17.714 "Future of the Humanities" conference, Oxford

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               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 714.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

         Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 06:33:49 +0000
         From: Michael Fraser <mike.fraser@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
         Subject: "Future of the Humanities" conference, Oxford

There are still places available at the Future of the Humanities
conference in Oxford this week, should anyone be interested (free for
students and 20 pounds for everyone else and there's two ICT sessions!).


European Humanities Research Centre
Director: Professor Martin McLaughlin, Fiat-Serena Professor of Italian

Friday & Saturday, 19-20 March 2004
Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College

The conference will assess the changes that have taken place in the
Humanities in the last thirty-five years and will consider the future
of the Humanities in the 21st century. The Modern Humanities Research
Association (MHRA) organized the first such conference in 1968 as part
of its fiftieth anniversary celebrations. The European Humanities
Research Centre of the University of Oxford is presenting this
follow-up conference in conjunction with the MHRA and other relevant



9:00-9.30 am
Registration: Main Hall, Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College
9:30-9.35 am
Welcome: Martin McLaughlin (Director, EHRC),
Catriona Kelly (Co-Director)

9.35-10:30 am
Humanities and the Modern University
Malcolm Bowie (Cambridge) and Martin McLaughlin (EHRC), Introduction
Ludmilla Jordanova (Cambridge), Defining the Humanities
Annie Cot (Sorbonne), Humanities and the Sorbonne

10.30-11:00 am: Coffee and Tea

11:00-12:30 pm
ICT in the Humanities: Session I
David Robey (AHRB), The Arts and Humanities and the Wider Landscape
of Research in the UK
Alan Bowman (Oxford), ITC and the Study of Ancient Documents
Marilyn Deegan (Kings College London),
Digital Scholarship and the Future of Humanities

12:30-2:00 pm: Lunch

2:00-3:00 pm
ICT in the Humanities: Session II
Michael Fraser (Oxford), The Development of Online Resource
Discovery Services for the Humanities
Robert McNamee (Oxford), The Electronic Enlightenment

3:00-4:00 pm
Humanities and Europe: Session I
Edward Acton (UEA), European Identity and where the Humanities have
gone wrong
Oswyn Murray (Oxford), The role of humanities in cultural resistance:
20th and 21st centuries

4:00-4:30 pm: Coffee and Tea

4:30-5:30 pm
Humanities and Europe: Session II
Joseph Sherman (Oriental Studies), Yiddish and the European
Literary Tradition
Alexis Tadié (Maison Française d'Oxford)

5:30-6:30 pm
Keynote Address
John Frow (Edinburgh), The Future of the Humanities

6:30-7:30 pm


8.45 am: Registration
9:00-10.30 am
Humanities and National Bodies
Michael Jubb (AHRB), The Role of the AHRB
Peter Brown (British Academy), The British Academy and the Support
of Research
Malcolm Cook (MHRA), The Role of the MHRA

10.30-11:00 am: Coffee and Tea

11:00-12:30 pm
The Humanities and Outreach
Christopher Brown (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford), Humanities and
the Museum
Valentine Cunningham (Oxford), Out of Bounds?
Bill Swainson (Bloomsbury Publishing), The Humanities and
General Publishing

12:30-1:00 pm
Round Table Discussion

There will be a registration fee of 20 pounds (conference sessions on
19 and 20 March, conference pack and Friday lunch included). Students
are free (lunch vouchers available) and other concessions are
available for those attending only one of the two days (12 pounds
Friday only, 8 pounds Saturday only). Those wishing to attend are
welcome to register and pay on the day, but are asked to send
an email in advance to Avery.Willis@ehrc.ox.ac.uk if possible.


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