DM-Board Election Results

We have the pleasure of announcing the results from the DM elections 2016.

The tally for Digital Medievalist Executive Board Elections (term 2016-2018) has been computed and released:

Digital Medievalist Executive Board Elections 2016 – Tally

As two candidates collected the same number of votes, the outgoing Board unanimously decided to co-opt a ninth member for the nearest term.

In alphabetical order the elected members of the community to the Board are:

  • Alberto Campagnolo
  • Franz Fischer
  • Mike Kestemont
  • Lynn Ransom
  • Georg Vogeler

We would like to thank the other candidates for standing and providing us with an outstandingly rich choice. Thank you for your participation!

Best wishes to the new DM board, and the DM community as a whole,

Alexei and Emiliano

Digital Medievalist Executive Board Elections 2016 – Tally

Election URL (accessible to the voters):


Question #1
Who would you like to elect as members of the Executive Board of Digital Medievalist for the 2016-2018 term? (Candidates are listed in alphabtical order of their surnames)

Alberto Campagnolo 39
Franz Fischer 43
Torsten Hiltmann 14
Mike Kestemont 31
Gene Lyman 12
Lynn Ransom 39
Georg Vogeler 31

DM Community Survey

The DM Executive Board organizes a survey in order to better understand
the interests and the expectations of the DM community. The results of
the survey will determine the priorities of the new Executive
Board. Please use the following link to participate in the survey:

We would also like to remind you that the vote for the DM Board Elections
is open until 12 July 2016 23:59 GMT. This is Tuesday (and not Thursday
as mistakenly announced in previous emails on the DM list).

See VOTE NOW – DM Elections for more details.

VOTE NOW – DM Elections

Voting for the DM board 2016-2018 OPENS NOW until TUE 12 July 2016, 23:59 GMT.

To vote in the election you must be one of the subscribers to the Digital Medievalist mailing list, <dm-l at> (Follow <> to join). To vote, use the link and the voting token that have been sent to the email address that you have used to register to DM.

Board positions are for two year terms and incumbents may be re-elected. Members of the board are responsible for the overall direction of the organisation and leading the Digital Medievalist’s many projects and programmes. This is a working board and candidates should be willing and able to commit time to helping Digital Medievalist undertake some of its activities (such as hands on copy-editing of its journal).

Information about Digital Medievalist is available at its website. See especially:


If you have not received your voting link and token, please, email the returning officers directly at alexei.lavrentev [at] or emiliano.degli.innocenti [at]


2016-2018 CANDIDATES (in alphabetical order by surname):

El’Manuscript 2014 : Submission deadline extended

Abstract submission deadline: 14 April 2014  (extended)

Notifications of acceptance sent by 15 May 2014

The conference will be held in Varna Bulgaria, 15-20 September 2014.

Conference website:

Call for papers:

We are pleased to invite submissions of abstracts for the El’Manuscript-2014 international conference on the creation and development of information systems for storage, processing, description, analysis, and publication of medieval and early modern hand-written and printed texts and documentary records. Any person involved in the creation or analysis of these resources is welcome to participate.

El’Manucsript-2014 is the fifth in a series of biennial international conferences entitled “Textual Heritage and Information Technologies” ( The programme of the conference traditionally includes tutorials, lectures, and computer classes for young scholars and students. The working languages of the 2014 conference are English, Bulgarian and Russian, and papers presented at the Conference will be published in a volume of proceedings and on the website. Selected papers in English will be published in a special issue of the Digital Medievalist Journal ( and, if written in Bulgarian, English or Russian, Palaeobulgarica

The fifth conference is a joint event of the Textual Heritage and Digital Medievalist scholarly communities. It is co-organized by Izhevsk State Technical University (Russia) and the Cyrillo-Methodian Research Centre at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and supported by the Sustainable Development of Bulgaria Foundation.