[Humanist] 30.480 pubs: Manuscript Studies; Interdisciplinary Science Reviews

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 480.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Ransom, Lynn" <lransom at upenn.edu>                        (15)
        Subject: Manuscript Studies_ Fall 2017 issue and CFP

  [2]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (39)
        Subject: Interdisciplinary Science Reviews

        Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2016 16:38:52 +0000
        From: "Ransom, Lynn" <lransom at upenn.edu>
        Subject: Manuscript Studies_ Fall 2017 issue and CFP

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.

We are delighted to announce that the Fall 2016 issue is out and available online through Project Muse (https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/35280 ).

This issue is 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 submitting for publication in 2018 and beyond, please contact us at sims-mss at pobox.upenn.edu. For more information and to subscribe, go to http://mss.pennpress.org.

        Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 07:44:44 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Interdisciplinary Science Reviews

Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 
(http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) is an international quarterly 
journal that publishes peer-reviewed articles of interdisciplinary 
research across the arts, humanities and sciences. Although it does 
occasionally feature articles on interdisciplinarity itself -- a subject 
of continuing debate -- its central aim is to assist in the discovery 
and articulation of how truly interdisciplinary research is done by 
publishing notable examples of it.

In the forthcoming issue (ISR 41.4), for example, it features articles 
on the art of Anish Kapoor from the perspective of an engineer; on a 
"mysterious observation"™, possibly the first, of neutron activation, 
mentioned vaguely in a manuscript the authors have discovered; and on 
the effects that individual differences in the psychology of perception 
had on the literary theoretical debate over the relationship between 
painting and poetry (ut pictura poesis) in the 18th Century. Following 
these is a special section publishing the interdisciplinary work of 
three particularly outstanding undergraduate students, two of them in 
collaboration with their supervisors. The issue is concluded by four 
book reviews.

Most of ISR's issues are thematic, organised by guest-editors to explore 
particular topics in some depth. The previous issue (41.2-3) is on the 
Two Cultures debate, guest-edited by Professor Frank James of the Royal 
Institution, London. The first (double) issue of 2017 focuses on "The 
Experimental Generation" of artists who explored the uses of technology 
and computing, such as were exhibited at Cybernetic Serendipity in 1968 
(http://cyberneticserendipity.net/). It is guest-edited by Bronac Feran 
and Elizabeth Fisher; Jasia Reichardt, who organised Cybernetic 
Serendipity and has written extensively about it and related matters, is 
among the contributors, as is the artist Stephen Willats 

Proposals for issues of ISR, beginning with the first for 2020, are 
welcome, and should be sent to me. Submission of individual articles is 
also welcome.

WM (Editor, ISR)
Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London; Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney

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