The Inaugural Colloquium of the European Society for Textual Scholarship

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The European Society for Textual Scholarship is to provide an international and interdisciplinary forum for the theory and practice of textual scholarship in Europe. It is being established in close collaboration with the Society for Textual Scholarship (North America), and will hold a major conference in each even-numbered year. The first conference will be held in The Hague in November 2002. The founding chair of the ESTS is Professor H. T. M van Vliet (Constantijn Huygens Institute), and its founding secretary Dr Peter Robinson (De Montfort University). For more information about the ESTS, see

The Inaugural Colloquium: The Book in the 21st Century

This will be held in the Clephan Building, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, De Montfort University, Leicester, on Thursday and Friday 22 and 23 November 2001. Speakers will include:

  • Peter Shillingsburg, University of North Texas, author of Scholarly Editing in the Computer Age – ‘Manuscript, book and text in the 21st Century’
  • Hans-Walter Gabler, University of Munich, editor of Ulysses – ‘Ulysses 1984: An Edition of its Time and for the Future’
  • David Parker, University of Birmingham, author of The Living Text of the Gospels – ‘The Quest of the Critical Edition’
  • Peter Robinson, De Montfort University, editor of The Wife of Bath’s Prologue on CD-ROM – ‘So you think an electronic edition will solve all your problems’
  • Dick van Vliet, Director of the Constantijn Huygens Institute – ‘Electronic Editions: New Solutions for Old Editing Problems or Old Wine in New Bottles?’
  • Bodo Plachta, Free University, Amsterdam, editor of Editio – ‘Change of Generation – Change of Frame of Reference. Which Direction will Scholarly Editing take in Germany?’

In the closing session, Andreas Dress of the Department of Mathematics in the University of Bielefeld will give an outsider’s view of the state of textual scholarship, as it appears from the colloquium.

There is a conference charge of £15 to cover the cost of refreshments and lunch each day (£10 for a single day). Places will be limited, and may be booked with Barbara Bordalejo in Leicester by phone (+44 [0] 116 250 6495), fax (+44 [0] 116 257 7265), or email. To confirm a place at the Colloquium, post or fax the form below to: Barbara Bordalejo, ESTS Colloquium, Centre for Technology and the Arts, Clephan Building, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 5XY, fax number +44 (0) 116 2577265.

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Page last updated 18 September 2001