This workshop will provide a forum for researchers working with digital letter collections – whether historical, contemporary, regional or professional, and whether compiled from manuscripts, typescripts or email. It aims to investigate ways of organizing, interpreting, and using the various types of informationembedded within correspondence. More information will become available via the blog http://cuba.coventry.ac.uk/correspondence_corpora/.
Presentations will take place in the morning and there will be a hands-on workshop in the afternoon, with opportunities to examine existing annotation schemes, experiment with new types of annotation, and try out various corpus query methods and visualisation techniques.
Proposals of about 200 words (excluding references) are invited for the morning session. All presentations must relate to the workshop theme, but we will welcome proposals from any disciplinary perspective, in relation to either established or newly-compiled corpora.
One slot will be reserved for presentations relating to doctoral or early-career research. Please indicate if your presentation falls into this category.
Registration for the main conference will open in February 2013, and you will be able to register for the workshop then.
See http://ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/cl2013/ for full details.