Happy New Year! Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for proposals
for the 2015 ADE STS joint conference is coming up in a couple of weeks.
Please see the CFP below.

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*Call for Papers - the Joint Conference of the Society for Textual
Scholarship and the Association for Documentary Editing*


*University of Nebraska-Lincoln, June 17-20, 2015*

*Program Organizers: Andrew Jewell, Amanda Gailey, Elizabeth Lorang,
Kenneth M. Price*

*Deadline for Proposals:* January 30, 2015

*Keynote Speaker: Jerome McGann*

The Society for Textual Scholarship and Association for Documentary Editing
announce a historic joint conference of the two organizations to be held at
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an international hub for digital
editing. Home to the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities and
numerous print and digital editing projects, UNL is located in the capital
of Nebraska and offers opportunities for exploring the history and
geography of the Great Plains.

This special joint conference will bring together two organizations with a
history and future of interests in studying and editing literary and
historical materials. We invite proposals on any aspect of documentary
editing and textual scholarship, including (but not restricted to) the
discovery, editing, annotation, analysis, teaching, and publication of
texts from many disciplines, including history, literature, classics,
musicology, philosophy, paleography, codicology, linguistics, art history,
the history of science, library and information science, film studies,
gender and sexuality studies, ethnic studies, and more. We invite proposals
from students.

Because this is a unique joint meeting of the two organizations, we are
especially interested in submissions on the theme of *convergences and
divergences*--papers that examine how different editorial theories and
methodologies at times intersect and at others veer apart. What are the
histories and possible futures of the two related but distinct editorial
traditions of ADE and STS? We see this conference as an opportunity for
reflection about editorial traditions and the prospects for textual studies
and encourage proposals that explore these topics.

Submissions may take the following forms:

1. Papers. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes in length, making a
significant original contribution to scholarship.

 2. 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

3. 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 at no
later than January 30, 2015. 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

*Opportunity for New Editors: Institute for Editing Historical Documents*

With funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission,
the ADE offers an additional opportunity in Lincoln in conjunction with the
conference: the Institute for Editing Historical Documents, to be held June
13-17 for individuals new to the practice of historical documentary
editing.  Experienced documentary editors provide instruction in the
principles of their field and insight into the realities of their work. For
more information, contact Bob Karachuk, Education Director,
Association for Documentary
Editing, at [log in to unmask]