Programme

Day Time Event
Wednesday 27 13:30 15:00 REGISTRATION
15:00 15:15 Welcome Adresss
by the Dean of UCL Arts & Humanities
Professor Henry Woudhuysen
Roberts G08 Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre
15:15 16:15 Keynote Speaker
Projective Making and Thinking
Professor Stephen A.R. Scrivener
Roberts G08 Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre
16:15 17:15 Keynote Speaker
Peering Inside the Big Tent: The Crisis of
Inclusion in Digital Humanities
Dr Melissa Terras
Roberts G08 Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre
17:15 19:30 DRINKS RECEPTION
Wilkins South Cloisters
Day Time Event
Thursday 28 9:30 10:30 Lightning Talks
Roberts G08 Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre
10:30 11:00 COFFEE
11:00 13:00 Lightning Talks
Roberts G08 Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre
13:00 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 15:30 Workshop 1 Workshop 2
The Architecture of Credit Thinking Through Networks
Ian Mulvany Tom Brughmans &
Marco Büchler
DMS Watson G15 Torrington Place (1–19) 113
15:30 16:00 COFFEE
16:00 18:00 Workshop 3 Workshop 4
Visualizations of Spatial Cultural Heritage &
and Social Data the Semantic Web
Dr Martin Zaltz Austwick Joseph Padfield
Torrington Place (1–19) 113 DMS Watson G15
19:00 RECEPTION
Senate House
Day Time Event
Friday 29 9:30 10:30 How to session 1
Studying Users: How to Do it and Why You Should
Professor Claire Warwick
Roberts G08 Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre
10:30 11:00 COFFEE
11:00 12:00 How to session 2
How to Get Funded! Hints and Tips on How to Write
a Good Application and Maximise your Chance of
Being Successful
Dr Henriette Bruun
Roberts G08 Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre
12:00 13:00 How to session 3
How to Get Published
Dr Charlotte Frost & Dr Sarah-Louise Quinnell
Publishing your Monograph
Dymphna Evans
Book Reviewing and the Post Graduate Student
Dr Julianne Nyhan
Roberts G08 Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre
13:00 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 16:00 Unconference
Roberts G08 Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre

New Sponsor: Ashgate

We are very happy to announce our new sponsor: Ashgate. Ashgate is a publisher that has consistently promoted work in the Digital Humanities. It has published a number of important works in the field, and has always shown interest in new and innovative ideas.

Ashgate will have a book stall at Interface 2011 where conference attendees may purchase many of their publications.

Ashgate logo

Ashgate is a leading independent publisher committed to providing the library market with the finest academic scholarship. Each year, Ashgate publishes more than 700 new books, representing the best academic research and professional practice from around the world. Ashgate’s Information and Cultural Management list is growing in response to international demand for new and innovative titles on the management of cultural organizations including the visual and performing arts, museums and heritage institutions, and library and information centres.

Information and Cultural Management titles from Ashgate include a wide range of authoritative texts on key skills in libraries, museums, archives, and heritage institutions. Many of our texts have reached their second, third or even later editions in recognition of their valuable contribution to information and cultural management best practice. The list includes a range of practical and reference books on archives and record management, classification, library planning and design, and museum management, with a heritage management list in development. We also have a particularly strong list of research monographs in library and information science.

Call for Sponsors

InterFace is a meeting which brings together scholars working in the humanities and in computer technology to share ideas and practices in an informal, productive environment. The event presents an excellent opportunity to meet an international and vibrant community of young researchers.

As a sponsor you would come in contact with this community and witness emerging trends in research and scholarship.

Presenting Sponsors

    • Your logo and a link to your website on the home page of the conference website
    • Acknowledgement of support on the “about” page
    • Acknowledgement at the event and on any collateral print material
    • Your banner attached in a visible place during the conference
    • Distribution of short promotional material with conference package
    • Promotion using our social networks on Twitter and Facebook
  1. Assisting Sponsors
    • A link to your website on the homepage of the conference website (below the presenting sponsor)
    • Acknowledgement of support on the “about” page
    • Acknowledgement at the event and on any collateral print material

Wa are also open to other forms of sponsorship. If you are interested please contact us at enquiries@interface2011.org.uk.

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: http://www.interface2011.org.uk/submit

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

Announcing InterFace 2011: 3rd International Symposium for Humanities and Technology

InterFace is a symposium for humanities and technology. In 2011 it is being jointly hosted by colleges across London and will be an invaluable opportunity for participants to visit this active hub of digital scholarship and practice.

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.

The details of the workshops and training sessions are still in preparation but they are expected to include hands-on work with:

  • bibliographic software
  • sound analysis for speech and music
  • data visualisation
  • user studies and social research
  • discourse analysis in the sciences, technology and the humanities
  • applying for research funding
  • getting work published
  • computer modelling

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.

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.

In January we will be seeking applications for participation in this symposium. An announcement and call for papers will be issued in the New Year.

For any general enquiries related to the symposium please email:

enquiries@interface2011.org.uk

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.