[Humanist] 28.224 DH2015 news

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Jul 23 19:11:13 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 224.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:28:18 +0000
        From: Jason Ensor <J.Ensor at uws.edu.au>
        Subject: DH2015 news
        In-Reply-To: <53C6C4CE.4050108 at mccarty.org.uk>

Attendees of the Digital Humanities 2014 conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, will have heard Paul Arthur, Harold Short and Jason Ensor present an overview of the next such event, to be held at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, in 2015. This will be the first time in its 26-year history that the annual conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) has been held outside of Europe and North America.

In their conference bags DH2014 Conference attendees were also given a special flyer designed by Western Sydney's own Rabbit Hole initiative, (http://www.hca.uws.edu.au/rabbithole/), attached here. Note also that the conference website has just gone live at http://www.dh2015.org.

You may already be aware that the University of Western Sydney was recently ranked by the Times Higher Education Supplement among the top 100 universities under the age of 50. This ranking comes from work over many years to build strength in teaching and research, especially in disciplines with actual or potential connection to the communities among which the University is situated. As a result the institution is not only forward-looking but also presents several opportunities for digital humanities to develop in new directions. Inevitably an Australasian university looks on the world differently and develops different emphases as well as draws attention to the global reach of digital humanities.

As may be obvious from the website, considerable effort is being put into making potential attendees aware of all that Australia has to offer the visitor, including natural sites of astonishing beauty, Aboriginal cultures continuous for the last 40-60,000 years and vibrant modern cities with numerous opportunities for day-trips. We strongly encourage attendees of DH2015 to allot as much time as possible to see a bit of these and will provide several suggestions for extra-academic travel.


All the best,

Jason Ensor
Digital Humanities Research Group
University of Western Sydney

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