CFP: Reading wide, writing wide in the Digital Age: perspectives on transliteratures

Call for papers

Reading wide, writing wide in the Digital Age: perspectives on transliteratures
Complutense University of Madrid

22nd -23rd October 2015

Organizer: Miriam Llamas & Amelia Sanz (LEETHY Group)

The launching of Google Books and of Google Earth in 2004 could be considered a symbolical landmark in the configuration of memories and localization in space, a kind of milestone.  Is there a time before and a time after 2004? Should we be getting ready for a change in literary reading and writing? Certainly, these days, we are witnessing an unprecedented acceleration of the circulation of products and materials, of people, texts and memories, while the national and global imaginaries coexist, fight and produce literatures. Commonplaces are repeated about contemporary literatures, new readers, globalization, the Internet etc., but, in fact, we do not find enough contrasted experiences and studies that support many of these assertions.

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ADE/STS Conference Website

Dear Colleagues:

A website for this summer’s joint conference of the Association for Documentary Editing and the Society for Textual Scholarship is now available for those who want information about lodging, the schedule, lovely Lincoln, and more. You can find it at We will, of course, continue to update it as details are finalized.

And, don’t forget, proposals are due Friday! CFP below.


Andy Jewell
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Economic sustainability of digital editions: job in The Hague

The Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands has a vacancy for a Research Fellow (Early Stage Researcher), in Long-term business models in dissemination and publishing (1.0 fte)

The fellow will work within the EU-supported Marie Curie Initial Training Network DiXiT ( involved in the creation and publication of digital scholarly editions. The appointment is for 26 months and the position is to be filled as soon as possible. The researcher will be based at the Hague (the Netherlands). EU regulations to promote international mobility require eligible candidates not to have worked or lived in the Netherlands for more than 12 months over the last three years.

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Reminder: Spring School on “Advanced XML/TEI technologies for Digital Scholarly Editions”

Dear TEI family, friends, and fellows,

the applications for this year’s Spring School on “Advanced XML/TEI technologies for Digital Scholarly Editions” organized by the Institute for Documentology and Digital Editing (IDE) in cooperation with the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network DiXiT and the Centre for Information Modelling are still open until 10th February 2015.

The spring school will be run at the at the Centre for Information Modelling – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Graz (Austria) from 13th to 17th April 2015.

If you have some previous experience in digital editing with XML/TEI and want to join our workshop, take a look at:



 Frederike Neuber

DiXiT – Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network

Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung

Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

A-8010 Graz | Elisabethstr.59


tel.: +43 (0)316 380 – 5772

Web: |

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CFP: “Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities, ” June 7 2015 @ UVic

Call for Proposals
Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities
An INKE- and Iter-hosted event, in conjunction with the Digital Humanities Summer Institute
7 June 2015 |

University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada

Proposals Due: 15 February 2015

How can we shape the future of scholarly production to address the needs of many? What existing tools and platforms stimulate knowledge creation across communities? In the digital age, what role do scholars play in inspiring, developing, or harnessing social knowledge creation?

This one day event, “Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities,” will provoke conversation and stimulate activity around issues of social knowledge creation. We welcome researchers, students, and practitioners who wish to engage intellectually with this topic, as well as to do some hands-on experimentation with related practices and initiatives.

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Symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup

Dear all,

I’m going to be chairing the symposium announced below and would love it if we could turn it into a really good, deep discussion of what we’ve done right, what we’re doing wrong, and how cultural heritage markup (or its equivalents) can be made better in the future. Heretics and True Believers welcome! –Hugh

Cultural Heritage Markup:
Using Markup to preserve, understand, and disseminate cultural heritage materials
a Balisage pre-conference symposium

Monday August 10, 2015
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Bethesda, MD, USA

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Registration Reminder for “Toward a new social contract between publishers and editors”

26 January 2015, Maison de Science de l’Homme – Alpes, Grenoble
NeDiMAH, the Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities, is delighted to announce this one-day seminar, which will bring together publishers and scholarly editors in order to discuss how best to produce digital editions which are at the same time both economically viable and in keeping with scholarly standards.

In the pre-digital world, publishers and editors normally collaborated: the editors would produce the edition, following the guidelines provided by the publishing house, which for its part would take care of marketing and distribution, as well as essential scholarly services such as peer review. Digital scholarly editions, on the other hand, tend to be self-published by scholars within their own universities, most often without any connection with a publishing house – an arrangement which is hardly sustainable, for various reasons, and often not available to younger researchers producing their first editions and without access to suitable funding. At the same time, publishers are increasingly engaging with the digital, in particular in connection with tablet distribution. But the majority of such eBooks are generally not up to the standards expected by the scholarly community: in many ePubs, for instance, basic features such as footnotes are a luxury – to say nothing of a proper critical apparatus. How can be we best address these issues, to the mutual benefit of all involved parties – editors, publishers and the scholarly public?

