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Humanist Archives: Sept. 29, 2021, 6:26 a.m. Humanist 35.268 - events cfp: talks on digital mss studies

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 268.
        Department of Digital Humanities, University of Cologne
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        Date: 2021-09-28 16:12:55+00:00
        From: Dot Porter <>
        Subject: CFP Schoenberg Symposium: Video Lightning Talks on digital manuscript projects

Call for proposals for Video Lightning Talks to be posted to the SIMS
YouTube Channel as part of the 14th Annual (Virtual) Schoenberg
Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age, November 17-19, 2021

Engaging with pre-modern books and manuscripts necessarily involves
reckoning with the paradox of loss. While a historical document from the
distant past is the material survivor of a singular attempt to hedge
against the disappearance of an idea, image, or text, the extant
specimen always has to be considered alongside missing exemplars, damage
and erasure, lost comparanda, and the vanished life-worlds that produced
the object in the first place. This symposium will interrogate the
notions of loss, survival, and recuperation in manuscript studies, so
often in the background but rarely acknowledged as defining features of
the field.

For our 2021 Lightning Talk videos, we are particularly interested in
talks that focus on digital aspects of loss in manuscript studies. The
videos will be posted to the SIMS YouTube channel. You can see the 2020
Lightning Talks here:

Videos must be five minutes long or shorter, and may present any project
relating to manuscript studies in the digital age.

Submit your proposal here:

Deadline for submitting applications is October 26
Applicants will be notified by November 2

Lightning Talk videos must be five minutes or shorter.

Videos must be submitted to SIMS by November 9

The symposium is Free and is open to the public! For more about the
symposium, including registration, visit the website here:

Thanks and we look forward to reading your proposals!


Dot Porter (MA, MSLS)
Digital Medievalist, Digital Librarian
Penn Manuscripts on Tumblr:

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