Online Seminar: Professor Kathryn Sutherland

The Centre for Creativity Research is running a series of seminars on the theme “Spaces of Creativity, Creating Space”. The inaugural event of this academic year will take place on Thursday 17th November 2022. The invitation can be read below. It includes a Zoom link for the event.

You are invited to participate in the series of online seminars

Spaces of Creativity, Creating Space

organized by the

Centre for Creativity Research

(Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Faculty of Polish Studies)

Thursday 17 November 2022

18.00 (6 p.m.) Warsaw time  /  17.00 (5 p.m.) London time   /   11.00  (11 a.m.) Chicago time

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2187583567?pwd=Rmh3NGZxRVc0eHpqOU5JbHgxSXdhZz09

Meeting ID: 218 758 3567

PROGRAMME

1. “Spaces of Creativity, Creating Space” – the new series of seminars. General Introduction.

2. Kathryn Sutherland (University of Oxford)

Keynote “In little room: Jane Austen’s manuscripts as performance space”

Abstract

Usually we think of literature as occupying immaterial space, but a writer’s manuscripts take us into the workshop where creation happens. They are physical objects and they are highly emotive objects. Inside the spaces where they were written they have enhanced embodiment. You cannot substitute a house for a manuscript, but both spaces may represent the interior life of the writer who inhabited them. By reconnecting the act of composition with the space of writing, the creative act takes on greater physicality while the house itself becomes an imaginary space. This paper will probe the link between materiality and creativity by considering the space of writing, which is both the tiny sheets of paper onto which Austen wrote and the family sitting room, the place where she wrote. It argues that the two together shaped the way she wrote—both how she conceived her stories and the spaces within which her characters move and interact. Using evidence from forensic bibliography and literary criticism it attempts to ground the imagined in its materials.

Professor Kathryn Sutherland is Senior Research Fellow, St Anne’s College, Oxford.

Her most recent book is Why Modern Manuscripts Matter (Oxford University Press, 2022), a study of the politics, commerce, and the aesthetics of heritage culture in the shape of authors’ literary manuscripts.

3. Discussion

4. Centre for Creativity Research: forthcoming events

Prof. Mateusz Antoniuk

Head of the Centre for Creativity Research

Slovenská literatúra (“Slovak Literature”): Call For Papers

The literary science review Slovenská literatúra (“Slovak Literature”) is announcing a call for papers for 2023. The papers will be published in the upcoming single-topic issue Digitálny výskum literatúry v historickej a teoretickej perspektíve (“Digital Literary Research From a Historical and Theoretical Perspective”). The editorial staff accepts scientific papers focusing on the results of analyses of digital literary collections and corpora, the methodology of their composition, and the questions of their usability that rely on information technology. Further potential areas of focus include the digital humanities connected to literature and its research, the topic of source processing, the methodology of digitizing sources and making them available, as well as the presentation of specific digital research outputs. 

Deadline for the submission of abstracts (1,200–1,600 characters, written in Slovak or English): 31 October 2022

Decision on the provisional acceptance of the paper: by 15 November 2022

Deadline for the submission of final papers (max. 36,000 characters): 15 February 2023

The papers will be subject to an independent review process

Slovenská literatúra (Slovak literature, ISSN 0037 – 6973) is an open-access and double blind peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Institute of Slovak Literature of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava since 1954. It provides a scientific publishing space for the field of literary Slovak studies (theory of literature, poetics, history of Slovak literature and its contexts) for domestic and foreign literary scholars and experts from other related disciplines. It is a key journal in the field of literary Slovak studies.
Since 2017, the journal has been fully accessible electronically under open access. It is indexed with and included in:  DOAJ, Elsevier SCOPUS, WOS-ESCI, CEJSH, ERIH PLUS, CEEOL, Slavic Humanities Index, MLA.

Information: https://www.sav.sk/?lang=en&doc=journal-list&journal_no=52

Submit manuscript: https://journals.savba.sk/index.php/slpi/information/authors

ESTS Conference 2023 – Proposal Deadline Extension

The 18th annual ESTS conference will be taking place at the University of Kent from 13-14 April 2023, and the deadline for proposals has now been extended to Friday 14th October 2022. To read the call for papers, please visit the ESTS 2023 Conference Website, where you’ll also be able to find information on registration, contributions, and where to send abstracts.

Follow the ESTS 2023 Twitter, or join the ESTS Facebook Group for up-to-date announcements and information about the conference.

