[Humanist] 25.433 events: textual scholarship

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 433.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2011 14:19:35 -0500
        From: Matt Cohen <matt.cohen at mail.utexas.edu>
        Subject: CFP: Society for Textual Scholarship, Austin, Texas, 31 May - 2 June 2012

Dear Humanist colleagues;

I hope you will consider submitting for this conference; and please spread
the word.

Matt Cohen 



The Society for Textual Scholarship

International Interdisciplinary Conference

31 May ­ 2 June 2012

The University of Texas at Austin

Program Chairs: Coleman Hutchison & Matt Cohen, The University of Texas at

George Bornstein, The University of Michigan
Jeffrey Masten, Northwestern University
Phillip H. Round, The University of Iowa

Deadline for Proposals: January 2, 2012

This off-year conference will bring the Society for Textual Scholarship to a
campus with internationally significant archival holdings, in one of the
most interesting cities in the United States. A number of on-campus
resources--the Harry Ransom Center, the Dolph Briscoe Center for American
History, and the Benson Latin American Collection, among others--and the
vast multicultural attractions of Texas¹s capital city and technology hub
make this an exciting venue for the meeting.

The Program Chairs invite a broad set of proposals on the discovery,
enumeration, description, bibliographical analysis, editing, annotation, and
mark-up of texts in disciplines such as literature, history, musicology,
classical and biblical studies, philosophy, art history, legal history, the
history of science and technology, computer science, library and information
science, archives, lexicography, epigraphy, paleography, codicology, cinema
studies, new media studies, game studies, theater, linguistics, women¹s
studies, race and ethnicity studies, indigenous studies, and textual and
literary theory.

Given the local context of the conference, we especially encourage
submissions dealing with issues of race, ethnicity, cross-cultural textual
questions, and translation--issues reflected in our choice of keynote
speakers. As always, the conference is particularly open to considerations
of the role of digital tools and technologies in textual theory and
practice. Papers addressing aspects of archival theory and practice as they
pertain to textual criticism and scholarly editing are also most welcome.

Submissions may take one of the following forms:

1. Papers.  Papers should be no more than 20 minutes in length.  They should
offer the promise of substantial critical or analytical insight.  Papers
that are primarily reports or demonstrations of tools or projects are

2. Panels.  Panels may consist of either three associated papers or four or
five roundtable speakers.  Roundtables should address topics of broad
interest and scope, with the goal of fostering lively debate between the
panel and audience following brief opening remarks.

3. Workshops.  Workshops should pose a specific problem, tool, or skill set
for which the workshop leader will provide expert guidance and instruction.
Examples might include an introduction to forensic computing or paleography.
Workshop leaders should be prepared to offer well-defined learning outcomes
for attendees, and describe them in the proposal. Proposals that are
accepted will be announced on the conference website
 http://www.textual.org  and attendees will be required to enroll with the
workshop leader(s). NB: All workshops will be scheduled for Thursday, 31 May

Proposals for all formats should include a title; abstract of the proposed
paper, panel, seminar, or workshop (500 words maximum); and the name, e-mail
address, and institutional affiliation for each participant.  Workshop
proposals in particular should take care to articulate the imagined audience
and any expectations of prior knowledge or preparation.

***All proposals should indicate what, if any, technological support will be

Inquiries and proposals should be submitted electronically to:

Professor Coleman Hutchison

STSTX2012 at gmail.com

Additional contact information:

Department of English
1 University Station B5000
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712

Phone: (512) 471-8372
Fax: (512) 471-4909 (marked clearly to Coleman Hutchison¹s attention)

All participants in the 2012 STS conference must be members of STS. For
information about membership, please contact Secretary Meg Roland at
<mroland at marylhurst.edu> or visit the Indiana University Press Journals
website and follow the links to the Society for Textual Scholarship
membership page:  http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/ .

For conference updates and information, including a list of keynote
speakers, see the STS website at  http://www.textual.org .


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