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DRH2005



The conference takes place at the University of Lancaster main campus. Details of how to get to Lancaster are available from the Lancaster university website

DRH2005 Call for Posters
The Digital Resources for the Humanities conference (DRH 2005) is pleased to announce a late Call for Poster Presentations.

We particularly welcome poster proposals showcasing work on new and ongoing projects, late-breaking results, and other recent developments in the field.

The prize of a *new-model iPod* will be awarded to the best poster presentation at the conference, as voted for by conference delegates.

Short abstracts (circa 250 words) should be submitted to the conference website at http://www.ahds.ac.uk/drh2005/submit.php before the 10th August. Final posters should be designed to fit within the dimensions 4 feet x 3 feet (this is large enough for an A0 poster).

Posters should be brought to the conference or sent to

Andrew Hardie,
Department of Linguistics and English Language
Lancaster University
LA1 4YT, United Kingdom

No electronic versions of the poster are required.

DRH2005 Registration now open
*Digital Resources for the Humanities* conference (DRH 2005), 4th-7th September 2005 Lancaster University (UK) www.ahds.ac.uk/drh2005/

Registration for DRH 2005 is now open: see http://www.ahds.ac.uk/drh2005/registration.php

At this, the tenth DRH conference, we will focus on critical evaluation of the use of digital resources in the arts and humanities. What has the impact really been? What kinds of methodologies are being used? What are the assumptions that underlie our work? How do we know that the work that we accomplish is truly new and innovative? How does technology change the way that we work?

The Conference will also address some of the key emerging themes and strategic issues that engagement with ICT is bringing to scholarly research in the arts and humanities, with a particular focus on advanced research methods. What sort of research does ICT in the arts and humanities enable researchers to do that could not be done before at all? Does this enable 'old' research to be done in a significantly new way? In what ways does the technology serve the scholarship? Similarly, what are the key aspects of virtual research environments ("cyberinfrasture") which can facilitate collaborative research?

DRH2005 - Call for Proposals
**** Call for proposals: DRH 2005 ****
DRH 2005: Digital Resources for the Humanities
University of Lancaster, UK
4th - 7th September 2005

IMPORTANT DATES: Note that the call for proposals has now been extended to 31st March 2005

31st January 2005: proposals can be submitted via the electronic submission form at the conference website.
31st March 2005: Deadline for submission of abstracts
April, 2005: Notification of acceptance of papers, sessions, posters and workshops
April 2005: Registration opens
May 2005: Provisional programme announced.
Conference Website - http://ahds.ac.uk/drh2005/

The DRH conferences have established themselves firmly in the UK and international calendar as a major forum bringing together scholars, postgraduate students, librarians, archivists, curators, information scientists and computing professionals in a unique and positive way, to share ideas and information about the creation, exploitation, use, management and preservation of digital resources in the arts and humanities.

At this, the tenth DRH conference, we plan to encourage papers and sessions that focus on critical evaluation of the use of digital resources in the arts and humanities. What has the impact really been? What kinds of methodologies are being used? What are the assumptions that underlie our work? How do we know that the work that we accomplish is truly new and innovative? How does technology change the way that we work?

The Conference will also address some of the key emerging themes and strategic issues that engagement with ICT is bringing to scholarly research in the arts and humanities, with a particular focus on advanced research methods. The kinds of questions that we would like to see addressed might include the following: what sort of research does ICT in the arts and humanities enable researchers to do that could not be done before at all? Does this enable 'old' research to be done in a significantly new way? In what ways does the technology serve the scholarship? Similarly, what are the key aspects of virtual research environments ("cyberinfrasture") which can facilitate collaborative research?

Proposals for individual papers, sessions, workshops and posters are invited, and the abstract submission system at the conference website will be accepting proposals from January 31st, 2005.

Types of presentation for which proposals are invited:
Papers
Proposals for papers should be no less than 750 words. Papers will be allocated 30 minutes for presentation, including questions.

