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Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0781.  Thursday, 12 October 1995.
 
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        Date:   Wednesday, 11 Oct 1995 15:56:58 -0400 (EDT)
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        Date:   Thursday, 12 Oct 1995 10:18:37 +0100 (BST)
        Subj:   Conference: DRH96
 
 
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Meeting Announcement and Call for Papers
 
SOUTHEASTERN RENAISSANCE CONFERENCE
 
The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Renaissance Conference will take
place on the campus of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina on March 22 -
23, 1996.
 
We are now receiving papers on all aspects of Renaissance culture.
 
Please send two copies of papers with a twenty minute reading time, and a
one-page Abstract, postmarked by January 15, 1996
 
To
T. H. Howard-Hill, President, SOUTHEASTERN RENAISSANCE CONFERENCE,
Department of English, University of South Carolina, Columbia, Sc  29208
 
A selection of the papers presented will be published in the journal
RENAISSANCE PAPERS.
 
For membership information concerning the Southeastern Renaissance Conference,
contact John N. Wall, Secretary-Treasurer, Southeastern Renaissance Conference,
Box 8105, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, or at

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Annual dues for membership in the Southeastern Renaissance Conference are
$12.50.  This includes all mailings, conference fees, and a subscription to
RENAISSANCE PAPERS.
 
The Southeastern Renaissance Conference Is a Regional Conference of the
Renaissance Society of America.
 
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Date:           Thursday, 12 Oct 1995 10:18:37 +0100 (BST)
Subject:        Conference: DRH96
 
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                 DRH96 : DIGITAL RESOURCES FOR THE HUMANITIES
 
A Conference to be held at Somerville College, Oxford July 1-3 1996=20
 
Sponsoring Institutions
 
   The Centre for Humanities Computing, Oxford; The Humanities Research
   Institute, Sheffield; The British Library; The Office for Humanities
   Communication, Oxford; The Institute for Electronic Library Research,
   De Montfort University; The Centre for Information Management and
   Technology for Scholarship, London Guildhall University
 
The Conference Theme
 
   Advances in computing affect all who work with the fundamental
   resources of humanities scholarship. Archivists are learning new ways
   to conserve their holdings of primary materials, ranging from
   manuscripts through electronic texts to video. Electronic materials
   are becoming increasingly important to librarians, who are developing
   new forms of structured access to them. Scholars explore these
   materials with new tools, and produce new kinds of scholarship with
   them. As electronic publication increasingly gives individual archives
   and scholars the power to publish, the traditional role of the
   publisher is also changing. Long-held paradigms of scholarly
   resources--their ownership, their use, their distribution--are being
   transformed. Archivists, librarians, scholars and publishers have to
   rework their relationships in this new information world, without
   losing sight of the traditional values of academic discourse.
 
The Conference
 
   This conference will provide a forum for archivists, librarians,
   scholars and publishers to explore these changes, and to seek the best
   ways to exploit them together. The conference will have four strands,
   as follows:
 
     * News from the front: papers and sessions on work done and in
       progress, focusing on innovation in resource handling,
       scholarship, and in delivery systems.
     * As we may think: papers and sessions on the intellectual
       framework, discussing (for example) issues of standards design,
       copyright and wider social implications.
     * Hard answers to practical problems: workshop sessions pitched at
       various levels, from novice to expert. Suitable workshop topics
       might include: project management, fund-raising strategies,
       encoding design, resource discovery, Internet publishing,
       digitization, copyright management, time-based media, image
       recognition, application of international standards.
     * For sale or rent: an exhibition of computer software and
       electronic publications.
 
Who should Attend?
 
   All who are concerned with the impact of computing on work with the
   fundamental resources of humanities scholarship =D1 traditional primary
   textual and still image material, and newer sound and moving image
   media also =D1 will find this conference of interest. Some conference
   presentations will be addressed to those engaged in projects
   addressing large-scale scholarly resources. Other presentations will
   be addressed to those interested in the legal or cultural aspects of
   these developments. Others will be suitable for those seeking the best
   way to begin a project in this area.
 
