[Humanist] 24.902 events: interdisciplinary research on writing

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Thu Apr 21 07:45:42 CEST 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 902.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 11:42:10 +0200
        From: Arianna Ciula <ACiula at esf.org>
        Subject: ESF SCH Conference: First-Person Writing, Four-Way Reading

First-Person Writing, Four-Way Reading
A three-day interdisciplinary research conference on literature, history, medical humanities & ethnography

1-3 December 2011
University of London, UK (venue TBC)

====== Scientific Background ======

This Research Conference is part of the 2011 programme of Strategic Activities of the Standing Committee for the Humanities of the European Science Foundation. It is an exercise in interdisciplinarity in relation to four fields with a common interest in a certain kind of textual material.

The term ‘writing’ is meant literally: the first-person material on which the project focuses is textual rather than oral, whether published or unpublished (this includes texting, blogging, twitter, novels in SMS, second life and interactive writing). The time-period covered is from the early modern period to the present day. Though the language of the conference will be English, material in any language may be referred to (using originals, translations and/or parallel texts).

The term ‘reading’ is meant primarily in a metaphorical sense: how do scholars from these four fields investigate, interpret or, more broadly, ‘use’ first-person texts; what differences can be found in their methods and applications; and how can they debate these commonalities and differences in fruitful ways? It is hoped that, after the conference, further international and interdisciplinary research collaboration will be developed.

For further details on the conference please visit http://www.esf.org/research-areas/humanities/strategic-activities/first-person-writing-four-way-reading.html

====== Call for Paper and Subsidies ======

In addition to invited speakers, a Call for Papers for the small group sessions is open. Applicants may alternatively be invited to bring posters.

Deadline for application: ***4 June 2011***, 12 noon CET
See the Call for Papers (PDF at http://www.esf.org/index.php?eID=tx_nawsecuredl&u=561&file=fileadmin/be_user/research_areas/HUM/Strategic_activities/First-Person_Writing/2011-04-18_CfP.pdf&t=1303382104&hash=66b31cb644dbb4802d2c3bd8443acfe5) and the relevant Application Form (http://www.esf.org/research-areas/humanities/strategic-activities/first-person-writing-four-way-reading/call-for-papers-form.html).

A limited number of subsidies of a flat sum of €300 or £265 each, to be used for travel, accommodation and/or conference fee, will be offered to early-career researchers (research students or scholars within 10 years of completion of a PhD, whether currently in an academic post or not).

To be considered for a subsidy you do not necessarily have to be giving a paper or poster. Subsidy applications must be submitted by ***31 July  2011***, 12:00 noon CET through the Application Form available at http://www.esf.org/research-areas/humanities/strategic-activities/first-person-writing-four-way-reading/subsidies-form.html 

====== Contact ======

For further information about the conference, you may contact:

Local Contact
Professor Naomi Segal

ESF Contacts
Dr Arianna Ciula
Ms Claire Rustat-Flinton

Dr. Arianna Ciula
Science Officer for the Humanities

European Science Foundation 
1 quai Lezay Marnésia 
BP 90015
F-67080 Strasbourg

Email: aciula at esf.org
Tel: +33 (0) 388767104

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