'Beyond the Facsimile' Digital Humanities Day 13 December 2010

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Sheffield Hallam University
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This Digital Humanities Day at Sheffield Hallam University is an opportunity for those concerned with the use of advanced digital surrogates (whether as creators or as readers) to discuss the following:

* The state of the art in the creation of electronic versions of texts used by scholars in the humanities

* The advantages and disadvantages of particular technologies for going beyond the facsimile, for example 3D modelling of paper/parchment versus advanced textual encoding

* The kinds of questions that cannot currently be answered by the digital surrogates we have, and how best to produce surrogates that suit our needs

* Case studies of particular projects, their achievements and the lessons learnt

Proposals for papers of 20-40 minutes length are welcomed.