[Humanist] 23.735 events: DH2012 cfp; DHSI news

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Mar 31 07:38:42 CEST 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 735.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    John Unsworth <unsworth at illinois.edu>                     (17)
        Subject: DH2012, call for proposals

  [2]   From:    "institut at uvic.ca" <institut at uvic.ca>                     (20)
        Subject: Late-march update: Banquet and Blog news

        Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 22:24:07 -0500
        From: John Unsworth <unsworth at illinois.edu>
        Subject: DH2012, call for proposals

Call for proposals to host Digital Humanities 2012

Digital Humanities (DH) is the annual international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (AHDO), whose constituent organisations are the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC), the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) and the Society for Digital Humanities/Société pour l'étude des médias interactifs (SDH-SEMI).  The next DH conference will be at King's College, London, July 7-10, 2010: http://dh2010.cch.kcl.ac.uk/home.html ; the conference in 2011 will be at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. 

The committees of DH and its constituent organizations now invite proposals to host DH in 2012.  Digital Humanities aspires to be a global organization, and so it moves the conference to different parts of the world in different years.  Traditionally, the conference has alternated between North America and Europe, and it will be held in North America in 2011, so we are particularly interested in proposals from outside North America for 2012--but those proposals could be for hosting the conference in Asia, Australia, or other areas where there are developed or developing Digital Humanities communities or organizations. However, The local organizer must be a member of one of the ADHO constituent organizations (ALLC, ACH or SDH/SEMI).

The conference normally attracts 200-300 delegates with 3-4 days of papers and posters. There are normally 3-4 parallel sessions per time slot, and a small number of plenary presentations. Meetings of the committees of the constituent organizations precede the conference, and lunchtime slots are normally used for member meetings of constituent organizations.

The academic programme is selected and planned by an international Programme Committee appointed by ADHO constituent organizations.  The local organizer at the host institution is responsible for the conference web site, provision of facilities, the production of a book of abstracts, a conference banquet, and any other social events that the local host thinks would be appropriate.  The conference is entirely self-financed through conference fees and any other financial contributions as the local organizer is able to arrange. No financial support is provided by ADHO or its constituent organizations, except in relation to the recipient of ADHO awards, such as named prizes or bursaries. In consultation with the Program Committee, the local organizer may invite other plenary speakers whose travel, subsistence and registration must be funded from the conference budget.

The local organizer is expected to set (and verify) three levels of fees: members of ADHO constituent organizations, non-members, and students. The difference between the fee levels for members and non-members should be no less than the cost of an individual subscription to ADHO's main print journal, Literary and Linguistic Computing, because subscription to the journal is what qualifies an individual for the member rate. 

ADHO is currently using the conference management system Conftool, and the ADHO Conference Coordinating Committee provides support for this system, including access to data from previous conferences. 

Proposals should include

* overview of facilities at the host institution
* overview of local institutional engagement and support for the local organizer
* possible arrangements for social events, to include the conference banquet
* options for accommodation (with provisional costs)
* travel information
* a provisional budget, with a provisional registration fee
* options for payment (credit card, foreign currency etc) by participants

Proposers must be prepared to give a short presentation and to answer questions at the ADHO Steering Committee meeting at the DH2010 conference in London, England, on the 5th and 6th of July, 2010.  Budgets and other information about past conferences can be made available on request, for planning purposes. 

For further information, see the ADHO Conference Protocol at http://www.digitalhumanities.org/view/Adho/ConferenceProtocol and the Conference Annex at http://www.digitalhumanities.org/view/Adho/ConferenceAnnex .  Proposers are invited to discuss their plans informally with the Chair of the ADHO Conference Co-ordinating Committee, John Unsworth (unsworth at illinois.edu).  Proposals should be shared in draft form with the Chair by the end of May.  

        Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 00:48:06 +0100
        From: "institut at uvic.ca" <institut at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Late-march update: Banquet and Blog news

Hello all,

Greetings from sunny UVic where we are receiving new shipments of adorable
baby bunnies every day. Just a couple of DHSI notes:

Register for the DHSI 2010 Banquet:
This year's banquet will be held at the beautiful Bard & Banker pub in
downtown Victoria. The building was once the Bank of British Columbia and
the former workplace of poet Robert Service. For more information about
the pub, please visit  http://www.bardandbanker.com .

We have worked hard with the people at the Bard & Banker to plan a casual
and fun gathering. We hope as many DHSI participants as possible will join
us! To register, go to  http://www.dhsi.org/event/event_list .

2010 Visitor Information Site:
To help you plan your trip to Victoria we have set up a Visitor
Information site at  http://dhsi2010.wordpress.com . We have included
information about traveling to Victoria as well as recommendations for
restaurants and activities. If you have any suggestions or comments,
please feel free to add them or email us at <institut at uvic.ca>.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please be in touch.

Best wishes on behalf of the entire DHSI team,

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