[Humanist] 28.111 events: Neo-Latin poetry; text reuse for classics; publishing; cultural literacy

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Jun 11 22:08:49 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 111.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Arianna Ciula <ariannaciula at gmail.com>                    (90)
        Subject: Cultural Literacy in Europe - Call for papers OPEN

  [2]   From:    Kathleen Fitzpatrick <kfitz47 at gmail.com>                   (9)
        Subject: AAUP session, Publishing in the Digital Humanities

  [3]   From:    Matteo Romanello <matteo.romanello at gmail.com>             (36)
        Subject: DH 2014 Panel "Rethinking Text Reuse as Digital Classicists"

  [4]   From:    "Bodard, Gabriel" <gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk>              (34)
        Subject: seminar: Neo-Latin poetry in English manuscripts 1550-1700

        Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:00:28 +0100
        From: Arianna Ciula <ariannaciula at gmail.com>
        Subject: Cultural Literacy in Europe - Call for papers OPEN

Dear all,

Below is the call for papers for the first conference of Cultural Literacy
in Europe (http://cleurope.eu) - see strand on digital textuality with
Digital Humanities related topics.

Please consider submitting a proposal for paper or project presentations
and disseminate the announcement.



Cultural Literacy in Europe

First International Conference – London, 16-18 April 2015

Deadline for submission of proposals: 31 August 2014
Registration will open on 1 July 2014

This international conference will bring together academics interested in
the development of Literary and Cultural Studies (LCS) in Europe and
beyond, as well as policymakers at European and national level. The
language of the Conference will be English.

First set up in 2007 by the European Science Foundation Standing Committee
for the Humanities,Cultural Literacy in Europe ran as an ESF-COST synergy
2009-2012 including international interdisciplinary workshops in four areas
of LCS research – Cultural memory, Migration & Translation, Electronic
textuality and Biopolitics, biosociality and the body. The initial two
outcomes were an ESF-COST Science Policy Briefing (
- no 48), published in January 2013, and a volume,From Literature to
Cultural Literacy (
coedited by Naomi Segal and Daniela Koleva, published by Palgrave Macmillan
in July 2014.

No longer restricted to studying manuscripts, printed books or other
language based genres in a philological mode, LCS researchers are now
concerned rather with four essential conceptual elements, using them to
describe, analyse and evaluate what may broadly be called the symbolic
dimension of humanity’s relationship with material reality: textuality,
rhetoricity, fictionality, and historicity. These concepts both represent
crucial structures and processes at work in cultural objects and at the
same time offer key techniques for understanding them. Working often
together or in comparative engagement, they indicate ways in which all
knowledge, all social activity, can be read.


The Steering Committee of the 2015 Conference invites proposals for
individual papers and project presentations.

*** Submission Topics ***

Proposals should refer to one or more of the following areas:

Current developments and issues in LCS research in any of the four fields:

Cultural memory;
Migration & Translation;
Digital textuality;
Biopolitics, biosociality and the body.

How LCS already relates to the social and cultural challenges of
21st-century Europe;
How LCS can continue to do so in the future.

See also additional ideas for topics:

*** Submission Types ***

Individual papers — These are academic papers. They will be grouped into
parallel sessions: each paper will be 15 minutes long followed by
questions. Your abstract must not exceed 750 words (1000 including
Project presentations — These are presentations of projects which are
successful examples of LCS research with impact on social and cultural
challenges. They will be presented in a plenary panel: each presentation
will be 10 minutes followed by discussion. Your abstract must not exceed
750 words (1000 including bibliography).

*** Submission Procedure ***

Proposals must be submitted by 31 August 2014 on-line (link for submission
available soon). Your abstract must not exceed 750 words (1000 including

*** Bursaries ***

A number of Early-Career Bursaries, worth £245 [€300] each, to offset
conference expenses, are available, closing date also on 31 August 2014. To
be eligible, applicants must have obtained PhD no more than 8 years ago and
with successful viva completed by the time of the conference. You do not
need to be giving a paper/project presentation at the conference to be
considered for a bursary. See details on how to apply:


Cultural Literacy in Europe is endorsed by several partners: ESF, which has
funded the project since its inception, the Birkbeck Institute for the
Humanities, hosting the first conference, as well as the Academia Europaea,
ALLEA, COST, EADH, ECHIC, HERA, University of Roehampton and Warwick
University’s Connecting Cultures Research Priority Programme. If your
institution wants to become a partner, please contact us.

