Variants 15: Call for Submissions

Dear Colleagues,

As the editors of Variants, the Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship, we would like to invite you to submit an essay for the fifteenth edition of our journal. Variants is an Open Access journal, published by OpenEdition publishers. The journal will carry the title of our most recent ESTS conference in Málaga: “Textual Scholarship in the 21st Century”, and we especially welcome extended versions of papers that were presented at the conference. But essays outside of the conference are welcome too, on any aspect of textual scholarship such as the theories and practices of (digital) scholarly editing, tool development, genetic criticism, codicology and palaeography, philology, manuscript studies, etc.

Full papers are due by Friday March 13, 2020. If you are interested in submitting an essay, please send an expression of interest by Friday January 10th, that includes a brief description of the essay’s topic (approximately 50 to 100 words) to variants@textualscholarship.eu. If you’re interested in submitting a review, please send an email to rosignoli.stefano@gmail.com by December 31st, motivating the publication of a review on a given edition or monograph on textual scholarship.

For authors who are comfortable writing in LaTeX, we have prepared a template that is available on GitHub (https://github.com/WoutDLN/variantx-for-authors) and as an Overleaf template (https://www.overleaf.com/latex/templates/submission-template-to-variants-for-authors/znsqffgrvshv). But we accept submissions, in .docx and its open source equivalents as well.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to forward them to us!

We look forward to receiving your submissions,

The Editorial board of Variants,

General Editor, Wout Dillen
Associate Editor, Elli Bleeker
Guest Editor, Laura Esteban Segura
Review Editor, Stefano Rosignoli

Variants 14

As was already announced on the Society’s Twitter and Facebook pages, we are happy to present the research community with a new issue of Variants, the annual, peer-reviewed journal of The European Society for Textual Scholarship!

Variants 14 is the second issue in the series that is published in Open Access via the OpenEdition platform (previously revues.org) at https://journals.openedition.org/variants. The issues was edited by Wim Van Mierlo, Wout Dillen, and Elli Bleeker – with Stefano Rosignoli functioning as the issue’s Review Editor.

With the publication of this issue, Wim has now officially resigned from his position as the General Editor of Variants, passing his duties on to Wout (as General Editor) and Elli (as Associate Editor). The new editors wish to thank Wim for his long and much appreciated service on the issue’s editorial board, and for his efforts (together with Aurélien Berra) to make the journal more accessible to the general public by moving it to an Open Access publication venue.

We look forward to presenting the issue at the 2019 edition of our annual conference (28-29 November 2017) – where we will also invite our Members (and other textual scholars and scholarly editors) to submit a paper for Variants 15. We hope to see you there!

CFP ESTS 2019

As announced at the Member’s Meeting at ESTS 2018 in Prague, the Society’s 16th annual conference will be held in Málaga, Spain and take place from 28 to 29 November 2019. This year’s theme will be ‘Textual Scholarship in the 21st Century’, and its Call for Proposals has just been put online, with the deadline for submissions set on 31 May 2018. For more information on this CFP, please refer to the conference page.

Please distribute widely. We look forward to receiving your abstracts, and welcoming you in Málaga!

ESTS Bylaws: New Proposal

Dear Members and old Members of the European Society for Textual Scholarship,

As was communicated at previous board meetings, our Board has been working on a redrafting of our Society’s bylaws. The new proposal is now approved by the Board, and ready to be communicated to the Membership – you will find it attached. As stated in our (previous and newly proposed) bylaws, Members in good standing (i.e. who have paid their Membership dues for 2017/Alcalá or later) reserve the right to vote on changes in the bylaws. That is why we now forward our proposal to see you have any objections to our proposal.

Those who are eligible are invited to respond to the proposed bylaws by forwarding their objections to the Society’s secretary (wout.dillen@uantwerpen.be) within the next two months (i.e. until 18 December 2018). Minor changes that are suggested by the Membership will be discussed by the Board, who will decide whether to adopt or reject the change. Major changes will be added to the draft and returned for consideration by the Membership. In this process, the Board reserves the right to decide what constitutes a ‘minor’ or ‘major’ change. After the period of two months has passed, the Bylaws will be considered as approved by the Membership, unless the Board decides to extend the initial period with a further month.

Although we will accept objections to the bylaws until 18 December, we would strongly encourage Members to respond to this document before this year’s Annual Members’ Meeting takes place (on Saturday 17 November 2018), where the board will reserve a slot for discussing any major changes that may have already come up, directly with the Membership.

We thank you for your input, and look forward to discussing the newly proposed bylaws with you in Prague!

All the best, on behalf of the ESTS board,

Anne Baillot
Isabel de la Cruz Cabanillas
Wout Dillen (secretary)
Jan Gielkens (treasurer)
Sakari Katajamäki
Roland S. Kamzelak</br/>
Anthony Lappin
Elena Pierazzo
Wim Van Mierlo (president)

Link to the proposal: https://textualscholarship.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/bylaws-of-the-european-society-for-textual-scholarship.pdf

Elections: Variants

Dear Members of the ESTS,

Owing to the transition of ​Variants ​to Open Access, the Board exceptionally extended the normal three-year term for the current Editor and Associate Editor of the journal. We are now seeking nominations for their replacement.

Please find the full Call for Nominations attached.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

https://textualscholarship.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/variants-editorial-board-elections.pdf

Elections: ESTS Board

Dear Members of the ESTS,

As was announced during the General Assembly of our fourteenth annual conference in Alcalá de Henares last November, it is our pleasure to inform you that our Board currently has three vacancies to fill. Therefore we would like to invite anyone who is interested in joining our Board to send in their applications for these positions.

Please find the full Call for Nominations attached.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

https://textualscholarship.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/ests-board-elections.pdf

CFP ESTS 2018

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.

ESTS 2017 – Registration open!

Registration for the 14th annual conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship is now open! The conference theme is Editorial Degrees of Intervention, and it will take place in Alcalá de Henares, Spain from 23 to 24 November 2017. The conference’s programme is available on the Society’s website, but you can also download the programme and registration form in PDF.

As explained in our previous message, the conference will include the official re-launch of the Society’s journal Variants, now available in Open Access published by revues.org.

We hope to see you there!

 

Variants 12/13 is out!

ESTS is happy to announce that the new issue of Variants, the annual, peer-reviewed journal of The European Society for Textual Scholarship, is out now!

Variants 12/13 is the first issue in the series that is published in Open Access via the Revues.org platform at https://variants.revues.org/. Individuals and institutions can subscribe to the journal by taking out membership in the Society which entitles them to a printed copy of the journal and immediate online access to the newest volume. A one-year moratorium applies to volumes in Open Access, that has been waived for the current issue because the move to our new Open Access publisher has considerably delayed the issue’s publication.

The official re-launch of Variants will take place in Alcalá de Henares, at the 2017 edition of our annual conference (23-24 November 2017). We hope to see you there!

CFP ESTS 2017

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.