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Sept. 20, 2011
Contact: Brian Rosenblum, KU Libraries, 785-864-8883

Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities to host forum

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LAWRENCE — The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities will host its Fall 2011 Digital Humanities Forum at the Kansas Union and at Watson Library from Sept. 22-24.

The program includes presenters from KU; Kings College, London; Emory University; the universities of Texas, Michigan, North Carolina, Illinois, Pittsburgh and others; the National Endowment for the Humanities; and the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education. The Forum will also feature a keynote talk by noted electronic text and markup specialist Michael Sperberg-McQueen at the Spencer Museum of Art on Friday, Sept. 23 at 4:30 p.m., with a reception afterward.

There are currently more than 90 registered participants from KU and throughout the midwest.

The Forum consists of three separate but related programs over three days:

Thursday, Sept. 22, Kansas Union
Workshops: a set of 10 workshops on digital tools and other DH topics. See descriptions at http://kansas2011.thatcamp.org/bootcamps.

Friday, Sept. 23, Watson Library
THATCamp: an "unconference" for technologists and humanists.

Saturday, Sept. 24, Kansas Union
Representing Knowledge in the Digital Humanities: a one-day program of panels and poster sessions.

The full schedule of workshops and panel presentations is online at http://kansas2011.thatcamp.org/schedule.

There is limited space available for the Thursday workshops and Friday THATCamp, but still plenty of space for the conference on Saturday.

The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities was created in 2010 to address a growing need on campus for digital services and expertise in humanities research. The institute, created through a partnership of KU Libraries, the Hall Center for the Humanities and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, supports and enhances humanities research at KU. Its mission is to promote the use of computing technology to advance humanistic scholarship across disciplines, publish and disseminate scholarly research through new Web-based models, and study the impact of technology on society and on the scholarly record.


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