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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 09:48:05 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 500.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: j trant <jtrant_at_archimuse.com> (52)
         Subject: Museums and the Web 2008: an update

   [2] From: "Matt Kirschenbaum" <mkirschenbaum_at_gmail.com> (66)
         Subject: CFP: Digital Humanities and African American/African
                 Diaspora Studies Conference

   [3] From: "Melissa De Graaff" <melissa.de_graaff_at_kcl.ac.uk> (22)
         Subject: Summer School: CDA and Social Research

   [4] From: Methnet <methnet_at_KCL.AC.UK> (32)
         Subject: Conference: Human Computer Interaction 2008, Culture,
                 Creativity, Interaction

         Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 09:24:24 +0000
         From: j trant <jtrant_at_archimuse.com>
         Subject: Museums and the Web 2008: an update

     Museums and the Web 2008
     the international conference for culture and heritage on-line
     April 9 - 12, 2008
     Montreal, Quebec, Canada

** Closing Plenary: Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information **
We're delighted that Clifford Lynch has agreed to close MW2008. He is
one of the best synthetic speakers we know, able to draw together
strands from many different communities towards our common goal of
linking people with content and communities. Clifford will close
MW2008 with thoughts about how approaches in the museum community
mirror or diverge from others.

** Regular Registration Deadline: January 31, 2008 **
If you haven't already registered, the deadline for regular
registration is coming up soon. Payment for regular registrations
must be *received* by January 31, 2008, in order to get lower rates.
Register on-line with a credit card to ensure the better rate.

See https://www2.archimuse.com/mw2008/mw2008.registrationForm.html

** Pre-Conference Workshops Filling Up **
Many of the workshops at MW2008 have limited enrollment to ensure
that they are great learning experiences. Several are now approaching
their limit. If you've been thinking about adding a workshop to your
registration, do so soon to avoid disappointment.

** Best of the Web Nominations Close February 1, 2008 **
Help us identify the best museum web sites launched in the last year.
Nominate your favourite for a Best of the Web award.

See http://www.archimuse.com/mw2008/best/index.html for details.

** Demonstrations **
The first of the Demonstrations accepted for MW2008 are now listed on
the conference web site. Demos are a great opportunity to see museum
web sites up close and talk to the people who created them.

See http://www.archimuse.com/mw2008/demos/index.html for the list.

** Papers On-line **
All the papers from past Museums and the Web conferences are
available on-line. See http://conference.archimuse.com/researchForum

** Another Great Conference **
We're looking forward to MW2008 -- the twelfth time we will have come
together to review the state of cultural, scientific and heritage
content. With everything that's going on now, it's sure to add up to
an exciting and informative week. We hope to see you in Montreal!

