[Humanist] 25.541 events: textual studies, digital editions

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 541.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Brent Nelson <brent.nelson at usask.ca>                      (64)
        Subject: Reminder -- Beyond Accessibility Conference. Deadline 15
                December.

  [2]   From:    Joris van Zundert <joris.van.zundert at huygens.knaw.nl>     (65)
        Subject: Interedition: Call for Papers Symposium 'Scholarly Digital
                Editions, Tools and Infrastructure', 19-20 March 2012, The
                Hague,The Netherlands


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        Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 22:22:07 -0600
        From: Brent Nelson <brent.nelson at usask.ca>
        Subject: Reminder -- Beyond Accessibility Conference. Deadline 15 December.


Deadline fast approaching...*

Beyond Accessibility: Textual Studies in the 21st Century

Call for Papers*

The Textual Studies team of INKE (Implementing New Knowledge 
Environments) wish to invite presentation proposals for Beyond  
Accessibility: Textual Studies in the 21st Century .
June 8, 9, and 10, 2012, University of Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada.
Keynote speakers: Adriaan van der Weel (Leiden University) and Sydney 
Shep, (Victoria University of Wellington)

At the end of the 20th century, textual studies witnessed a revolution 
in accessibility to texts with the explosion of the internet.  Now we 
simply take it for granted that digital processes infuse every step of 
our study, editing, production, and dissemination of texts. The Textual 
Studies team of INKE invites presentations that address the questions 
"What is the state of textual studies in the 21st century? What is the 
important work of textual studies in the 21st century? What are the 
outstanding issues, challenges, concerns, emerging trends, methods, 
attitudes, and exciting developments in textual scholarship?  Papers may 
address such questions as

    *     What is the state of the scholarly edition after the 
transition from print to print and digital?
    *     What is the impact on the material book and on book history of 
the different kinds of access enabled by the digital medium?
    *     How have authorship attribution studies been transformed by 
access to so many more searchable texts?
    *     How has the new age of access to materials affected the state 
of textual studies in various regions of the globe?
    *     How well are scholars being served by traditional and emerging 
infrastructures for the study, creation, production, and dissemination 
of texts?
    *     What is the future of, for example, the study of readership 
and letter writing, genetic editing, and reception history?

INKE is a multi-national, multi-disciplinary research initiative, funded 
by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and 
partnering organizations, to study, develop, and implement digital 
environments for reading and research (www.inke.ca).   The Textual 
Studies Team of INKE is researching ways in which the age of manuscript 
and print production can inform our development and implementation of 
electronic reading technologies.

We invite proposals for papers, posters/demonstrations, and roundtable 
discussions that address these and other issues pertinent to research in 
textual studies. Proposals should contain a title, a detailed and 
focussed abstract (of approximately 300 words) plus list of works cited, 
and the names, affiliations, and Website URLs of presenters. Please send 
proposals before 15 December 2011 to richard.cunningham at acadiau.ca.

Potential participants in the conference, particularly those coming from 
abroad, might be interested to take advantage of the Digital Humanities 
Summer Institute, which will just before our conference, from 4-8 June, 
also at the University of Victoria (http://www.dhsi.org/).   A limited 
number of scholarships for workshop tuition will be available for 
graduate students participating in the Beyond Accessibility conference.  
Also of potential interest is the annual conference of the Society for 
Digital Humanities (SDH/SEMI) at the Congress of the Humanities and 
Social Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, 28-30 
May, 2012 (http://www.sdh-semi.org/).

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Dr. Brent Nelson, Associate Professor
Department of English
9 Campus Dr.
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5
ph.: (306) 966-1820
fax.: (306) 966-5951



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        Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 10:25:53 +0100
        From: Joris van Zundert <joris.van.zundert at huygens.knaw.nl>
        Subject: Interedition: Call for Papers Symposium 'Scholarly Digital Editions, Tools and Infrastructure', 19-20 March 2012, The Hague,The Netherlands
        In-Reply-To: <CAHjhVj68Lqh8CfsJHigafidBepbvyha_s6nz9GMoRj8Nj4JExw at mail.gmail.com>


Call for Papers: Scholarly Digital Editions, Tools and Infrastructure

Interedition - An Interoperable Supranational Infrastructure for Digital
Editions 

19-20 March 2011, Huygens ING, The Hague, The Netherlands ==

Huygens ING is pleased to host a symposium to mark the achievements of
Interedition, COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action
IS0704. This event will also serve as a springboard for further work based
on the principles of interoperability promoted by Interedition within the
domain of digital scholarly editing and research.

One of the key objectives of Interedition has been to produce a ‘roadmap’
conceptualizing the development of a technical infrastructure for
collaborative digital preparation, editing, publication, analysis and
visualization of literary research materials. Interedition has approached
the problem of interoperable infrastructure from the perspectives of
methodology, technology, and community. At present Interedition is
realizing the ‘nuts and bolts’ of a bottom-up generalizable architecture,
focusing on the development community and the prototyping of distributed
lightweight services. This grassroots approach is emerging from the ‘engine
rooms’ where Web 2.0 digital editions are being built and promises a
generalizable and viable approach to collaborative digital humanities tool
building.

Creators and/or users of tools for textual scholarship are invited to
submit paper proposals dealing with tools and methodologies that promote,
exemplify, and otherwise address the issues of interoperability and
sustainability in the field of digital scholarly editing and research. In
particular, we encourage papers which address, but are not limited to the
following areas:

  * Development and application of tools to achieve interoperability and
sustainability in the arena of digital textual scholarship
  * Development methodology and the problem of bottom-up versus top-down
approaches
  * Development and application of tools for digital scholarly editions
  * Theoretical and practical problems of digital editing and scholarly
information exchange
  * Community and user aspects of interoperability in textual scholarship
  * Crowd sourcing solutions
  * Architectural approaches towards interoperability for tools in digital
scholarship
  * Digital techniques and methodologies from scholars working on textual
data in the humanities

Speakers are asked to submit abstracts of 750 words. This should also
include the names, titles, institutional affiliations, addresses, phone
numbers and email addresses of all authors. Abstracts must be submitted via
email to joris.van.zundert at huygens.knaw.nl by 15 January 2012.

Please note that we will be publishing the proceedings and that
contributions will be peer reviewed.

A bursary scheme will be in place to facilitate travel and accommodation
for selected papers. Details will be forthcoming

*** Keeping true to Interedition’s principles a bootcamp oriented towards
collaborative coding opportunities for researchers/developers will be
attached to this symposium. More details about this will be forthcoming. ***

Further details will be available at: http://www.interedition.eu/

== Symposium organizing committee ==
Peter Boot (Huygens Institute for the History of The Netherlands)
Karina van Dalen-Oskam (Huygens Institute for the History of The
Netherlands)
Fotis Jannidis (Universität Würzburg)
Kathryn E. Piquette (University College London)
Susan Schreibman (Trinity College Dublin)
Joris van Zundert (Huygens Institute for the History of The Netherlands)

== Links of Interest ==
About Interedition: http://www.interedition.eu
About the Huygens ING: http://www.huygens.knaw.nl/en/over-ons/
About COST and Interedition:
http://www.cost.esf.org/domains_actions/isch/Actions/IS0704





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