Cultural Literacy in Europe Steering Committee:

Dr Arianna Ciula, University of Roehampton (UK)
Dr Nina Kancewicz-Hoffman, European Science Foundation (FR)
Dr Daniela Koleva, University of Sofia (BG)
Dr Loredana Polezzi, University of Warwick (UK)
Prof Naomi Segal, Birckbeck (UK)

Please send queries using the contact form: http://cleurope.eu/contact/

        Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:07:03 -0400
        From: Kathleen Fitzpatrick <kfitz47 at gmail.com>
        Subject: AAUP session, Publishing in the Digital Humanities

Dear colleagues,

The 2014 annual meeting of the American Association of University Presses will take place June 22-24.  This year’s program includes a panel discussion called “Publishing in the Digital Humanities”:

There are significant initiatives at many campuses to invest in the digital humanities. While DH has become a proxy for a lot of different issues, as humanities publishers, it's becoming more and more likely that we will need to expand the capacity for what it is we can publish. DH scholars may continue to write long-form text, but more and more often it will be embedded with DH features such as multimedia files, spatial mapping, data sets, archives, and social sandboxes. How will we publish these? How will these affect the work of editorial, marketing, production, and other staff? What types of collaborations will presses need in order to "publish" these new multimodal books? Will these books be digital-only?

This panel will be light on presentations and heavy on Q&A and interactivity, so the panelists invite even those who can’t attend in person to tweet questions and comments in advance to #AAUP14DH.

All best,

Kathleen Fitzpatrick // Director of Scholarly Communication
Modern Language Association // mla.org // @kfitz

        Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:30:56 +0200
        From: Matteo Romanello <matteo.romanello at gmail.com>
        Subject: DH 2014 Panel "Rethinking Text Reuse as Digital Classicists"

Dear All,

We are pleased to announce the panel session "Rethinking Text Reuse as
Digital Classicists", which will be held at the 2014 Digital Humanities
Conference in Lausanne.


DH 2014, Lausanne, 10 July 2014, 09:00-10:30

Amphimax, room 410

Text reuse – the meaningful reiteration of text, usually beyond the simple
repetition of common language – is a broad concept that can naturally be
understood at different levels and studied in a large variety of contexts.
This panel will gather researchers from different projects focussing on
text reuse in the field of Digital Classics with the aim of discussing the
possible approaches to and understandings of the notion. It will also bring
together current efforts and lay the ground for further research.


Aurélien Berra (Université Paris-Ouest & EHESS)
Matteo Romanello (German Archaeological Institute & King’s College London)
Alexandra Trachsel (University of Hamburg)

Invited participants:

Monica Berti (University of Leipzig)
Chris Forstall (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
Annette Geßner (University of Leipzig)
Charlotte Tupman (King’s College London)

For more information and the panel’s programme, please visit <

If you are interested in this vital topic, you are most welcome to take
part in the session.

Matteo, Aurélien & Alexandra

Matteo Romanello
DARIAH-DE Mitarbeiter
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
Zentrale, IT-Referat
Im Dol 1
14195 Berlin-Dahlem

Tel.: 030 - 187711 356

        Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:29:02 +0000
        From: "Bodard, Gabriel" <gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: seminar: Neo-Latin poetry in English manuscripts 1550-1700

Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies Seminar 2014
Friday June 13 at 16:30 in room 103 (Holden Room), Senate House, Malet 
Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Charlotte Tupman and Victoria Moul (King's College London)
Neo-Latin poetry in English manuscripts, 1550-1700


This paper discusses a proposed project to examine the role and 
significance of the large quantities of neo-Latin poetry composed and 
circulated within the thriving manuscript culture of early modern 
England (c. 1550-1700). It will produce a searchable digital edition of 
representative examples of early modern Latin poetry in English 
manuscripts, and a body of print publications analysing this almost 
unstudied wealth of material. We address the typical genres and forms of 
neo-Latin poetry in manuscript and how they are used; the relationship 
between original Latin and English poetry in manuscript sources; and the 
political significance of such poetry.

The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.

For more information please contact Gabriel.Bodard at kcl.ac.uk, 
Stuart.Dunn at kcl.ac.uk, S.Mahony at ucl.ac.uk or Charlotte.Tupman at kcl.ac.uk, 
or see the seminar website at 

Dr Gabriel BODARD
Researcher in Digital Epigraphy

Digital Humanities
King's College London
Boris Karloff Building
26-29 Drury Lane
London WC2B 5RL

T: +44 (0)20 7848 1388
E: gabriel.bodard at kcl.ac.uk


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