10.0801 DRH'97; Comp Lit & the New Media

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 21 Mar 1997 08:01:49 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 801.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Mike Fraser <mike.fraser@computing- (66)
Subject: Conference: DRH'97

[2] From: Mike Fraser <mike.fraser@computing- (133)
Subject: BCLA Conference: Comparative Literature & The New

Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 18:42:58 +0000 (GMT)
From: Mike Fraser <mike.fraser@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
Subject: Conference: DRH'97

[ Part 2: "Included Message" ]

From: Mike Fraser <mike.fraser@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>

From: drh97@ermine.ox.ac.uk

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* DRH 97 *
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St Anne's College, Oxford
14 - 17 September 1997

"Bringing together the creators, users, distributors,
and custodians of Digital Resources in the Humanities."



Mission: DRH97 aims to become a new forum for all those affected by
the digitization of our common cultural heritage: the scholar
producing or using an electronic edition; the teacher using digital
media in the seminar room; the publisher finding new ways to reach new
markets; the librarian, curator, art historian, or archivist wishing
to improve both access to and conservation of the digital information
that characterizes contemporary culture and scholarship.

Format: The conference will take up three intensive days of academic
papers, panel discussions, technical reports, and software
demonstrations, held this year in a comfortable Oxford college. The
atmosphere will, we hope, encourage a lot of energetic discussion,
both formal and informal. Leading practitioners of the application of
digital techniques and resources in the Humanities, from the worlds of
scholarship, librarianship, and publishing will be there, exchanging
expertise, experience, and opinions.

Sponsors: The conference is sponsored by the British Library, the
Office for Humanities Communication, the Arts and Humanities Data
Service, the Centre for Computing in the Humanities of Kings College
London, the International Institute for Electronic Library Research of
de Montfort University, the Library of University College London, and
the Humanities Computing Unit of Oxford University.

| Timetable: Proposals are now invited for academic papers, themed panel |
| sessions and reports of work in progress. Extended abstracts (1500 to |
| two thousand words) should be submitted by *May 2nd 1997*. Proposals |
| will be reviewed by an independent panel of reviewers, and |
| notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 13th June. All |
| accepted proposals will be included in the Conference preprint volume, |
| and will also be considered for a post-conference publication. |

Themes: creation of digital resources, textual, visual, and
time-based; integration of digital resources as multimedia; policies
and strategies for electronic delivery, both commercial and
non-commercial; cataloguing and metadata aspects of resource
discovery; implications of digital resources and electronic delivery
for teaching, learning, and scholarship; encoding standards;
intellectual property rights; funding, cost-recovery, and charging
mechanisms; digitization techniques and problems.

Cost and accommodation: The conference fee of 250 pounds covers
lunches, dinners, and the whole academic programme. The conference
banquet will cost an additional 40 pounds. For accommodation,
delegates can choose between ensuite rooms at 45 pounds/day or
study/bedrooms with shared bathroom at 30 pounds/day for B & B. All
accommodation is in St Anne's College, in modern purpose-built blocks
adjoining the quadrangle and within a few minutes walk of all
conference facilities.

Further information: The conference web site at
http://users.ox.ac.uk/~drh97/ will be regularly updated, and will
include full details of the procedure for submitting proposals, the
programme, and registration information. Bookmark it now!

Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 18:22:49 +0000 (GMT)
From: Mike Fraser <mike.fraser@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
Subject: BCLA Conference: Comparative Literature & The New Media

I have been asked to circulate the enclosed for which there are still

Michael Fraser
CTI Textual Studies


11-12TH APRIL 1997

Comparative Literature and the New

The British Comparative Literature
Association invites you to take part in a
workshop conference on "Comparative
Literature and the Media".

The workshop is to provide a discussion
forum on the current use and impact of new
technologies in the field of Comparative
Literary Studies and related disciplines in
the Humanities.

Individual sessions will explore creative and
research options opened up by the use of
computer-based media.

Emphasis will be put on the question in how
for the emergence of the new media may
affect our definition of traditional
Humanities subjects and, more specifically,
our understanding of Comparative


o the role of the new media in the

o support of research through the
use of literature software, concordances
and/or text corpora

o translation issues

o creative aspects that may change the scope
and direction of research in the area of
comparative literature and related


Duncan Christelou (Chadwick Healey Ltd)
Prof Marilyn Deegan (De Montfort University)
Dr Andreas Kitzmann (Skovde, Sweden)
Dr Mike Fraser (CTI Textual Studies, Oxford)
Professor Theodor Scaltses (University of Edinburgh)
Dr Alexis Weedon (University of Luton)


Day 1:
12.00 - 13.30: Registration and lunch
14.00-1500 Opening Address
15.00-16.00 Session 1
16.00-1630 Break
16.30-17.30 Session 2
19.00 Dinner

Day 2
9.00-10.00 Session 3
10.00-11.00 Session 4
11.00-11.30 Break
11.30.-12.30 Panel Discussion
13. 00-14.00 Lunch


The workshop conference sessions will be
held at Putteridge Bury, the university's
Edwardian conference centre.

Registration will take place between 12.00
and 13.30 on Friday 11 April 1997.

Details are available of a special delegate
rate at the Strathmore Hotel. Booking of
accommdation should be made via the
Conference Coordinator.

A conference attendance fee of 21.00 (sterling) will
be charged of which 10 (sterling) is a non-returnable
fee under any circumstances.

All payments must be received by Friday 28
March 1997.

BOOKING FORM - Comparative
Literature and the New Media


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A. Conference Attendance
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postgrads/students 21.00 (sterling)


B. Conference Attendance
(tea and coffee included and Buffet Dinner Friday 11th)
Academics 33.00 (sterling)
postgrads/students 28.00 (sterling)

Optional Extras:

Lunch (Friday 11th ) 7.00* (sterling)
Lunch (Saturday 12th) 7.00* (sterling)

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University of Luton
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Bedfordshire LU1 3AJ, UK

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