The book:logic initiative brings together scholars interested in the various dimensions of textual studies, particularly editorial methods, editorial theory and the digital humanities.
The group is informal, however, members meet every year either in stand-alone symposia or in a sponsored series of panels at national and international conferences.
Book:logic organising committee
Associate Professor Ros Smith
School of Humanities and Social Science, The University of Newcastle
Dr Mark Byron
Department of English
The University of Sydney
Professor Tim Dolin
School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Curtin University
book:logic 6 (April 2014) Literary Histories, Material Cultures, Digital Futures
Do conventional and digital humanities scholarship grapple with the materiality of texts in different ways? What challenges and possibilities do print and electronic environments pose for the presentation, editing and analysis of literary texts? Keynote speakers: Thomas Augst and Molly O'Hagan Hardy. Conveners: Assoc. Prof. Ros Smith and Dr Patricia Pender of the Early Modern Women's Research Network at the University of Newcastle. Download the conference poster.
book:logic 5 (4 October 2013) Editing, Reading Studying: A symposium of the affordances of the (im)material book
Attendees of this one-day symposium held at the University of Queensland investigated the acts of editing, studying, and reading works from the past. Speakers considered the influence of computer technology on the way we perform such acts, explored the possibilities of new ways of knowing in digital environments, and examined the endurance of old ways of knowing in print formats. Conveners: Dr Roger Osborne and Professor David Carter. Download an account of the program of papers. Program papers are listed on the book:logic 2013 site.
book:logic 4 (29 June 2012) Text Editing and Digital Culture
Held at the University of Western Australia, papers at the 2012 book:logic Symposium, "Text Editing and Digital Culture," investigated the promises and pitfalls of digital textuality, the changing role of the textual editor, and the intersections of textual studies and digital technologies within different cultures and literary traditions. Conveners: Professor Tim Dolan and Dr Brett Hirsch. View the program and sound file on the book:logic 2012 site.
book:logic 3 (5 November 2011) Text Logic and Book History
Speakers: John Gouws, Tim Dolin, Bryan Coleborne, Christopher Pollnitz, Paul Eggert and Graham Tulloch.
book:logic 2 (10 December 2010) Digital Editing, Digital Humanities
book:logic 1 (19-20 March 2010) symposium and master class
Topics covered included the editing of works from the early modern period to the present, including works of Australian literature ; editorial theory, book history and print culture, editorial practice, manuscript study and online editions. Conveners: Professor Paul Eggert and Professor Robert Dixon. View the program and sound files on the book:logic 2010 web page.