El’Manuscript 2018 – Vienna/Krems, 14–18 September – Call for papers

International conference
Textual Heritage and Information Technologies – El’Manuscript 2018
Vienna and Krems, Austria
14-18 September 2018

Deadline for submitting abstracts : 28 February 2018


Dear colleagues,

The Textual Heritage community and the University of Vienna are pleased to invite submissions of abstracts for the El’Manuscript-2018 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-2018 is the seventh 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 studying and publishing 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 systems and methods for working with manuscripts and texts.

The working language of the 2018 conference is English. In the philological sections talks in Russian are welcome, but should be accompanied by powerpoint 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
– Isotope analysis
2. The script and writing system
– Photographing
– Visualization
– Digitisation
– Handwritten Text Recognition, Optical Character Recognition
– Digital Palaeography
– Digital Graphemics
3. The text, Its processing and presentation
– Textology and textual criticism
– Digital editions
– Digital publishing
– Text mark-up formats
– Lemmatisation and morphological mark-up
4. Beyond document, script, and text – Analytics and interpretation
– Digital libraries and databases
– Corpora
– Storage formats
– Long term storage
– Lexicography
– Data mining
– Quantitative and statistical analysis
– Navigation and access
– Web technologies
– Open science

**General Information**
Conference dates: 14-18 September 2018
Venue: Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Vienna; European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration, Centre for Cultural Property Protection, Department for Building and Environment, University for Continuing Education, Krems

Postal Address: Institut für Slawistik der Universität Wien, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 3, A-
1090 Vienna; Dr. Karl Dorrekstrasse 30, A-3500 Krems

Organization Committee Chair: Prof. Dr. Viktor A. Baranov, Prof. Dr. Heinz Miklas, Dr. Patricia Engel, Dr. Juergen Fuchsbauer
Contact person: Dr. Juergen Fuchsbauer, phone +43 664 39 13 812
E-mail (Organization Committee): elmanuscript2018.slawistik@univie.ac.at
Conference Website: http://textualheritage.org/elmanuscript2018

**Abstract submission**
Abstracts are limited to 200 words and should be sent in both .DOC/.DOCX/.ODT and PDF formats to elmanuscript2018.slawistik@univie.ac.at. The following information has to be included:

– Paper title;
– 5-10 keywords;
– Author’s (authors’) first and last names;
– Affiliation (institution);

Deadline for abstracts: 28 February 2018.
Reviewing: The abstracts submitted to the conference will be peer-reviewed. The Programme Committee will reject papers not meeting the conference themes or quality requirements. The reviewers’ comments will be transmitted to the authors.

Notifications of acceptance by the Program Committee will be sent by email before 15 March 2018. The accepted abstracts will be published before the conference.

Registration opens 15 May and ends 31 August 2018.

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