Workshop Slides

Thinking through networks – Tom Brughmans and Marco Büchler

Geospatial Technologies Workshop – Leif Isaksen

Visualizations of Spatial and Social Data – Martin Zaltz Austwick

Cultural Heritage and the Semantic Web – Joe Padfield
Details from the workshop can be found here:

Call for Talks

The symposium aims to foster collaboration and shared understanding between scholars in the humanities and in computer science, especially where their efforts converge on exchange of subject matter and method. With a focus on the interests and concerns of Ph.D students and early career researchers, the programme will include networking activities, opportunities for research exposition, and various training and workshop activities.

A core component of the programme will be a lightning talks session in which each participant will make a two-minute presentation on their research. The session will be lively and dynamic. Each presentation must be exactly two minutes long, making use of necessary, interesting, appropriate, or entertaining visual or sound aids, and condensing a whole Ph.D’s worth of ideas and work into this short slot.

Participants will be able to join workshops in:

  • network analysis;
  • bibliographic software;
  • data visualisation;
  • linked data.

There will be talks on:

  • user studies and social research;
  • discourse analysis in science and technology;
  • how to get your work published;
  • how to apply for research funding.

There will also be two keynote talks given by speakers whose work marks the leading edge of technology in scholarship and practice. The speakers will be:

Finally, the symposium will conclude with an unconference; a participatory, collaborative, and informal event in which the form and content is decided on by participants as it unfolds and in which discussion and production is emphasised over presentation and analysis. Participants may wish to share their own skills, learn a new skill, establish and develop a collaborative project, or hold a focused discussion.

We are now seeking applications for participation in InterFace. Applications are encouraged from Ph.D students and early career researchers in all humanities and computing disciplines. The key component of your application will be a 150-word abstract for your proposed lightening talk.

You can submit your application here:

The deadline for applications is Friday 25 February 2011.

The committee will select participants from among the applications received and successful applicants will be informed on Monday 4 April 2011. If your application is accepted, you will then be invited to register. A participation fee will be charged to cover costs of lunches, refreshments, venue, and speakers. This fee will be £35.

Key Dates:

  • Friday 25 February: Deadline for applications
  • Friday 1 April: Notification of successful applications
  • Monday 18 April: Deadline for registration for successful applicants
  • Wednesday 27 July: InterFace 2011 begins

We look forward to receiving your application.

The InterFace 2011 Committee

Introducing the InterFace2011 organisers…

InterFace is a conference organised by post-graduates for post-graduates in technology and the humanities.   It’s part conference, part forum, part networking opportunity. All the Interface2011 organisers are in varying stages of Doctoral research, and this flexibility and informal approach is something which really appeals to us as organisers. We really want InterFace to be a symposium and networking opportunity in order to stimulate collaborations and new research directions.

In the summer Leif Isaksen, one of the founders of InterFace 2009, approached four of the leading London based institutions for humanities and computer science scholarship and asked if we would be willing to host this year’s InterFace Conference.  It was a resounding yes from all of us.

So here is a bit more about all of the 2011 Organisers: Alberto, Alejandro, Andreia, Claire, Matteo, Raffaele, and Richard.

We will be blogging about our perspectives about Digital Humanities, our research and the ups and downs of organising InterFace, and of course keeping you updated on the InterFace calls for participation, submission dates, and registration details.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the conference or wish to make any other enquiries, please contact the committee at

InterFace 2011 is up and running

The InterFace 2011 organisers are ironing out the details for the 3rd International Symposium for Humanities and Technology.  We are looking forward to seeing you in London in July.   We are quite excited about this InterFace as it is the first time the organisers have come from several different Universities, with very different backgrounds, working together to bring a symposium with a interesting mix of humanities and technology scholarship and practice.  In the coming weeks we’ll be updating this site regularly with all the important news about registration, speakers, workshops, and all the networking opportunities! For all the breaking news, be sure to find us on Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to the RSS feed.