The Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen (WAB)

The Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen (WAB) is a research infrastructure and project platform bringing together philosophy, editorial philology and text technology. It is a meeting place for scholars and students from many different research fields and geographical areas around the world.

WAB engages in international R&D and mobility programmes and ran in the European Community's 5th Framework Programme a Transnational access to research infrastructures-programme (EU ARI WAB). WAB has a strong focus on XML-based and TEI-guided text encoding, and, recently, also Semantic Web applications.

WAB is probably best known for the publication of «Wittgenstein's Nachlass. The Bergen Electronic Edition» (BEE, Oxford University Press 2000). This edition contains all the manuscripts of Wittgenstein's Nachlass on six CDs in facsimiles and both normalized and diplomatic versions. The edition is equipped with a range of search and analysis functions.

WAB publishes its own series, the Publications from the Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen, which includes contributions from many internationally respected Wittgenstein scholars.

WAB has also created and runs an interactive news portal for Wittgenstein scholars, called Wittgenstein News. Here users can post information about activities, publications and research opportunities.

WAB is central in the establishing and editing of the new international Open Access philosophy journal Nordic Wittgenstein Review (NWR).

Last change: 9.12.2011 by ap