November 9-10, 2001
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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-- Program | Speakers | Registration --
Arts and First Nations, Malaspina University-College
Arts and First Nations, MFA PD Ctte, Malaspina Research Fund, Malaspina U-C
Humanities Computing and Media Centre, U Victoria
Canadian Institute for Research Computing in the Arts, MA Program in Humanities Computing, U Alberta
Humanities Computing Centre, School of the Arts, Humanities, McMaster U
Consortium for Computers in the Humanities / Consortium pour ordinateurs en sciences humaines
For the purpose of our teaching, is there an accepted set of tools and techniques, and a unique and related collection of theories having a commonly-understood application, that are associated with the (inter)discipline of humanities computing? In other words, is there a humanities computing curriculum, a curriculum that appropriately treats the role of the computer, today, in the context of the centuries-old tradition of the arts and humanities?
What must be considered when designing and implementing courses that bring the computer to the arts and humanities, courses in humanities computing? Can such courses discover and survey the influence of computing technology, broadly construed, in the arts? Must courses in humanities computing reflect the tradition of the computing humanist? Should they embrace all current applications of computing in the humanities? Can textual description and markup, cybercultural studies, text analysis, and (multi)media theory and practice, &c., co-exist? What are others in the field bringing to their classrooms and to their programs that have humanities computing components? Such are the questions that many face as they and their institutions formulate, for the first time, new academic courses and programs that seek to apply computing to established arts and humanities curricula.
Led by expert practitioners in the field of humanities computing, through a number of papers, sessions, poster presentations, and seminars this conference will address the broad range of issues involved in integrating computing practice in the teaching of the arts and humanities -- from developing a single course in a particular discipline to the development of an entire curriculum.
Invited speakers include Willard McCarty (King's College, London), John Unsworth (U Virginia), Susan Hockey (University College London), and Nancy Ide (Vassar College).
The conference's program is available here.
A full list of presenters, and abstracts of their presentations, is available here.
Registration, Accommodation, and Travel
Conference registration has been carried out online until November 5; after this time, we encourage attendees who have not yet registered to do so at the conference.
A limited number of rooms are available at discounted rates at the conference hotel, the Coast Bastion; until October 7, these may be booked as part of conference registration.
For local information, follow this link.
Nanaimo Travel (250-754-1331 or email@example.com) is handling travel arrangements for the conference, for those who wish. Please ask for Michelle or Rene.
Malaspina University-College is located in Nanaimo, British Columbia, on the beautiful east coast of Canada's Vancouver Island. It is easily accessible via direct air and sea-ferry service from Vancouver, as well as by connections from Victoria and Seattle.
Conference Advisory Board:
- Ray Siemens (Conference Chair)
English, Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, BC, Canada. V9R 5S5.
Phone: (250) 753-3245, x2046.
Fax: (250) 740-6459.
- Peter Liddell, Director, Humanities Computing and Media Centre, U Victoria
- Terry Butler, Director, Arts Technologies for Learning Centre, U Alberta
- Geoffrey Rockwell, Director, Humanities Computing Centre, McMaster U
[Updated: November 05, 2001