
    Visting Professorship Centre d'Etudes Superiéures de la Renaissance, University of Tour
  • May 2005
    Bursary Award Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC)
  • February 2002
    Fellowship Villa “I Tatti” - The Harvard University, Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence, Italy
  • November 1996
    Ph.D Full ScholarshipScuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

Professional Memberships

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  • Association for Computing in the Humanities (ACH)
  • Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC)
  • Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)
  • European Society for Textual Scholarship
  • Association for Documentary Editing
  • Digital Medievalist
  • Renaissance Society of America (RSA)

Additional Skills

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  • Extensive experience in working with Modern and Medieval Manuscripts
  • Native Italian, fluent English and French, good knowledge of Latin
  • Some knowledge of German and Spanish
  • Extensive experience with XML related languages: XML, XSLT, XSL-FO, xPath, RelaxNG, W3C Schemas; excellent knowledge of the following XML vocabularies: TEI (including ODD), DocBook, METS, MODS. Good knowledge of (X)HTML, CSS; some knowledge of EPUB, OOXML, LateX, TeX.