[Humanist] 23.403 events: GIS, digital futures

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Oct 30 07:59:48 CET 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 403.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Sara Schmidt <saschmidt8 at gmail.com>                       (52)
        Subject: GIS in the humanities: A free workshop and questionnaire

  [2]   From:    "Tanner, Simon" <simon.tanner at kcl.ac.uk>                  (65)
        Subject: DIGITAL FUTURES ACADEMY 2010

        Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 17:08:09 -0500
        From: Sara Schmidt <saschmidt8 at gmail.com>
        Subject: GIS in the humanities: A free workshop and questionnaire
        In-Reply-To: <b8d17a690910271502t5d063da2h7277fd95adb8c285 at mail.gmail.com>

  *GIS in the Humanities:*

*A questionnaire and free workshop on Spatial Literacy in Research and

*Questionnaire:* Available from http://www.hgis.org.uk/splint/
 until 30th Nov.*

* Wednesday 16th December, 2009 at the University of Leicester, UK. See:

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and other spatial technologies such
as GPS and virtual globes are becoming increasingly used within disciplines
such as history, archaeology, literary studies, religious studies and
classics. This free workshop, sponsored by Spatial Literacy in Teaching
(SPLINT) and the Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology, will
provide a basic introduction to GIS as an approach to humanities research
and as a technology.

The workshop is aimed at a broad audience including post-graduate or masters
students, members of academic staff, and holders of major grants and those
intending to apply for them. Professionals in other relevant sectors
interested in finding out about GIS applications are also welcome. We also
particularly welcome participation from people who teach GIS or who teach in
humanities disciplines and would like to include spatial technologies in
their curriculum.

*: Places are limited and the deadline for registration is 3rd December
2009. *

*: The workshop is free of charge though there will be a charge of £20 (to
cover catering and materials) in the case of cancellations after 9.00pm 3rd
December 2009. *

Travel Support
*: Some funding is available to support delegates’ travel expenses. Please
contact Janet Carter, SPLINT Administrator (*jc115 at le.ac.uk*) for further
details before the registration deadline.*

Further information
*: Contact Ian Gregory (*I.Gregory at lancaster.ac.uk*) or Janet Carter, SPLINT
Administrator (*jc115 at le.ac.uk*). *

What can you offer us?
* We request your participation in a brief survey to help us gauge the use
of spatial technologies by historians and other humanists, as well as to
understand whether and how spatial concepts are making their way into
teaching and research in the humanities. We estimate the survey will take no
more than 15 minutes to complete and your participation will be treated in
the strictest confidence. The tallied results will be used for a project
report/white paper and a journal article. To help us with this please fill
in our online questionnaire at: http://www.hgis.org.uk/splint. We will share
the results at the workshop. The survey closes on November 30. If you have
any questions, please contact Ian Gregory, Lancaster University (*
i.gregory at lancaster.ac.uk*).



        Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 11:02:54 +0000
        From: "Tanner, Simon" <simon.tanner at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: DIGITAL FUTURES ACADEMY 2010
        In-Reply-To: <b8d17a690910271502t5d063da2h7277fd95adb8c285 at mail.gmail.com>


We are are pleased to announce the Digital Futures Academy 5 day
training event:

Digital Futures Academy: Sydney, Australia.
1st - 5th February 2010

Digital Futures Academy: from digitization to delivery, London,UK
19th - 23rd April 2010

Book early as places are limited and early bird discounts are available!


Led by international experts, Digital Futures focuses on the creation,
delivery and preservation of digital resources from cultural and memory
institutions. Lasting 5 days, Digital Futures is aimed at managers and
other practitioners from the library, museum, heritage, media and
cultural sectors looking to understand the strategic and management
issues involved in developing digital resources from digitisation to

Digital Futures will cover the following core areas:
       o Planning and management
       o Fund raising
       o Understanding the audience
       o Metadata - introduction and implementation
       o Copyright and intellectual property
       o Sustainability
       o Financial issues
       o Visual and image based resource creation and delivery
       o Implementing digital resources
       o Digital preservation

Sydney highlights:
There will be visits to the State Library, NSW and the Powerhouse Museum
to see behind the scenes and receive expert presentations.

London highlights:
The visits will be tot he National Gallery and The National Archives to
see behind the scenes and gain expert advice and presentations.

Digital Futures aims for no more than 25-30 delegates and every delegate
will have the opportunity to also spend one-to-one time with a Digital
Futures leader to discuss issues specific to them. Digital Futures will
issue a certificate of achievement to each delegate.

The Digital Futures leaders are:

* Simon Tanner - Director of King's Digital Consultancy Services, King's
College London   http://www.kdcs.kcl.ac.uk/

* Tom Clareson - Director for New Initiatives, Lyrasis

The leaders have over 30 years of experience in the digital realm
between them. Other experts will be invited to speak in their areas of

What past delegates say about Digital Futures:

* "Excellent - I would recommend DF to anyone anticipating a
digitization program"

* "The team was exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly and personable."

* "Excellent, informative and enjoyable. Thank you."

* "A really useful course and great fun too!"

Digital Futures is run by King's Digital Consultancy Services and the
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London working in
co-operation with Lyrasis, USA.   Digital Futures Australasia is made
possible with the co-operation of the Library of the University of
Technology, Sydney.

Simon Tanner
Director,  King's Digital Consultancy Services,
King's College London,
Centre for Computing in the Humanities,
26-29 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5RL
Tel: +44 (0)7887 691716 or Admin: +44 (0)20 7848 2861
Email: simon.tanner at kcl.ac.uk

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