The European Society for Textual Scholarship

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Third ESTS colloquium: ‘The Book as Artefact’, Copenhagen, 21-23 November 2003

Call for papers: Society for Textual Scholarship, New York conference, 2005

The European Society for Textual Scholarship provides an international and interdisciplinary forum for the theory and practice of textual scholarship in Europe. It has been established in close collaboration with the Society for Textual Scholarship (North America).

A draft constitution for the society has been prepared. A foundation board has been assembled for the Society, and met in The Hague in January 2002. It will meet again in November 2003, at The Book as Artefact colloquium.

Society activities are:

  • The Society will hold a major conference in each even-numbered year, so alternating with the conferences held by the Society for Textual Scholarship (North America) every odd-numbered year. Currently, we plan that the first of these will be held in 2004, to be preceded by at least two colloquia.
  • The Society holds a colloquium every odd-numbered year, or in years when no conference is being held. The first colloquium was held in Leicester on November 22-23, 2001. The second colloquium was held in Antwerp in December 6-7, 2002. The third colloquium will be held in Copenhagen on November 21-23, 2003.
  • The Society publishes a refereed journal, Variants, of articles and reviews with a focus on European textual scholarship. The first number was published in December 2002. The second number is currently in preparation.

The foundation chair of the Society is Professor H. T. M. van Vliet; the foundation secretary is Dr Peter Robinson, of the University of Birmingham. The Society’s postal address is Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing, University of Birmingham, Elmfield House, Selly Oak Campus, Birmingham B29 6LQ, United Kingdom. Initial enquiries may be made to Barbara Bordalejo in Birmigham by phone (+44 [0] 121 4158441), fax (+44 [0] ), or email. Membership for the society is now open. Membership for individuals is §40, or £26 UK. There is also a student membership rate. Current members list.


Page last updated October 2005