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 projects. Recent projects include the European Agora and DM2E projects. 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 is, in cooperation with Trinity College Cambridge, Wren Library (Cambridge), Austrian National Library (Vienna), Bodleian Library (Oxford), Bertrand Russell Archives (Ontario) and the Stanhill Foundation (London), producing a new digital facsimile of the Wittgenstein Nachlass. The facsimile is published Open Access on WAB's Wittgenstein Source.

WAB has been central in the establishing of the new international Wittgenstein journal Nordic Wittgenstein Review (NWR) and runs its technical platform, as well as participates in the editing. WAB has also been central in the establishing of the new international Wittgenstein book series Nordic Wittgenstein Studies that continues WAB's earlier series Publications from the Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen.

Last change: 30.5.2014 by ap