DRH 99 @ King's College London 12-15 September 1999 
A conference that brings together the creators, users, distributors, and custodians of digital resources in the Humanities. 

The DRH '99 Conference  
The Digital Resources for the Humanities Conference 1999 will take place at King's College London from the 12th to the 15th September 1999. Registration for the conference is now open, and early registration is advised, as the number of places is limited by considerations of space, and past experience suggests the likelihood of being unable to accommodate late applicants.  
The conference programme and abstracts are available here 
Information on how to register, including the on-line registration form and details of fees and methods of payments are available here 

The conference will take up three intensive days of academic papers, panel discussions, technical reports, and software demonstrations, in the heart of London. The atmosphere will, we hope, encourage much energetic discussion, both formal and informal. Leading practitioners of the application of digital techniques and resources in the Humanities, from the worlds of scholarship, librarianship, archives, museums, galleries and publishing will be there, exchanging expertise, experience, and opinions.  

The DRH conferences are sponsored by the British Library, the Office for Humanities Communication (OHC), the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS), the Centre for Computing in the Humanities of King's College London, the Humanities Computing Unit of Oxford University, the Refugee Studies Programme at Oxford University, and the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute of the University of Glasgow. Additional sponsorship for DRH99 has come from King's College London, the British Library, the Courtauld Institute of Art, and Routledge.  

Themes of the conference 
The creation of digital resources, textual, visual, and time-based; integration of digital resources as multimedia; policies and strategies for electronic delivery, both commercial and non-commercial; resource discovery, including cataloguing, metadata and search techniques; digital resources in research; pedagogic implications of digital resources and electronic delivery; encoding standards; intellectual property rights; funding, cost-recovery, and charging mechanisms; digitization techniques and problems; organisation and management issues in the digital or 'hybrid' library.  

An exhibition will run throughout the conference. Exhibitors include publishers and software providers. Details of the exhibition may be found here 

Information on the exhibitions and the exhibitors will be included in the Book of Abstracts given to each delegate.  

A number of workshops offering practical tuition and guidance on a range of topics relevant to the conference will take place on 16th September. Details of the workshops can be found here 

Conference publications 
A Book of Abstracts, containing the revised versions of all accepted papers and themed panel sessions, posters and exhibitions will be provided to all conference delegates. These abstracts will also be published on the conference web site.  

A volume of Selected Papers will be published following the conference. Everyone who presents a paper at the conference will be invited to submit a full version of their paper for consideration for the publication.  

AHC conference 
The DRH99 conference will overlap with the annual conference of the UK Association for History and Computing, which is to take place at King's College London 14th-16th September 1999. Click here for details.  

Conference accommodation 
The academic programme will take place in the main Strand campus of King's College London, in the College's original building of the 1830s, designed by Sir Robert Smirke (who was also the architect of a somewhat better known building a short distance away - the British Museum!). Network connections and data projection equipment are available in all the rooms to be used for the conference, and email and internet facilities will be provided for delegates. Plenary sessions will take place in the Great Hall, which will also be the main exhibition area of the conference.  

For residential accommodation, delegates will be able to choose selfcatering, en suite rooms from 29.50 pounds/day in a purpose-built hall of residence 25-30 minutes walk away on the south bank of the River Thames, near London Bridge. Public transport is also available (bus, or underground + short walk).  
There are also a number of hotels from medium cost upwards within a range of 5 to 25 minutes walk.  
Accommodation details are available here 

Further information 
This conference web site - http://www.drh.org.uk - will be kept up to date with any necessary changes to the programme or other relevant information. The conference organisers can also be reached by email at  

The International Programme Committee, which has responsibility for the academic programme of the conference, is chaired by Lou Burnard of Oxford University. The chair of the local organising committee at King's College London is Harold Short.  

Last updated: 24aug99