[Humanist] 23.226 events: Fall Institute cancelled; cfp for textual scholarship

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Aug 11 09:21:34 CEST 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 226.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Richard Cunningham <richard.cunningham at acadiau.ca>        (17)
        Subject: FIDLH 2009 cancellation

  [2]   From:    Christian Wittern <cwittern at gmail.com>                    (58)
        Subject: CFP International Symposium "New Directions in Textual
                Scholarship"(Saitama/Tokyo, Japan)

        Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 11:54:26 -0300
        From: Richard Cunningham <richard.cunningham at acadiau.ca>
        Subject: FIDLH 2009 cancellation

To Interested Readers of Humanist,

I'm very sorry to inform you that we have had to cancel the Fall  
Institute for Digital Libraries and Humanities for 2009. The  
organizers have found that there are too many things working against  
the meeting as currently configured and scheduled. We plan to make  
this into a more formal, larger conference, with a call for papers and  
with workshops clearly demarcated (pre- / post-conference).  We  
apologize for not being able to pull this particular rabbit out of our  
hat, but in the absence of applied for and hoped for financial  
support, the hat was simply too small to produce enough rabbit to feed  
this year's set of workshops.  We intend to continue planning for and  
improving the configuration of FIDLH so that we will be able to offer  
Eastern Canada a viable local venue for discussing and improving our  
digital library and humanities projects and skills.

With regrets,

Richard Cunningham      &      Erik Moore
Acadia University                      University of New Brunswick

        Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 15:01:16 +0900
        From: Christian Wittern <cwittern at gmail.com>
        Subject: CFP International Symposium "New Directions in Textual Scholarship"(Saitama/Tokyo, Japan)


International Symposium "New Directions in Textual Scholarship"

March 26, 2010 Saitama University, JAPAN
March 27, 2010 Printing Museum, Tokyo, JAPAN

As a result of increasingly widespread use of the internet, the basis
of research in the humanities has witnessed a dramatic shift from a
dependence on primarily print-based research materials to a heavy
reliance on digital resources. This poses a whole new set of problems
that in turn necessitate a reassessment of the very foundations of
textual scholarship. In discussions of these problems, numerous voices
from the Anglo-American and German scholarly traditions have offered
significant contributions and advanced the discourse in innovative
new ways. Unfortunately, this crucial topic remains virtually absent
from scholarly debates in Japan.

It is therefore with great pleasure that we announce an upcoming
international symposium dedicated to these issues, to be held over
March 26 and 27 at Saitama University and the Printing Museum in
Tokyo, Japan. As the first conference in Japan to address these key
issues, we hope to stimulate a discussion that will not only convey
the timeliness and energy of these debates to Japan, but moreover
contribute to the advancement of textual scholarship in a global
context. We are particularly honored to have keynote addresses by two
of the most distinguished scholars of the field, Peter Shillingsburg
and Bodo Plachta, each of whom has fundamentally informed the ongoing
development of the Anglo-American and German traditions of textual
scholarship. This conference is multi-lingual; the primary languages
will be English, German, and Japanese.

The Programme Committee invites submission of abstracts of between 500
and 750 words on the following aspects of humanities research,
especially in relation to topics and/or issues pertaining to textual

* Globalization
* Digitalization
* Interdisciplinarity

Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in length. In addition
to the abstract itself, parants should provide their name, e-mail
address, and institutional affiliation.

The deadline for submission of papers to the Programme Committee is
September 25, 2009. All submissions will be refereed. Presenters will
be notified of acceptance during early November.

Publication of a conference volume is also planned.

Inquiries and proposals should be submitted electronically to the
Programme Committee at: textjapan at gmail.com

For conference updates and information, please consult our website:


Kiyoko Myojo
kmyojo at mail dot saitama-u dot ac dot jp
Faculty of Liberal Arts, Saitama University
Fax: +81(0)48-858-3056

Christian Wittern
wittern at kanji dot zinbun dot kyoto-u dot ac dot jp
Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
Tel: +81(0)75-753-6966

 Christian Wittern
 Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
 47 Higashiogura-cho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8265, JAPAN

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