CALL FOR PAPERS
"Revolutionizing Early Modern Studies"?
The Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership in 2012
University of Oxford
17-18 September 2012
To mark a decade of the Text Creation Partnership (TCP)'s work at
the Bodleian Libraries, producing searchable, full-text
transcriptions of works in Early English Books Online (EEBO), we
invite proposals for research papers and posters reflecting the
various ways in which TCP texts are being used.
Is EEBO-TCP revolutionizing research and teaching in early modern
studies? What features would be desirable but are not yet
available? What improvements could be made in the decade to come?
The TCP is a collaboration between the University of Oxford, the
University of Michigan and ProQuest. It is funded internationally
by a consortium of partner institutions, and in the UK through
JISC Collections. TCP editions power full-text searching of
ProQuest's EEBO database <http://eebo.chadwyck.com/>, and
contribute to many other projects' work.
To date, the TCP has produced over 40,000 full-text XML editions
of books printed between 1473 and 1700. Phase I produced over
25,000 texts, and Phase II, currently underway, will complete the
corpus of about 70,000 unique titles in English.
*Keynote speakers: Dr John Lavagnino, King's College London; Dr
Emma Smith, University of Oxford.*
*For people interested in using TCP texts for research,
one-to-one text clinic sessions are available.*
We welcome proposals for papers and posters on:
·Research based on EEBO-TCP
·Methodologies in teaching
·Emerging trends influenced by EEBO-TCPs availability
·Potential for future research
Proposals for 20-minute papers should be a maximum of *500
words*, and for posters, *250 words*.
*Deadline for proposals is 7 May 2012*.
Invitations to present will be sent by 1 June 2012.
If you would like your paper to appear as part of the conference
proceedings (registration required) in the Oxford University
Research Archive <http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/ora>, the deadline
for submission of final papers is *29 August 2012*. **
We welcome proposals from graduate and post-doctoral students as
well as established scholars. If you would like to be considered
for a financially assisted place at the conference, please
indicate this when you submit your proposal.
For further details, see
http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/eebotcp/eebotcp2012. For proposal
submission, details of the conference venue, and registration,
please visit the University Stores
any queries, and to book a text clinic session, please email Pip
Willcox, pip [dot] willcox [at] bodleian [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot]
uk <mailto:[log in to unmask]>.