jennifer and David

Jennifer Trant and David Bearman
Co-Chairs: Museums and the Web 2008	produced by
April 9-12, 2008, Montreal, Canada	Archives & Museum Informatics
http://www.archimuse.com/mw2008/	158 Lee Avenue
email: mw2008_at_archimuse.com		Toronto, Ontario, Canada
phone +1 416 691 2516 / fax +1 416 352-6025
Museums and the Web 2008 is presented in conjunction with the
Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Heritage
Information Network (CHIN) and Canadian Culture Online (CCO).
Museums and the Web 2008 is sponsored by Interwoven and Interflow.
         Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 09:25:21 +0000
         From: "Matt Kirschenbaum" <mkirschenbaum_at_gmail.com>
         Subject: CFP: Digital Humanities and African 
American/African Diaspora Studies Conference
Call for Posters and Demonstrations
Digital Humanities and African American/African Diaspora Studies Conference
University of Maryland, College Park May 2-3, 2008
URL: http://www.mith2.umd.edu/diaspora2008
The Digital Humanities and African American/African Diaspora Studies
Conference is issuing a call for posters that highlight digital
humanities projects, tools or techniques or work in progress as they
relate to the themes of the conference. We especially encourage
submissions from independent scholars and scholars associated with
academic institutions. Posters may include a demonstration,
traditional printed poster, or a combination of both. Wireless
internet access will be available at the poster venue.
Short abstracts (250-500 words) should be submitted to Neil Fraistat
at fraistat_at_umd.edu by 6 p.m. on February 25, 2008. The proposals will
be reviewed by the planning committee and successful applicants will
be notified by March 10, 2008. The poster session will take place on
the afternoon of May 3, 2008.
This conference will address the increasing centrality of digitization
to the archiving of materials, as well as the growth of digital
technology in the teaching, scholarship and artistic production in the
field of African American/African Diaspora Studies. The conference is
a collaboration involving the African American/African Diaspora Area
Group of the English Department, the Maryland Institute for Technology
in the Humanities (MITH), and the School of Architecture, Planning &
Preservation, as well as other faculty and students from the College
of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) and the College of Behavioral and Social
Sciences (BSOS).
The conference, the first of its kind, will bring together
approximately 150 national and international scholars, high school and
middle school teachers, artists, students and attendees to discuss a
growing body of work that has not as yet benefited from an organized
forum that would allow practitioners to meet one another not only to
discuss on-going projects, but also to debate the theoretical,
methodological, and pedagogical issues raised by the intersection of
the fields of Digital Humanities and African American/African Diaspora
Studies. As the field of African American/African Diaspora Studies can
benefit from a thoughtful consideration of the application of new
media tools, so, too, can the field of digital humanities benefit from
a focused discussion of scholarship informed by critical race studies.
The program will begin on May 1st and 2nd with hands-on workshops,
including one sponsored by the TEI Consortium and funded by the NEH,
which will provide a practical introduction to text encoding and
another that will focus on navigating online resources in African
American and African Diaspora Studies. The workshops will be followed
by a panel showcasing work by scholars in the field of African
American/African Diaspora Studies that address and/or make use of
digital technologies and new media. The chair and the respondents will
be University of Maryland graduate students. The keynote address by
Abdul Alkalimat (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) will be
followed by a reception and the presentation of a multi-media art
installation.  The last day will be taken up by panels and seminars,
one of which will be geared toward middle and high school teachers;
digital "poster" sessions, using laptops, to introduce projects by
students, faculty and independent scholars; and a closing multi-media
performance. Confirmed participants include Abdul Alkalimat, Howard
Dodson, Anna Everett, Jerome Handler, Paul D. Miller (AKA  DJ Spooky),
Alexander Weheliye, and Pamela Z.
Matthew Kirschenbaum
Associate Professor of English
Associate Director,
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
University of Maryland
301-405-8505 or 301-314-7111 (fax)
         Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 09:26:16 +0000
         From: "Melissa De Graaff" <melissa.de_graaff_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Summer School: CDA and Social Research
Dear Colleagues
I thought you might be interested to know about a Summer School in
the Institute for Advanced Studies, Lancaster University, June 30 -
July 4 2008, on the theme: Critical Discourse Analysis and Social
Research. This is aimed at PhD students, post-docs and academic staff
at an early career stage. The tutors are Professor Bob Jessop, Dr
Ngai-Ling Sum, Professor  Norman Fairclough and myself. Full details
can be obtained at:
I'd be grateful if you could pass this on to anyone you think it
might interest.
Best wishes
Ruth Wodak
Distinguished Professor
Chair in Discourse Studies
Department of Linguistics and English Language
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YT
United Kingdom
Tel: xx44 1524 592437
Fax: xx44 1524 843085
         Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 09:27:14 +0000
         From: Methnet <methnet_at_KCL.AC.UK>
         Subject: Conference: Human Computer Interaction 2008, 
Culture, Creativity, Interaction
The organizers of Human Computer Interaction 2008 are keen for arts
and humanities researchers to participate in the conference.
Human Computer Interaction 2008, Culture, Creativity, Interaction
Liverpool John Moores University, 1-5th September 2008
HCI 2008 is the 22nd running of the British HCI conference; one of
Europe's largest and longest running HCI conferences.
We invite full papers, workshop and tutorial proposals. Accepted
papers will be archived in the ACM Digital Library and the BCS eWiCS
In 2008 Liverpool is also European Capital of Culture. Join us for a
range of exciting events.
Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):
* Human-centred culture and creativity
* Ubiquitous interactivity
* Disappearing, ambient or tangible computing
* Design and evaluation methods
* Effecting affective HCI
* Learning and training for HCI
* Interaction for the performing arts
* e-Security and e-safety
* Users with unusual requirements
* Mobile media access and sharing
* Interactive public displays
* Fun and games - the next generation
Summary of Deadlines:
* Papers submission: February 8th, 2008
* Author notification: April 2nd, 2008
* Final papers due: April 28th, 2008
* Other submissions: May 9th, 2008.
Please see the website for formatting and submission information
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