The electric Scriptorium

Electronic Approaches to the Imaging, Transcription,
Editing, and Analysis of Medieval Manuscript Texts
Physical Conference Timetable

A research network sponsored by the Calgary Institute for the Humanities and the Society for Early English and Norse Electronic Texts (SEENET), with support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

This research network will examine the progress of contemporary work on the electronic presentation and analysis of medieval manuscript texts, and contribute to ongoing developments in this exciting field of research. Among the topics to be investigated by the network are the difficulties of adapting modern electronic technology to dealing with centuries-old texts; the strengths and shortcomings of existing electronic methods and computer standards including encoding standards, graphics formats, hypertext and hypermedia, and the Internet; the difficulties editors face when they attempt to use the electronic medium and the rewards they find; and the practicalities of Internet publication, electronic libraries, and other means of access to texts. This research network will be of interest not only to medievalists and computer applications specialists, but also to library staff, publishers, and scholars from any field who are interested in the production, dissemination, and use of electronic texts.

The research network has both electronic and physical sessions: the electronic conversation will consist of a moderated listserver discussion from October 17 to November 22 and of electronic (World Wide Web) posting of papers; a physical meeting includin g traditionally-delivered conference papers and electronic demonstrations, together with roundtable discussions starting from the wider listserver discussion, will take place in Calgary, Alberta, from 10 - 12 November 1995.

for Physical Conference


    General registrants are responsible for making their own reservations. A block of rooms is being held at the Best Western Village Park Inn, Motel Village, 1804 Crowchild Trail North, Calgary (403-289-0241). Reservations must be made prior to October 30 , 1995. Please inform the Village Park Inn that you are a registrant in the research network.


    Room 587, Bio Sciences Building, University of Calgary.


    The registration fee for the research network is $55 (Canadian funds, GST included); this fee covers reception on November 10, entrance into the sessions, lunches on November 11 and 12, and coffee. A reduced fee of $30 (Canadian funds, GST included) is available for students; it covers the cost of the reception, two lunches and coffee. Certification of student status must accompany the registration form to qualify for these reduced rates. University of Calgary faculty and students are invited to drop in for individual sessions.

    Please complete the attached Registration Form and forward it together with your cheque or money order payable in Canadian funds to:

    The Calgary Institute for the Humanities
    The University of Calgary
    2500 University Dr. N.W.
    Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
    Telephone: (403) 220-7238
    Fax: (403) 282-7822

    Registration deadline: November 8, 1995


    Should it be necessary for you to cancel your registration, please contact Gerry Dyer at 403-220-7238. Cancellations must be received prior to November 8, 1995. No refunds will be given after this date.


    Physical Sessions
    The Electric Scriptorium
    Research Network

    November 10 - 12, 1995

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    Registration: $55

    Students: $30