[Humanist] 22.601 events: InterFace 2009 cfp; DH2009 registration

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 601.
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  [1]   From:    DH2009 <dh2009 at digitalhumanities.org>                     (25)
        Subject: DH2009 Registration Is Open

  [2]   From:    Leif Isaksen <leifuss at GOOGLEMAIL.COM>                     (96)
        Subject: InterFace 2009: First Call for Papers

        Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 16:26:37 +0000
        From: DH2009 <dh2009 at digitalhumanities.org>
        Subject: DH2009 Registration Is Open

For those interested in attending the Digital Humanities Conference 2009 (June
22-25 at the University of Maryland, College Park), registration is officially
open. To register, please sign on to the ConfTool website with your login and
password, then click on the “Register as a Participant” menu option.

Early registration extends from March 1st through April 15th, and registration
closes altogether on June 14th.

The fees are as follows: Early Member: $325, Late Member: $425, Non-member:
$475, Student Member: $100, Student Non-member: $200. Members will need to
have their OUP subscriber numbers to be eligible for member prices. Those who
wish to become a member now, please see the ADHO website, or the website of
any if its subsidiary organizations: SDH-SEMI, ACH, or ALLC.

Participants will also have the chance to sign up for our social events: the
banquet ($76) and the excursion to the Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space
Museum near Dulles Airport ($33).

More information about the conference is available through the DH09 website: 
http://www.mith2.umd.edu/dh09/.  If there are any questions or problems,
please use the "reply to" email address to contact the local organizers.

Digital Humanities 2009

        Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 18:07:34 +0000
        From: Leif Isaksen <leifuss at GOOGLEMAIL.COM>
        Subject: InterFace 2009: First Call for Papers

Hi all

As a few of you may already know, I'm involved in setting up a new annual UK symposium for postgraduate and early career researchers in Technology & the Humanities called InterFace. We've got a fantastic lineup of guest speakers already, but of course the main attraction will be innovative contributions from delegates so please would you be kind enough to put the word out via blog/tweet/any appropriate institutional lists you may know of? Please also consider attending yourself!

Best wishes


PS Although it's a UK event, submissions from applicants abroad are of course very welcome.


First Call for Papers

InterFace 2009:
1st National Symposium for Humanities and Technology

9-10 July, University of Southampton, UK.

InterFace is a new type of annual event. Part conference, part workshop,
part networking opportunity, it will bring together postdocs, early career
academics and postgraduate researchers from the fields of Information
Technology and the Humanities in order to foster cutting-edge collaboration.
As well as having a focus on Digital Humanities, it will also be an
important forum for Humanities contributions to Computer Science. The event
will furthermore provide a permanent web presence for communication between
delegates both during, and following, the conference.

Delegate numbers are limited to 80 (half representing each sector) and all
participants will be expected to present a poster or a 'lightning talk' (a
two minute presentation) as a stimulus for discussion and networking
sessions.  Delegates can also expect to receive illuminating keynote talks
from world-leading experts, presentations on successful interdisciplinary
projects, 'Insider's Guides' and workshops. The registration fee for the
two-day event is £30. For a full overview of the event, please visit the

Paper Submissions:

If you are interested in attending, please submit an original paper, of 1500
words or less, describing an idea or concept you wish to present. Please
indicate whether you would prefer to produce a poster or perform a 2-minute
lightning talk. Papers must be produced as a PDF or in Microsoft Word (.doc)
format and submitted through our EasyChair page:

- Register for an easy chair account: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/account_apply.cgi
- Log in: https://www.easychair.org/?conf=interface09
- Click New Submission at the top of the page and fill in the form.

Make sure you:
- Select your preference of lightning talk or poster.
- Select whether you are representing humanities or technology.
- Attach and upload your paper.

If you encounter any problems, please e-mail submissions at interface09.org.uk<mailto:submissions at interface09.org.uk>

A number of travel bursaries may be available to successful applicants
- if you would like to be considered for one, please email bursaries at interface09.org.uk<mailto:bursaries at interface09.org.uk> and provide grounds for consideration.

Papers should focus on potential (and realistic) areas for collaboration between the Technology and Humanities Sectors, either by addressing particular problems, new developments, or both. Prior work may be presented where relevant but the nature of the paper must be forward-looking. As such, the scope is extremely broad but topics
might include:


* 3D immersive environments
* Pervasive technologies
* Online collaboration
* Natural language processing
* Sensor networks
* The Semantic Web
* Agent based modelling
* Web Science


* Spatial cognition
* Text editing and analysis
* New Media
* Linguistics
* Applied sociodynamics & social network analysis
* Archaeological reconstruction
* Information Ethics
* Dynamic logics
* Electronic corpora

Due to the limited number of places, papers will be subject to review by committee in order to maintain quality and a balanced programme. Applicants will be notified by email as to their acceptance. Accepted papers will be published online one week in advance of the conference.

Important Dates:

* Paper Submission Deadline: 1 May 2009
* Acceptances Announced: 18 May 2009
* Conference: 9th-10th July 2009

Confirmed Speakers

* Dame Wendy Hall, University of Southampton,
President of the Association of Computing Machinery

Insider's Guides:
* Stephen Brown, De Montfort University
President of the Association for Learning Technology

* Ed Parsons
Geospatial Technologist, Google

* Sarah Porter
Head of Innovation, JISC

Project Showcase:

* Mary Orr & Mark Weal, University of Southampton
Digital Flaubert

* Adrian Bell
The Soldier in Later Medieval England


1) Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)
Arianna Ciula, European Science Foundation & Sebastian Rahtz, Oxford University

2) Visualisation
Facilitator TBC

3) Data Management
Facilitator TBC

4) New Media
Facilitator TBC

For further information, please visit the conference website (http://www.interface09.org.uk<http://www.interface09.org.uk/>) or e-mail info at interface09.org.uk<mailto:info at interface09.org.uk>.

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