Textual Heritage and Digital Technologies (El’Manuscript 2015). International Research School in Novosibirsk, Russia, 10-28 Nov. 2015

Novosibirsk State University and “Textual Heritage” scholarly community invite you to participate in the international research school “Textual Heritage and Digital Technologies” (El’Manuscript–2015) for young scholars. The current school upholds the tradition of research schools initiated in Izhevsk in 2006 and continued in Kazan, Ufa, Petrozavodsk, Varna (Bulgaria) (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 respectively).
The school will be held on November 10-28 in Novosibirsk, Russia, and will include lectures, workshops and presentation sessions aiming to familiarise students, postgraduate students and young scholars with the latest achievements of the world’s research in the field of studying old, medieval and modern texts using digital technologies, new methodology, software and tools. Courses will be taught by well-known specialists from Russia, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Slovakia working on computer and corpus linguistics and corpus textual scholarship, digital strategies of historical factual account, text encoding and markup that aim to provide a possibility of digital data exchange and research on textual heritage of the Old Russian literature and Slavonic literature. One module is dedicated to the technologies of creating online catalogs and digital collections of manuscripts, old printed books and historical documents. Roundtables are included in the programme to involve young scholars in discussion about the aforementioned and related issues.

Working languages: Russian, English.
Website: http://textualheritage.org/content/view/43/238/lang,english
E-mail: elmanuscript(at)gmail(dot)com

Training School: Creation and Use of Medieval Textual Corpora (16-24 Sep. 2014)

Creation and Use of Medieval Textual Corpora
16th-24th september 2014
Ciutadella, Menorca (Spain)

Scientific programme: Bruno BON (CNRS-IRHT, France), Krzysztof NOWAK (IJP-PAN, Poland). Local organiser : Susanna ALLÉS TORRENT (CSIC-IMF, Barcelona).

Teachers : Renaud ALEXANDRE (France), Maciej EDER (Poland), Alain GUERREAU (France), Nicolas PERREAUX (France), Bénédicte PINCEMIN (France).

The COST “Medioevo Europeo” (http://www.medioevoeuropeo.org) Working Group 3
(Dictionaries and texts) is organising a six-day training school that will provide an introduction to
the creation and use of textual corpora in the historical and linguistic research.
This summer school is intended for all students and researchers working on medieval textual data,
with a (limited) knowledge of IT tools. The purpose of our training school is to show, in theory
and practice, how to assemble, encode and analyse digitised medieval texts.

The first day will provide an overview of the Linux environment, and will be followed by a full day on the creation of an annotated textual corpus (day 2). The third and fourth days will be devoted to textual
analysis, followed by a day on statistical analysis tools (day 5). The last day will focus on the relationship between corpora and lexicography and related issues (day 6).
Participants should bring their own personal computers (with at least 20 Gb of free space), and a
digital copy of the texts they plan to work on. Most courses will be taught in French, but technical
support will be offered in other European languages (German, English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian and Polish) as well.

Application and Enrollment: Scientific committee will select max. 20 students (Note: Students
must be citizens of one of COST Countries (http://www.cost.eu/about_cost/cost_countries).
Please send applications consisting of a cover letter and a CV to Susanna Allés Torrent
(susannalles@imf.csic.es – subject: “Registration Training School”) before March 31th 2014. The
courses will be free of charge, but transport and accommodation are to be paid by the trainees;
accommodations up to 40 € per night are available. With the European COST funding, ten participants are eligible for a grant of about 600 €.
URL : http://www.glossaria.eu/minorque

Posted by: Dominique Stutzmann (dominique.stutzmann@irht.cnrs.fr).

Medieval and Modern Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age (MMSDA)

Medieval and Modern Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age (MMSDA) 28 April – 2 May 2014, Cambridge and London

With apologies for cross-posting, we are very pleased to announce the fifth year of this course, funded by the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT), and run by DiXiT with the Institute of English Studies (London), the University of Cambridge, the Warburg Institute, and King’s College London. For the first time, the course will run in two parallel strands: one on medieval and the other on modern manuscripts.

The course is open to any arts and humanities doctoral students working with manuscripts. It involves five days of intensive training on the analysis, description and editing of medieval or modern manuscripts to be held jointly in Cambridge and London. Participants will receive a solid theoretical foundation and hands-on experience in cataloguing and editing manuscripts for both print and digital formats.

The first half of the course involves morning classes and then afternoon visits to libraries in Cambridge and London. Participants will view original manuscripts and gain practical experience in applying the morning’s themes to concrete examples. In the second half we will address the cataloguing and description of manuscripts in a digital format with particular emphasis on the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). These sessions will also combine theoretical principles and practical experience and include supervised work on computers.

