Call for Papers – The Association for Documentary Editing
Celebrate the Vibrancy of Documentary Editing
New Orleans, Louisiana, August 4-6, 2016
Program Organizers: Jennifer Stertzer, Louis Gallo, Robert Haggard, and Pamela Pierce
Deadline for Proposals: March 31, 2016
The Association for Documentary Editing announces its annual conference to be held at the Astor Crowne Plaza, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Famous for its cuisine, music, and festivals, New Orleans embodies vibrancy and diversity. The city’s rich history is still evident today in the French and Spanish Creole architecture — the French Quarter, Jackson Square, and the Garden District— as well as its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage.
With the spirit of New Orleans in mind, we invite proposals on any aspect of documentary editing, including (but not restricted to) the discovery, editing, annotation, analysis, teaching, and publication of texts from many disciplines, including history, literature, linguistics, ethnic studies, classics, musicology, economics, philosophy, digital humanities, paleography, codicology, art history, the history of science, library and information science, gender and sexuality studies, and more. Additionally, we invite proposals dealing with challenges, developments, and solutions related to planning, building, and publishing digital editions and collections. We especially invite proposals from students, early-career editors, and graduates of the Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents.
Submissions may take the following forms:
- Papers. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes in length, making a significant original contribution to scholarship.
- Panels. Panels may consist of either three associated papers or four to six roundtable speakers. Roundtables should address topics of broad interest and scope, with the goal of fostering lively debate with audience participation.
- Posters. Posters showcase projects or present focused topics in a setting that features personal interaction and informal conversation. Posters on works-in-progress are encouraged.
To propose a paper, panel, or poster, send an abstract of no more than 500 words to the program committee via the form available here no later than March 31, 2016. The proposal should clearly indicate the format and whether technological support will be required. Please include the name, email address, and institutional affiliations for all participants.
The Association will award a limited number of travel grants to defray part of the expenses for program participants who are members.