TEXTUAL HERITAGE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
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.
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
Textology and textual criticism
Digital editing and publishing
Text mark-up formats
Lemmatisation and morphological mark-up
3. Databases and Corpora
Digital libraries and databases
Storage formats and long term storage
Quantitative and statistical analysis
Navigation and 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
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
Conference Website: http://elmanuscript2022-slawistik.uibk.ac.at
Abstracts are limited to 200 words and should be sent in both .DOCX/.ODT and PDF formats to firstname.lastname@example.org. The following information has to be included:
Author’s / authors’ first and last names;
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.