[Humanist] 23.771 publications: Web history; digital classics; documentary editing

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Sat Apr 24 09:15:25 CEST 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 771.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Willard McCarty" <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>        (37)
        Subject: Digital Research in the Study of Classical Antiquity

  [2]   From:    "Willard McCarty" <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>        (34)
        Subject: book on Web history

  [3]   From:    Amanda Gailey <amanda.gailey at gmail.com>                   (61)
        Subject: Call for Editions

        Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 11:21:00 +0100 (BST)
        From: "Willard McCarty" <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Digital Research in the Study of Classical Antiquity

> Subject: Book Review Offer: Digital Research in the Study of
Classical Antiquity
> From:    "mlazenby at Ashgatepublishing.com"
<mlazenby at Ashgatepublishing.com>
> Date:    Wed, April 21, 2010 11:11 am

Dear Editor

Ashgate is about to publish a book which may be of interest to your

Digital Research in the Study of Classical Antiquity
Edited by Gabriel Bodard, King's College, London, UK and Simon
Mahony, University College London, UK

This book explores the challenges and opportunities presented to
Classical scholarship by digital practice and resources. Drawing on
the expertise of a community of scholars who use innovative methods
and technologies, it shows that traditionally rigorous scholarship
is as central to digital research as it is to mainstream Classical
Studies. This volume exemplifies the collaborative and
interdisciplinary nature at the heart of Classical Studies.

Review copies are available. To obtain one please reply giving
details of your journal and the address to which the book should be
sent. We would be pleased to receive a copy of the review in due
course, either hard copy or electronic copy (pdf preferred) as is
convenient to you.

Yours sincerely

Maureen Lazenby

Mrs M I Lazenby
Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Wey Court East, Union Road, Farnham, GU9 7PT.
www.ashgate.com http://www.ashgate.com/ 
e-mail:mlazenby at ashgatepublishing.com

Ashgate Publishing Group
Wey Court East, Union Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PT, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1252 736600 or +44 (0)1252 331551 Fax +44 (0)1252 736736
Visit Our Website: www.ashgate.com

        Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 11:38:53 +0100 (BST)
        From: "Willard McCarty" <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: book on Web history

> ***Apologies for cross-postings***
> New book: WEB HISTORY
> Edited by Niels Brügger, Peter Lang Publishing, New York 2010
> Book synopsis
> ”This is the first edited volume to put the emerging field of web
history on the agenda of internet research. Sixteen original
chapters investigate how the use of the web has developed in the
realm of web culture at large, as well as how the organization of
web industries and old media institutions on the web have changed.
A number of fundamental theoretical and methodological questions
related to doing web history are also examined. The collection
aims to explore some of the possible ways of approaching the web
of the past, based on the assumption that the past is not only
important for historical purposes, but because it must be taken
into consideration in order to fully understand the web of the
present and the web of the future. The book includes a foreword by
Charles Ess and contributions from Kirsten Foot, Steven Schneider,
Alexander Halavais, Ken Hillis, and more.”
> Read more on the publishers website:
> Best,
> Niels Brügger

        Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 16:06:17 -0500
        From: Amanda Gailey <amanda.gailey at gmail.com>
        Subject: Call for Editions


Documentary Editing
The Journal of the Association for Documentary Editing


Since 1979, Documentary Editing has been a premier journal in the field of
documentary and textual editing. Beginning with the 2011 issue, Documentary
Editing will move online and become an open-access, digital publication.
While retaining the familiar content of the print journal, including
peer-reviewed essays about editorial theory and practice, in 2011
Documentary Editing will become the first academic journal to publish
peer-reviewed editions.

Even as interest in digital editing grows, potential editors have not found
many opportunities to publish editions that fall outside the scope of a
large scholarly edition or that do not require creating a sophisticated
technical infrastructure. We believe that many scholars have discovered
fascinating texts that deserve to be edited and published, and we offer a
venue to turn these discoveries into sustainable, peer-reviewed publications
that will enrich the digital record of our cultural heritage.

If you are interested in editing a small-scale digital edition of a single
document or a collection of documents, we want to hear from you.


We invite proposals for rigorously edited digital small-scale editions.
Proposals should be approximately 1000 words long and should include the
following information:

1)    A description of content, scope, and approach. Please describe the
materials you will edit and how you will approach editing and commenting on
them. We anticipate that a well-researched apparatus (an introduction,
annotations, etc.) will be key to most successful proposals.
2)    A statement of significance. Please briefly explain how this edition
will contribute to your field.
3)    Approximate length.
4)    Indication of technical proficiency. With only rare exceptions, any
edition published by Documentary Editing must be in XML (Extensible Markup
Language) that complies with TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) Guidelines,
which have been widely accepted as the standard for digital textual editing.
Please indicate your facility with TEI.
5)    A brief description of how you imagine the materials should be
visually represented. Documentary Editing will provide support to display
images and text in an attractive house style. If you wish to create a highly
customized display, please describe it and indicate what technologies you
plan to use to build it.

All contributors to Documentary Editing are strongly encouraged to be
members of the Association for Documentary Editing, an organization
dedicated to the theory and practice of documentary and textual editing.  To
become a member, go to www.documentaryediting.org.

Please send proposals as Rich Text Format (RTF), MS Word, or PDF to the
co-editors via email no later than August 1, 2010, for consideration in the
2011 issue. A separate call for papers will be issued for essays on
editorial theory and practice. Feel free to contact us if you have

Thank you,

Amanda Gailey
Department of English
Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
agailey2 at unlnotes.unl.edu

Andrew Jewell
University Libraries
Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
ajewell at unlnotes.unl.edu

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