The 10th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS 2013) will be held at the École Normale supérieure, Paris on 20-22 November 2013. The conference will be held at the École normale supérieure in Paris by the Institut des textes et manuscrits modernes and the research team “Textes, histoire et monuments, de l’Antiquité au Moyen Âge”.

Treated either as a deviation to be eliminated or as a creative transformation, variation is central to every form of textual scholarship. It is high time to confront the various conceptions of what constitutes a variation, to see what they have in common and what irreconcilable differences remain – though it would be paradoxical for a conference devoted to variance to aim at absolute uniformity.

draft programme can be viewed here. The abstracts of all the papers is available here.

Venue and Accommodation 
The conference venue is the École normale supérieure, which is located in the 5th district (ENS, 45 rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris).

All participants must take care of their own accomodation. The following sites are useful resources: ( and ( The local organisers recommend the following hotels in the neighbourhood of the ENS/Boulevard St Michel: Hôtel de Brésil (rue le Goff), Hôtel Panthéon Cujas (rue de Cujas), Hôtel Saint-Germain Moderne (rue des Écoles).

Conference Registration 
The conference fee is 50 € for full delegates and 10 € for students. To register for the conference, please complete the registration form. Please note that no payment will processed with the form; all fees must be paid cash on site during registration at the conference venue in Paris.

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