Sessions
Sessions (90 minutes) take the form of either:

Three papers. The session organizer should submit a 500-word statement describing the proposed session topic, and include abstracts of no less than 750 words for each paper. The session organizer must also indicate that each author is willing to participate in the session;
A panel of four to six speakers. The panel organizer should submit an abstract of 750-1500 words describing the panel topic, how it will be organized, the names of all the speakers, and an indication that each speaker is willing to participate in the session.
Poster Presentations
Poster presentations may include computer technology and project demonstrations. Posters presentations may be a more suitable way of presenting late-breaking results, or significant work in progress. There should be no difference in quality between poster presentations and papers, and both will be submitted to the same refereeing process.

As an acknowledgement of the special contribution of the posters to the conference, the Programme Committee will once again award a prize for the best poster presentation.

The Local Organising Committee is headed by Tony McEnery and Andrew Hardie, Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Lancaster. Please contact the local organizers with any questions about registration or conference arrangements at Lancaster: drhconf@lancaster.ac.uk

The chair of the Programme Committee is Lorna Hughes, Assistant Director for Humanities Computing, New York University. Please contact the Programme Chair with any questions about submitting abstracts, or about the reviewing process: (Lorna.Hughes@nyu.edu).

Please visit http://ahds.ac.uk/drh2005/ for regularly updated details about the conference and, for information on how to submit proposals.

Call to Host DRH2007
The DRH Standing Committee invites proposals to host the DRH conference in 2007. Previous hosts of DRH have found running the conference very rewarding and have also found that it can be an opportunity to alert their own institution to the growing range of activity in this area as well as having the potential to raise the international profile of their own institution within the broad communities served by the conference.

The linked DRH document provides background information to the conference, answers some of the commonly-asked questions about hosting a DRH conference, and outlines the requirements of a bid. This document should be read together with the DRH Protocol. You are encouraged to discuss the submission of a bid with Jean Anderson, Chair of the Standing Committee or any other member of the Committee (especially members who have been actively involved in the local organisation of a previous DRH conference).

Expressions of interest should be submitted by email to Jean Anderson (J.Anderson@arts.gla.ac.uk) by 20 February 2005.

Expressions of interest to host DRH2008 are also welcome. Please contact Jean Anderson to discuss further.

Publication of DRH2004 papers
DRH2004 speakers are invited to submit their papers for publication in a special edition of the journal Literary and Linguistic Computing. The papers will, as with last year's conference papers, be published as a special edition of Literary and Linguistic Computing. The edition will be edited by Sheila Anderson and Alastair Dunning.

Timetable for submissions:

Intial submission of papers 30 Nov 2004
Reviewing and comments to authors 31 January 2005
Authors' final copies 31 March 2005

Fuller instructions are available from http://www3.oup.co.uk/litlin/instauth/

However, please note manuscripts should be sent to

DRH Conference Proceedings
c/o AHDS
26-29 Drury Lane (3rd Floor)
LONDON
WC2B 5RL

DRH2005 at the University of Lancaster
DRH2005 will take place at the University of Lancaster from the 4th to the 8th September. The Local Organising Committee is being headed by Tony McEnery and Dawn Archer. Both are from Lancaster's Department of Linguistics and English Language. The chair of the Programme Committee is Lorna Hughes, Assistant Director for Humanities Computing, University of New York

DRH2006 at Dartington College of Arts, Totnes, Devon
DRH2006 will take place at Dartington College of Arts, Totnes, Devon. The chair of the Local Organising Committee is Chris Pressler.

DRH2004
DRH2004 took place at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, 5-8 September 2004. The Chair of Planning Committee was Professor Brian Stimpson, School of Modern Languages. The DRH2004 Web site remains at http://drh2004.ncl.ac.uk/

Mission
The Digital Resources for the Humanities conferences are a major forum for all those affected by the digitization of our common cultural heritage: the scholar creating or using an electronic edition; the teacher using digital resources as an aid to learning; the publisher finding new ways 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 science specialist seeking to apply new scientific and technical developments to the creation, exploitation and management of digital resources.

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