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 email@example.com. If you’re interested in submitting a review, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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!
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:
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
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!
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 (email@example.com) 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,
Isabel de la Cruz Cabanillas
Wout Dillen (secretary)
Jan Gielkens (treasurer)
Roland S. Kamzelak</br/>
Wim Van Mierlo (president)
Link to the proposal: https://textualscholarship.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/bylaws-of-the-european-society-for-textual-scholarship.pdf
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts will be reviewed double-blind by the members of the scientific committee.
Call for papers and full details at the website: https://sites.google.com/campus.ul.pt/writing-revision-stages
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The 15th annual conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship that will take place from 15 to 17 November in Prague now has an official website! Please check out https://ests.ff.cuni.cz for more information on the conference, and keeping up to date with the programme etc.
We hope to see you in Prague!