Espen Smith Ore

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Phone +47-22858189
Mobile phone 91390748 (+47) 91390748
Room 313
Visiting address Henrik Wergelands hus
Postal address Postboks 1102 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Work areas

  • Works with databases etc Norsk Ordbok 2014 (lexicography)
  • Works with the digital edition of Henrik Ivsen's works: Henrik Ibsens Skrifter
  • Works with the folklore archive concerning magic and witchcraft: Trolldomsarkivet
  • Works on text archives, text databases, text encoding, edition philology (textual criticism)
  • Works on the webservers run by the Unit for Digital Documentation:  (Ibsen, Menota, Dokpro, NO2014, Bokmåls- og Nynorskordboka etc.)


MA in Classics (Greek) and has stuidied informatics and information science.

Worked from 1984 - 2001 at the Center for Computing in the Humanities (later Aksis) at the Univ. of Bergen, 2000 - 2009 at the National Library of Norway.

Has worked on text encoding, editions/textual criticism (old and modern texts), hypertext/hypermedia and more. 1995 - 2009 and 2010 - 2014 member of the executive Committee of the European European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) - formerly the ALLC - Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC)

Tags: Textual criticism, Text Encoding, Hypermedia, Databases, XML


  • Ore, Espen Smith (2015). A Nordic Tradition for Digital Scholarly Editions?. Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities.  ISSN 2188-7276.  1(1), s 58- 67 . doi:
  • Ore, Espen Smith & Dahlström, Mats (2013). Elektronisches Edieren in Skandinavien, I: Paula Henrikson & Christian Janss (red.),  Geschichte der Edition in Skandinavien.  Walter de Gruyter.  ISBN 978-3-11-031740-4.  Kapittel.  s 143 - 166
  • Ore, Espen Smith (2012). Document Markup - Why? How?. Historical Social Research.  ISSN 0172-6404.  37(3), s 106- 124
  • Ore, Espen Smith (2009). '... they hid their books underground', In Marilyn Deegan & Kathryn Sutherland (ed.),  Text Editing, Print and the Digital World.  Ashgate.  ISBN 9780754673071.  7.  s 113 - 125

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  • Ore, Espen Smith (red.) (2014). Dagbog 1814 av Claus Pavels. Det norske språk- og litteraturselskap.  ISBN 978-82-8319-183-7.  252 s.

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  • Ore, Espen Smith (2017). Digital Classics outside the echo-chamber. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities.  ISSN 2055-7671.  32(2), s 457- 459 . doi: 10.1093/llc/fqx018
  • Ore, Espen Smith (2015). Digital Editions and Citing Them: Making scholar friendly digital editions.
  • Ore, Espen Smith (2015). Digital editions and digital "editions" in Norway.
  • Ore, Espen Smith (2014). Some thoughts on Digital Humanities in Norway. h/soz/kult.
  • Ore, Espen Smith (2013). A Nordic Tradition for Digital Scholarly Editions?.
  • Ore, Espen Smith (2013). Digital Humanities in Norway: The First 25 Years 1975–2000.
  • Ore, Espen Smith (2012). Elektroniske utgaver – koding, tekstsøk og databaser, med eksempler fra bl.a. Henrik Ibsens Skrifter og Norsk Trolldomsarkiv.
  • Ore, Espen Smith (2012). Markup - Why? How?.
  • Ore, Espen Smith (2012). One size fits all? Metadata på tvers av genre og innholdstyper.
  • Ore, Espen Smith (2012). Trolldom, Ibsen og metadata.
  • Ore, Espen Smith (2012). イベントレポート 「デジタル・ヒューマニティーズ・ケルン対談2012」. 人文情報学月報.
  • Ore, Espen Smith (2011). From black magic to Henrik Ibsen - or Digitizing culture: books, images and manuscripts.
  • Ore, Christian-Emil Smith & Ore, Espen Smith (2010). Re-linking a Dictionary universe or the Meta-dictionary Ten Years Later.
  • Ore, Espen Smith (2010). Digital Database/Digitisation of Cultural Heritage.
  • Ore, Espen Smith (2010). Digitisation, databases and text encoding.
  • Ore, Espen Smith & Taugbøl, Stine Brenna (2010). Ibsen: koding, arkivering og databaser for den digitale utgaven.
  • Ore, Espen Smith; Opas-Hänninen, Lisa Lena & Warwick, Claire (2009). Introduction. Literary & Linguistic Computing.  ISSN 0268-1145.  24(2), s 127- 128 . doi: 10.1093/llc/fqp013

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Published Dec. 14, 2010 3:09 PM - Last modified Nov. 24, 2014 10:43 AM

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