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.

InterFace 2011 Call for Talks Deadline Extension

The committee for the 3rd International Symposium for Humanities and Technology, InterFace 2011, has agreed to extend the deadline for applications for participation in the symposium to:

Friday 11 March 2011

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 lightning talk.

You can submit your application here:

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

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 11 March Extended Deadline for applications
  • Monday 4 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

Speakers and Workshop Leaders Confirmed

The committee for the 3rd International Symposium for Humanities and Technology, InterFace 2011, is pleased to announce that all the speakers and workshop leaders have now been confirmed.

The keynote speakers are:

  • Melissa Terras (UCL)
    Digitsation of Cultural Heritage and Image Processing
  • Stephen Scrivener (University of the Arts, London)
    Design Research and Creative Production

The workshops are:

  • Data Visualisation
    lead by Andy Hudson Smith (UCL, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis)
  • Network Analysis
    lead by Tom Brughmans (University of Southampton, Archaeological Computing Research Group) and Marco Buechler (University of Leipzig, eAqua)
  • Semantic Web
    lead by Joe Padfield (National Gallery)
  • Bibliographic Software
    lead by Ian Mulvany (VP New Product Development, Mendeley)

The How To talks are:

  • User Studies
    given by Claire Warwick (UCL, Centre for Digital Humanities)
  • How to Get Published
    given by Sarah-Louise Quinnell (http://www.phd2published.com/ and KCL, Georgraphy) and representatives from Ashgate Publishing.
  • How to Get Funding in the EU and UK
    given by Henreitte Brun (UCL, Laws Faculty)

The application process is still open. If you’d like to apply to participate in InterFace, please submit your lightning talk proposal at:

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

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

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

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 enquiries@interface2011.org.uk

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.

Format

Expert-led training

Participants will leave the symposium with new skills and insights gained from a variety of targeted training sessions. Specialists will give 30 minute presentations on funding, organising and promoting successful interdisciplinary projects in industry and academia. A panel of invited experts will respond to questions submitted both prior to and during the symposium, in order to give direct feedback to the delegates.

Idea Generation

Fundamental to the success of this event will be the exchange of existing ideas and the creation of new ones.
All participants will be required to present a ‘lightning talk’ outlining their research in such a way that it is accessible to those outside their own discipline. There will be a number of informal opportunities for delegates to develop their ideas further with other interested participants.

Community Building

InterFace will provide a permanent Web presence as we recognise that many of the best ideas will occur to participants after they have had time to digest the event itself. Social networking facilities will enable participants to maintain a personal profile of interests and contact details. These will carry over into future InterFace symposia in order to build a community of practitioners that provides support, advice and contribution to new collaborative ventures.