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        Date: 2019-09-23 15:42:16+00:00
        From: Ilse De Vos 
        Subject: CfP: Growing Corpora. Byzantine Book Epigrams and Online Text Collections (deadline 15 November)

   Dear colleagues,

Please consider applying to present at our Growing Corpora conference
(24-25 June 2020).

As explained in the call for papers below, we want to hear your
experiences in growing an online corpus (regardless of language).

Thank you for forwarding this message to interested participants.

On behalf of the entire Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams team,
Ilse De Vos

   Call for Papers


     Byzantine Book Epigrams and Online Text Collections


Ghent, 24-25 June 2020

Since 2010, the Database of Byzantine Book Epigrams - a team (that is: we)
have been growing an online corpus of metrical paratexts, several of
which were previously unpublished or unknown altogether, and made them
freely available to the scholarly community (that is: you).

A new version of our database (https://www.dbbe.ugent.be) was launched in 
June 2019. Exactly one year later, we are organising a two-day conference. 
Together with anyone interested in this particular genre of Byzantine poetry, 
we want to celebrate and reflect on what we have achieved so far and look
ahead at what is - hopefully! - yet to come. Moreover, we want to
stimulate communication and collaboration with other projects that are
growing online corpora of texts.

You can partake in two different types of sessions.

In our demo sessions you can present your project and discuss your
experiences in growing your online corpus (10-15 minutes). We are
confident this will lead to a lively discussion on challenges we all
face, such as data presentation, interoperability, and sustainability.

In our thematic sessions you can present your research on Byzantine
book epigrams (20 minutes). Possible topics include:

    editing book epigrams;
    theoretical reflections on the concept of book epigrams and other
     metrical paratexts;
    book epigrams as a way to study the history of manuscripts;
    visual aspects of book epigrams;
    literary texts that function (or may have functioned) as book epigrams;
    metre and language of book epigrams;
    book epigrams in languages other than Greek.

We especially welcome contributions inspired by the /Database of
Byzantine Book Epigrams./

Confirmed speakers include Georgi Parpulov (University of Birmingham) 
and Andreas Rhoby (Austrian Academy of Sciences).

Interested? Send us an abstract (up to 300 words, PDF) by 15 November
2019 (dbbe@ugent.be, subject "Growing Corpora" abstract) and we will 
get back to you early December.

Note that we want our conference to reflect who we are as a team
(https://www.dbbe.ugent.be/pages/team): welcoming and inclusive. Costs
will be kept to a minimum and we are working hard to secure funding to
support anyone for whom traveling might not be evident, including early
career or independent scholars and carers of young children.

For any further information, please visit our conference
website (https://www.dbbe2020.ugent.be).

DBBE_conference_2020_CFP.pdf: https://dhhumanist.org/att/74346/att00/ 

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