About Brill Scholarly Editions

Brill Scholarly Editions is a reading environment for text editions in the broadest sense of the word: critical editions, facsimiles, translations, and commentaries all find a place here. The first scholarly edition is Ammianus Marcellinus Online, which consists of two text editions and an extensive commentary.

Brill Scholarly Editions uses the Scaife Viewer to display, search, and browse the texts. This viewer is developed for the Perseus digital Library. It is the first phase of work towards the next version of the Library, Perseus 5.0. The Scaife Viewer is named for Ross Scaife, a pioneer in digital classics.

The viewer project is part of the Open Greek and Latin Project, an international collaborative consortium of librarians and researchers, that includes the Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard, the Harvard Library, the Library of the University of Virginia, Mount Allison University, the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts, and the Open Philology Project at the University of Leipzig. The Alexander von Humboldt Chair of Digital Humanities at Leipzig funded the initial development by Eldarion.

The Scaife Viewer is intended to be highly extensible, with a growing library of widgets that integrate texts with various types of annotation and external APIs. The code is open source under an MIT license. See here for the code repositories and read about the many ways to contribute. The Scaife Viewer makes use of the CapiTainS suite of tools for the serving and processing of texts.

Brill Scholarly Editions is work in progress. With the advice and support of Eldarion, the site will be updated continuously. In particular, widgets will be added that extend the current functionality and support the upcoming publications.

The code for Brill Scholarly Editions is found on the Brill GitLab pages, available under a MIT licence.

If you have any questions, please contact us at brillonline@brill.com, putting "Scholarly Editions" in the subject line.