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Proposals are invited for the Social, Digital, Scholarly Editing conference, to be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, from 11-13 July 2013. This conference comes at a critical inflection point in the transformation of scholarly editing caused by the two massive shifts of the digital revolution: the movement of all data into digital form and the creation of new modes of collaboration. For the first: the creation of massive amounts of data in digital form has already transformed the basic materials of scholarly editing, while digital tools offer new methods for exploration and publication. For the second: where scholarly editing in the past has been typically the work of a single dedicated scholar, the development of social media opens up the possibilities of collaborative work across whole communities. These changes affect every aspect of scholarly editing. This conference will explore the theoretical, practical, and social implications of these changes.
Proposers accepted from this open call will join some thirty invited conference participants, drawn from scholarly editing, digital humanities, and the ‘citizen scholar’ movement. Confirmed participants are Barbara Bordalejo, Susan Brown, Ben Brumfield, Gabriel Egan, Paul Eggert, Paul Flemons, Alex Gil, James Ginther, Tuomas Heikkilä, Fotis Jannidis, Laura Mandell, Murray McGillivray, Brent Nelson, Catherine Nygren, Dan O’Donnell, Roger Osbourne, Wendy Phillips-Rodriguez, Elena Pierazzo, Ken Price, Peter Robinson, Geoffrey Rockwell, Peter Shillingsburg, Ray Siemens, Michael Eberle-Sinatra, Joshua Sosin, Melissa Terras, Edward Vanhoutte, and Joris van Zundert (to be confirmed: Hans Gabler and Jerome McGann). The conference will be preceded by a one-day workshop on collaborative editing systems.
Proposals should focus on some aspect of contemporary digital scholarly editing. We welcome descriptions of current projects, theoretical or speculative discussions, bibliographic work, or any aspect of scholarly digital editing. Papers considering scholarly editing in a communal, collaborative context are particularly encouraged. Proposals will be accepted under two strands: one for students of graduate and doctoral programs, one for all others. We particularly welcome proposals from the GO::DH (Global Outlook::Digital Humanities) community, addressing digital scholarly editing in a global context. We will able to offer financial support for accepted proposals, if needed, in the form of bursaries and/or funding for all travel and other costs, and will give preference in allocating funding to proposers from circumstances where support is rarely or never available. As well as a 500 word abstract, proposers should submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the conference theme, why they want to attend and indicate what level of support (if any) they might need to come to the conference.
Proposal submission will close on 26 April; successful proposers will be notified by 10 May 2013. The call is at https://ocs.usask.ca/conf/
On behalf of the conference organizing committee: Barbara Bordalejo, Susan Brown, Michael Eberle-Sinatra, Murray McGillivray, Brent Nelson, Dan O’Donnell, Peter Robinson, Geoffrey Rockwell, Ray Siemens