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CFP: “Revolutionizing Early Modern Studies”? The Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership in 2012

We’re excited to announce that we are seeking proposals for a conference about EEBO-TCP to be held at the University of Oxford September 17-18, 2012. The call for proposals follows, and may also be downloaded as a PDF.


“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, 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.

The conference will feature two 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
  • Text editing
  • Emerging trends influenced by EEBO-TCP’s 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 , 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 the conference website. For proposal submission, details of the conference venue, and registration, please visit the University Stores.

For any queries, and to book a text clinic session, please email Pip Willcox.

We hope to see you at Oxford in September!

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