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Call for Papers: "From Text(s) to Book(s)"
Call for Papers for "The Future of Holocaust Testimonies"
October 31, 2011: Judaica Europeana Digital Humanities Workshop
Call for Papers: "From Text(s) to Book(s)"
Posted: 20 Jun 2011 09:53 AM PDT
via SHARP:


An international and SHARP-sponsored conference 'From Text(s) to Book(s)'
21-23 June 2012
Nancy-Université, France

Deadline for proposals: 15 December 2011

I.D.E.A. (?Théories et pratiques de l?Interdisciplinarité Dans les Etudes Anglophones? / Interdisciplinarity in English Studies), the research group of the Nancy-Université English Department, will be hosting an international and SHARP-sponsored conference on the subject ?From Text(s) to Book(s)?. This conference will provide a forum to discuss the ways in which texts are materialised for consumption by the reading public, both historically and in the contemporary context. Papers that adopt a historical approach to this question might discuss book production practices at specific periods or their evolution over time. Papers with a contemporary focus might deal with cases where the materialisation of texts does not necessarily involve production in the codex form, or discuss the impact that technological developments, like advances in digital printing and the emergence of devices such as Amazon?s Kindle Reader or Apple?s iPad, have had on the passage from text to ?book?. Case studies of individual works and reflections upon fundamental theoretical questions relating to the making and materialisation of texts are equally welcome.

The full call for papers can be found on the web site that has been put in place for the event:

Confirmed keynote speakers for the conference are Espen Aarseth (Center for Computer Games Research, IT University of Copenhagen), Daniel Ferrer (CNRS, ITEM, France), David Finkelstein (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK) and Claire Parfait (Université Paris 13, France).

Proposals of no more than 300 words, for 25-minute presentations, should be sent to David Ten Eyck and Monica Latham (, before 15 December 2011. Articles based on conference papers will be considered for publication in the Book Practices & Textual Itineraries series published by the Presses Universitaires de Nancy:

Conference organisers:

Nathalie Collé-Bak, Monica Latham & David Ten Eyck With the support of SHARP (the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing)


Call for Papers for "The Future of Holocaust Testimonies"
Posted: 20 Jun 2011 09:52 AM PDT
via H-Judaic:

The Future of Holocaust Testimonies No. 2=20 An International Conference and Workshop
19-22 March 2012, Akko, Israel

Call for Papers=20

Statement of Purpose

The Holocaust Studies Program of Western Galilee College and the = USC Shoah Foundation Institute announce a second international = interdisciplinary conference and workshop on The Future of Holocaust = Testimonies to be held on 19-21 March 2012.


Holocaust survivors and their testimonies have been, for many = years, key factors in Holocaust memorial culture. As survivors pass = away, critical focus will inevitably move to the legacy they leave =
behind: especially in the forms of written, audio and video testimonies. = Scholarly work on survivor testimony emerges from the full spectrum of = university disciplines including history, literary analysis, = linguistics, cultural criticism, psychology, neuroscience, sociology, = etc. The rich and varied and corpus of testimonies requires the = collaborative effort of researchers across disciplines to enable us to = hear the voices of survivors articulated through their testimonies.=20

The first Future of Holocaust Testimonies Conference was held on = January 2010. It brought together scholars from eight countries who = presented new approaches to studying and working with testimonies. The = upcoming Future of Holocaust testimonies no 2 conference will add = another layer to this endeavor.=20

The Conference

In order for the conference to make an impact on Holocaust research and = benefit the public discourse as well, one day will be open to the = public, while two days will be for researchers only.=20

The conference will be conducted in English. The open public day will be = conducted in English and Hebrew with simultaneous translation.
Speakers will be accorded full hospitality.=20

We welcome proposals for papers that address the conference theme, = including, but not limited to, the following topics:
=B7 Methodological issues
=B7 Oral testimonies, memoirs, life stories, diaries=20
=B7 Video testimonies
=B7 Early and late testimonies
=B7 Different approaches to testimony analysis
=B7 Place of testimonies in Holocaust research
=B7 Historical value of testimonies
=B7 Testimonies reflecting culture and identity issues
=B7 Age and gender issues
=B7 Authenticity, verification and false memories=20

Please send a one page proposal and a CV to: =

(Doctoral candidates please add a letter of recommendation from your =
Deadline: September 5 2011

October 31, 2011: Judaica Europeana Digital Humanities Workshop
Posted: 20 Jun 2011 09:50 AM PDT
via H-Judaic:

Digital Humanities and the Study of Jewish History and Culture A day of workshops at the British Library exploring new research = opportunities created by Judaica Europeana. London, 31 October 2011

Judaica Europeana is making available online a = vast archive of books, documents, visual and audio material related to = Jewish history and culture. The increased availability of digitized = primary sources is paving the way to a radical change in research, = teaching and publishing. This goes in tandem with the development of = tools that support scholars in their work of discovering, annotating, = comparing, referring and illustrating. This day of workshops will = provide an opportunity to introduce new resources and tools that are = becoming a standard part of the toolbox of historians and other = scholars. The workshops at the British Library will be of particular = interest to scholars and post-graduate students in Jewish studies and = European history.
Please make a note in your diary. Programme and registration available = from September 2011 on from. Email: =