CFP: Writing and Revision Stages

via Elsa Pereira

Dear members of the ESTS, the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon is hosting a symposium on “Writing and revision stages”, which will take place on June 6-7, 2019.

We invite researchers to submit abstracts for a 20-minute contribution until the end of 2018. The language of the presentation will be English.

Please send your proposal to Abstracts will be reviewed double-blind by the members of the scientific committee.

Call for papers and full details at the website:

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via Mateusz Antoniuk

The Faculty of Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and the Institut des Textes & Manuscrits Modernes (ITEM) in Paris are pleased to invite you to participate in the international conference.

GENESIS  –  CRACOW 2019   

Genetic Criticism: from Theory to Practice
12 – 14 June 2019

Location: Jagiellonian University, Cracow (Poland)
Language: English

Call for papers
Deadline: 1 January 2019
Acceptance notification: February 2019
Registration deadline: 15 May 2019

GENESIS – CRACOW 2019 will be the second edition of a new series of conferences on genetic criticism, understood as the study of the creative process. The first edition, held on 7-9 June 2017 in Helsinki (Finland), was organized by the Finnish Literature Society and Institut des Textes & Manuscrits Modernes in Paris. The participants included scholars from Finland, France, Austria, Belgium, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Tunisia, Turkey, Wales and Canada.

The Cracow conference, like the Helsinki event, welcomes researchers interested in literature, theatre, music, painting and other fields of human activity in which the creative process is of central importance. Consequently, not only the outcome, but the process itself will be the focus of the conference.

The binary subtitle of the event  “From Theory to Practice” emphasizes the dual profile of the conference, which is meant to serve as a forum for discussion on both theoretical and practical aspects of genetic criticism. We welcome papers presenting broad theoretical perspectives and offering case studies of various texts and phenomena across time and space.

For more information, please visit the conference website.


As announced at the Member’s Meeting at ESTS 2017 in Alcalá, the Society’s 15th annual conference will be held in Prague, Czech Republic and take place from 15 to 17 November 2018. This year’s theme will be ‘Author as Editor and Editor as Author’, and its Call for Proposals has just been opened, with the deadline for submissions set on 30 April 2018. For more information on this CFP, please refer to the conference page.


As announced at the Member’s Meeting at ESTS 2016 in Antwerp, the Society’s 14th annual conference will be held in Alcalá de Henares, Spain and take place from 23 to 24 November 2017. This year’s theme will be ‘Editorial Degrees of Intervention’, and its Call for Proposals has just been opened, with the deadline for submissions set on 30 April 2017. For more information on this CFP, please refer to the conference page.

CfP Extended Deadlines (25 Nov): Genesis 2017 & DHN 2017

via Sakari Katajamäki (Genesis) and Annika Rockenberger (DHN)

The deadlines for the Call for Papers for ‘Genesis 2017‘ (Helsinki, 7-9 June 2017) and ‘Digital Humanities in the Nordic countries‘ (DHN; Gothenburg, 14-16 March 2017) – both of which would have officially expired yesterday – was extended until the 25th of November. Be sure to take advantage of these 10 additional days to submit an abstract for either conference!

CfP: GENESIS – HELSINKI 2017: Creative Processes and Archives in Arts and Humanities

via Sakari Katajamäki

CFP Deadline: 15 November 2016

GENESIS – HELSINKI 2017: Creative Processes and Archives in Arts and Humanities

Dates: 7th – 9th June 2017
Place: Helsinki

The Finnish Literature Society (SKS) and ITEM – Institut des textes & manuscrits modernes will organise an international and interdisciplinary conference GENESIS – HELSINKI 2017: Creative Processes and Archives in Arts and Humanities in Helsinki, 7th – 9th June 2017.

Plenary speakers include: Paolo D’Iorio (ITEM, Paris), Irène Fenoglio (ITEM), Daniel Ferrer (ITEM), Claire Doquet (Université Paris 3), Dirk Van Hulle (Centre for Manuscript Genetics, Antwerp), Ineke Huysman (Huygens ING, The Hague and Amsterdam), Wim Van Mierlo (Loughborough University), and Carrie Smith (Cardiff University, Wales).

GENESIS – Helsinki 2017 will be the first broad conference on Genetic Criticism in the Nordic countries. Genetic Criticism (critique génétique) is a discipline that explores writing processes and other creative work. Its central research corpora comprise mainly various archival sources from writer’s notes to drafts, and manuscripts.

Genetic research can reveal, for instance, how a writer has outlined, developed and revised a literary work regarding its structures, topics, themes, symbols and style. Thus, genetic research can enrich interpretations of literature. In addition to writing, genetic critics are interested in other creative processes such as cinema and architecture.

