20.558 CFP: Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts 2007

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007 09:59:33 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 558.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2007 09:49:47 +0100
         From: Michael Fraser <mike.fraser_at_COMPUTING-SERVICES.OXFORD.AC.UK>
         Subject: CFP: Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts 2007


doing digital: using digital resources in the arts and humanities

DRHA07 : Dartington College of Art : 9 - 12 September 2007

Bringing together creators, practitioners, users, distributors,
and custodians of Digital Resources in the Arts and Humanities

Over the last decade the annual Digital Resources
for the Humanities and Arts (DRHA) conferences
have constructed an unusual kind of meeting
place: a space in which researchers, curators,
and distributors of digital resources could meet
and share perspectives on their complementary
agendas. Last year, that forum was expanded to
include participants from the creative and
performing arts, giving the event a new flavour
and a new direction. This year, the conference
aims to explore further major issues at the
interface between traditional humanities
scholarship and the creative arts, by focussing
on their differing or complementary approaches to
the deployment of digital technologies. Can the
Arts and the Humanities share expertise? Are they
divided by a common tongue? To what extent are
they developing common technical solutions to
different problem areas? As in previous years,
the conference will articulate these questions by
showcasing the very best in current practice
across the widest spectrum of digital
applications in the arts and humanities and by
fostering informed but accessible debate amongst professionals.

The Programme Committee for DRHA07 is now
soliciting imaginative and provocative
contributions for the conference addressing such topics as:

      * the benefits and the challenges of using
digital resources in creative work, in teaching
and learning, and in scholarship;
      * the challenges and opportunities
associated with scale and sustainability in the digital arena;
      * new insights and new forms of expression
arising from the integration of digital resources
in the arts, humanities, and sciences;
      * social and political issues surrounding
digital resource provision in the context of global ICT developments;
      * the implications of "born-digital"
resources for curators, consumers, and performers;
      * training methods and best practice for
digital arts and humanities practitioners.

Other themes include: interactivity and
performance; digital media in time and space;
integration and deployment of existing digital
resources in new contexts; policies and
strategies for digital deployment, both
commercial and non-commercial; cataloguing and
metadata aspects of resource discovery; digital
repositories; Web 2.0 and other new technologies;
encoding standards; intellectual property rights;
funding, cost-recovery, and charging mechanisms;
digitization techniques and problems.

Format: The conference will take up three
intensive days, comprising presentation of
academic papers and technical reports,
performance and installation events, software
and product demonstrations, debates and training
events. The atmosphere will be informal, the
discussion energetic. Leading practitioners and
representatives of key funding agencies, such as
the the Arts Council, the AHRC, the JISC, and the
AHDS will be amongst the participants. We hope
that from this occasion a new consensus will
emerge based on real life experience of the
application of digital techniques and resources in the Humanities and Arts.

Timetable: Proposals are now invited for academic
papers, themed panel sessions and reports of work
in progress.Your proposal should be no smaller
than 500 words and no longer than 2000; closing
date for proposals is May 2nd 2007. All
proposals will be reviewed by an independent
panel of reviewers, and notifications of
acceptance will be sent out by 13th June 2007.
All accepted proposals will be included in the
Conference preprint volume, and will also be
considered for a post-conference publication.

Cost: The all-in conference rate covering all
meals and accomodation as well as conference
registration and proceedings will not exceed
400. Reduced rates for early registration, and
partial rates for one-day or non-residential
attendance will be announced shortly on the conference website.

Further information: The conference web site at
http://www.dartington.ac.uk/drha07/ will be
regularly updated, and includes full details of
the procedure for submitting proposals, the
programme, and registration information. Bookmark it now!
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