Monday, September 25, 2023

 The editing of texts in many versions is one of the most difficult and most promising areas at the intersection of textual scholarship and digital humanities.


A two-day virtual conference, “Editing the Text, Editing the Page” on October 5 and 6, will focus on one of the core problems in this domain: how do we edit a text existing in many documents so that we can reflect the richness of every page while still being able compare the text of every page across every document? This virtual conference will bring together scholars from areas ranging from pre-CE texts, Biblical Texts, medieval, renaissance and modern texts, from Zoroastrian texts to Shakespeare and Beckett and beyond, together with experts in text-encoding and digital tool-making. The first day of the conference will have four one-hour workshop presentations on digital tools and environments; on the second day eight papers (with time for questions) will offer different perspectives on the field.


Conference presenters are: Elisa Beshero-Bondar, Peter Boot, Barbara Bordalejo, Gerrit Brüning, Alberto Cantera, Ionut Valentin Cucu, Roland Dekker, Gabriel Egan, Franz Fischer, Dirk Van Hulle, Diane Jakacki, Janelle Jenstad, Agnese Macchiarelli, Vincent Neyt, Daniel O’Donnell, Peter Robinson, Ulrich Schmid, Michael Sperberg-McQueen and Raffaele Viglianti.


The conference is organized by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Department of Humanities, Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities and the University of Saskatchewan.


Please register at Once you have registered, you will get the link to the Zoom room.




The full program is attached. See also

Thursday, September 14, 2023


Devil 2024 Conference

15-18 May 2024

University of King’s College,

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Keynote Speakers

Francesca Stavrakopoulou  University of Exeter, UK

W. Scott Poole College of Charleston, US


Keynote Panel, “the Satanic Renaissance”

Joseph Laycock, Texas State University

Ross Blotcher, co-host of “Oh No, Ross and Carrie”

Julie Exline, Case Western University

Michelle Brock, Washington and Lee University

 “The Devil 2024” conference explores the nature, significance, and operation of demonism and demonization across the western tradition. The conference will bring together scholars interested in the social and cultural construction of the devil and the impact of demonism across different chronological periods and from diverse methodological backgrounds. It aims to foster interdisciplinary dialogue that addresses challenging questions about how notions of the demonic are shaped by cultural priorities and anxieties, by professional discerners and the media, and by discourses of fear and safety.

“The Devil 2024” will investigate why these images repeat through the ages and why they continue to have still have resonance in the modern world.


The Programme Committee welcomes proposals for 20-minute papers, for panels (generally consisting of three papers), and workshops or round-tables dealing with any aspect of demonism and its manifestation in the western tradition.


Themes may include but are not limited to:

Binaries and contrarieties

Colonialism and demonism

Constructions and reconstructions of the demonic

Demonic and authority

Demonisation and its application

Demonism and the pursuit of knowledge

Demon possession

Demons and panics

Demons and the environment

Devil, exclusion and social cohesion

Devil, perception and cognition

Devil in the media and popular culture

Diagnosing, engaging and challenging the demonic

Gender, power and social order

Inversions and subversions

Representations of the devil

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted through our online submission portal at  by 15 October 2023.


Halifax (pop. 500,000) is the largest city in Atlantic Canada and is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia. It is serviced by direct flights from Boston, New York, London, Montreal, and a number of other major North American and European cities. It has a range of services and attractions and has become a leading regional centre for dining and entertainment. The temperature in May generally ranges from 7C (44F) to 15C (59F).


Programme Committee: Michelle D. Brock (W&L Univ.), Peter Dendle (Penn State, Mont Alto), Sarah Hughes (Temple), Vera Kirk (Univ. of Malta), Kathryn Morris (Univ. of King’s College), Richard Raiswell (Univ. of Prince Edward Island), David R. Winter (Brandon Univ.).


For more information, please visit us at or contact us at

Friday, September 1, 2023

Le centenaire de la mort de l’érudit breton François Duine (1870-1924), clericus dolensis, nous invite à célébrer cet anniversaire en lui consacrant le volume 26 de « PECIA. LE LIVRE ET L’ÉCRIT » (BREPOLS). La Bretagne et les pays celtiques en général lui doivent nombre d’études hagiographiques, liturgiques, touchant plus généralement l’histoire religieuse mais bien d’autres thèmes qu’il abordait toujours avec érudition dans son style si particulier.

The centenary of the death of the Breton scholar François Duine (1870-1924), clericus dolensis, invites us to celebrate this anniversary by dedicating to him volume 26 of “PECIA. LE LIVRE ET L’ÉCRIT” (BREPOLS). Brittany, and Celtic lands more generally, owe him a number of hagiographic and liturgical studies concerning religious history, as well as many other themes that he always addressed with erudition and in his own distinctive style.

Nous appelons donc à contribution sur les champs de recherche de l’historien dolois dans un espace temps correspondant au grand Moyen Âge. L’histoire des bibliothèques, des scriptoria monastiques, l’hagiographie, la liturgie et ses manuscrits, autant de thèmes touchant l’ensemble du monde occidental trouveront place dans ce volume, avec un objectif commun : le recours aux sources.

We are therefore calling for contributions to the areas of research explored by the historian from Dol in the time period broadly corresponding to the Middle Ages. The history of libraries, monastic scriptoria, hagiography, liturgy and manuscripts, as well as themes concerning the whole of the Western world, will find their place in this volume, with a common objective: the use of primary sources.

Nous invitons les chercheuses / chercheurs à nous faire parvenir avant le 1er octobre 2023 un court résumé de leur projet de contribution ainsi qu’un bref curriculum vitae.

We invite researchers to send us a short summary of their proposed contribution and a brief curriculum vitae by 1 October 2023.

Contact : Jean-Luc Deuffic

Site de PECIA