Roundtable: Annotation [ASECS Digital Humanities Caucus]

deadline for submissions: 
October 27, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Bender / American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 

In the rapid pivot to remote teaching at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many instructors turned to tools like and Perusall that allow students to engage in social reading and annotation. These same tools are also built into many digital editions (like those in Literature in Context) and multimedia scholarly publishing platforms like Manifold and Scalar. The Digital Humanities Caucus calls for presentations on annotation in an eighteenth-century and/or contemporary context. In addition to considering digital approaches to annotation in scholarship and teaching, we solicit roundtable presentations on the forms of textual augmentation and commentary we find in our objects of study, such as marginalia, glosses, footnotes, and extra-illustration. We are particularly interested in presentations that weave together past and present or that discuss projects remediating eighteenth-century forms of annotation through twenty-first-century technologies. 

Submit proposals using the ASECS submission form:

Keywords: Literature, Pedagogy, Print Culture