Digital Densities Symposium 27th March 2014

Digital Densities: examining relations between material cultures and digital data

Call For Papers

27th March 2015, The University of Melbourne

Hosted by the Digital Humanities Incubator (DHI) in the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.


The ‘material turn’ in Humanities research has seen a celebration of the physicality of things and a revaluing of the weight of experience, including in the case of digital data. In his key text Mechanisms, Matthew Kirschenbaum identifies a need to reassess theories of electronic textuality in light of “the material matrix governing writing and inscription in all forms: erasure, variability, repeatability and survivability” (2008, xii). In the academy, this material turn co-exists with an increasing utilization of digital resources and digital methodologies to preserve and disseminate the findings of our research. These shifts are accompanied by divergent affective responses that include an interest in tactile sensations and a mourning of the loss of the object. There is a new awareness of the forms of lightness or weight attached to the transmission of ideas in and beyond our research communities; the densities of our culture and scholarship. The ever more numerous moments of contact between material culture and digital methodologies open up debates that are of both practical and theoretical significance.

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CFP Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference 2015

Call For Proposals: Digitorium DH Conference


Event:                   Digitorium Digital Humanities Conference


When:                  Thursday 9th April – Saturday 11th April 2015


Where:                 University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL


We are delighted to invite proposals for Digitorium 2015, the inaugural Digital Humanities conference at the University of Alabama. We seek proposals on Digital Humanities work from researchers, practitioners, and graduate students which showcase innovative ways in which digital methods have brought scholarship and scholarly communities to life, whether locally or globally. Our plenary speakers Professor Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University) and Professor David Lee Miller (University of South Carolina) will anchor our program of events, reflecting our main focus on digital methods and the communities which these can forge, as well as our subject-specific interests in American studies and Early Modern studies. We especially welcome proposals which discuss the use of digital methods and their novel results for research, pedagogy, and public scholarship.

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DHCommons Seeks Drupal Designer

DHCommons seeks a designer to develop a theme for both the DHCommons project directory ( and its journal site (, in preparation for the publication of DHCommons’ first issue this spring. Preference will be given to designers who can also implement the theme in Drupal and/or Open Journal System. DHCommons is the official Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)-sponsored publication of centerNet, the international network of Digital Humanities Centers with the support of the European DARIAH infrastructure in the Arts and Humanities. Please send examples of previous work, and an estimate for developing a design for the sites (as well as an estimate for implementing the design, if possible) to
Ryan Cordell | Assistant Professor, Northeastern English | | | | @ryancordell

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First Call for Proposals: DHBenelux 2015, 8 & 9 June

First Call for Proposals: DHBenelux Conference, 8 & 9 June 2015, University of Antwerp
To all our colleagues in the humanities and digital humanities,
On 8 and 9 June 2015, the second DHBenelux conference will take place. The DHBenelux conference is a young initiative that strives to further the dissemination of, and collaboration between Digital Humanities projects in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg by hosting an annual conference in various institutions throughout these countries. The conference serves as a platform for the fast growing community of DH researchers to meet, present and discuss their latest research results and to demonstrate tools and projects.

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Professorship in Digital Humanities, University of Graz, Austria

The Centre for Information Modelling – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Graz (Austria) is seeking to appoint a

Professor (f/m) for Digital Humanities.

We are seeking applicants with an internationally recognised research profile in the field of digital humanities, with an emphasis on topics of the analysis, long-term availability and preservation of digitised cultural heritage (text, image, artefact).

The candidate should be able to critically examine the transferability of computational methods to subject areas of humanities research (for example, in arts- or artefact-oriented disciplines), and to apply processes and methods from the area of information processing to cognitive processes in the humanities.
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EpiDoc Workshop, London, April 20-24, 2015

EpiDoc Workshop, London, April 20-24, 2015


We invite applications for a 5-day training workshop on digital editing of epigraphic and papyrological texts, to be held in the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London,April 20-24, 2015. The workshop will be taught by Gabriel Bodard (KCL), Simona Stoyanova (Leipzig) and Charlotte Tupman (KCL). There will be no charge for the workshop, but participants should arrange their own travel and accommodation.

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Reminder: CFP for joint ADE STS Conference

Happy New Year! Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for proposals for the 2015 ADE STS joint conference is coming up in a couple of weeks. Please see the CFP below.

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Call for Papers – the Joint Conference of the Society for Textual Scholarship and the Association for Documentary Editing




University of Nebraska-Lincoln, June 17-20, 2015

Program Organizers: Andrew Jewell, Amanda Gailey, Elizabeth Lorang, Kenneth M. Price

Deadline for Proposals: January 30, 2015

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