[Humanist] 24.88 Digital Humanities 2010, 7-10 July

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 88.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2010 17:17:57 +0100
        From: "Short, Harold" <harold.short at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital Humanities 2010 Conference 7-10 July

Digital Humanities 2010 Conference

The annual international Digital Humanities 2010 (DH2010) conference will take place at King's College London 7-10 July 2010, hosted by the Centre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH) and the Centre for e-Research (CeRch).  A special registration fee of £90 has been set for KCL and other University of London staff.

The digital humanities is a relatively recent area of disciplinary engagement. Its central preoccupation is the scholarship that is made possible by the use of advanced technologies (in particular information and communications technologies - ICT) in research and teaching in the Arts and Humanities - and Social Sciences. 

The conference will be attended by over 300 delegates from around the world - from 24 countries in five continents.  The academic programme consists of papers, panels and posters covering a very wide range of topics in: research in language, literature, history, classical studies, music and the arts;  the changing roles of libraries and archives; information analysis and modelling; the cultural impact of new forms of cultural expression; visualisation in 2 and 3 dimensions; digital humanities in the curriculum. There will be three plenary speakers, whose presentations will be advertised as public lectures.

The theme of DH2010 is 'Cultural expression, old and new'.  In support of this, the conference will have a strong 'Performance' strand, including two art installations in the Great Hall: an inter-active artwork devised by Ele Carpenter as part of her Open Source Embroidery project, based on comments by Ada Lovelace; and a digital art installation by Michael Magruder, who is an integral part of the King's Visualisation Lab, which is part of CCH. 

Full details of the conference may be found on the conference website at dh2010.cch.kcl.ac.uk.  You can register by following the link in the Registration section to the conference admin system, ConfTool.  There is a quick and easy process to set up a ConfTool account the first time you use it.  In registering, make sure you select the University of London Staff category in order to benefit from the specially reduced rate.

Professor Harold Short, Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London, 26-29 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5RL
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2739 * Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2980
Web: www.kcl.ac.uk/cch

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