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Elli Bleeker

Elli Bleeker2


Elli is a postdoctoral researcher in the Research and Development Team at the Humanities Cluster, part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. She specializes in digital scholarly editing and computational philology, with a focus on modern manuscripts and genetic criticism. Elli completed her PhD at the University of Antwerp (2017) on the role of the scholarly editor in the digital environment. As a Research Fellow in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie funded network DiXiT (2013–2017), she received advanced training in manuscript studies, text modeling, and XML technologies. Elli has participated in the organization and teaching of workshops on scholarly editing with a focus on knowledge transfer and the application of computational methods in a humanities environment.

Research and other projects

Text As Graph (TAG)

Major publications

  • Bleeker, Elli, Bram Buitendijk, Ronald Haentjens Dekker, Astrid Kulsdom. 2018. “Including XML Markup in the Automated Collation of Literary Texts”. Proceedings of the XML Prague conference, Prague, February 9-11, 77-95
  • Bleeker, Elli and Aodhán Kelly. “Interfacing Literary Genesis”. In: Internationales Jahrbuch für Editionswissenschaft, special issue on Digital Scholarly Editions as Interfaces (in preparation).
  • Bleeker, Elli. 2017. “Mapping Invention in Writing: Digital Infrastructure and the Role of the Genetic Editor”. PhD thesis, University of Antwerp.


Research output in Pure

Activities in Pure