[Humanist] 26.961 events: book history; scholarly editing

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Apr 13 09:20:24 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 961.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Ben Brumfield <benwbrum at gmail.com>                        (52)
        Subject: CfP: Social, Digital, Scholarly Editing (11-13 July at U.

  [2]   From:    Laura Perrings <leperrings at tamu.edu>                      (12)
        Subject: Book History Workshop Announcement Texas A&M University

        Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:11:17 -0500
        From: Ben Brumfield <benwbrum at gmail.com>
        Subject: CfP: Social, Digital, Scholarly Editing (11-13 July at U. Sask.)

Call for Proposals

Proposals are invited for the Social, Digital, Scholarly Editing
conference, to be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, from 11-13
July 2013.  This conference comes at a critical inflection point in
the transformation of scholarly editing caused by the two massive
shifts of the digital revolution: the movement of all data into
digital form and the creation of new modes of collaboration. For the
first: the creation of massive amounts of data in digital form has
already transformed the basic materials of scholarly editing, while
digital tools offer new methods for exploration and publication. For
the second: where scholarly editing in the past has been typically the
work of a single dedicated scholar, the development of social media
opens up the possibilities of collaborative work across whole
communities. These changes affect every aspect of scholarly editing.
This conference will explore the theoretical, practical, and social
implications of these changes.

Proposers accepted from this open call will join some thirty invited
conference participants, drawn from scholarly editing, digital
humanities, and the 'citizen scholar' movement.  Confirmed
participants are Barbara Bordalejo, Susan Brown, Ben Brumfield,
Gabriel Egan, Paul Eggert, Paul Flemons, Alex Gil, James Ginther,
Tuomas Heikkilä, Fotis Jannidis, Laura Mandell, Murray McGillivray,
Brent Nelson, Catherine Nygren, Dan O'Donnell, Roger Osbourne, Wendy
Phillips-Rodriguez, Elena Pierazzo, Ken Price, Peter Robinson,
Geoffrey Rockwell, Peter Shillingsburg, Ray Siemens, Michael
Eberle-Sinatra, Joshua Sosin, Melissa Terras, Edward Vanhoutte, and
Joris van Zundert (to be confirmed: Hans Gabler and Jerome McGann).
The conference will be preceded by a one-day workshop, focussing on
collaborative editing systems.

Proposals should focus on some aspect of contemporary digital
scholarly editing. We welcome descriptions of current projects,
theoretical or speculative discussions, bibliographic work, or any
aspect of scholarly digital editing. Papers considering scholarly
editing in a communal, collaborative context are particularly
encouraged. Proposals will be accepted under two strands: one for
students of graduate and doctoral programs, one for all others.  We
particularly welcome proposals from the GO::DH (Global
Outlook::Digital Humanities) community, addressing digital scholarly
editing in a global context.  We will able to offer financial support
for accepted proposals, if needed, in the form of bursaries and/or
funding for all travel and other costs, and will give preference in
allocating funding to proposers from circumstances where support is
rarely available (if at all). As well as a 500 word abstract,
proposers should submit a cover letter explaining their interest in
the conference theme, why they want to attend and indicate what level
of support (if any) they might need to come to the conference.

Proposal submission will close on 26 April; successful proposers will
be notified by 10 May 2013.

For more information, see the website at

Ben Brumfield

        Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:24:05 -0500 (CDT)
        From: Laura Perrings <leperrings at tamu.edu>
        Subject: Book History Workshop Announcement Texas A&M University

Registration Open for Texas A&M Book History Workshop in May

Positions remain open for the twelfth annual Book History Workshop at Texas A&M, scheduled for May 19-24, 2013.  The available slots will be offered with the same $100 tuition discount which was offered for early enrollment.  

The five-day workshop, which takes place in Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, provides an intensive, hands-on introduction to the history of books and printing.  The active projects of the Workshop place an emphasis on handpress-era printing and its allied technologies – typecasting, papermaking, bookbinding, and illustration.

The Workshop provides the rare opportunity not only to discuss book history with experts, but to participate in the activities essential to early book production: students will cast type in a hand mould, couche sheets of paper, and cut relief illustrations.  Students will also set and correct lines of type, then impose them on the bed of the Library’s period-accurate common press, producing an eighteenth-century pamphlet facsimile in three work-and-turn octavo formes.  The activities of the week are incorporated into the finished project as it is bound in wrappers of handmade paper, featuring printers’ devices cut by each member of the Workshop.

The Workshop has traditionally attracted scholars, librarians, archivists, students, teachers, and collectors, as well as those pursuing personal interests in book history.  Three graduate credit hours are available to students through the Workshop’s partnership with the Department of Library and Information Sciences at the University of North Texas.  

To register, find out more, or see photographs from previous Workshops, please go to:  http://cushing.library.tamu.edu/events/book-history-workshop , or contact Todd Samuelson at todd.samuelson <at> tamu <dot> edu

Laura Perrings
Kelsey Fellow
Cushing Memorial Library & Archives
Texas A&M University


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