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Digital Media and Humanities Research: ACH/ALLC Conference
New York, June 2001


Digital Media and Humanities Research: ACH/ALLC Conference, New York City,
13-17 June 2001

The joint conference of the Association for Computers and the Humanities
and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing is the oldest
established meeting of scholars working at the intersection of advanced
information technologies and the humanities, annually attracting a
distinguished international community at the forefront of their fields.
The theme for the 2001 conference is "Digital Media and Humanities
Research", and it will feature plenary addresses by two leading scholars:
Johanna Drucker, Robertson Professor in Media Studies at the University of
Virginia, and Alan Liu, Professor of English at the University of
California, Santa Barbara.

ACH/ALLC 2001 invites submissions of between 750 and 1500 words on any
aspect of humanities computing or new media, broadly defined to encompass
the common ground between information technology and problems in
humanities research and teaching. We especially encourage submissions from
any field which address the impact of new media on research methods and
intellectual practices. As always, we welcome submissions in any area of
the humanities, especially interdisciplinary work. Other areas of interest
include the creation and use of digital resources, theoretical or
speculative treatments of new media, and the application to humanities
data of techniques developed in such fields as information science and the
physical sciences and engineering.

Successful proposals might focus on:

   * new approaches to research in humanities disciplines
     using digital resources dependent on images, audio, or

   * traditional applications of computing in the
     humanities, including (but not limited to) text
     encoding, hypertext, text corpora, computational
     lexicography, statistical models, and text analysis;

   * applications in the digital arts, especially projects
     and installations that feature technical advances of
     potential interest to humanities scholars;

   * information design in the humanities, including
     visualization, simulation, and modeling;

   * pedagogical applications of new media within the
     humanities; thoughtful considerations of the cultural
     impact of computing and new media;

   * the institutional role of humanities computing and new
     media within the contemporary academy, including
     curriculum development and collegial support for
     activities in these fields.

Financial assistance for some speakers will be available: see the
conference web page for details.  For the first time the conference will
also feature a workshop session on academic and industry jobs in
humanities computing and new media.

The deadline for submissions of paper/session proposals is 15 November
2000; the deadline for submissions of poster/demo proposals is 15 January
2000. See for full details
on submitting proposals and on the conference in general.