11.0292 Electronic editing conference

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 18:41:31 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 292.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 11:20:16 -0400
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: Electronic Editing conference

September 24, 1997

Problems in Editing for the Electronic Medium
7 - 9 November 1997
University of Toronto


** R E M I N D E R N O T I C E **

The Conference on Editorial Problems, founded in 1964, holds annual
conferences to examine methods of editing texts. Attendance usually consists
of approximately 60 to 100 professional academic editors, together with
delegates from publishing houses, granting agencies, and elsewhere. The
invited papers are collected into a Conference volume published in time for
the next Conference. Thirty-one volumes are now in print or in the Press,
the most recent volumes from the University of Toronto Press.

The objective of the 33rd annual Conference is to examine the practice of
editing as it is shaped by the electronic medium, and to explore the
practicality of the opportunities and the problems that come from their
implementation. Papers from 7 invited speakers will be followed by a panel
of Toronto scholars from a wide variety of disciplines. The speakers are

o Julia Flanders (Brown), "Data or Wisdom? Electronic editing,
empiricism, and the quantification of knowledge
o John Lavagnino (Brown), "Access"
o Jerome McGann (Virginia), "The Contradictory Imperatives of Eye and Mind"
o Peter Robinson (De Montfort, Oxford), "The Canterbury Tales Project and
other electronic editions: where next?
o Peter Shillingsburg (Mississippi), "The Dank Cellar of Electronic Texts"
o C. M. Sperberg-McQueen (Illinois at Chicago), "Why You Should Not Teach
Your Edition How to Swim"
o Kathryn Sutherland (Oxford), "The Real Presences of Texts"

The panelists are Andrew Hughes (Music), Alex Jones (Classics), Ian
Lancashire (English, panel chair), Keren Rice (Linguistics), Gary Shawver
(Medieval Studies), Jens Wollesen (Fine Art History), Russon Wooldridge

Unlike previous Conferences, "Computing the Edition" will be published in
two versions: one on paper, for the volume from the University of Toronto
Press, the other designed for the electronic medium.

The number of attendees is strictly limited, so we recommend you register as
soon as possible.

Details about the 1997 Conference, including a registration form and
information on hotels and the amenities of Toronto may be found at the 1997
Conference Web site, <http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/cep/1997.html>. Enquiries
are welcome, to ep1997@chass.utoronto.ca>.

Convenors: Willard McCarty (Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's
College London)
Fred Unwalla (Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto)
Conference Co-ordinator: Jennifer Forbes (Centre for Medieval Studies, Toronto)
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Dr. Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer, King's College London
voice: +44 (0)171 873 2784 fax: +44 (0)171 873 5801
e-mail: Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk

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