Tuesday, January 30, 2018

September 28–30, 2017
The Program in Classical and Medieval Studies at Bates College invites papers on any topic
related to new approaches to the cultures of the ancient Greco - Roman Mediterranean, for a day - long graduate symposium showcasing the work of emerging scholars (recen t PhD or ABD) from historically underrepresented groups.  The symposium will showcase new work by individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, specifically defined as including African Americans, Alaska Natives, Arab Americ ans, Asian Ame ricans, Latinx , Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.
We seek papers that examine how people (ancient through modern)  have maintained or deployed the power and prestige of Greek and/or Roman culture  through texts, objects,  rituals,  or other means . In the ancient world, Greeks and Romans interacted with each other, and with many other populations, and in these layered interactions they negotiated identities, cultural hierarchies, and relationships including to their own past . We will consider papers on such layered interactions as well as historical or contemporary adaptations of classicism. We are interested also in papers that expand the theoretical lens through which such cultural and linguistic interactions  -- ancient or mod ern  —  are studied. Fields may include literature, history, medicine, philosophy, religion, art, linguistics ,  or politics, among others.  
Invited speakers will have their travel expenses covered and will be guests of the College fromthe evening of 9/28 through breakfast on 9/30 , with all paper presentations to occur on 9/29 .
Twenty -  minute papers will be grouped into thematic panels, with additional roundtable and Q&A formats running throughout the day. We aim to create an intellectually enriching experience for all interlocutors, including the selected speakers and the faculty and students of Bates College.
What to Submit:
A 300- word abstract describing the paper ’s argument, critical context, and significance.  
A current cv  
A brief statement confirm ing self  -  identification as a member of a historically  underrepresented group  
Where to Submit:  Abstract, cv, and statement should be submitted in PDF format by email to lmaurizi@bates.edu  by April 1  .
Speakers will b e notified of acceptance by  the end of May .
The Marco Institute at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites you to its 13th annual Manuscript Workshop: "Transmission." Sessions will  be held February 2-3 in the Great Room of the UT International House (1623 Melrose Ave.). The event is free and open to the public. For details and to view the program, please visit http://marco.utk.edu/ms-workshop/.

Featuring Presentations By:

  • Scott Bruce (University of Colorado, Boulder)

  • Andrew Dunning (University of Toronto)

  • Martin Foys (University of Wisconsin)

  • Leslie Lockett (The Ohio State University)

  • Kathryn A. Lowe (University of Glasgow)

  • Julia Marvin (University of Notre Dame)

  • Patrick Naeve (Cornell University)

  • Sarah Sprouse (Texas Tech University)

Monday, January 29, 2018

The Textual Heritage community and Vienna University are pleased to invite submissions of abstracts for the El’Manuscript-2018 international conference on the creation and development of information systems for storage, description, processing, analysis, and publication of medieval and early modern handwritten and printed texts and documentary records. Any person involved in the creation or application of these resources—including researchers; instructors; staff of libraries, museums, and archives; programmers, and undergraduate and graduate students—is welcome to participate.
El’Manuscript-2018 is the seventh in a series of biennial international conferences entitled “Textual Heritage and Information Technologies” that brings together linguists, specialists in historical source criticism, IT specialists, and others involved in studying and publishing our textual heritage. Along with the lectures, a summer school will be part of the conference, which will allow practitioners to become familiar with various systems and methods for working with manuscripts and texts.
The working language of the 2018 conference is English. In the philological sections talks in Russian are welcome, but should be accompanied by powerpoint slides in English. Papers presented at the conference will be published in a volume of proceedings and on the textualheritage.org website.

Conference topics
1. The physical document – Material and technology
- Codicology
- Instrumental analysis
- Visual observation of documents
- Recognition of relevant features of historic book binding techniques
- Water mark data base
- DNA analysis
- Isotope analysis
2. The script and writing system
- Photographing
- Visualization
- Digitisation
- Handwritten Text Recognition, Optical Character Recognition
- Digital Palaeography
- Digital Graphemics
3. The text, Its processing and presentation
- Textology and textual criticism
- Digital editions
- Digital publishing
- Text mark-up formats
- Lemmatisation and morphological mark-up
4. Beyond document, script, and text – Analytics and interpretation
- Digital libraries and databases
- Corpora
- Storage formats
- Long term storage
- Lexicography
- Data mining
- Quantitative and statistical analysis
- Navigation and access
- Web technologies
- Open science

**General Information**
Conference dates: 14-18 September 2018
Venue: Department of Slavonic Studies, Vienna University; European Research
Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration, Centre for Cultural Property

Protection, Department for Building and Environment, University for Continuing Edu-
cation, Krems

Postal Address: Institut für Slawistik der Universität Wien, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 3, A-
1090 Vienna; Dr. Karl Dorrekstrasse 30, A-3500 Krems

Organization Committee Chair: Prof. Dr. Viktor A. Baranov, Prof. Dr. Heinz Miklas, Dr. Patricia Engel, Dr. Juergen Fuchsbauer
Contact person: Dr. Juergen Fuchsbauer, phone +43 664 39 13 812
E-mail (Organization Committee): elmanuscript2018.slawistik@univie.ac.at
Conference Website: http://textualheritage.org/elmanuscript2018

**Abstract submission**
Abstracts are limited to 200 words and should be sent in both .DOC/.DOCX/.ODT and PDF formats to elmanuscript2018.slawistik@univie.ac.at. The following information has to be included:

- Paper title;
- 5-10 keywords;
- Author’s (authors’) first and last names;
- Affiliation (institution);

Deadline for abstracts: 28 February 2018.
Reviewing: The abstracts submitted to the conference will be peer-reviewed. The Programme Committee will reject papers not meeting the conference themes or quality requirements. The reviewers’ comments will be transmitted to the authors.

