CFP: Circulation, Collection and Citation of Texts in the Early Modern Period - AHA 2014 or GSA 2013
I am interesting in either creating or joining a panel focusing on how texts in the early modern period were circulated, collected, cited, combined or recombined. The paper I plan to present will be a study of patterns of library book-collecting in Germany, ca. 1520-1780, focusing dually on subject and provenance of texts. Using GIS and network analysis, my goal is to understand the growth of legal and philosophical ideas in terms of long-term transmission and transformation of texts.
Other papers on the panel might focus on subjects like...
* the book trade - printing, sales, networks of people or materials
* patterns of library collecting
* monastic or school libraries
* networks of private text circulation
* applications of GIS or Network Analysis to textual history
* Digital History / Digital Humanities for early modern texts...
* other areas of textual sociology
I have in mind two possible venues for such a panel--
* American Historical Association meeting, January 2-5, 2014, Washington, D.C.
* German Studies Association conference, October 3-6, 2013, Denver, Colorado
I'd be eager to hear from people who might like to present at either of these venues, or even both. The deadline for both conferences is February 15, 2013, so the panel needs to be finalized by about February 8. Naturally, the GSA would be the venue if and only if there are three papers focusing on things German. But I would be very receptive to sharing a venue with specialists of other national or transnational contexts, in which case AHA would be the better venue.
Please contact Colin Wilder, Center for Digital Humanities, University of South Carolina, firstname.lastname@example.org, or via cdh.sc.edu/people.
Dr. Colin F. Wilder
Center for Digital Humanities
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