Building Communities in the Digital Arts and Humanities: Research Practice and Research Infrastructures

In Association with eSI Thematic Programme: e-Science in the Arts and Humanities

25 November, 08 09:00 AM - 26 November, 08 01:00 PM

e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

Organiser: Lorna Hughes
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Any slides or other material generated as a result of this event can be found at: www.nesc.ac.uk/action/esi/contribution.cfm?Title=936

This is a high-profile international expert seminar to discuss research practice and its interdependencies with research infrastructure. The aim of the event is to consolidate collaborations and identify key components of community building in the digital humanities, and to identify common agendas and opportunities for future collaborations. The event will bring together researchers, practitioners and experts in the field who have worked to develop national and international communities of practice using ICT for research in the arts and humanities. We are inviting representatives from several major international initiatives.

Target Audience

This meeting is intended for Digital Humanists and Scholars in the arts and humanities.


This event is provisionally scheduled to start at 09:00 Tuesday 25 November 2008 and close at 13:00 on Wednesday 26 November 2008.

A dinner is being held in Agua Fish and Seafood Restaurant on the 25 November at 19:00

Monday, 24 November

19:00 Welcome drinks in the Main Bar at the Novotel Edinburgh Centre.

Tuesday, 25 November

9:00–9:30 Introduction to themes of event (David Robey, Lorna Hughes and Sheila Anderson)
9:30–10:30 Brief position statements from all participants describing their networks and collaborations
10:30–11:00 Discussion
11:00–11:30 Coffee
11:30–1:00 Panel: Domain-based communities
13:00–14:00 Lunch
14:00–15:30 Panel: International collaborations
15:30-16:00 Tea
16:00-17:30 Panel: National networks
19:00 Dinner

Wednesday, 26 November

9:00¬–9:30 Summary of day 1 discussions, and introduction of day 2 activities (David Robey, Sheila Anderson, Lorna Hughes)
9:30–10:30 Breakout groups to discuss problems, issues, funding structures and future opportunities
10:30–11:00 Coffee
11:00–12:00 Presentations by breakout groups
12:00–13:00 Discussion: next steps and taking agenda forward


Assistance with accommodation is offered once you have registered.


Registration for this event is now closed. To enquire about an application or to cancel a previous application please contact NeSC Administration.

Important Dates

14 Oct - Registration Opens
17 Nov - Registration Deadline
17 Nov - Date we will respond to your application by (Please note this is the latest date we will respond to your application. It is normal policy for us to respond within 5 working days where possible.)
25 Nov - Event Starts at 09:00hrs


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