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Humanist Archives: Jan. 23, 2019, 7:10 a.m. Humanist 32.369 - events: mediated text; medieval manuscript & digital image

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 369.
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    [1]    From: Leah Henrickson 
           Subject: 'Mediated Text' Symposium: Loughborough London, 5 April 2019 (137)

    [2]    From: Suzanne Paul 
           Subject: Lectures on 'The medieval manuscript and its digital image' (27)

        Date: 2019-01-22 21:25:06+00:00
        From: Leah Henrickson 
        Subject: 'Mediated Text' Symposium: Loughborough London, 5 April 2019

Please see below and attached for an invitation to - and registration
instructions for - our 'Mediated Text' symposium at Loughborough
University's London (UK) campus on Friday, 5 April 2019.

The Mediated Text

A Textual Futures symposium at Loughborough London, 5 April 2019

Digitally-assisted ways of engaging with texts - literature, film,
theatre and soundscapes - have brought the relationship between art and
audience under new scrutiny. E-books, for example, give readers a
hitherto unknown level of control over the appearance of their texts,
while the rise of the digital audiobook places an external agent (the
narrator) between the page and its interpreter. These phenomena make
clear what is always true, though often hidden: our interactions with
texts have never been a pure, unadulterated coupling of narrative and
narratee but are always affected by numerous external factors.

On Friday 5th April 2019, Loughborough University's Communication and
Culture Beacon
Sub-Theme /Textual Futures/ will host "The Mediated Text" symposium at its 
London campus. We will be joined by members of BBC's Research and Development
team, publishers, and academics including Professors Martin Eve and
Matthew Rubery to explore how engaging with texts has always been, is
currently and may in the future be a mediated experience.

The day will feature a mix of practical demonstrations of DH projects,
video exhibitions, round table discussions, keynotes and research
papers. This variety of presentation styles will, we hope, help us to
harness the energy of this fast-moving and elastic field of
interdisciplinary research.

The symposium registration fee is £35 including lunch and other
refreshments throughout the day. Registration for those not affiliated
with Loughborough University is available at
Please contact Ms Leah Henrickson (L.R.Henrickson@lboro.ac.uk) for more 
information, and/or if you are affiliated with Loughborough University 
and wish to register.

Barbara Cooke and Leah Henrickson
Loughborough University



Registration and coffee
Opportunity to view video exhibits


Welcome from Prof Jenny Fry, research lead for ‘Textual Futures’ at
Loughborough University

Keynote by Prof Matthew Rubery (Queen Mary University)
Chair: Barbara Cooke (Loughborough University)

12.30 -- 13.15

Opportunity to view video exhibits

13.15 - 14.30

Reflective texts

This panel focuses on "ephemeral" texts and explores how, both now and
historically, texts emerge and evolve.

How do texts adapt, through external agents or by themselves? What does
it mean to say a text is "born digital"?
Chair: Jenny Fry (Loughborough University)

Louise Kane (College of Coastal Georgia / University of Birmingham)

Melodee Beals (Loughborough University)
Martin Eve (Birkbeck, University of London)

14.30 - 14.45


14.45 -- 16.15

Production and interaction

This panel encompasses the many considerations affecting a text's
construction and appearance including text design, illustration,
physical materials and digital infrastructure.

Chair: Arianna Maiorani (Loughborough University)
Simon Downs (Loughborough University)
Rupert Mann (Digital Editorial, Academic Division of OUP)
Wim van Mierlo (Loughborough University)

16.15 -- 17.00

BBC Research & Development demonstrations; coffee available
Henry Cooke, Mike Armstrong
and colleagues from BBC Research & Development

17.00 -- 18.00

BBC R&D round table discussion: Talking with Machines
Chair: Simone Natale (Loughborough University)
Henry Cooke, Mike Armstrong
and colleagues from BBC Research & Development

18.00 -- c. 18.30

Plenary and close
Chair: Leah Henrickson (Loughborough University)

Leah Henrickson
Doctoral Researcher

Doctoral Researcher President

DH@lboro Web Manager

School of the Arts, English and Drama
Martin Hall (MHL 1.34)
Loughborough University

Mediated Text Programme.pdf: https://dhhumanist.org/att/39730/att00/ 

        Date: 2019-01-22 18:08:59+00:00
        From: Suzanne Paul 
        Subject: Lectures on 'The medieval manuscript and its digital image'

Dear Humanists,

You may be interested to know that the 2018-19 Sandars Lectures in Bibliography
at Cambridge University Library will be given this year by Dr Will Noel,
Director of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and MSS and
the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of
Pennsylvania Libraries, on the topic of 'The medieval manuscript and its digital

The series of three lectures will take place on 11, 12 and 13 March in Cambridge
and everyone is welcome.

More details here: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/about-library/prizes-and-

Best wishes,


Dr Suzanne Paul
Keeper of Rare Books and Early Manuscripts
Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR
Tel: 01223 333149

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