13.0137 Digital Resources in the Humanities 1999

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 18 Aug 1999 07:35:07 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 137.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 07:35:19 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: DRH Conference Registration

>> From: Helen Skundric <drh99@kcl.ac.uk>

DRH 99 @ King's College London 12-15 September 1999 is open for
registration! We are pleased also to announce that the CTI Centre for
Textual Studies is sponsoring several bursaries for arts and
humanities teaching staff in UK higher education who are attending DRH
for the first time, and that a complete catalogue of exhibitions and
demonstrations is now online. So that delegates may take advantage of
these new opportunities, the deadline for early registration has been
extended to 24 August.

The Digital Resources for the Humanities conferences are a major forum
for all those affected by the digitization of our common cultural
heritage: the scholar creating or using an electronic edition; the
teacher using digital resources as an aid to learning; the publisher
finding new ways to reach new audiences; the librarian, curator or
archivist wishing to improve both access to and conservation of the
digital information that characterizes contemporary culture and
scholarship; the computer or information science specialist seeking to
apply new scientific and technical developments to the creation,
exploitation and management of digital resources.

The conference will take up three intensive days of academic papers,
panel discussions, technical reports, and software demonstrations, in
the heart of London. The atmosphere will, we hope, encourage much
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, archives,
museums, galleries and publishing will be there, exchanging expertise,
experience, and opinions.

For the three days of the Conference, 22 publishers, data providers
and researchers will exhibit 45 products ranging from work-in-progress
to well-established resources. These products are for teaching and
research across the humanities and in the social sciences, in such
fields as archaeology; art history, classics, drama, history, literary
studies in English, German and Spanish, medieval studies, palaeography
and philosophy. They include bibliographic aids, texts, still and
moving images and integrated multimedia resources. A catalogue for the
exhibition may be found online, at

For the conference programme and other information visit the DRH web
site @ <http://www.drh.org.uk/>

You can register at:

AHC Conference
The DRH99 conference will overlap with the annual conference of the UK
Association for History and Computing, which is to take place at
King's College London 14th-16th September 1999. The conference aims to
provide a forum for the discussion of any aspects of the use of
information and computer technology in history. In particular, it will
focus on the creation and use of digital representations of historical
resources and the effects of computer-based technologies on historical
scholarship and on teaching history. For more information visit the
conference web site @ <http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ahcuk99/>

Should you have problems accessing the web site and registration
forms, please contact the conference office at DRH@kcl.ac.uk

Helen Skundric
DRH and AHC Conference Office

Humanist Discussion Group
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