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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 431.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 07:18:10 +0000
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: MCN Conference 2003 (Nov 5-8) Features Charles Nesson;
    Museums & Web Program Available

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    January 21, 2003

                          Museum Computer Network Conference, 2003
                              November 5-8: Las Vegas, Nevada
                              Keynote Speaker: Charles Nesson

                           Deadline for Proposals: March 1, 2003

                                        * * * *

                                  Museums and the Web 2003
                         March 19-22: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
                              Preliminary Program Now Available

    >Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 11:07:59 -0500
    >To: david@ninch.org
    >From: Sam Quigley <sam_quigley@harvard.edu>

    Cyberspace Visionary Charles Nesson to Address the Museum Computer Network
    The Museum Computer Network is pleased to announce that Charles Nesson will
    be the keynote speaker at its 31st annual conference, to be held in Las
    Vegas, November 5 - 8, 2003. A leading expert in cyberlaw and the impact of
    the Internet on Society, Prof. Nesson is a probing thinker and brilliant
    speaker. He will address the museum community for the first time and set
    the tone for this conference, Balancing Museum Technology and
    Transformation. Conference participants will deal directly with the impact
    of technology on how museums both present and participate in cultural
    heritage. Nesson's keynote will undoubtedly challenge existing notions,
    stimulate new thinking, and provoke transformation in the way museum
    professionals approach technological opportunities in the future.

    Charles R. Nesson is William F. Weld Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
    and Co-Director of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society
    http://cyber.law.harvard.edu, a research program which he founded to
    explore the implications of cyberspace, share in its study, and help
    pioneer its development. It is Harvard University's first academic think
    tank devoted exclusively to the Net.

    Professor Nesson has participated in cases of national interest throughout
    his career. He was an organizer of the Lawyer's Military Defense Committee,
    which provided counsel to servicemen during the Vietnam War, and was
    counsel in prominent cases related to the war, including United States v.
    Ellsberg (the Pentagon Papers case). Professor Nesson pioneered the use of
    technology in teaching at Harvard Law School, and has appeared in many of
    PBS', CBS' and Granada (U.K) Television's most acclaimed non-fiction
    series. In his book about the landmark W.R. Grace pollution litigation, A
    Civil Action, Jonathan Harr introduced Nesson and the crucial role he
    played in this historic legal drama in a chapter entitled "Billion Dollar
    Charlie." Most recently, Prof. Nesson played an important role in Eldred v.
    Ashcroft, the Supreme Court challenge to the Sonny Bono Copyright Term
    Extension Act.

    Prof. Nesson is co-editor of Borders in Cyberspace: Information Policy and
    the Global Information Infrastructure (MIT Press, 1997), which investigates
    issues arising from national differences in law, public policy, and social
    and cultural values, in light of the emerging global information
    infrastructure, and includes detailed analyses of some of the most visible
    issues: intellectual property, security, privacy, and censorship.
    Prof. Nesson was Chairman of Harvard's Internet & Society Conference this
    past November. (More information at:
    Interview with Prof. Nesson, "The Debate Over Internet Governance,"
    available at:
    The Call for Proposals for MCN 2003 is available at:

    The Museum Computer Network is a nonprofit organization of professionals
    dedicated to fostering the cultural aims of museums through the use of
    computer technologies. Founded in 1967, MCN has not just been part of the
    vanguard implementing museum technology over the last decades, we are the
    vanguard. www.mcn.edu

    For further information, please contact:
    MCN Headquarters
    232-329 March Road
    Box 11
    Ottawa ON K2K 2E1
    Tel: 613-254-9772
    Toll free 888-211-1477
    Fax: 613-599-7027
    E-mail: info@mcn.edu
    Sam Quigley, Director
    Digital Information and Technology
    Harvard University Art Museums
    32 Quincy Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138



              Museums and the Web 2003
              March 19-22, 2003
              Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
    The MW2003 Preliminary Program is now available.

    Join us at the seventh annual Museums and the Web conference - the premier
    international venue to review the state of the Web in arts, culture, and
    heritage. The MW2003 program will Web-related issues for museums, archives,
    libraries and other cultural institutions. If you are working with the Web
    in these areas plan to join us.

    The formal program of Museums and the Web 2003 consists of two plenary
    sessions, eighteen parallel sessions, 60 museum project demonstrations,
    dozens of commercial exhibits, seven full-day and 6 half-day pre-conference
    workshops, and ten one-hour mini-workshops combined with a day-long
    usability lab, a day-long design "Crit Room", and the Best of the Web awards.

    The informal program involves full-day pre-conference tours, evening
    receptions each night of the meeting, a dozen Birds-of-a-Feather breakfast
    meetings, and hours of discovery and debate with hundreds of colleagues
    from more that 35 countries.

    All papers presented at MW2003 are peer reviewed. Full session
    descriptions, abstracts, speaker biographies and lots more details are
    on-line at http://www.archimuse.com/mw2003/ Papers will be published
    on-line before the conference begins. Selected Papers will be available in

    Join us at the largest international gathering about cultural heritage
    on-line. Register on-line at http://www.archimuse.com/mw2003/register/

    We hope to see you in Charlotte the spring!

    David and jennifer

    (please note our new address)


    Museums and the Web Co-Chairs: Archives & Museum Informatics David Bearman and Jennifer Trant 2008 Murray Ave, Suite D http://www.archimuse.com/mw.html Pittsburgh, PA 15217 phone +1 412 422 8530 / fax +1 412 291 1292 USA email: info@archimuse.com


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