The Opening Keynote on Tuesday, September 19, will be given by Jan Rybicki.

The 2019 TEI Members’ Meeting and Conference will finally culminate in a Closing keynote by Francesca Tomasi.

Jan Rybicki: “What is text, really? A stylometrist’s rant”


It seems that two very important elements of Digital Humanities, TEI and stylometry, operate in two discrete and non-overlapping areas. Attempts to bridge the abyss between them were few; proposed panels on that sometimes do not even make it through peer review for DH conferences. This plenary includes (but is not limited to) one stylometrist’s perspective on this; blame will be apportioned fairly and equally (if at all): “A plague o’ both your houses!”


Jan Rybicki is Professor of English Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. With a background in English literary studies, he has published on stylometry in literature and translations (incl. The Great Mystery of the (Almost) Invisible Translator: Stylometry in Translation).

One of the two main organizers of the DH2016 conference in Kraków, he has served the DH community as EADH committee member and is now part of DARIAH-EU’s Scientific Advisory Board. He has also translated into Polish such authors as Golding, Gordimer, Fitzgerald, Ishiguro or le Carré.

Francesca Tomasi: “Linked Open Data perspectives in Semantic Digital Editing”


Digital editing is a process involving several levels of textual representation, reflecting three main interpretative acts: modeling the transcription, defining relationships between inter-textual components and identifying intra-textual connections in order to add meaning. The TEI markup enabling such process could be enhanced through a Linked Open Data approach, able to add expressivity to the edition in a deeply semantic direction. A provenance-aware workflow for publishing semantic scholarly digital edition will be presented, by showing a real-case scenario.


Francesca Tomasi is associate professor in Archival Science, Bibliography and Librarianship at the University of Bologna. Her research is devoted to Digital Humanities, with a special attention to digital editing through semantic theories, models and technologies. She is member of different scientific committees of both associations and journals. In particular, she is President of the Library of the School of Humanities in the University of Bologna (BDU – Biblioteca di Discipline Umanistiche), Coordinator of the international second cycle degree in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge (DHDK), President of the Italian Association of Digital Humanities (AIUCD – Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale) and co-head of the Digital Humanities Advanced Research Center (DH.ARC).

She wrote about 90 papers, mostly in peer-review journal ( She is editor of Vespasiano da Bisticci, Letters ( and author of some books. Between the most recent, with D. Fiormonte e T. Numerico, The Digital Humanist. A critical inquiry, Punctum Books, NY 2015.

We are delighted and proud to present our Keynote speakers!