GENESIS – HELSINKI 2017 aims to gather scholars and students from various disciplines interested in creative processes, such as Literary Criticism, Linguistics, Didactics of Writing, Translation Studies, Musicology, and Art History. One goal of the conference, is to acquaint Finnish teachers and pedagogues with means by which the results of genetic research can be applied in school teaching. Participating in the conference or submitting a paper proposal does not require prior knowledge of the theoretical discussions of Genetic Criticism. The working language of the conference will be English.

Paper proposals can focus on a case study or discuss theoretical and methodological issues in genetic scholarship. Submissions may focus (but should not be limited to) the following topics in Arts and Humanities:

  • Where does writers’ creative work begin and how does it proceed?
  • What kind of developments of genre, style, characters or thematics can be studied from drafts and manuscripts?
  • What kind of phases does a compositional process include?
  • How can genetic scholarship be applied in the Didactics of Writing?
  • How do mathematical formulas originate, or how architecture studios design buildings?
  • In which ways do research publications and the reasoning behind them develop through writing?
  • How can historical discourses and counter-discourses be illuminated by studying such features that have been omitted from a published work, but can be found from its preceding drafts and manuscripts?
  • What kind of influences do material matters, such as writing techniques, have on creative work and what kind of traces do they leave in archival sources?
  • What kind of limitations does the incomplete or sporadic nature of archives impose on genetic research?
  • What kind of new possibilities do digital resources create for genetic scholars?

Speakers will have 20 minutes to deliver their paper, leaving room for a 10-minute discussion.

Please submit your proposal by email to the Organising Committee ( Proposals should include 1) the title of the paper, 2) an abstract (500 words maximum), 3) presenter’s name and concise biography, 4) institutional affiliation, and 5) contact information (address, email, telephone).

The deadline for paper proposals is 15th November 2016. You will be notified by the end of January 2017 whether your proposal has been accepted or not.

Further information:

Contacts: Hanna Karhu (University of Helsinki / Finnish Literature Society – SKS),


The conference is organised by the Finnish Literature Society – SKS ( and ITEM ( in cooperation with several institutional partners:

Cardiff University; Centre for Manuscript Genetics, Antwerp; Huygens ING, The Hague and Amsterdam; Jean Sibelius Works, Helsinki; Loughborough University; Université Paris 3; University of Helsinki, and University of Turku.

Organising Committee:

Hanna Karhu (University of Helsinki / Finnish Literature Society – SKS / ITEM), Sakari Katajamäki (Finnish Literature Society – SKS / Edith – Critical Editions of Finnish Literature), Christophe Leblay (University of Turku / ITEM), Veijo Pulkkinen (University of Helsinki), and Sakari Ylivuori (Jean Sibelius Works).


CfP: The Reverse Telescope: Big Data and Distant Reading in the Humanities

via Marina Buzzoni

CFP Deadline: 15 November 2016

The Reverse Telescope: Big Data and Distant Reading in the Humanities

Venue: Sapienza University, Palazzo delle ex Vetrerie Sciarra, via dei Volsci 122, Rome.
Dates: 26-28 January 2017

The Associazione per l’Informatica Umanistica e le Culture Digitali (AIUCD) is pleased to announce the sixth edition of its annual conference and invites all interested scholars to submit a proposal.

The AIUCD 2017 Conference will be held from January 26th to 28th in Rome, Italy, and it is organized by DigiLab (Sapienza University), in collaboration with the DiXiT Marie Curie network (Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training). The DiXiT workshop “The educational and social impact of Digital Scholarly Editions” is planned before the Conference. AIUCD 2017 will also host the third edition of the EADH Day, on January 25th. The AIUCD 2017 Conference will take place at Sapienza University, Palazzo delle ex Vetrerie Sciarra, via dei Volsci 122, Rome.

The main topic of the AIUCD 2017 Conference is the use of big data methods, cultural analytics and distant reading in the Humanities. We would like to explore the methodological and epistemological impact of these methods, their application in the different fields of the Humanities and on various kinds of media and digital resources, their effects on our comprehension of cultural and historical phenomena and, finally, their consequences and repercussions on the social and public perceptions of the Humanities.

We therefore encourage proposals on (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Methodological and epistemological aspects of distant reading in the Humanities
  • Distant reading, close reading and scaled reading: relations and interactions between hermeneutical tradition, quantitative analysis and new computational methods
  • Interaction and integration of methods of statistical/quantitative analysis and formal logic methods, semantic web technologies and linked data
  • Quantitative and stylometry analysis, topic modelling and clustering for literary texts, archival documents and cultural objects
  • Authorship attribution and automatic text classification
  • Applications and experimentations of data mining methodologies in historical, artistic and archaeological research
  • Network analysis and sentiment analysis applied to the Humanities
  • Interaction between Natural Language Processing technologies and data mining
  • Computational analysis of multimedia resources: images, audio and video
  • Methods and techniques of visualization and their impact on knowledge transfer in the Humanities
  • Problems and strategies for sustainability of data produced during research activities in terms of persistence, provenance and authenticity
  • Cultural and social impact of humanity research produced with computational methods

The deadline for submitting proposals is November 15th (midnight). Notification of acceptance will be sent by December 15th.

