[Humanist] 24.354 events: The Life of Information

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Wed Sep 22 22:20:26 CEST 2010


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 354.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 06:11:15 +1000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Life of Information

The Life of Information

A one-day symposium on the design and use of online dictionaries, 
encyclopedias & collections

Twitter —— use hash tag #lois2010
Internet —— username: a326228
password: lois2010

http://ncb.anu.edu.au/Life_of_Information

Friday 24 September 2010, Sir Roland Wilson Building, Australian 
National University, Canberra

SESSION 1
Lives Online
CHAIR: Nicholas Brown, Senior Fellow, School of History, ANU

9.00am WELCOME
Professor Robin Stanton, Pro Vice-Chancellor (E-Strategies), ANU
Paul Arthur, Deputy Director, National Centre of Biography, ANU
9.25am Stephen Due Australian Medical Pioneers Index: Research and 
Collaboration in Digital Lives
9.50am Janet McCalman, Sandra Silcot & Len Smith
Founders & Survivors: Australian Life Courses in Historical Context, 
1803-1920

SESSION 2
Stories in the Archive
CHAIR: Debjani Ganguly, Head, Humanities Research Centre, ANU

10.45am Zoë D’Arcy The Art of Online Story-Telling: Exposing the 
National Archives’ Collection
11.10am Cassandra Pybus Recovered Lives: Constructing a Digital 
Repository for Enslaved Africans
11.35am Katherine Bode Speed Reading in the Digital Age: The Case of 
Women’s Writing

SESSION 3
FRIDAY FORUM: Flexibly Digital
FACILITATOR: Paul Arthur, Deputy Director, National Centre of Biography, ANU

1.00pm Introduction to the Friday Forum
1.15pm Presenters: Donald Hobern, Kerry Taylor & Basil Dewhurst
2.00pm Discussion

SESSION 4
Knowledge Networks
CHAIR: Paul Turnbull, Professor of eHistory, University of Queensland

3.00pm Ian Johnson Structure after the Fact: Abstract Databases and 
Digital Encyclopaedias
3.25pm Ross Coleman, Emma Grahame, Steven Hayes & Stewart Wallace 
Dictionary of Sydney
3.50pm Tim Sherratt Liberating Lives: Invisible Australians and 
Biographical Networks
4.15pm SYMPOSIUM CLOSE

-- 
Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Professor, Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney,
www.uws.edu.au/centre_for_cultural_research/ccr/people/researchers;
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.





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