El’Manuscript 2014

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

Conference website: http://textualheritage.org

Abstract submission opens: 15 January 2014
Abstract submission deadline: 14 April 2014  (extended)
Notifications of acceptance sent by 15 May 2014

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” (http://textualheritage.org). 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 http://textualheritage.org website. Selected papers in English will be published in a special issue of the Digital Medievalist Journal (http://digitalmedievalist.org/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.

DigiPal Symposium 2012

DigiPal One-Day Symposium

Date: 22nd November 2012

Location: King’s College London

The DigiPal team (http://digipal.eu/) are delighted to invite submissions for their second symposium at King’s College London. This year’s theme is the implications of the increasing reliance of the scholarly community upon digital images and technologies. Bringing together art historians, palaeographers, medievalists and the Digital Humanities, the symposium will share theoretical approaches and methodologies and, crucially, test prevalent assumptions.

Call for Papers

Papers of 20 minutes in length are invited on any relevant aspect of digital approaches to the representation of script and manuscript art. We would like to facilitate a wide-ranging debate and so welcome submissions from scholars whose primary experience is not with digitising images, or necessarily the medieval period.

Possible topics could include:

  •  the practical and theoretical consequences of the use of digital images
  •  the relevance of art historical theories to the digital representation of medieval manuscripts
  •  the problems and potentials presented by digital imaging technologies
  •  palaeographical method for ‘Digital’ and ‘Analogue’ palaeography
  •  reassessing the terminology used in manuscript studies and palaeography
  •  reports from projects that make use of digitised images

To propose a paper, please email a brief abstract (250 words max.) to digipal [at] kcl.ac.uk.

The deadline for the receipt of submissions is 10.23pm on Friday 14th September 2012

Please note that it is our intention to collect selected papers from the symposium as part of a forthcoming publication and so you may wish to submit an abstract even if you can’t attend. Several papers from last year’s symposium are being edited as part of our forthcoming volume, “Digital Palaeography” (Ashgate).


Registration will officially open from Thursday 20th September, but if you’d like to pre-reserve a place, then please let us know at your earliest convenience by emailing digipal [at] kcl.ac.uk


Website and Call for Papers

Dagstuhl Workshop 12382

Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 12382 – Computation and Palaeography: Potentials and Limits

Dates: 18–21 September, 2012

Location: Schloss Dagstuhl, Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik,

Website: http://www.dagstuhl.de/12382


  • Tal Hassner (Open University – Israel, IL)
  • Malte Rehbein (Universität Würzburg, DE)
  • Peter A. Stokes (King’s College, CCH – London, GB)
  • Lior Wolf (Tel Aviv University, IL)


  • Dimitris Arabadjis (National TU – Athens, GR)
  • Nachum Dershowitz (Tel Aviv University, IL)
  • Matthieu Exbrayat (Université d’Orleans, FR)
  • Shira Faigenbaum (Tel Aviv University, IL)
  • Melanie Gau (Universität Wien, AT)
  • Tal Hassner (Open University – Israel, IL)
  • R. Manmatha (University of Massachusets – Amherst, US)
  • Ophir Münz-Manor (The Open University of Israel – Raanan, IL)
  • Eyal Ofek (Microsoft Research – Redmond, US)
  • Micalis Panagopoulos (Ionian University – Corfu, GR)
  • Robert Sablatnig (Universität Wien, AT)
  • Wendy Scase (University of Birmingham, GB)
  • Timothy Stinson (North Carolina State University, US)
  • Peter A. Stokes (King’s College, CCH – London, GB)
  • Dominique Stutzmann (Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes – CNRS ; Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes – Paris, FR)
  • Ségolène Tarte (University of Oxford, GB)
  • Lior Wolf (Tel Aviv University, IL)


Quadrivium VIII, Getting Digital, 1-2 November 2012, HRI, University of Sheffield

This year Quadrivium is hosted by the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield under the auspices of the JISC funded project ‘Manuscripts Online’ and will focus on digital humanities and their value for postgraduate research. There will also be sessions on academic and non-academic careers and workshops on grants’ applications and other ‘generic skills’ sessions.


The Quadrivium programme offers lectures, seminars, and networking opportunities over a two-day period to postgraduate students who works on medieval textual cultures, and will be of value to research students at various stages of their doctoral careers. Initiated with support from the AHRC collaborative PhD training fund 2004-06, Quadrivium is organised by a consortium of participating Universities: Glasgow (2005), York (2006), Birmingham (2007), St Andrews (2008), Leicester (2009), Belfast (2010) and Glasgow (2012).

The Medieval Manuscripts Research Consortium, an alliance of UK-based funded research project teams, is a collegial forum for sharing expertise and experience concerning project management and, in particular, the nurturing of PostDocs and PhD students and the promotion of collaboration among project teams and institutions.

For further links to online resources for research in textual criticism, or to find out more about the Quadrivium Project, please visit the main Quadrivium site (http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/quadrivium/)


Dr Orietta Da Rold

School of English

University of Leicester


Conference website: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/english/news/conferences/quadrivium2012