15.291 conference: The Humanities Computing Curriculum

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 291.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 08:45:25 +0100
             From: "R.G. Siemens" <RaySiemens@home.com>
             Subject: The Humanities Computing Curriculum /
                                  The Computing Curriculum in the Arts and
    Humanities (November 9-10, 2001)

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                         The Humanities Computing Curriculum /
                  The Computing Curriculum in the Arts and Humanities

                                  November 9-10, 2001
                           Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
                    < http://web.mala.bc.ca/siemensr/HCCurriculum/ >

           Conference Description

                For the purpose of our teaching, is there an accepted
                set of tools and techniques, and a unique and related
                collection of theories having a commonly-understood
                application, that are associated with the
                (inter)discipline of humanities computing? In other
                words, is there a humanities computing curriculum, a
                curriculum that appropriately treats the role of the
                computer, today, in the context of the centuries-old
                tradition of the arts and humanities?

                What must be considered when designing and implementing
                courses that bring the computer to the arts and
                humanities, courses in humanities computing? Can such
                courses discover and survey the influence of computing
                technology, broadly construed, in the arts? Must
                courses in humanities computing reflect the tradition
                of the computing humanist? Should they embrace all
                current applications of computing in the humanities?
                Can textual description and markup, cybercultural
                studies, text analysis, and (multi)media theory and
                practice, &c., co-exist? What are others in the field
                bringing to their classrooms and to their programs that
                have humanities computing components? Such are the
                questions that many face as they and their institutions
                formulate, for the first time, new academic courses and
                programs that seek to apply computing to established
                arts and humanities curricula.

                Led by expert practitioners in the field of humanities
                computing, through a number of papers, sessions, poster
                presentations, and seminars this conference will
                address the broad range of issues involved in
                integrating computing practice in the teaching of the
                arts and humanities -- from developing a single course
                in a particular discipline to the development of an
                entire curriculum.

           Invited Speakers

                Invited speakers include Willard McCarty (King's
                College, London), John Unsworth (U Virginia), Susan
                Hockey (University College London), and Nancy Ide
                (Vassar College).

           Conference Program

                The conference's program is available at

                A full list of presenters, and abstracts of their
                presentations, is available at

           Registration, Accommodation, and Travel

                Conference registration is carried out online, via this

                A limited number of rooms are available at discounted
                rates at the conference hotel, the Coast Bastion; until
                October 7, these may be booked as part of conference

                Nanaimo Travel (250-754-1331 or travel@nanaimo.ark.com)
                is handling travel arrangements for the conference, for
                those who wish. Please ask for Michelle.


           Malaspina University-College is located in Nanaimo, British
           Columbia, on the beautiful east coast of Canada's Vancouver
           Island. It is easily accessible via direct air and sea-ferry
           service from Vancouver, as well as by connections from Victoria
           and Seattle.


           Conference Advisory Board:

              * Ray Siemens (Conference Chair)
                English, Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, BC, Canada.
                V9R 5S5.
                E-mail: siemensr@mala.bc.ca
                Phone: (250) 753-3245, x2046.
                Fax: (250) 741-2667.
              * Peter Liddell, Director, Humanities Computing and Media
                Centre, U Victoria
              * Terry Butler, Director, Arts Technologies for Learning
                Centre, U Alberta
              * Geoffrey Rockwell, Director, Humanities Computing Centre,
                McMaster U


    Host: Arts and First Nations, Malaspina University-College


    Arts and First Nations, MFA PD Ctte, Malaspina Research Fund, Malaspina U-C

    Humanities Computing and Media Centre, U Victoria

    Canadian Institute for Research Computing in the Arts, MA Program in
    Humanities Computing, U Alberta

    Humanities Computing Centre, School of the Arts, Humanities, McMaster U

    Consortium for Computers in the Humanities / Consortium pour ordinateurs en
    sciences humaines

    R.G. Siemens
    English, Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, BC, Canada. V9R 5S5.
    Office: 335/120. Phone: (250) 753-3245, x2046. Fax: (250) 741-2667.
    RaySiemens@home.com http://purl.oclc.org/NET/R_G_Siemens.htm

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