We have received a pleasing number of proposals for the ESTS conference in Pisa/Florence November 25-2, this year. However, we still have spaces for a few more proposals, preferably on the conference theme of ‘Texts worth editing’. Possible participants should note that the conference is excellent value: we keep the registration fee low (likely only €50), accommodation in Pisa is plentiful and cheap, even without the special deal we have arranged.
The call text is:
All text editing begins with a choice: what text to edit. How do we choose the text we edit? Are all texts worth editing, simply because they are texts? Even once we have chosen what we are to edit, further choices lie ahead of us. If a text exists in many versions, and in many documents: are all versions, and all documents, equally worthy of editing? If we choose to focus on a particular version, or a particular document, how do we make this choice, and how do we justify it to others? Once we have made these decisions: choices of method will also be affected by perceptions of value. Should we publish the full text of a particular version or document; or publish its variants only, in an apparatus? and if we choose to publish variants only: what are our criteria to determine which variants are worth publishing?
The programme chairs invite the submission of full panels or individual papers devoted to the discussion of current research into the different aspects of textual work, preferably focusing on the topics mentioned above. Proposals and abstracts (250 words) should be submitted electronically to: Peter Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org, by 11 June 2010.
The full call is at http://www.textualscholarship.eu/conference-2010.html.
Proposals should be emailed to me (not to the list, please!)
Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing
Elmfield House, Selly Oak Campus
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston B29 6LG
p. +44 (0)121 4158441, f. +44 (0) 121 415 8376
Posted by: Roberto Rosselli Del Turco (rosselli at ling dot unipi dot it)