Call for Proposals
 
   Conference sessions will be of ninety minutes, with up to three
   sessions at once, and at least one plenary session on each of the
   three days of the conference. The conference will open and close with
   addresses from distinguished invited speakers. We invite proposals for
   the four strands of the conference outlined above, as follows:
 
     * Formal papers of 20-25 minutes for the News from the front and As
       we may think strands
     * Session proposals of 90 minutes length for the News from the front
       and As we may think strands
     * Workshop proposals for the Hard answers to practical problems
       strand
     * Exhibition proposals for the For sale or rent strand
 
   A particular theme of the conference will be standards and their power
   to unite the worlds of archivists, librarians, scholars, and
   publishers. Papers, workshops or exhibitors focusing on standards and
   open systems will be especially welcome.
 
Submission of Proposals
 
   Proposals should be submitted in the following form:
 
      Formal papers: abstracts of 500-1000 words
 
     * Session proposals: a session abstract of 500-1000 words, with
       session title; full details of all session participants with
       abstracts of their papers (where relevant)
     * Workshop proposals: a 500-1000 word summary of the workshop
       content together with the following: a 40 word short
       description; statement of prerequisite knowledge for workshop
       attendees; description of materials to be provided to
       attendees; who is to take the workshop and whether he or she
       has given this workshop before.
     * Exhibition proposals: exhibitors should describe what they
       wish to exhibit, detailing space and any other requirements
       (e.g. internet access).
 
   All paper, session and workshop proposals must be prefixed with:
   proposal title; proposer's name, academic affiliation and address,
   phone, fax and email.
 
   All proposals will be reviewed by the programme committee.
   Proposers are invited to submit names of one or more referees
   (with contact details) where they think this may help the
   programme committee reach an informed decision
 
   All proposals must be submitted by Friday 15 December. The
   programme committee will advise acceptances by Friday 15 March
   1996.
 
   Submission, preferably by email, may be made to
   
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        DRH96 Conference
        Oxford University Computing Services
        13 Banbury Road
        Oxford OX2 6NN, UK.
 
   The conference URL is http://info.ox.ac.uk/~drh96/
 
The Conference Venue
 
   The conference will be held at Somerville College, Oxford. Somerville
   is situated just a few minutes from the centre of Oxford, which is
   widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Oxford
   has excellent rail and road links, with frequent bus and train
   services to and from London and all other major cities in the UK. For
   international delegates, frequent coach services are available from
   the bus stations situated at Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The
   journey from Heathrow Airport takes about one hour.
 
   Accommodation and meals will be provided for all delegates at
   Somerville College. The accommodation will be in single study bedrooms
   which are comfortable, if unpretentious, with washbasin and shared
   bathroom facilities.
 
Conference Organization
 
   The conference is being organised by the Continuing Professional
   Development Centre of the University of Oxford. For further
   information, please contact:
 
        Anna Morris
        CPD Centre
        Oxford University Centre for Continuing Education
        67 St Giles
        Oxford OX1 3LU
 
   Tel: +44 (1865) 288 169. Fax: +44 (1865) 288 163.
 
 
                            THE PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
 
     * Norman Blake, University of Sheffield
     * Andrea Bozzi, CNR Pisa
     * Lou Burnard, University of Oxford
     * Vito Cappellini, University of Florence
     * Charles Chadwyck-Healey, Chadwyck-Healey
     * Mel Collier, De Montfort University
     * David Cooper, University of Oxford
     * Colin Day, University of Michigan Press
     * Marilyn Deegan, De Montfort University (Chair)
     * Robert Faber, University of Oxford
     * Richard Gartner, Bodleian Library Oxford
     * Susan Hockey, Rutgers University
     * Claus Huitfeldt, Bergen University
     * Mary Keeler, Indiana University
     * Donna Kurtz, University of Oxford
     * Stuart Lee, University of Oxford
     * Ann Leer, University of Oxford
     * Peter Lyman, University of California, Berkeley
     * Chris Mullings, Office for Humanities Communication
     * Charles Oppenheim, University of Strathclyde
     * Andrew Prescott, British Library
     * Julian Raby, University of Oxford
     * Peter Robinson, University of Oxford
     * Seamus Ross, British Academy
     * Andrew Rosenheim, Oxford University Press
     * Harold Short, Kings College London
     * Anthony Smith, University of Oxford
     * Geoff Tagg, Oxford Brookes University
     * Kevin Taylor, Cambridge University Press
     * Manfred Thaller, Max-Planck-Institut, Goettingen
 

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