[Humanist] 28.431 events: planned obsolescence; digital editing

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Oct 23 07:22:34 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 431.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Andrew Jewell <ajewell2 at unl.edu>                          (60)
        Subject: CFP for joint ADE STS Conference

  [2]   From:    Andrew Prescott <Andrew.Prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>           (32)
        Subject: Bodies of Planned Obsolescence at the V&A

        Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:27:14 -0500
        From: Andrew Jewell <ajewell2 at unl.edu>
        Subject: CFP for joint ADE STS Conference

*Call for Papers - the Joint Conference of the Society for Textual
Scholarship and the Association for Documentary Editing*


*University of Nebraska-Lincoln, June 17-20, 2015*

*Program Organizers: Andrew Jewell, Amanda Gailey, Elizabeth Lorang,
Kenneth M. Price*

*Deadline for Proposals:* January 30, 2015

*Keynote Speaker: Jerome McGann*

The Society for Textual Scholarship and Association for Documentary Editing
announce a historic joint conference of the two organizations to be held at
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an international hub for digital
editing. Home to the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities and
numerous print and digital editing projects, UNL is located in the capital
of Nebraska and offers opportunities for exploring the history and
geography of the Great Plains.

This special joint conference will bring together two organizations with a
history and future of interests in studying and editing literary and
historical materials. We invite proposals on any aspect of documentary
editing and textual scholarship, including (but not restricted to) the
discovery, editing, annotation, analysis, teaching, and publication of
texts from many disciplines, including history, literature, classics,
musicology, philosophy, paleography, codicology, linguistics, art history,
the history of science, library and information science, film studies,
gender and sexuality studies, ethnic studies, and more. We invite proposals
from students.

Because this is a unique joint meeting of the two organizations, we are
especially interested in submissions on the theme of *convergences and
divergences*--papers that examine how different editorial theories and
methodologies at times intersect and at others veer apart. What are the
histories and possible futures of the two related but distinct editorial
traditions of ADE and STS? We see this conference as an opportunity for
reflection about editorial traditions and the prospects for textual studies
and encourage proposals that explore these topics.

Submissions may take the following forms:

1. Papers. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes in length, making a
significant original contribution to scholarship.

 2. Panels. Panels may consist of either three associated papers or four to
six roundtable speakers. Roundtables should address topics of broad
interest and scope, with the goal of fostering lively debate with audience

3. Posters. Posters showcase projects or present focused topics in a
setting that features personal interaction and informal conversation.
Posters on works-in-progress are encouraged.

To propose a paper, panel, or poster, send an abstract of no more than
500 words
to the program committee via the form available at http://go.unl.edu/e8x8 no
later than January 30, 2015. The proposal should clearly indicate the
format and whether technological support will be required. Please include
the name, email address, and institutional affiliations for all

*Opportunity for New Editors: Institute for Editing Historical Documents*

With funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission,
the ADE offers an additional opportunity in Lincoln in conjunction with the
conference: the Institute for Editing Historical Documents, to be held June
13-17 for individuals new to the practice of historical documentary
editing.  Experienced documentary editors provide instruction in the
principles of their field and insight into the realities of their work. For
more information, contact Bob Karachuk, Education Director,
Association for Documentary
Editing, at ade-educationdir at documentaryediting.org.

        Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:06:54 +0000
        From: Andrew Prescott <Andrew.Prescott at glasgow.ac.uk>
        Subject: Bodies of Planned Obsolescence at the V&A

Please join us this Sunday for...

After the Circuits Died: Exploring electronic waste
Sun 26 October 2014,
Open session: 10am - 4pm
Presentation and discussion: 4pm - 5pm
Part of Inside Out Festival

In this event, organized by The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, visitors are invited to follow a group of artists and cultural theorists in a one-day exploration of electronic waste.

‘Electronic waste’ or ‘e-waste’ is a generic term for electric and electronic equipment that have ceased to be of value to their owners. A pile of discarded computers, telephones, printers, and microwaves will be delivered to the museum. This material will be explored by four artists and two cultural theorists, who are specialized in consumer electronics and waste, during a workshop open to visitors.

The day will conclude with a presentation of the work-in-progress by the artists, in discussion with the two cultural theorists.

This event is part of the AHRC-funded research project ‘Bodies of Planned Obsolescence: Digital performance and the global politics of electronic waste’, which is aimed at exploring and developing strategies in digital performance art, cultural studies, and science, to engage with the political, sociological and ecological issues around electronic waste in countries that export (UK) and import (Nigeria and China) used technology.

FREE, drop in.
No booking required.

Art Studio
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Paul Granjon,
Jonathan Kemp,
Dani Ploeger,
Madaleine Trigg

Dr Neil Maycroft,
Dr Toby Miller


Our mailing address is:
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Embassy Theatre,
62-64 Eton Avenue,
London, NW3 3HY
United Kingdom

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