conference that brings together the creators, users, distributors, and
custodians of digital resources in the Humanities.
99 @ King's College London 12-15 September 1999
DRH '99 Conference
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.
conference programme and abstracts are available here.
on how to register, including the on-line registration form and details
of fees and methods of payments are available here.
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.
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
from King's College London, the British Library, the Courtauld
Institute of Art, and Routledge.
Themes of the conference
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.
exhibition will run throughout the conference. Exhibitors include publishers
and software providers. Details of the exhibition may be found here.
on the exhibitions and the exhibitors will be included in the Book of Abstracts
given to each delegate.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
are also a number of hotels from medium cost upwards within a range of
5 to 25 minutes walk.
details are available here.
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
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.