The book:logic initiative brings together scholars interested in the various dimensions of textual studies, particularly editorial methods and editorial theory. The group is an informal one but meets every year normally on a one-day basis and without registration fees thus allowing postgraduate students to attend. Until 2014 the book:logic initiative was organised by Paul Eggert. From 2015 Prof. Ros Smith at the University of Newcastle, together with Dr Mark Byron at the University of Sydney and Prof. Tim Dolin at Curtin University, take over the reins. To get on the mailing list contact Ros.Smith@newcastle.edu.au. The first six meetings are listed below. Some have sound-recorded the proceedings. These and any other materials are linked.
- book:logic 1 symposium and master class, U of Sydney, 19-20 March 2010. For the program and sound files of the papers, see http://hass.unsw.adfa.edu.au/conferences/book_logic.html
- book:logic 2 Digital Editing, Digital Humanities, U of Sydney, 10 December 2010. See http://hass.unsw.adfa.edu.au/ASEC/Digital%20Editing%20Ad.pdf
- book:logic 3 Text Logic and Book History, U of Adelaide, 5 November 2011. Speakers: John Gouws, Tim Dolin, Bryan Coleborne, Christopher Pollnitz, Paul Eggert and Graham Tulloch. Program at: www.adelaide.edu.au/library/special/biblio/BkL3Schedule&Abstracts.pdf
- book:logic 4 Text Editing and Digital Culture, UWA, 29 June 2012, program and sound files at http://www.notwithoutmustard.net/book-logic2012/
- book:logic 5 Editing, Reading Studying: A symposium of the affordances of the (im)material book. UQ, 4 October 2013. For an account of the program of papers click here. The program of papers is listed at http://booklogic2013.wordpress.com. An AustESE workshop on tools for electronic scholarly editing was held at UQ on the day before the symposium.
- book:logic 6 Literary Histories, Material Cultures, Digital Futures, University of Newcastle, NSW, 26 April 2014. 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. Click Here for the conference poster.