[MEI-L] Announcing the Society for Textual Scholarship's 2017 CFP

Raffaele Viglianti raffaeleviglianti at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 19:57:50 CET 2017


(With apologies for cross-posting)

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
<http://mith.umd.edu/> (MITH) and the Andrew W. Mellon-funded African
American Digital Humanities Initiative
<http://arhusynergy.umd.edu/programs/aadhum/>(AADHum) invite your
participation in “Textual Embodiments,” the Society for Textual
Scholarship’s International Interdisciplinary Conference for 2017.

*Date:* Wednesday, May 31 - Friday, June 2, 2017

*Location:* University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland USA

Program Chairs: Neil Fraistat, Purdom Lindblad, Catherine Knight Steele,
Raffaele Viglianti

Deadline for Proposals: February 26, 2017

Keynote speakers: Marisa Parham
<https://www.amherst.edu/people/facstaff/mparham> (Amherst University)

                                Susan Brown
<https://www.uoguelph.ca/~sbrown/> (University of Guelph)

Our conference theme is "Textual Embodiments," broadly construed. With this
theme we hope to engage a range of issues involving the materiality of
texts, including their physical, virtual, or performative manifestations as
objects that can decay or break down and can potentially be repaired and
sustained over time. It also concerns the processes of inclusion and
exclusion through which bodies of texts take shape in the form of editions,
archives, collections, and exhibition building, as well as the ethical
responsibilities faced by textual scholars, archivists, conservationists,
media archeologists, digital resource creators, and cultural heritage
professionals engaging in these processes.

As always, the conference is open to submissions involving
interdisciplinary discussion of current research into particular aspects of
textual work: the discovery, enumeration, description, bibliographical
analysis, editing, annotation, mark-up, and sustainability of texts in
disciplines such as cultural studies, literature, history, musicology,
classical and biblical studies, philosophy, art history, legal history,
history of science and technology, computer science, library and
information science, archives, lexicography, epigraphy, paleography,
codicology, cinema studies, new media studies, game studies, theater,
linguistics, and textual and literary theory. Considerations of the role of
computational methodologies, tools, and technologies in textual theory and
practice are of course welcome, as are papers addressing aspects of
archival theory and practice as they pertain to textual criticism and
scholarly editing.

Especially welcome are interdisciplinary papers addressing the theme of
Textual Embodiment in the fields of Black Diaspora Studies, Indigenous
Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Latinx Studies, Disability Studies, Women’s
Studies, and Critical Theory.

Submissions may take the following traditional forms:

1.         Papers. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes in length,
making a significant original contribution to scholarship. Papers that are
primarily reports or demonstrations of tools or projects are discouraged.

2.    Panels. Panels may consist of either three associated papers or four
to six roundtable speakers. Roundtables should address topics of broad
interest and scope, with the goal of fostering lively debate with audience

3.    Workshops. Workshops should propose a specific problem, tool, or
skill set for which the workshop leader will provide expert guidance and
instruction. Examples might be an introduction to forensic computing or
paleography. Workshop proposals that are accepted will be announced on the
conference Web site (http://www.textual.org) and attendees will be required
to enroll with the workshop leader(s).

4. Submissions may also take the form of Open Fishbowl sessions
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fishbowl_(conversation)>. Drawing on the
expertise of both speakers and attendees, Fishbowls are small group
discussions in which 5 initial participants face one another in a circle,
in the middle of the larger audience. Participants cycle out as audience
members join the inner circle to create dialogue across perspectives and
different types of research. Submitted proposals should include a brief
statement as to the core idea or theme for the fishbowl, emphasizing its
relation to conference themes or relevance to the larger Textual Studies
community. Naming some or all of the initial five “fish” is
encouraged. Potential
topics for Fishbowl session might include, for example, “Minimal Computing,
Globalized Editions,” “Participatory Editions,” and “#ArchivesSoWhite.”

Proposals for all formats should include a title; abstract (250 words max.)
of the proposed paper, panel, seminar, or workshop; and name, email
address, and institutional affiliation for all participants. Format should
be clearly indicated. Seminar, fishbowl, and workshop proposals in
particular should take care to articulate the imagined audience and any
expectations of prior knowledge or preparation.

*All abstracts should indicate what if any technological support will be

Inquiries and proposals should be submitted electronically to
https://goo.gl/forms/B6xi4SmZAkmwWB9o2/. Responses will be sent by March 10.
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