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Keywords: Digital Humanities, digital philology, digital scholarly editions, editorial theory.
Whilst Digital Humanities (or, more clearly, humanities computing) are more clearly defined as a technology-driven discipline that already enjoys a number of university courses and textbooks, digital philology appears to be more difficult to circumscribe. In a diverse range of academic fields, the latter should consider traditionals issue in textual criticism under the new perspective of the digital production, publication and circulation of texts. Particularly when addressing textual criticism, a crucial issue is the definition of the aims, methods and deontology of the publication of authoritative texts, both in paper and digital. Through a general overview of such problems, this essay suggests that, following the acquisitions of Anglo-American editorial theory, Italian philology should pay more attention to abroad methodological issues.