Digital Resources for the Humanities & Arts - Dynamic Networks of Knowledge and Practice: Contexts, Crises, Futures

Date: 7 - 9 September 2009

Venue: Queens University, Belfast

Co-Hosted by Queen's University Belfast, the Royal Irish Academy and Swansea University in partnership with the National Library of Wales

A special conference forum is open at:
http://www.arts-humanities.net/forumtopic/drha_2009_meet_greet

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The DRHA (Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts) conference is held annually at various academic venues throughout the UK. The conference this year aims to promote discussion around dynamic networks of knowledge and practice, new digital communities of knowledge and practice, engaging users and digitisation of cultural heritage.

The conference is hosted by Queen's University Belfast, the Royal Irish Academy and Swansea University in partnership with the National Library of Wales. It will take place from Monday 7th September to Wednesday 9th September 2009 with additional workshops being held on the preceeding weekend. It will be held at QUB with its innovative spaces, fantastic architecture and state-of-the-art Sonic Laboratory.
The conference will:

  • Establish new digital communities of knowledge exchange
  • Promote discussion around the impact of data on scholarship and wider society
  • Enquire into how innovations become mainstream through mutation, imitation, and the 're-invention of the wheel'
  • Advance discussion around digitisation of scholarly editions and cultural heritage
  • Evolve new approaches to the digital representation of time, space and locality
  • Debate burning issues in digital preservation and sustainability
  • Investigate user engagement and social participation
  • Explore the impact of narrative and design in the Arts and Humanities on ICT and vice versa
  • Promote discussion around education and the digital humanities and arts
  • Share the theory and practice of creating and documenting digital arts

For more than a decade Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts (DRHA) has been a key UK meeting place for all those affected by the digitization of cultural heritage: the scholar creating or using an electronic edition; the teacher using digital resources as an aid to learning; the artist seeking to engage with digital technologies in new and creative contexts; 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 information scientist seeking to apply new scientific and technical developments to the creation, exploitation and management of digital resources.

 

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