Announcement and Call for Contributions: SES Liber Amicorum
"During this Saturnalia, at the behest of the illustrious Ambrogio Visconti, I composed a little book of epigrams, which I entitled emblems..." Andrea Alciato, Letter to Francesco Giulio Calvi, 9 January 1523 (link)
Dear friends and colleagues,
As you know, the need for social distancing has forced us to postpone our conference this year. Since then, the Society has been considering other ways to bring our community together. Among other initiatives, we are currently working to improve our website with new content.
This Saturnalia, we would like to invite you to participate in a collaborative project: the edition of the Society for Emblem Studies’ first Liber Amicorum, with emblems created and/or commented by members of the society (“gifts made of paper, from a poet to another”). This book is being conceived as a creative introduction to the diversity of emblems, created collaboratively by experts in the field.
We warmly invite all members and friends of the SES to send us:
- A historical emblem (with a short commentary, translation or anecdote. Max. 1,000 characters); and/or,
- A new emblem, which can have a new pictura, or reuse historical emblems.
Each member can submit 1-3 emblems, through this form: https://forms.gle/srcWqtQeuMDkfrqg7, created to facilitate the editorial process.
While we would wish that these emblems could be read by all SES members in English, collaborators should feel free to send their contributions in their own language. Contributions can be used to advertise recently published pieces, digital projects, and so on.
When writing, please take into consideration that this is a Liber Amicorum: a space for us to celebrate our subject and the collegiality that is so characteristic of the SES.
The emblems will be compiled in an open-access digital book, published by the SES (eventual partnerships may be sought), which will be made available to all members and friends of the society.
The deadline is 28 February 2021.
We are looking forward to your emblems!
If you have any question or concern, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org