Textual Heritage and Information Technologies - El’Manuscript-2020

Country: Germany

City: Freiburg

Abstr. due: 29.02.2020

Dates: 13.09.20 — 17.09.20

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

Organizing comittee e-mail: elmanuscript2020@slavistik.uni-freiburg.de

Organizers: University of Freiburg


El’Manuscript-2020 is the eighth 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 publishing and studying our textual heritage. Along with the lectures, workshops will be part of the conference, which will allow practitioners to become familiar with various technologies, approaches and methods for working with manuscripts.

We are pleased to invite submissions of abstracts for the El’Manuscript-2020 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.

The working language of the conference is English. In the philological sections, talks in Russian or other Slavic languages are welcome, but should be accompanied by 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
- Conservation, preservation, storage conditions
- ...
2. The script - Recognition and analysis
- Palaeography
- Photographing
- Visualization
- Digitization
- Handwritten Text Recognition, Optical Character Recognition
- ...
3. The text - its processing and presentation
- Textology and textual criticism
- Digital editions
- Digital publishing
- Text markup formats
- Lemmatization and morphological markup
- ...
4. Beyond document, script, and text - analytics and interpretation
- Digital libraries and databases
- Corpora
- Storage formats and long term storage
- Lexicography
- Data mining and statistics
- Written cultural heritage and Artificial Intelligence
- Navigation and access
- Web technologies
- Open science
- ...

Conference Web-Site: http://www.elmanuscript2020.uni-freiburg.de/wordpress/