[Humanist] 26.361 publications: Kuhnian perspectives; textual scholarship

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Tue Oct 9 07:03:37 CEST 2012


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 361.
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  [1]   From:    Sakari_Katajamäki <sakari.katajamaki at FINLIT.FI>          (36)
        Subject: CFP: Limited Sources, Boundless Possibilities: Textual
                Scholarship and the Challenges of Oral and Written Texts

  [2]   From:    Gregory Radick <G.M.Radick at LEEDS.AC.UK>                   (15)
        Subject: Kuhnian perspectives on the life and human sciences: free
                special issue of STUDIES IN HPS C


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        Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2012 13:06:00 +0000
        From: Sakari_Katajamäki <sakari.katajamaki at FINLIT.FI>
        Subject: CFP: Limited Sources, Boundless Possibilities: Textual Scholarship and the Challenges of Oral and Written Texts
        In-Reply-To: <6521464241636150.WA.b.bordalejobham.ac.uk at www.jiscmail.ac.uk>


Call for Papers

Limited Sources, Boundless Possibilities: Textual Scholarship and the Challenges of Oral and Written Texts
A Special Issue of RMN Newsletter (December 2013)

The objectives and methods of textual scholars vary a great deal, but they share common challenges of interpreting and representing limited sources - fragmentary documents, discontinuous recordings, fading voices, incoherent manuscripts and insufficient or contradictory data on the contexts of producing and transmitting texts. 

We would like to enhance interdisciplinary discussion and to provide researchers with a better methodological understanding of the challenges of limited sources in editing oral and written texts and of studying their transmission and variance in a special issue of RMN Newsletter, the international open-access bi-annual publication of Folklore Studies / Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki (ISSN 1799-4497). Our publication promotes cross-disciplinary discussion on diachronic, comparative and source-critical treatments of cultural expression across diverse and intersecting disciplines:

http://www.helsinki.fi/folkloristiikka/English/RMN/index.htm

The special issue on textual scholarship calls for both research articles (up to 10 pages + works cited) and reviews (up to 5 pages + works cited). The research articles will be peer reviewed. The articles may treat various materials (e.g. manuscripts, folklore, letters, diaries, recordings) and cover themes such as:

* tracing processes of textualization in oral poetry
* lost sources 
* the scholarly editing of incoherent sources
* annotating gaps: interpreting illegible, invisible or inaudible sections
* limited sources in stemmatalogy
* challenges of historical and comparative methods in folklore studies
* describing obscure ethnomusical data 
* digitalizing and encoding fragmentary texts 
* overlaps and limitations in digital editions and databases

The themes may be discussed through concrete case studies or as broader comparative investigations. Theoretical discussions are also welcome.

If you are interested in participating in this international and cross-disciplinary discussion, please submit a 500 word abstract of your proposed contribution, with your name, affiliation and contact information to the issue editors Karina Lukin, University of Helsinki karina.lukin at helsinki.fi or Sakari Katajamäki, Finnish Literature Society sakari.katajamaki at finlit.fi 

Deadline for proposal submission is Monday, January 15th, 2013. The completed 3-10 page submission (+ works cited) will have a deadline of May 1st, 2013. 

Further information on the newsletter's editorial criteria and author guidelines can be found at: http://www.helsinki.fi/folkloristiikka/English/RMN/guidelines.htm 

For further information on textual scholarship: 
http://textualsociety.org/
http://www.textualscholarship.eu/

________________________

Sakari Katajamäki
Managing Editor 
FINNISH LITERATURE SOCIETY (SKS)
Research Department
Edith – Critical Editions of Finnish Literature

Hallituskatu 2 B (P.O. Box 259)
FI-00171 Helsinki
FINLAND
tel +358 (0)201 131 285
sakari.katajamaki at finlit.fi
www.edith.fi/english
www.finlit.fi/index.php?lang=eng



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        Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2012 19:11:25 +0100
        From: Gregory Radick <G.M.Radick at LEEDS.AC.UK>
        Subject: Kuhnian perspectives on the life and human sciences: free special issue of STUDIES IN HPS C
        In-Reply-To: <DF8544A06E8C474DA98508A47B2600A3040717E9ABEF at HERMES7.ds.leeds.ac.uk>

To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Thomas Kuhn'sThe Structure of Scientific Revolutions, a Kuhn-and-revolutions-themed special issue of articles from Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences is now available for free downloading at the journal's website:

http://www.journals.elsevier.com/studies-in-history-and-philosophy-of-science-part-c-studies-in-history-and-philosophy-of-biological-and-biomedical-sciences/

In the main journal, articles from the current (September 2012) issue include:

* Anna Maerker on Florentine anatomical wax models in eighteenth-century Vienna
* Roberta Millstein on Darwin, race and sexual selection
* Leon Rocha on Needham, Daoism and Science and Civilization in China

Gregory Radick
Professor of History and Philosophy of Science
School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

Tel: (UK) 0113 343 3269
Email: G.M.Radick at leeds.ac.uk<mailto:G.M.Radick at leeds.ac.uk>
Website: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/people/20048/philosophy/person/861/gregory_radick

Editor-in-Chief, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences





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