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Humanist Archives: March 8, 2023, 5:51 a.m. Humanist 36.425 - events cfp: palaeography; writing in papyri

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    [1]    From: Willard McCarty <>
           Subject: CfP: Int. Workshop Computational Paleography 2 (ICDAR23), San José Aug. 25, 2023 (79)

    [2]    From: Claire Clivaz <>
           Subject: Call for papers- Papyri and Writings online conference - 7-8 December (57)

        Date: 2023-03-08 04:50:39+00:00
        From: Willard McCarty <>
        Subject: CfP: Int. Workshop Computational Paleography 2 (ICDAR23), San José Aug. 25, 2023

Call for Papers

The second International Workshop on Computational Paleography (IWCP2)
will take place in San José on August 25th in conjunction with the
17th Int. Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR)

It aims at reflecting state of the art research on historical
handwriting analysis. It is planned for half a day with a keynote talk,
oral presentations, and lively discussions.

The IWCP 2023 <> welcomes
the submission of original, previously unpublished work that is relevant
to its topics of interest:

·Handwriting style analysis (definition and identification of script types)
·Recognition, detection, classification and comparison of handwriting
elements (such as letters, words, and symbols)
·Writer identification and retrieval
·Joins identification among manuscript fragments
·Manuscript clustering according to measurement of key features in
scripts and layout
·Recovery of illegible/lost writing (palimpsest, faded/damaged writing)
·Material analysis of inks, colourants, binders and writing supports
·Non-invasive, on-site investigations of written artefacts
·Reconstruction of writing processes
·Provenance studies
·Dating terminus post quem
·Paleographic applications of handwriting modelling
·Quantitative methods applied to Paleography
·Software applications supporting paleographical research
·Virtual Research Environments, Virtual Libraries and annotated corpora
supporting paleographical research (e.g. IIIF-based)
·Historical research questions based on challenging handwritten corpora
requiring computational support

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and accepted submissions will be
presented in the workshop and published with ICDAR proceedings in the
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Papers from on-going projects presenting preliminary, mid-term or pilot
data are welcome. New projects based on challenging or sensitive
(unpublished) corpora can submit an abstract that may, upon discussion,
be published or integrated in the Workshop Final Report.

Participants can choose between two formats:

·A full-paper in the range of 8 – 15 pages (not including references) in
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format and a short
presentation for on-going projects presenting datasets, final or
preliminary results as well as innovative methodologies and tools;

·An abstract (1 page) and a short presentation for new projects based on
challenging material and research questions requiring interdisciplinary
collaborations. Please note that this kind of submission will not allow
the publication of a paper in the proceedings.

Deadline is May 1^st 2023.

See more on the submission procedure at

For work on historical documents in general that are not focusing on
handwriting or paleography, we recommend you have a look at HIP23

Note that it will be an in person event (with a possibility to be
recorded for post-conference diffusion).

All questions about submissions should be emailed to Dr. Isabelle
Marthot-Santaniello (
<>) and Dr. Hussein Mohammed

Best regards
Isabelle Marthot-Santaniello, co-organizer

        Date: 2023-03-07 15:06:11+00:00
        From: Claire Clivaz <>
        Subject: Call for papers- Papyri and Writings online conference - 7-8 December

Dear colleagues,

Please find below a Call for Papers for the online conference Perceptions of
Writing in Papyri. Crossing Close and Distant Readings, online from Lausanne &
Basel (CH), 7-8 December 2023, organized by Isabelle Marthot-Santaniello
(University of Basel, CH) and myself.

Kind greetings,
Claire Clivaz

Call for Papers <> (30th April)

Argument: This online conference will analyze how digital culture has changed
the perceptions of writing styles in papyri. Studies conducted by modern
scholars have always been the main way of evaluating papyri, determining their
dates and content. From the beginning of the century, the clearly subjective
nature of this research has been highlighted by scholars such as Kim Haines-
Eitzen in Guardians of Letters (2000) and Brent Nongbri in God’s Library (2018).
We will evaluate the current ways scholars view the aesthetics of papyri in a
world where close and distant readings are intersecting more every day. A large
part of ancient scholarship successfully used the traditional close read,
whereas today, a small group of newer scholars have integrated computer analysis
into their research. The following questions will be addressed: To what extent
is computer analysis of quantitative data bringing objectivity into the study of
writing styles in papyri? What are the potential limits or biases of computer
analysis? Does this confirm insights from the past, or to the contrary, does
this change our evaluation of dates, content, and genre implications within
papyri studies? We will review these questions considering the various fields
currently working with papyri in different languages. Papers of the conference
will be proposed to the OJS journal Pylon. Editions and Studies of Ancient

Please submit paper proposals of ca. 300 words by the 30th of April 2023 to<> and i.marthot-<>.

Confirmed Guests Speakers (alphabetical order):
-        Garrick Allen and Kelsie Rodenbiker, University of Glasgow
-        Roxanne Bélanger Sarrazin, University of Oslo
-        Claire Clivaz, DH+, SIB, Lausanne
-        Jean-Luc Fournet, Collège de France, Paris
-        Pedro Garcia-Baro and Olga Serbaeva Saraogi, Universities of Zurich and
-        Nesina Grütter, University of Fribourg
-        Isabelle Marthot-Santaniello, University of Basel
-        Pasquale Orsini, Ministry of Culture, Central Institute for Archives,
-        Mladen Popovic, University of Groningen
-        Dominique Stutzmann, IRHT, Paris and Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
-        Marja Vierros, University of Helsinki
Claire Clivaz
Head of DH+
SIB | Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Amphipole 183 - Quartier Sorge, Dorigny – CH-1015 Lausanne
t +41 21 692 40 60<>

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