We are pleased to announce that the David Jones Digital Archive (under the auspices of the David Jones Research Center) will be co-hosting a virtual workshop on the TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) with the National Library of Wales this coming July 5-9, 2021. Made possible by a grant from the SPIRE scheme at the University of Bergen (Norway), a team of digital humanities experts and Jones scholars will work with 15 participants to learn the basics of the TEI with the focused task of creating a digital edition of Jones’s poetic work 'The Book of Balaam’s Ass' (see the National Library of Wales catalogue entry here: archives.library.wales/index.php/book-of-balaams-ass)
For more information and application submission (due 9 June), see the David Jones Research Center website: https://www.davidjonesresearch.org/workshop-application
Artist Rory Young has engraved David Jones's painted inscription "Syng Hevin Imperiall" in limestone and black, gold and purple paint (see attached photo). Asking around £4000. For more information write to firstname.lastname@example.org to be put in touch with the artist directly.
Registration open for "Mapping the Artist's Mind: The Grail Mass, Modernism and Inscription," a virtual two-day seminar hosted by the David Jones Research Center (via Zoom) on 29 &30 July 2021. See the poster below for program details. To register, follow this link to the DJRC website: www.davidjonesresearch.org/2021-seminar
A version of Paul Hills' virtual keynote, "David Jones: Artist in the Shadow of the Great War" delivered 14 March, 2021 for the David Jones Research Center is now available on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/527501457
Pleased to announce that Prof. Paul Hills of the Courtauld Institute (London) will be delivering a virtual keynote for the David Jones Research Center (via Zoom) on Sunday 14 March (2:30 pm EST/7:30 pm GMT). To register, follow this link to the Google Form (you will receive a confirmation email upon registration and then the Zoom link a few days before the talk): docs.google.com/forms/d/1e-Om4ZA6Qo2AHsQjUpRRELXhYpy34GG07FEFtN_fE-U/viewform?edit_requested=true
If you have any questions, feel free to write the David Jones Research Center at this address: email@example.com
It is an open event so please pass this info to anyone you think would like to participate. We hope you can join!
(Image: David Jones, 'Sketch of Dewi Sant,' 1940, Tate Gallery, www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/TGA/TGA-8222/TGA-8222-1-74a-1_9.jpg)
The National Library of Wales (home to the most extensive collection of David Jones's papers, including several important paintings and his entire annotated library) is in danger of closing. You can find out more from this article in Nation Cymru: nation.cymru/opinion/are-we-going-to-lose-the-national-library-of-wales/?fbclid=IwAR31MM-9T3QCBUyk3NoTbzMVQc6U8crNi0xxw2umi0RabxmTmwYiSiRFxqQ
If you are so inclined, please consider signing this petition to save the NLW: petitions.senedd.wales/petitions/244641
Opportunity possibly of interest to Jones scholars. From the journal website:
"This Special Issue focuses on relationships between modernist poetry and visual culture. Recent scholarship exploring the emergence of twentieth-century forces of modernity increasingly recognizes the rapid dominance of new technologies and diverse varieties of visual culture infusing the “modern”. How might we think of modernist and avant-garde poetics in relation to the proliferation of visual means of expression, consumerism, information, entertainment, fashion, protest, and other modes of modern existence? How are modernist forms and poetic genres attenuated by visual culture and its technologies, circuits, and values? How are received ideas about modernist poetry enriched, challenged, and/or revised when read through the lens of visual culture?The following questions offer potential directions for essays linking modernist poetry and visual culture, although other topics are welcome.
Modernist Poetry and Visual Culture
For more information see the page directly:
The David Jones Research Center was thrilled to host Dr. Rowan Williams (former Archbishop of Canterbury) for a special virtual event in honor of David Jones's 125th birthday this past 1 November. You can now view the talk on Vimeo here: vimeo.com/479031322