[Humanist] 22.360 event: Building a Virtual Humanities Collaboratory, Cambridge, 6-7/1/09
Humanist Discussion Group
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sun Nov 30 12:53:25 CET 2008
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 360.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
Subject: Building a Virtual Humanities Collaboratory
Building a Virtual Humanities Collaboratory
Tuesday, 6 January to Wednesday, 7 January
Location: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and
Humanities (CRASSH), Cambridge University
A Virtual Research Environment (VRE), or collaboratory, promises to
bring together tools and resources for Humanities researchers. The
exponential increase in online resources and online collaboration, the
range of new online tools for creating and mining many different kinds
of data - visual and textual - confront Humanities researchers with an
often dizzying array of possibilities.
Humanities research environments and communities are changing rapidly
under the impact of new digital tools and technologies, producing many
different kinds of project and databases, and demanding new kinds of
expertise. As VREs take root in Universities or departments, disciplines
or individual projects, it becomes ever more important to find ways to
link these different scales and kinds of operation.
Some of the questions to be addressed by speakers and panels during this
one and a half-day workshop include:
* What are the benefits of a virtual Collaboratory for Humanities
* What are the chief obstacles to digital research in the
Humanities at present?
* How can universities best provide eHumanities tools and educate
future humanities researchers in their uses?
* What problems of interoperability with existing infrastructures
confront digital researchers in the Humanities?
* How can we manage 'data deluge' and what protocols need to be
* What are the intellectual and academic issues at stake in digital
A programme will be available shortly.
Inquiries: Dr Katie Boyle
Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.
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