Researchers at the Pennsylvania State University are gathering articles for Digital Literary Studies, an international peer-reviewed interdisciplinary publication with a focus on those aspects of Digital Humanities primarily concerned with literary studies. The inaugural issue is expected to be published in late 2015. Digital Literary Studies publishes scholarly articles on research concerned with computational approaches to literary analysis/criticism, or critical/literary approaches to electronic literature, digital media, and textual resources. Topics of interest to Digital Literary Studies include, but are not limited to, textual analysis, computational stylistics, text encoding, computational linguistics, digital resources, publishing, topic modeling, network analysis, mapping, electronic literature, cultural criticism and Digital Literary Studies, games and gaming.

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The University of Reading will hold a symposium on Modernist and early twentieth-century publishing houses on the 26th of June 2015. This one-day symposium will offer an opportunity to focus on the publishers and publishing houses who also helped to make and produce modernism. Papers are invited from scholars and groups of scholars working on any global publishing house related to modernist writing. The organizers hope that the day will offer an opportunity to explore some of the multifarious connections between these publishing houses and the writers, illustrators, press workers, managers and editors with whom they were associated.

 The Call for Papers is due the 8th of May.

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The nineteenth century saw an explosion in the number of medical periodicals available to the interested reader. The period also saw a huge range of smaller journals appearing, as practitioners increasingly organised themselves into more discrete medical ‘specialisms’ towards the end of the century. As digitization projects advance, an increasing number of these medical periodicals are becoming available to researchers. We are interested in learning more about the nature and methodologies of current research projects that involve working with these journals, as well as broader issues surrounding this kind of research: digitizing material, locating journals (particularly obscure ones), and using and searching collections. We will be asking questions about how to read periodicals, how to situate these materials within a broader historical medical context, and how to construct narratives based on periodical research. Organized at St. Anne’s College, Oxford on 30 May 2015, this conference welcomes proposals from researchers working on medical periodicals across the world. For questions or if you would like to send an abstract, contact Amelia Bonea at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dr Marianne van Remoortel's ERC Grant Project is finally under way. This project will allow her to hire one post-doc researcher the coming year, who will be working with her on the project “Agents of Change: Women Editors and Socio-Cultural Transformation, 1710-1920” Find the full job description below.

This symposium aims to establish a dialogue among different periods and aspects of the above-mentioned subject in order to arrive at a fuller understanding of the workings of the public sphere in the Spanish-speaking world in the past few centuries. The symposium will be held at the University of Warwick on 22 June 2015.

Proposals are due 16 March 2015. For more information and proposals, send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..