NOTE: This CfP was originally issued for Issue 10, but the papers received will instead be published as a special section in Issue 9.
Much recent humanities scholarship expresses renewed interest and attention in material culture and the physical artifact. Recent literary and cultural studies are rich with articles and books focused on materiality or the "material turn" in humanities research. Since its earliest versions, the TEI Guidelines have provided mechanisms for recording details about the physical artifact--for example, the @rend attribute may used to record layout, design, typographic, and other graphic dimensions of the source artifact. However, with the release of TEI P5 in 2007 and in the ongoing development and refinement of P5, new and more robust mechanisms for recording details about the material artifact were introduced to the TEI Guidelines. The `rendition` element, along with the `@rend` `@rendition` and `@style` attributes provide a robust infrastructure for recording the graphic and design features of a document. The `msDesc` element and related elements and attributes provide mechanisms for providing extensive detail about the physical attributes of manuscripts, books, and other text bearing objects. The `facsimile` element and related features provide an infrastructure for fuller integration of facsimile images with the encoded text.
The closing date for submissions in 31st August 2015.
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