[Humanist] 30.142 pubs: mss studies, implications for libraries cfp

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Jul 2 15:39:16 CEST 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 142.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Kevin B Gunn <gunn at cua.edu>                               (80)

  [2]   From:    "Ransom, Lynn" <lransom at upenn.edu>                        (20)
        Subject: Manuscript Studies_ CFP & Forthcoming Issues

        Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2016 07:56:12 -0400
        From: Kevin B Gunn <gunn at cua.edu>

College & Undergraduate Libraries
Call for proposals:

The redefinition of humanities scholarship has received major attention in
higher education over the past few years. The advent of digital humanities
has challenged many aspects of academic librarianship. With the
acknowledgement that librarians must be a necessary part of this scholarly
conversation, the challenges facing subject/liaison librarians, technical
service librarians, and library administrators are many. Developing the
knowledge base of digital tools, establishing best procedures and
practices, understanding humanities scholarship, managing data through the
research lifecycle, teaching literacies (information, data, visual) beyond
the one-shot class, renegotiating the traditional librarian/faculty
relationship as ‘service orientated,’ and the willingness of library and
institutional administrators to allocate scarce resources to digital
humanities projects while balancing the mission and priorities of their
institutions, are just some of the issues facing librarians as they
reinvent themselves in the digital humanities sphere.


College & Undergraduate Libraries, a peer-reviewed journal published by
Taylor & Francis, invites proposals for articles to be published in the
fall of 2017. The issue will be co-edited by Kevin Gunn (gunn at cua.edu) of the Catholic University of America and Jason Paul (pauljn at stolaf.edu) of St. Olaf College.

The issue will deal with the digital humanities in a very broad sense, with
a major focus on their implications for the roles of academic librarians
and libraries as well as on librarianship in general. Possible article
topics include, but are not limited to, the following themes, issues,
challenges, and criticism:

·        Developing the project development mindset in librarians

·        Creating new positions and/or cross-training issues for librarians

·        Librarian as: point-of-service agent, an ongoing consultant, or as
an embedded project librarian

·        Developing managerial and technological competencies in librarians

·        Administration support (or not) for DH endeavors in libraries

·        Teaching DH with faculty to students (undergraduate and graduate)
and faculty

·        Helping students working with data

·        Managing the DH products of the data life cycle

·        Issues surrounding humanities data collection development and

·        Relationships of data curation and digital libraries in DH

·        Issues in curation, preservation, sustainability, and access of DH
data, projects, and products

·        Linked data, open access, and libraries

·        Librarian and staff development for non-traditional roles

·        Teaching DH in academic libraries

·        Project collaboration efforts with undergraduates, graduate
students, and faculty

·        Data literacy for librarians

·        The lack of diversity of librarians and how it impacts DH

·        Advocating and supporting DH across the institution

·        Developing institutional repositories for DH

·        Creating DH scholarship from the birth of digital objects

·        Consortial collaborations on DH projects

·        Establishing best practices for dh labs, networks, and services

·        Assessing, evaluating, and peer reviewing DH projects and

Articles may be theoretical or ideological discussions, case studies, best
practices, research studies, and opinion pieces or position papers.

Proposals should consist of an abstract of up to 500 words and up to six
keywords describing the article, together with complete author contact
information. Articles should be in the range of 20 double-spaced pages in
length. Please consult the following link that contains instructions for

Please submit proposals to Kevin Gunn (gunn at cua.edu) by August 17, 2016;
please do not use Scholar One for submitting proposals. First drafts of
accepted proposals will be due by February 1, 2017 with the issue being
published in the fall of 2017. Feel free to contact the editors with any
questions that you may have.

Kevin Gunn, Catholic University of America

Jason Paul, St. Olaf College


Kevin B. Gunn, MA, MLIS
Coordinator of Religious Studies & Humanities Services
Catholic University of America Libraries
http://libraries.cua.edu/staff/gunn/  http://libraries.cua.edu/staff/gunn/

Lecturer, Department of Library and Information Science
http://lis.cua.edu  http://lis.cua.edu

        Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2016 18:21:33 +0000
        From: "Ransom, Lynn" <lransom at upenn.edu>
        Subject: Manuscript Studies_ CFP & Forthcoming Issues

Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies
Call for submissions

[My sincere apologies to Scott Gwara for omitting his name below and to the list in advance for duplicating a message]

Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies aims to bring together scholarship from around the world and across disciplines related to the study of pre-modern manuscript books and documents. This peer-reviewed journal is open to contributions that rely on both traditional methodologies of manuscript study and those that explore the potential of new ones. We publish articles that engage in a larger conversation on manuscript culture and its continued relevance in today's world and highlight the value of manuscript evidence in understanding our shared cultural and intellectual heritage. Studies that incorporate digital methodologies to further understanding of the physical and conceptual structures of the manuscript book are encouraged. A separate section, entitled Annotations, features research in progress and digital project reports.

The editors are now accepting submissions for the Fall 2017 issue. To submit, please send a cover page with your name and contact info, the title of the submission and a short abstract along with your submission to sims-mss at pobox.upenn.edu. For more information and to subscribe, go to http://mss.pennpress.org.

We are delighted to announce that the first issue is out and available online through Project Muse (https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/33571).

The Fall 2016 issue will be devoted to histories of collecting and provenance studies, featuring the following contributions:

*       Megan L. Cook, Joseph Holland and the Idea of the Chaucerian Book
*       Anne-Marie Eze, "Safe from Destruction by Fire": Isabella Stewart Gardner's Venetian Manuscripts
*       Julia Verkholantsev From Sinai to California: The Trajectory of Greek NT Codex 712 from the UCLA Young Research Library's Special Collections (170/347)
*       Eric Johnson and Scott Gwara, "The Butcher's Bill": Using the Schoenberg Database to Reverse-Engineer Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Books from Constituent Fragments
*       William P. Stoneman, The Linked Collections of William Bragge (1823-1884) of Birmingham and Dr. Thomas Shadford Walker (1834-1885) of Liverpool
*       Peter Kidd, Medieval Origins Revealed by Modern Provenance: The Case of the Bywater Missal
*       Lisa Fagin Davis, Canons, Huguenots, Movie Stars, and Missionaries: A Breviary's Journey from Le Mans to Reno
*       Toby Burrows, Manuscripts of Sir Thomas Phillipps in North American Institutions
*       Hanno Wijsman, The Bibale Database at the IRHT: A Digital Tool for Researching Manuscript Provenance
*       Debra Taylor Cashion, Broken Books

The Spring 2017 issue, guest-edited by Justin McDaniel, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will be devoted to a survey of major Thai manuscript collections around the world.

If you are interested in proposing a special issue for 2018 and beyond, please contact Lynn Ransom, Managing Editor, at lransom at upenn.edu.

For more information and to subscribe, go to http://mss.pennpress.org.

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