Editing Modernist Letters Workshop

via Alexander Ryan

Editing Modernist Letters Workshop

Thursday 2nd November 2017

University of Reading, Special Collections

From the recently completed Letters of Samuel Beckett to forthcoming editions of Dorothy Richardson’s correspondence, the publication of letters continues to bring new insight into the relationships, creative networks and compositional practices of literary modernists. This one day workshop brings together students and scholars interested in literary modernism, archival research and textual editing. It focuses on editing modernist letters, exploring the practical and interpretative task of editing letters for publication in both print and digital form.

For more information and details of registration please see https://barpgroup.wordpress.com/ or send an email to barp.letters@gmail.com

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!

Genesis – Helsinki 2017: Registration now Open

via Sakari Katajamäki

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

Helsinki, 7th – 9th of June 2017

#GENESISHELSINKI2017

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.

Keynote speakers and plenary panelists include:

  • Paolo D’Iorio (ITEM, Paris): What is a (Digital) Genetic Edition?
  • Claire Doquet (Université Paris 3): Textual Genetics at School: Reading Pupils’ Writings
  • Irène Fenoglio (ITEM): Text Genesis and the Processes of Conceptualisation: The Gesture of a Linguist Writer as an Epistemological Tool (Genèse du texte et processus de conceptualisation: Le geste du scripteur linguiste comme outil épistémologique)
  • Daniel Ferrer (ITEM): New Perspectives for Genetic Criticism
  • Hans Walter Gabler (London University): On Interdependencies between Genetic Criticism and Genetic Editing
  • Dirk Van Hulle (Centre for Manuscript Genetics, Antwerp): Cognition Enactment: Genetic Criticism and the Pentimenti Model
  • Ineke Huysman (Huygens ING, Amsterdam): Early Modern Epistolary Culture: Socio-Historical Aspects, Materiality, Production and Reception
  • Wim Van Mierlo (Loughborough University): Where Is the Archive in Genetic Criticism?
  • Carrie Smith (Cardiff University): Ted Hughes’s Birthday Letters: An Archive of Writing
  • Juha-Heikki Tihinen (Pro Artibus Foundation): How to Speak about Non-Existent Works?
  • Sakari Ylivuori (Jean Sibelius Works): Avant-Texte without the Text – Reading Sketched Emendations in Unpublished Autographs.

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 various archival sources from writer’s notes to drafts, and other types of 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 have been interested in other creative processes such as cinema and architecture.

GENESIS – HELSINKI 2017 will provide an international and interdisciplinary forum for the theory and practice of Genetic Criticism from various angles.

For more information on the event’s venue, accommodation, and registration procedures, please visit the Genesis – Helsinki 2017 conference website.

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.

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 (genesishelsinki2017@gmail.com). 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: www.finlit.fi/en/genesis2017

Contacts: Hanna Karhu (University of Helsinki / Finnish Literature Society – SKS), hanna.karhu@helsinki.fi

Organisers

The conference is organised by the Finnish Literature Society – SKS (www.finlit.fi) and ITEM (www.item.ens.fr) 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 http://aiucd2017.aiucd.it/ or send an email to aiucd2017@gmail.com

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.