Vacancy: Faculty Consultant at the Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents

via Katie Blizzard

The Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents (IEHD) seeks consultants to join its faculty and develop online and in-person training in editing and publishing historical documents. Topics covered will include but are not limited to the following: 

  • collecting and cataloging documents
  • selecting which documents to publish
  • digitizing
  • transcribing and proofreading
  • encoding
  • creating metadata 
  • designing, researching and writing annotation 
  • conceptualizing, organizing, and designing a publication (whether print or digital)

The IEHD has offered introductory training to small groups of scholars since 1972, and now seeks to expand its audience to include archivists, librarians, teachers, undergraduate students, genealogists, and family historians by creating a free online course to be called Fundamentals of Publishing Historical Documents. We are also designing advanced in-person workshops for further training and skills development. 

The IEHD seeks to fill four faculty consultant positions. Faculty will help develop the online Fundamentals course, which will be launched in 2021. The faculty will work with other members of the IEHD in a series of four in-person curriculum workshops at the University of Virginia to conceptualize and develop the Fundamentals course. Each faculty member will be responsible for designing several modules and will contribute to the development of other faculty’s modules. The workshops will take place in summer and fall of 2020, and winter and summer of 2021.

Recognizing that not all who practice editing call themselves editors, we are committed to creating a faculty diverse in disciplinary background. Such a faculty will include practitioners outside the traditional field of editing, as well as practitioners focusing on underrepresented subjects and materials. We thus encourage not only scholarly editors to apply, but also public historians, archivists, and other individuals with experience in the preparation, publication, and promotion of historical records. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching in-person or online courses and with demonstrated experience using multiple publication platforms.

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter and CV via email to Jennifer Stertzer at jes7z@virginia.edu. Deadline for applications is March 27, 2020.

The IEHD is funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Through this program, the NHPRC seeks to increase the number and diversity of historical documentary editors, disseminate knowledge about documentary editing, and build the capacity of attendees as leaders in their own editorial projects and in the related fields of documentary editing, digital history, and digital humanities.

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: DH_Budapest_2019

Via Gábor Palkó

DH_Budapest_2019

Venue: Centre for Digital Humanities at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE.DH)

Dates: 25-27 September 2019

Call for Papers

Deadline: 31 May 2019

Notification of Acceptance: 15 July 2019

The Centre for Digital Humanities at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE.DH) calls for abstracts for its second annual conference which will take place in Budapest, 25–27 September 2019 – in collaboration with the COST Action Distant Reading for European Literary Historyproject and the DARIAH Central European Hub. While last year the conference seeked to survey the current state of research in digital humanities in general, this year DH_Budapest_2019 will keep a narrower focus on theories and practices of distant reading.page1image1012014000

The term distant reading (i.e. using computational methods of analysis for large collections of texts) is meant here in a general sense: regardless of genres and disciplines on the side of the used or built corpus, and regardless of computational methods adopted or developed during the research. We encourage speakers to present their work where innovative, sophisticated, data-driven, computational methods play a key role in a scientifically relevant research.

We invite submission of abstracts on subjects from a variety of fields related to digital humanities and social sciences concerning but not limited to following topics:

  • Corpus building using markup languages
  • Automatic and manual corpus annotation
  • Named entity recognition (NER) and named entity linking (NEL)
  • Wikification, wikiDATA linking
  • Stylometry, authorship attribution
  • Vector spaces and neural networks as distant reading tools
  • Network modelling, prosopographical networks
  • Distant reading of historical sources
  • Digital literacy, digital pedagogy

For more information and the conference’s full CFP, please visit the DH_Budapest_2019 website.

CFP: ExLing 2019

via João Dionísio

Abstract submission is now open for the ExLing 2019 workshop (proposals on any experimental aspect of textual scholarship, namely in  connection with digital humanities, are welcome).

ExLing 2019 – 10th Tutorial and Research Workshop on Experimental Linguistics (https://exlingworkshop.com/) takes place at the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, 25-27 September 2019, under the auspices of Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa.

As a privileged space for debate among researchers applying experimental and computational methods to the study of language, all experimental disciplines and subjects with reference to the study of language are welcome, including speech production, speech perception, experimental phonetics, experimental morphology, experimental syntax, experimental semantics, cognitive linguistics, neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, computational linguistics, discourse analysis, textual studies, applied linguistics, and language therapy.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations can be submitted here:
https://exlingworkshop.com/exling-2019/submissions-2019.html

Abstract submission closes on June 1, 2019.
Notification of review results will be sent by June 20.

ExLing 2019 has six confirmed keynote speakers:
Paolo Canettieri – Cognitive philology
Bart Geurts – Evolutionary pragmatics
Jonathan Harrington – Empirical analyses of sound change
Caroline Heycock – Syntactic theory and variation
Jon Sprouse – Experimental syntax</br/>
Marc Swerts – Linguistic adaptation

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