Notifications of acceptance by the Program Committee will be sent by email before 15 March 2018. The accepted abstracts will be published before the conference.

Registration opens 15 Mai and ends 31 August 2018.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

39th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum:
Image and Visual Experience in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Keene State College
Keene, NH, USA
Friday and Saturday April 13-14, 2018
Call for Papers and Sessions
We are delighted to announce that the 39th Medieval and Renaissance Forum: Image and Visual Experience in the Middle Ages and Renaissance will take place on April 13 and 14, 2018 at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. 
We welcome abstracts (one page or less) or panel proposals that discuss images and visual experience in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Papers and sessions, however, need not be confined to this theme but may cover other aspects of medieval and Renaissance life, literature, languages, art, philosophy, theology, history, and music.
This year’s keynote speaker is Jeffrey F. Hamburger, Kuno Francke Professor of German Art and Culture at Harvard University who will speak on “The Diagram Paradigm in the Middle Ages—and Beyond.”
Professor Hamburger's teaching and research focus on the art of the High and later Middle Ages. Among his areas of special interest are medieval manuscript illumination, text-image issues, the history of attitudes towards imagery and visual experience, German vernacular religious writing of the Middle Ages, especially in the context of mysticism, and, most recently, diagrams, the topic of his forthcoming book: From Cross to Crucifix: Typology, Diagrams and Devotion in Berthold of Nuremberg's Commentary on Hrabanus Maurus' In honorem sanctae crucis.  Dr. Hamburger is also the author of several other books, including St. John the Divine: The Deified Evangelist in Medieval Art and Theology (Berkeley-Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2002), The Visual and the Visionary: Art and Female Spirituality in Late Medieval Germany(New York: Zone Books, 1998), Nuns as Artists: The Visual Culture of a Medieval Convent (Berkeley-Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1996), and The Rothschild Canticles: Art and Mysticism in Flanders and the Rhineland circa 1300 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990).
All papers presented at this year’s Forum are eligible for inclusion in Selected Proceedings of the 39th Medieval and Renaissance Forum, to be published by Cambridge Scholars Press.  Contributors interested in publishing their work in this volume should submit their revised essays by May 15, 2018.
Students, faculty, and independent scholars are welcome. Please indicate your status (undergraduate, graduate, or faculty), affiliation (if relevant), and full contact information, including email address on your proposal.
We welcome undergraduate sessions, but require faculty sponsorship.  
Please submit abstracts, audio/visual needs, and full contact information to Dr. Robert G. Sullivan, Assistant Forum Director atsullivan@german.umass.edu.
Abstract deadline: January 15, 2018
Presenters and early registration: March 15, 2018
We look forward to greeting returning and first-time participants to Keene in April!

Canadian Society for Italian Studies 2018 Annual Conference - General Call for Sessions

by Maria Laura Mosco
Dear Colleagues,
Please consider submitting a Session Proposal for the Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Italian Studies, May 11-13, 2018, The University of Ottawa - Ottawa, Ontario

Click here to download the session/paper submission forms in PDF format:
We invite session and paper proposals for the 2018 CSIS conference that will be held at the University of Ottawa on May 11-13, 2018. The deadline for session proposals is January 31, 2018. In order to propose a session, please fill out the session proposal form and submit it to the conference organizers Cristina Perissinotto (University of Ottawa) and Cristina Caracchini (University of Western Ontario) at the official CSIS email address: italian.studies.canada@gmail.com. Session proposals will be made public on the CSIS website in the order they are received.
Proposals for individual papers should be sent directly to the session organizers using the paper proposal form. If you would like to propose a paper that cannot be housed in any of the planned panels, please submit the form directly to the conference organizers at this email address: italian.studies.canada@gmail.com.
Session organizers must consider all the proposals received up to the deadline of February 15, 2018. The announcement that a panel is closed can only be made after that date. Once the deadline has passed, all session organizers will send the paper proposal forms for their session to the conference organizers to this address: italian.studies.canada@gmail.com.
The Society’s rules allow members to present only one paper at the annual conference. Normally, members will not present a paper in the sessions they also chair. However, members are allowed to chair more than one session.
Please be reminded that if you submit a paper proposal to more than one session, you should notify all the organizers to whom you have made a submission. If you fail to notify the session organizers, they will have the right to decide between themselves in which session the paper will be presented or if the paper will be excluded.
All participants must be members in good standing of CSIS. Membership must be current by April 15, 2018, in order for the member’s name to appear in the program and for the member to be allowed to present his/her work at the 2018 CSIS conference.
The Conference Registration will open in February 2018. The cost will be: CAN$ 45 for graduate students, retired members, and PhDs without full time employment. Registration will be CAN$ 90 for all other delegates.
For the Organizing Team
Cristina Perissinotto (cperissi@uottawa.ca) and Cristina Caracchini (ccaracch@uwo.ca).