Official languages of the AIUCD 2017 Conference are Italian and English. However, it is possible to present in other languages if you provide English slides or an English handout.

For more information, please visit the Conference website or send an email to

CfP: Digital editions: representation, interoperability, text analysis and infrastructures

via Marina Buzzoni

CfP Deadline: 31 May 2016

Digital editions: representation, interoperability, text analysis and infrastructures

Venue: Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Dates: 7-9 September 2016

The AIUCD 2016 conference is devoted to the representation and study of the text under different points of view (resources, analysis, infrastructures), in order to bring together philologists, historians, digital humanists, computational linguists, logicians, computer scientists and software engineers and discuss about the text.On the one hand, Digital Humanities, in addition to the creation and maintenance of resources (digitization, annotation, etc.), must take into account how they will be used.On the other hand, Computational Linguistics, in addition to the development of computational tools (parsers, named entity recognizers, etc.), must take into account the quality of the resources on which the same tools are applied. These aspects: formal (models), digital (resources), computational (tools), infrastructural (platforms) and social (communities) involve different skills that the conference aims to make interact with each other.

The creation of resources and the development of tools should advance hand in hand, and should be based on solid models that meet the requirements established by the experts of the field. It is necessary that resources and tools be developed in parallel: only if you know how to use the text, what can be extracted from it and how to do it, can you adequately represent it.Now that the major digitization initiatives provide multiple editions of the same works, abundant secondary literature, as well as numerous reference books (dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.), the philologist who works in the digital age should be able to seamlessly switch from handling purely philological phenomena (variant studies) to text analysis performed according to different methods (computational linguistics).

The analysis tools and statistical methods developed to be used on an entire corpus of literary texts or extensive secondary literature collections must be integrated with the tools for comparing textual variants and evaluating possible interpretations. It is time for research infrastructures to be able to guarantee interoperability and integration between the instruments for philological studies and the instruments for the analysis of large textual corpora, breaking down the rigid barriers between digital and computational philology on the one hand, and corpus linguistics on the other hand.

*ONE WEEK* Deadline extension DiXiT/ESTS 2016

via Dirk Van Hulle

Due to popular demand both at and after the DiXiT 2 convention that took place in Cologne last week, we have decided to extend the deadline for our CfP of the third DiXiT convention (which will be organized in conjunction with the European Society for Textual Scholarship) with one week. This way we hope to give everyone a chance to digest what they heard and learnt at DiXiT 2, and process it in their abstracts for DiXiT 3.

The new and final deadline for submitting abstracts for poster or paper presentations for the DiXiT 3 + ESTS 2016 conference is next Friday, the 25th of March 2016. The conference theme is: Digital Scholarly Editing: Theory, Practice Methods, and will focus on the impact of the digital medium on the theory and practice of Textual Criticism and Scholarly Editing.

The conference will take place from Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 October 2016 at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, where it will be hosted by the Centre for Manuscript Genetics. The conference is organized in conjunction with DiXiT, the Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) on Digital Scholarly Editing, and the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS).

Confirmed keynote speakers are Kathryn Sutherland and Paul Eggert; and the conference’s guests of honour are Hans Walter Gabler and Peter Shillingsburg. The day before the conference (on the 4th of October 2016), the host institution will also organize a day of pre-conference workshops on such topics as

– complexities of project logistics;

– assessing digital representations and encodings of a critical apparatus;

– the state of the art of automatic collation tools.

Below you will find more information on how to submit abstracts for the conference, more information on some of our confirmed pre-conference workshops, and contact information.



Abstracts of up to 300 words can be sent to Dirk Van Hulle ( or Wout Dillen (wout.dillen@uantwerpen.beby Sunday 27th or March 2016. Abstracts can either be for 20-minute conference papers, or for poster presentations. Please state clearly in the abstract whether you would like to submit it as a paper, or as a poster



On the 4th of October, the day before the conference takes off, the host institution will also organize a day of pre-conference workshops that includes two so-called ‘DiXiT Add-ons’: a half-day workshop on Complexities of Project Logistics, and a full-day workshop on Digital Scholarly Editions and Textual Criticism, that will include a State of the Art of Automatic Collation Tools




Dirk Van Hulle (

Wout Dillen (

conference website and full CfP:








DiXiT: @DiXiT_eu