15.435 conferences; eHumanities lectures

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 435.
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       [1] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (21)
             Subject: Conferences, Symposia and Workshops

       [2] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (83)
             Subject: NEH eHumanities Lectures announced for February

             Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2002 10:09:45 +0000
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: Conferences, Symposia and Workshops

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    January 4, 2002

                       Conferences, Symposia and Workshops
         For a full, frequently updated compilation see the NINCH Community

    Below are some recently noted events:

    1. March 7-8: National Conference on Preservation: Redefining Preservation,
    Shaping New Solutions, Forging New Partnerships. Ann Arbor, Michigan

    2. March 8-10: Interfacing Knowledge: New Paradigms for Computing in the
    Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. UC, Santa Barbara.

    3. March 11-15: Rare Book School: Implementing the Encoded Archival
    Description. University of Virginia

    2. March 18; The Future of Manuscript Studies in a Switched-On World.
    University of London

    3. March 20-22: The New Information Order and the Future of the Archive.
    University of Edinburgh

    4. December 5-8: Africa in the Information and Technology Age; African
    Studies Association Conference. Washington DC

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             Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2002 10:10:20 +0000
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: NEH eHumanities Lectures announced for February

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    January 4, 2002

             The National Endowment for the Humanities Announces "eHumanities"
                 A Lecture Series on Digital Technology and the Humanities

                     February 13: James O'Donnell, "After the Internet"
                          February 27: Will Thomas and Ed Ayers,
             "The Next Generation of Digital Scholarship: An Experiment in Form"


    >From the web site:

    How does technology affect traditional humanities disciplines? Some
    scholars and educators argue that in just a few short years, advances in
    information technology and the development of the Internet have had a more
    dramatic affect on the way people read, write, and exchange information
    than any invention since the printing press. With the eHumanities lecture
    series, NEH is bringing leading scholars to Washington to discuss the
    relationship of digital technology and the humanities.
    All lectures will be held from 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. at NEH, 1100
    Pennsylvania, Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 20506 in Room M-09.
    Attendance is free and open to the public, but advance registration is

    February 13
    After the Internet

    The Internet bubble has burst. The Internet is boring. Even The Economist
    is reduced to devoting a special section to the wireless Internet in order
    to gain and hold its readers' attention. This is an opportunity for serious
    thought and action about the integration of information technology and
    information science in the humanistic organon. How are we different because
    we live in this wired world? How are we not different? What is reasonable
    to expect?

    James J. O'Donnell is Professor of Classical Studies and Vice Provost for
    Information Systems and Computing at the University of Pennsylvania. He has
    published widely on the cultural history of the late antique Mediterranean
    world and is a recognized innovator in the application of networked
    information technology in higher education. In 1990, he co-founded Bryn
    Mawr Classical Review, the second on-line scholarly journal in the
    humanities ever created. In 1994, he taught an Internet-based seminar on
    the work of Augustine of Hippo that reached 500 students. He also serves as
    resident Faculty Master of Hill College House at Penn. He is a Trustee of
    the National Humanities Center, has served as a Director and will become
    President-Elect in 2002 of the American Philological Association, and
    served as a Councillor of the Medieval Academy of America.

    February 27
    The Next Generation of Digital Scholarship: An Experiment in Form

    The use of online resources has exploded in recent years. Students and
    scholars routinely turn to the web for primary documents, reference works,
    and the latest reviews. But we have not yet forged a new form of scholarly
    communication and argumentation for the digital environment. In this talk,
    Ayers and Thomas present a prototype of a journal article designed to take
    advantage of the possibilities of the web while addressing some of the
    limitations of that context.

    Will Thomas is the Director of the Virginia Center for Digital History and
    Research Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He
    teaches the history of Virginia since 1865 and is the author of Lawyering
    for the Railroad: Business, Law, and Power in the New South (LSU, 1999). He
    also served as the co-author and assistant producer of The Ground Beneath
    Our Feet: Virginia's History Since the Civil War, an Emmy-nominated series
    on the history of Virginia for public television.

    Edward L. Ayers is the Hugh P. Kelly professor of history at the University
    of Virginia. Ayers has written extensively on Southern history and race
    relations. His books include All Over the Map: Rethinking American Regions
    and The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction. He is the
    founder of the Valley of the Shadow project at the University of Virginia.
    Ayers has received a number of grants and fellowships, including a
    Fulbright. Ayers received a bachelor's degree from the University of
    Tennessee, and his master's and doctorate from Yale University.



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