21.350 events: Digital Humanities 2008; The Lives of the Book

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 09:19:46 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 350.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: "Espen S. Ore" <espen.ore_at_nb.no> (11)
         Subject: Digital Humanities 08: Deadline extended

   [2] From: David Ten Eyck <david.ten-eyck_at_UNIV-NANCY2.FR> (33)
         Subject: CFP: The Lives of the Book (France)

         Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 09:17:14 +0000
         From: "Espen S. Ore" <espen.ore_at_nb.no>
         Subject: Digital Humanities 08: Deadline extended

Dear Colleagues,

The deadline for submissions for the Digital Humanities 2008
conference in Oulu, Finland in June 2008, is
now extended to November 25 2007.

Conference webpages: http://www.ekl.oulu.fi/dh2008/
Call for papers: http://www.ekl.oulu.fi/dh2008/papers.html

Where to submit your proposal(s):

Espen S. Ore
National Library of Norway
Programme Committee Chair

         Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 09:17:34 +0000
         From: David Ten Eyck <david.ten-eyck_at_UNIV-NANCY2.FR>
         Subject: CFP: The Lives of the Book (France)

Call for Papers:
The Lives of the Book
Nancy-Université, France
20-21 June 2008
Deadline for proposals: 21 January 2008

The goal of this conference is to provide a forum within which questions
relating to the production, distribution and reception of the book can be
explored from a variety of perspectives. Confirmed keynote speakers
include Tony Lacey (Publishing Director of Penguin Books), Barbara
Bordalejo (Director of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and
Electronic Editing, University of Birmingham) and Marie-Françoise Cachin
(Founder of the Society of the Book and Publishing (LEMA), Université

Papers relating to the following areas of study are particularly
encouraged: 1) The historical evolution of the book: In what ways does a
consideration of the material changes that the book underwent over the
centuries provide more general insights into the evolution of Western
culture? 2) The status of the book in contemporary culture: How has the
book's status changed with the rise of electronic media? How do choices
relating to the book’s material production affect the ways in which texts
are interpreted? 3) The book and the text: How do we theorise the division
between book and text today? In practical terms, what are the consequences
of separating the text from the book, for example in the preparation of an
electronic edition or an electronic archive?

Other possible subjects include: the politics of book preservation in
public and private archives and collections, and the manner in which such
archives are exploited; the illustration and ornamentation of books; re-
printings and new editions; comparative studies of different book markets
(England/U.S.; English-speaking/foreign, etc.) or audiences (‘scholarly’
books, children’s books, audio books, books in Braille, etc).

Proposals (title and an abstract of about 300 words) should be sent by e-
mail to David Ten Eyck (david.ten-eyck_at_univ-nancy2.fr) and Nathalie Collé-
Bak (nathalie.colle_at_univ-nancy2.fr).
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