Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 158.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2000 19:39:21 +0100
From: "Melissa Terras"
Subject: Interest in Conference for Postgraduate Students in IT
and the Humanities?
Interest in Conference for Postgraduate Students in IT and the Humanities?
As a postgraduate in Humanities IT, I have often felt how difficult it is
both to find and get in contact with other students in the same subject
area, due to the fact that such students are dispersed across various
faculties and departments because of the nature of the subject. As a result,
a few of the other pg students I have managed to find have agreed, along
with myself, to try and establish a yearly conference for graduate students
in the discipline. We are applying to a couple of funding bodies and the
outlook so far is very optimistic.
Now, however, we need to gauge the interest in attending such a conference.
At the moment, we are only looking at a Europe wide conference, and so we
need to try and find any European students under 35 years of age (sorry,
funding body requirement) currently persuing graduate degrees in a
humanities computing area (in whatever shape or form: from text processing
to computing and archaeology, image processing to databases.... anything
which can be broadly classed under "IT and the Humanities", where computing
is an integral part of the research.)
If any other postgraduate students out there would be interested in
attending such a conference (5 days in Autumn 2001, fully funded including
travel expenses) please could you fill out the following details and send
them back to me at: email@example.com Please note this is not a
call for papers, nor a guarantee of attendance, it is a preliminary call to
try and find out the interest in such a conference and the scope of work
that other graduates are doing in the field in order to process the
application. Any details you give me will be for the sole purpose of filling
out these forms, and getting a structure to the conference schedule.
If you know of any other post-graduate students currently doing research in
humanities IT (in whatever shape or form) please can you forward this onto
Thanks a lot,
Details regarding an individual interested in possibly attending a European
Conference for Graduate Students in IT and the Humanities
Date of Birth:
Country of Origin:
Brief Academic background (2 or 3 lines):
Area(s) of current research (2 or 3 lines):
Current Academic Institution:
Will you still be studying in Autumn 2001? Yes/No
How much will (roughly) will the air fare cost you to get from your
institution to Antwerp or Brussels? (We need this information to work out
the average expenses needed to hold the conference, please specify the
Any other information you think may be relevant:
Melissa M Terras MA MSc
Engineering Science / Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents
University of Oxford
Oxford 0X1 1DP
office number (01865) 282181
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