EL’MANUSCRIPT 2022. Call for Papers


Department for Slavonic Studies
University of Innsbruck
5–9 September 2022

Call for Papers

We are pleased to invite submissions of abstracts for the El’Manuscript-2022 interna-tional conference on the creation and development of information systems for storage, description, processing, analysis, and publication of medieval and early modern hand-written 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 2022 is the ninth in a series of biennial international conferences entitled “Textual Heritage and Information Technologies”. The conferences bring together lin-guists, 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 2022 conference is English. In the philological sections talks in Russian are welcome but must be accompanied by powerpoint slides in Eng-lish. Accepted abstracts will be published in print and online before the conference. Papers presented at the conference will be published in the 2023 volume of the peer reviewed journal Scripta & e-Scripta and on the textualheritage.org website.

Conference topics
1. Science and Philology
 Analysis of writing material (DNA, microbiome, isotopes, etc.)
 Imaging, visualization, and digitisation
 Machine learning and deep learning
 Analysis of water marks, book binding techniques, etc.
 Preservation of written heritage

2. From the Manuscript to the (Digital) Edition
 Handwritten Text Recognition, Optical Character Recognition
 Digital Palaeography
 Textology and textual criticism
 Digital editing and publishing
 Text mark-up formats
 Lemmatisation and morphological mark-up

3. Databases and Corpora
 Text collections
 Linguistic corpora
 Digital libraries and databases
 Storage formats and long term storage
 Data mining
 Quantitative and statistical analysis
 Navigation and access
 Open access

4. Digital Humanities Pedagogy and Textual Heritage
 Global context and local practices
 Text analysis in DH courses and programs
 Teaching and learning computational linguistics, digital literary studies, dig-ital editions, etc.
 DH pedagogy: cases, methods, and technologies

General Information

The conference will be held in a hybrid format. Detailed information will be announced in due time on the homepage of the conference (see below).
Conference dates: 5–9 September 2022
Venue: Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Innsbruck.
Postal Address: Institut für Slawistik, Universität Innsbruck, Innrain 52, 6020 Inns-bruck.
Organizers: Prof. Dr. Viktor A. Baranov, Prof. Dr. Juergen Fuchsbauer, Prof. Dr. Ger-not Howanitz. Contact person: Prof. Dr. Juergen Fuchsbauer, phone +43 512 507 4226
E-mail: elmanuscript2022-slawistik@uibk.ac.at
Conference Website: http://elmanuscript2022-slawistik.uibk.ac.at

Abstract submission
Abstracts are limited to 200 words and should be sent in both .DOCX/.ODT and PDF formats to elmanuscript2022-slawistik@uibk.ac.at. The following information has to be included:
 Paper title;
 5–10 keywords;
 Author’s / authors’ first and last names;
 Affiliation.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 March 2022.
Reviewing: The abstracts submitted to the conference will be peer-reviewed. The Pro-gramme Committee will reject papers not meeting the conference themes or quality requirements. The reviewers’ comments will be transmitted to the authors.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by email before 15 May 2022. The accepted abstracts will be published before the conference.
Registration opens 31 May and ends 15 July 2022.
Registration fee: The organisation committee is making every effort to keep the reg-istration fee for the conference to a minimum. The precise fee and the preliminary con-ference programme will be announced by 15 May 2022.