[Humanist] 28.729 events: marginal thinkers; textual scholarship

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Feb 13 08:43:28 CET 2015

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 729.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Richard Espley <richard.espley at LONDON.AC.UK>              (11)
        Subject: CFP: Marginal presences

  [2]   From:    Gabriel Egan <mail at gabrielegan.com>                       (47)
        Subject: UPDATED CFP: European Society for Textual Scholarship

        Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:06:59 +0000
        From: Richard Espley <richard.espley at LONDON.AC.UK>
        Subject: CFP: Marginal presences

Senate House Library is pleased to call for paper proposals for a one-day symposium on marginal thinkers. 

The beliefs and lifestyles of those on the margins of society are frequently more revealing of the core values of a culture than its leaders and established interpreters. In their persistent, unobtrusive subcultures, or their prominent demands for reform and re-evaluation, such men and women hold up a mirror to those hegemonic structures from which they deviate. 
The Library is rich in the personal libraries and archives of many such figures – anti-censorship campaigners, paranormal investigators and practitioners, naturists, political radicals, and campaigning teetotallers. To honour their discounted unorthodoxy, we are delighted to hold a one-day symposium on the life, work and impact of any marginal thinkers or activists from any discipline.

Proposals for 20 minute papers are invited from all researchers, subjects may include:

-Public ridicule or loss of professional standing as a result of marginal beliefs
-Religious or spiritual outsiders, from Wicca to Satanism
-The co-opting of mainstream discourses to support irregular beliefs, such as medical science in anti-inoculation campaigns
-Those who question accepted history, from the moon landing to political assassinations
-Those who claim to speak for the non-human, whether animal or ethereal

Proposals should be received by Monday 9 March 2015, and should be sent, along with any enquiries, to shl.officeadmin at london.ac.uk

        Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 20:57:47 +0000
        From: Gabriel Egan <mail at gabrielegan.com>
        Subject: UPDATED CFP: European Society for Textual Scholarship
        In-Reply-To: <20150211070356.2E9039F0 at digitalhumanities.org>

Apologies to HUMANISTS for sending a Call
for Papers for the European Society for Textual
Scholarship meeting without the call deadline.
It's 15 May 2015. A revised CFP follows.

"Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of
Reading, Studying and Consulting"
The 12th Annual Conference of the European Society for
Textual Scholarship (ESTS) will be held at the Centre
for Textual Studies, De Montfort University, Leicester
England 19-21 November 2015

The ESTS returns to Leicester where it was founded in 2001
to stage a major collective investigation into the state
and future of scholarly editing. Our focus is the needs
of users of scholarly editions and proposals for 20 minute
papers are invited on topics such as:

* Are users' needs changing?
* How does edition design shape use?
* Stability in print and digital
* Where are we in the study of mise en page?
* Facsimiles and scholarly editions
* Collaborative and social editing
* Editorial specialization in the digital age
* APIs and mashups versus anticipation
* The logic of annotation
* Is zero the best price point for editions?
* Readers versus users
* Can we assume a general reader'?
* Indexing and annotation versus search
* Editors, publishers and Open Access
* Is technology changing editing?
* Digital editions or digital archives?
* Are editions ever obsolete?
* Scholarly editions versus popular editions
* Any other topic related to the use or users of scholarly editions

Plenary Speaker (subject to confirmation) include:

Hans Walter Gabler (Munich University)
David Greetham (City University of New York)
Tim William Machan (Notre Dame University)
Gary Taylor (Florida State University)
Elaine Treharne (Stanford University)
Andrew Prescott (Glasgow University)

Hands-on workshops will be given on setting movable type,
letterpress printing, and getting started with XML.

Proposals (max 300 words) for 20-minute papers should be emailed to
Prof Gabriel Egan <gegan at dmu.ac.uk> by 15 May 2015

See http://cts.dmu.ac.uk/ESTS for information and registration

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