Registration is now open for the 2017 Society for Textual Scholarship conference, Textual Embodiments, to be hosted by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland, from May 31 – June 2.
The conference will concern a range of issues involving the materiality of texts, including their physical, virtual, and performative manifestations as objects that can decay or break down and can potentially be repaired and sustained over time. It will also concern the processes of inclusion and exclusion through which bodies of texts take shape in the form of editions, archives, collections, and exhibition building, as well as the ethical responsibilities faced by textual scholars, archivists, conservationists, media archaeologists, digital resource creators, and cultural heritage professionals engaging in these processes. The conference keynotes will be delivered by Marisa Parham (“Haunting, Virtuality, and other Archival Materialities”) and Susan Brown (“N-bodied Texts”).
Preceding the conference there will be five workshops related to its themes. The full program and logistical information can be found here:http://mith.umd.edu/sts20