[Humanist] 29.682 pubs: culture; history; mss studies

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Wed Feb 3 09:36:49 CET 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 682.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                             (85)
        Subject: CFP for JADH2016

  [2]   From:    "Ransom, Lynn" <lransom at pobox.upenn.edu>                  (10)
        Subject: CFP_Manuscript Studies: A New Journal from the Schoenberg

  [3]   From:    "Rivero, Alicia" <arivero at unc.edu>                        (27)
        Subject: CFP mid-March 2016 for special vol. on "Cultural
                Manifestations of Environmental Issues in Spain and Latin
                America"--_Millars_ (peer-reviewed journal)

        Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 14:03:07 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: CFP for JADH2016

Call for Papers

JADH2016: "Digital Scholarship in History and the Humanities"

The Japanese Association for Digital Humanities is pleased to announce
its sixth annual conference, to be held at the Historiographical
Institute (Shiryo Hensan Jo), the University of Tokyo, Japan,
September 12-14, 2016.

The conference will feature posters, papers and panels. We invite
proposals globally on all aspects of digital humanities, and
especially encourage papers treating topics that deal with practices
that aim to cross borders, for example, between academic fields,
media, languages, cultures, and so on, as related to the field of
digital humanities.

Historical studies have been steadily shifting their bases of research
from the paper medium to the digital medium over the past few decades.
In an effort to be engaged with this shift the American Historical
Association (AHA) has recently released its Guidelines for the
Evaluation of Digital Scholarship in History. In Japan, the
Historiographical Institute and some other institutes have also been
addressing this kind of transition for a few decades. A good example
is the Hyakugo Archives WEB (http://hyakugo.kyoto.jp/eng/), whose
digitized version was recently released under an open license before
being inscribed in UNESCO Memory of the World in 2015. To encourage
and support this trend, we welcome presentations of studies and
examples of digital scholarship in the field of history. By so doing,
we hope to contribute to the spread of the application of digital
historical studies in various stages. With this as our suggested
central focus, we nonetheless welcome papers on a broad range of DH
topics. For example:

Research issues, including data mining, information design and
modeling, software studies, and humanities research enabled through
the digital medium; computer-based research and computer applications
in literary, linguistic, cultural and historical studies, including
electronic literature, public humanities, and interdisciplinary
aspects of modern scholarship. Some examples might include text
analysis, corpora, corpus linguistics, language processing, language
learning, and endangered languages; the digital arts, architecture,
music, film, theater, new media and related areas; the creation and
curation of humanities digital resources; the role of digital
humanities in academic curricula;

The range of topics covered by Digital Humanities can also be
consulted in the journal Digital Scholarship in the Humanities
(http://dsh.oxfordjournals.org/), Oxford University Press.

Abstracts should be of 500-1000 words in length in English, including

Please submit abstracts on the conference Web site by May 6, 2016.

The conference Web site is below:

Presenters will be notified of acceptance on 30 May 2016.

Type of proposals:

Poster presentations: Poster presentations may include
work-in-progress on any of the topics described above as well as
demonstrations of computer technology, software and digital projects.
A separate poster session will open the conference, during which time
presenters should be on-hand to explain their work, share their ideas
with other delegates, and answer questions. Posters will also be on
displayed at various times during the conference, and presenters are
encouraged to provide material and handouts with more detailed
information and URLs.

Short papers: Short papers are allocated 10 minutes (plus 5 minutes
for questions) and are suitable for describing work-in-progress and
reporting on shorter experiments and software and tools in early
stages of development.

Long papers: Long papers are allocated 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes for
questions) and are intended for presenting substantial unpublished
research and reporting on significant new digital resources or

Panels: Panels (90 minutes) are comprised of either: (a) Three long
papers on a joint theme. All abstracts should be submitted together
with a statement, of approximately 500-1000 words, outlining the
session topic and its relevance to current directions in the digital
humanities; or (b) A panel of four to six speakers. The panel organize
should submit a 500-1000 words outline of the topic session and its
relevance to current directions in the digital humanities as well as
an indication from all speakers of their willingness to participate.

Contact: Please direct enquires about any aspect of the conference to:
conf2016 [ at ] jadh.org

Dr Kiyonori Nagasaki

Senior fellow
International Institute for Digital Humanities: http://www.dhii.jp/

Project associate professor
Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies
University of Tokyo: http://www.iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp/

        Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 17:15:40 +0000
        From: "Ransom, Lynn" <lransom at pobox.upenn.edu>
        Subject: CFP_Manuscript Studies: A New Journal from the Schoenberg Institute

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries is pleased to announce its new semi-annual journal Manuscript Studies. This journal aims to bring together scholarship from around the world and across disciplines related to the study of pre-modern manuscript books and documents.

We are actively seeking submissions for 2017 and beyond. The journal is open to contributions that rely on both traditional methodologies of manuscript study and those that explore the potential of new ones. We seek 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. Book,  digital project, and exhibition reviews will also be included. For more information, go to http://mss.pennpress.org<http://mss.pennpress.org/>.

The following articles will be featured in first issue, to be published April 2016. For subscription information, please visit the website.

