The annual Digital Resources for the Humanities conference is the major forum for all those involved in, and affected by, the digitization of our cultural heritage: the scholar creating or using an electronic resource to further research; the teacher gathering Web resources into an online learning environment; the publisher or broadcaster integrating print or analogue with the digital to reach new audiences; the librarian, curator or archivist wishing to improve both access to and conservation of the digital information that characterizes contemporary culture and scholarship; the computer or information scientist seeking to apply new developments to the creation, exploitation and management of humanities resources. A volume of select papers from the conferences is published annually.
DRH 2001 will be held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1 from 8-10 July 2001. The academic programme of the conference will comprise academic papers, panel discussions, and poster presentations. An exhibition of products and services of interest to participants will form an important part of the conference. The conference is known for its friendly atmosphere and welcomes developers and users of digital resources from, amongst others, universities, libraries, archives, museums, galleries, broadcasters, publishers and community groups.
The Conference Programme Committee seeks proposals for papers, panel sessions and posters relating to the creation and use of digital resources in all aspects of work in the humanities. Prospective speakers are asked to bear in mind the following points: - Paper and session proposals should seek to develop themes and intellectual approaches which will be of interest and relevance across the subject domain; it is not sufficient simply to outline recent work on an individual project. Papers should take account of, and seek to address, strategic themes across the subject domain. Preference will be given to papers which outline innovative technical approaches or explore subject areas which have been generally neglected by the humanities computing community. Areas on which DRH conferences have particularly concentrated in the past have included the creation of digital resources, providing access to digital projects, and digital preservation.
The deadline for submitting proposals is 24 February 2001 and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 30 March 2001. Please note that all participants in the conference, including speakers, are expected to pay their own conference and accommodation costs. We hope, however, to offer a limited number of bursaries covering the conference fee for certain categories of participant. All proposals will be reviewed by at least two referees with relevant expertise. The final decision on acceptance into the conference programme rests with the Programme Committee.
Further details of how to submit a proposal for the conference together are available from the conference web site at http://www.drh.org.uk/ or from the chair of the programme committee, Andrew Prescott (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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