21.099 cfp: Digital Archive Fever

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 06:31:49 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 99.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 06:22:19 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: cfp: Digital Archive Fever

From: Craig Bellamy <craig.bellamy_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 11:05:32 +0100


London Venue to be confirmed
Thursday 8 - Friday 9 November 2007


Museums, galleries, archives, libraries and media organisations such
as publishers and film and broadcast companies, have traditionally
mediated and controlled access to cultural resources and knowledge.
What is the future of such 'top-down' institutions in the age of
'bottom-up' access to knowledge and cultural artifacts through what
is generally known as Web 2:0 - encompassing YouTube, Bittorrent,
Napster, Wikipedia, Google, MySpace and more. Will such institutions
respond to this threat to their cultural hegemony by resistance or
adaptation? How can a museum or a gallery or, for that matter, a
broadcasting company, appeal to an audience which has unprecedented
access to cultural resources? How can institutions predicated on a
cultural economy of scarcity compete in an emerging state of cultural

For the twenty-third CHArt conference we are looking for papers that
reflect upon these issues, particularly in relation to visual
culture. We particularly welcome contributions from those working in
either 'traditional' cultural organisations or those involved in new
forms of cultural access and distribution.

We welcome contributions from all sections of the CHArt community:
Art Practice; Art History; Museums; Galleries; Curation; Archives;
Libraries; Education; Media and Broadcast Production; Cultural Assets
Management and Access; Hardware; Software; Theory.

Please email submissions (a three hundred word synopsis of the
proposed paper with brief CV of presenter/s and other key figures) by
30 June 2007 to Hazel Gardiner

CHArt is delighted to be able to confirm that a limited number of
bursaries are available (supported by the AHRC ICT Methods Network)
for Post Graduate students presenting papers. For further
information about CHArt bursaries, please contact Hazel Gardiner.

Dr Charlie Gere
Chair, CHArt

c/o Centre for Computing in the Humanities
Kings College, University of London
Kay House
7 Arundel Street

Dr Willard McCarty | Reader in Humanities Computing | Centre for
Computing in the Humanities | King's College London |
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