The course is free of charge but is open only to doctoral students (PhD or equivalent). It is aimed at those writing dissertations relating to medieval or modern manuscripts, especially those working on literature, art or history. Some bursaries will be available for travel and accommodation. There are eighteen vacancies across the medieval and modern strands, and preference will be given to those considered by the selection panel likely to benefit most from the course. Applications close on 14 February 2014 but early registration is strongly recommended.

For further details see dixit-mmsda.

– Please circulate widely! –

Posted by: Peter Stokes (peter.stokes@kcl.ac.uk).

EpiDoc Workshop, London, April 28-May 1, 2014

We invite applications for a 4-day training workshop on digital editing of epigraphic and papyrological texts, to be held in the Institute of Classical Studies, London, April 28-May 1, 2014. The workshop will be taught by Gabriel Bodard (KCL), Simona Stoyanova (Leipzig) and Charlotte Tupman (KCL). There will be no charge for the teaching, but participants will have to arrange their own travel and accommodation.

EpiDoc (epidoc.sf.net) is a set of guidelines for using TEI XML (tei-c.org) for the encoding of inscriptions, papyri and other ancient documentary texts. It has been used to publish digital projects including the Inscriptions of Aphrodisias, the US Epigraphy Project, Vindolanda Tablets Online and the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri. The workshop will introduce participants to the basics of XML markup and give hands-on experience of tagging textual features and object descriptions in TEI, as well as use of the tags-free Papyrological Editor (papyri.info/editor).

No technical skills are required, but a working knowledge of Greek or Latin, epigraphy or papyrology and the Leiden Conventions will be assumed. The workshop is open to participants of all levels, from graduate students to professors or professionals.

To apply for a place on this workshop please email charlotte.tupman@kcl.ac.uk with a brief description of your reason for interest and summarising your relevant skills and background, by Friday, February 21st, 2014.

Posted by: Gabriel BODARD (gabriel.bodard@kcl.ac.uk).

Strumenti digitali per edizioni critiche a stampa – Vercelli, 13-14 giugno 2013

Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale – DigilibLT

Scuola estiva
Strumenti digitali per edizioni critiche a stampa
Vercelli, 13-14 giugno 2013
Corso Garibaldi 98
Palazzo Tartara – Sala delle Colonne

NB: la partecipazione è soggetta ad iscrizione; chi vuole partecipare deve scrivere info@digiliblt.unipmn.it per ricevere le informazioni necessarie


13 giugno
ore 9-9,15: saluti

ore 9,30-12,30: Raffaella Tabacco, Francesco Stella, Roberto Rosselli del Turco, Questioni e problemi aperti in filologia classica, medievale, digitale

ore 14,30-18,30: Wilhelm Ott, TUSTEP

14 giugno

ore 9 – 12,30: Guido Milanese, Script in LaTeX

ore 14,30 -18: Stefan Hagel, CTE

ore 18-18,30: Maurizio Lana, consegna attestati, saluti

I docenti

Raffaella Tabacco insegna letteratura latina all’Università del Piemonte Orientale ed è responsabile del progetto della biblioteca digitale digilibLT

Stefan Hagel, studioso di musica e strumenti musicali della Grecia Classica, è autore di CTE – Classical Text Editor

Guido Milanese insegna istituzioni di cultura classica ed europea, e linguistica computazionale all’Università Cattolica; sta per pubblicare un libro sull’uso di LaTeX per la produzione di edizioni critiche a stampa

Wilhelm Ott ha insegnato elaborazione dati per discipline umanistiche all’Università di Tubinga ed ha iniziato e diretto lo sviluppo di TUSTEP

Roberto Rosselli del Turco insegna filologia germanica all’Università di Torino e codifica di testi nel corso di laurea in Informatica Umanistica dell’Università di Pisa; dirige il progetto Vercelli Book Digitale (http://vbd. humnet.unipi.it/) e condirige il progetto Visionary Cross (http://www.visionarycross.org/).

Francesco Stella dirige il Master in Edizione digitale all’Università di Siena; ha curato nel 2007 il volume Digital Philology and Medieval Texts e coordina progetti e ricerche di informatica umanistica.

Per contatti e informazioni

Progetto digilibLT, diretto da Raffaella Tabacco (responsabile) e Maurizio Lana. Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, Via Manzoni 8 – 13100 Vercelli, e-mail: progetto@digiliblt.unipmn.it con la collaborazione di
Dipartimento di Filologia, Linguistica e Tradizione Classica “A. Rostagni”, Università degli Studi di Torino Via S. Ottavio 20 – 10124 Torino

Posted by: Timoty Leonardi (timoty.leonardi@tesorodelduomovc.it).