·        Christopher Blackwell, Christine Roughan, and Neel Smith, Citation and Alignment: Scholarship Outside and Inside the Codex

·        Benjamin J. Fleming, The Materiality of South Asian Manuscripts from the University of Pennsylvania MS. coll. 390 and the Rāmamālā Library in Bangladesh

·        Evyn Kropf, Will that Surrogate Do?: Reflections on Material Manuscript Literacy in the Digital Environment from Islamic Manuscripts at the University of Michigan Library

·        Nigel Ramsay, Towards a Universal Catalogue of Early Manuscripts: Seymour de Ricci’s Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada

·        Linda H. Chance and Julie Nelson Davis, The Handwritten and the Printed: Issues of Format and Medium in Japanese Premodern Books

·        Timothy L. Stinson, (In)Completeness in Middle English Literature: The Case of the Cook’s Tale and the Tale of Gamelyn

·        Y. Tzvi Langermann, Transcription, Translation, and Annotation: Observations on Three Medieval Islamicate Medical Texts in UPenn MS Codex 1649

        Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 02:39:08 +0000
        From: "Rivero, Alicia" <arivero at unc.edu>
        Subject: CFP mid-March 2016 for special vol. on "Cultural Manifestations of Environmental Issues in Spain and Latin America"--_Millars_ (peer-reviewed journal)

On behalf of Prof. Jerry Hoeg, Pennsylvania State U-Fayette, U.S.A. (jhoeg1 at yahoo.com<mailto:jhoeg1 at yahoo.com>):

Hi,  Everyone,

This is to ask for your collaboration on a special issue of the journal Millars that I am editing.  The journal is peer-reviewed.

The theme is "Cultural Manifestations of Environmental Issues in Spain and Latin America." This is intentionally broad, and so can include anything from twenty-first century film, tv, or web sites to fifteenth century literature. "Environment" is also to be understood in a broad sense, as there are many "environments." The idea is not to limit but rather encourage your creativity. Importantly, I need your essay within three months, by mid-March at the latest, as the publishing schedule of the journal is cast in stone. The issue will come out in May of 2016. It will be vol. 39.1 (2016).

I've attached below a more formal explanation of the format, but basically it is Times New Roman 12, single-spaced, 15-35 pages, with no notes, in English, Castellano, or Catalan, in Word. The only non-MLA details pertain to the bibliography, and these are explained below, and the differences are slight.   The journal itself comes out twice a year, in paper, and in color, from the Universitat Jaume I, located in Castellon de la Plana, Valencia, Spain. It has been published continually since 1992. It is free, open access, and each author receives three copies of the journal when it comes out, which will be in May. 

The author retains all rights. If anyone has any further questions I can send more detailed information.
I really hope I can count on your support on this. This is the first time they've ventured into publishing on film and literature, so I thank you for making it a very good start.


  1.  The manuscripts submitted must be original and unpublished.
  2.  The manuscripts should have a maximum length of 35 pages. The format is: Times New Roman; font size: 12 point; the first line of each paragraph should be indented 1 cm; single-spaced; side margins of 3 cm; top and bottom margins of 1.25 cm.

  1.  The first page should contain the following information: title of the article in Spanish/Catalan and English, followed by the name and surname(s) of the author(s), their institutional affiliation, and an e-mail address. A 100-120-word abstract, indented 1 cm from the left and right margins, should follow. It should be written in the language of the article and in English, or Spanish if English is the language of the article, and should include, at the end, four or five key words in the same languages.

  1.  Only two levels of subheadings will be accepted for the body of the article. The first-level heading should be written in Times New Roman 12, boldface and lowercase, and should be numbered (1, 2, 3...) Should authors use second-level subheadings, they will be numbered (1.1., 1.2., 1.3., 2.1...) and the font type and size for the title here will be the same as before, but italicized.

  1.  The text quotations should maintain the same format as the main text but should be included in an independent paragraph indented at 1.5 cm from the left and right margins.

  1.  A separate sheet including the author(s)'s address, telephone number, e-mail and affiliation should be provided in addition to the manuscript.

  1.  A short bio of the article's author(s) (maximum, 100 words or 8lines) should be also provided.

  1.  If the article includes tables, graphs or other figures, these should be appropriately numbered, with the number (Table 1, etc.) placed just before the table. The photo captions should acknowledge authorship, as well as the work title, date and location, when appropriate.
  2.  The images should have a resolution of at least 300 pixels or 300 dpi.
  3.  No notes.
  4.  The bibliography should be presented at the end of the article. The citation system to be used for references is as follows:
Surname, first of name of the author(s), book title (in italics) or "Article title" (between inverted commas); journal name, in italics, and journal number or volume, publisher, place of publication, year of publication, and number of pages. The year can also be given in brackets after the author(s)'s name(s). Finally, 1 cm indentation should be applied to the bibliography section. No other indentations are used, in contrast to MLA. Double space between each entry to separate them.

Please follow these examples:

Jones, P. D. (1986): "Northern hemisphere surface air temperature variations: 1851-1984".  Journal of Climate and Applied Meteorology, 25, 2, pp. 161-179.
Montón, E. y Quereda, J. (1997): ¿Hacia un cambio climático? La evolución del clima mediterráneo desde el siglo xIx. Fundación Dávalos Fletcher, 520 pp.

  1.  The proposed articles and all correspondence should be addressed to:
Jerry Hoeg, jhoeg1 at yahoo.com<mailto:jhoeg1 at yahoo.com>

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