[Appel à Contribution] El’Manuscript 2020

We are pleased to invite submissions of abstracts for the El’Manuscript-2020 international conference on the creation and development of information systems for storage, description, processing, analysis, and publication of medieval and early modern handwritten and printed texts and documentary records. Any person involved in the creation or application of these resources — including researchers; instructors; staff of libraries, museums, and archives; programmers, and undergraduate and graduate students — is welcome to participate. El’Manuscript-2020 is the eighth in a series of biennial international conferences entitled “Textual Heritage and Information Technologies” that brings together linguists, specialists in historical source criticism, IT specialists, and others involved in publishing and studying our textual heritage. Along with the lectures, a summer school will be part of the conference, which will allow practitioners to become familiar with various technologies, approaches and methods for working with manuscripts. The working language of the 2020 conference is English. In the philological sections, talks in Russian are welcome, but should be accompanied by slides in English. Papers presented at the conference will be published in a volume of proceedings and on the textualheritage.org website.

The working language of the 2020 conference is English. In the philological sections, talks in Russian are welcome, but should be accompanied by slides in English. Papers presented at the conference will be published in a volume of proceedings and on the textualheritage.org website.

Conference topics

  1. The physical document – Material and technology
    ● Codicology
    ● Instrumental analysis
    ● Visual observation of documents
    ● Recognition of relevant features of historic book binding techniques
    ● Water mark data base
    ● DNA analysis
    ● …
  2. The script – Recognition and analysis
    ● Palaeography
    ● Photographing
    ● Visualization
    ● Digitisation
  3. Handwritten Text Recognition, Optical Character Recognition
  4. ● …
  5. The text – its processing and presentation
    ● Textology and textual criticism
    ● Digital editions
    ● Digital publishing
    ● Text markup formats
    ● Lemmatization and morphological markup
    ● …
  6. Beyond document, script, and text – analytics and interpretation
    ● Digital libraries and databases
    ● Corpora
    ● Storage formats and long term storage
    ● Lexicography
    ● Data mining and statistics
    ● Written cultural heritage and Artificial Intelligence
    ● Navigation and access
    ● Web technologies
    ● Open science
    ● …

General Information
Conference dates: 13-17 September 2020
Venue: University of Freiburg
Postal Address: Slavisches Seminar, Werthmannstr. 14, 79098 Freiburg, Germany
Organization Committee Chair: Prof. Dr. Achim Rabus, Prof. Dr. Viktor A. Baranov, Prof. Dr. Heinz Miklas, Prof. Dr. Aleksandr M. Moldovan
Contact person: Dr. Christine Grillborzer
E-mail (Organization Committee): elmanuscript2020@slavistik.uni-freiburg.de
Conference Website: www.elmanuscript2020.uni-freiburg.de

Abstract submission
Abstracts are limited to 200 words and should include the following information:
● Paper title;
● 5-7 keywords;
● Author’s (authors’) first and last names;
● Affiliation (institution);
● Educational status or degree obtained (student, postgraduate student, PhD, professor, etc.)

Deadline for abstracts: 29 February 2020

Reviewing: The abstracts submitted to the conference will be peer-reviewed. The reviewers’ comments will be transmitted to the authors.
Notifications of acceptance by the Program Committee will be sent by email by the end of April. The accepted abstracts will be published before the conference.
Registration opens May 1 and ends June 30 2020.
Registration fee: The organisation committee is making every effort to keep the registration fee for the conference to a minimum. The precise fee will be announced by January 2020.
Scholarships: A limited number of (partial) scholarships for participants from non-Western countries will be available. We will circulate information on how to apply for these scholarships in due course.

Matthias GILLE LEVENSON

Doctorant, philologie et littérature médiévale castillane. CIHAM, ENS de Lyon.

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