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Wanted: Digital Humanities Workshop Participants

November 21, 2008 | By Jennifer Serventi

Project directors have put out a call for participants for two upcoming digital humanities workshops that have received recent funding from NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants.

In February 2009 the University of Richmond’s conference on “Visualizing the Past: Tools and Techniques for Understanding Historical Processes” will focus on two questions:

  • How can we harness emerging cyberinfrastructure tools and interoperability standards to visualize, analyze, and better understand historical events and processes as they spread out across both time and space?
  • How can user-friendly tools or web sites be created to allow scholars and researchers to animate spatial and temporal data housed on different systems across the Internet?

For more information, including the formal call for papers, visit the workshop’s Web site.

Project director Bob Stein at the Brooklyn-based Institute for the Future of the Book will hold three brainstorming meetings--in history, music, and media studies--to, in his words, "come up with a conceptual framework for learning spaces which combine the rich media attributes of the CD-ROM era with the collaborative affordances of the net." Visit if:book for more information.

Are the subjects of these two workshops not quite your cup of digital humanities tea? Consider submitting your own application to the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program to hold one that is. The next deadline for applications will be in April 2009, and guidelines will be available soon. You can review the guidelines from the last round to get a sense of what the program’s about.