December Opportunities

This post will be expanded as new opportunities are found. First published November 29, 2022, latest revision December 21, 2022.

Sources: Bibliographic Society of America newsletter, Penn Workshop in the History of Material Texts listserv, Twitter, TXTDS-affiliated faculty.


  • AAS Book Talk
    “Publishing Plates: Stereotyping and Electrotyping in Nineteenth-Century US Print Culture,” Jeffrey Makala. Online, 11a Pacific (2p Eastern), December 1, 2022.
  • Python Introductory Workshop
    Naomi Alterman of the UW eScience Institute will lead an intro workshop to the Python programming language as a tool for qualitative humanities work. In person, 9a-12p Pacific, MGH 076, Friday, December 2, 2022.
  • Workshop in the History of Material Texts
    Chi-ming Yang (Penn), “Finding Octavia E. Butler in the Archives and around Black Pasadena,” hybrid event from University of Pennsylvania Material Texts program. 2:15p Pacific (5:15p Eastern), December 5, 2022.
  • Coffee with a Codex
    “In the Stars” online show and tell event from University of Pennsylvania Libraries’ Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies with Curator Dot Porter. Zoom, Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 9a Pacific (12p Eastern).
  • Aeromoto Library webinar
    “Activing Aeromoto Library: Cultivating Community-Based Curation Curiosity, and Imagination,” sponsored by BSA. Online via Zoom, 12p Pacific (1p CDMX), December 7, 2022.
  • SIMS Online Lecture Series
    Federico Botana (Institute of English Studies, University of London & 2022-23 Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies Visiting Research Fellow), “The Card Index of Leo Olschki and the Trade in Medieval Manuscripts in the Early 20th Century.” Online, 9a Pacific (12-1:30p Eastern), December 9, 2022.
  • Coffee with a Codex
    “Genealogical Roll” online show and tell event from University of Pennsylvania Libraries’ Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies with Curator Dot Porter. Zoom, Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 9a Pacific (12p Eastern).
  • University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Exhibit
    In-person exhibit in UW Special Collections, “Invisible Cities: The Prints of Giovanni Battisti Piranesi and the Art of the Built Environment.” On display through March 18, 2023.

Calls for Proposals

  • AI and Archives Symposium
    CFP for Full Stack Feminism, Women in Focus, and the Sussex Humanities Lab symposium at University of Sussex (UK) / hybrid, April 27-28, 2023. Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2023.
  • Humanities Data Science Summer Institute
    Calls for applications for faculty/staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students for an institute hosted by the UW Data Science Minor. Deadline: January 15, 2023.
  • SHARP 2023 Conference
    CFP for the online conference for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP), “Affordances and Interfaces: Textual Interactions Past, Present, and Future.” Conference dates: June 26-29, 2023. Deadline: January 15, 2023.
  • RBMS 2023 Conference
    CFP for the Rare Books & Manuscripts Section (of the American Library Association) annual meeting. Submission portal to open in November, deadline: January 20, 2023.
  • Caribbean Digital Scholarship Summer Institute
    Call for applications to week-long residential DH institute at University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL) June 11-17, 2023 from the Caribbean Digital Scholarship Collective. Information session: January 17, 2023. Application deadline: January 31, 2023.
  • BSC Annual Conference
    CFP for the Bibliographical Society of Canada’s annual conference at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, York University, May 29-30, 2023. Theme: “Book: Re-imagined and Re-born.” Deadline: January 31, 2023.
  • International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing
    CFP for special issue, “Digital Humanities Pedagogies in Times of Crisis.” Deadline: January 31, 2023.
  • Digital Humanities Summer Institute
    Multiple CFPs for the fully-online second week programming for DHSI. See link for themes. Deadline: February 10, 2023.
  • Manuscript Studies Journal
    CFP for Spring 2024 issue and beyond of Manuscript Studies from SIMS at University of Pennsylvania. Submissions accepted continuously. Deadline for next issue: June 30, 2023 (peer reviewed articles) or August 31, 2023 (non-peer reviewed annotations).

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