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Click-on-Knowledge Conference 2011 May 11th, 12th and 13th 2011
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Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
The conference is a three-day event, comprising the presentation of papers, keynote speeches and panel discussions. The conference details about the conference including the bios of the keynote speakers can be viewed at http://engerom.ku.dk/clickonknowledge
The conference will discuss a broad range of issues all concerning the interactions between research and study in the humanities and so-called web-based knowledge. We are seeking speakers who are interested in the production of knowledge and how this production has been affected by the development of the internet. Specifically, the areas we wish to explore involve e-text copyrights, new web-based learning techniques and pod-casting. In examining these subjects, however, our focus is not solely on what is new in the sense of technological developments, but how the new renovates the old. Therefore, another focus of the conference is on the history of knowledge as an idea that can be disseminated by way of such early media as the book, the class room and the library.
The Keynote speakers are:
•Professor Susan Schreibman, Director of the Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO), the Royal Irish, Academy, Dublin.
We encourage anyone who is interested in this conference to submit a proposal for a paper or a panel. Participants can be from the ‘traditional' humanities, those with ‘hands-on' experiences of digitization of text or images, people involved in the maintenance of databases, IT studies experts, or private software developers.
The conference language is English.
The conference committee welcomes contributions on the following example topics:
1.Hands-on digitization of ancient manuscripts and other similar documents.
2.Web-based based edited works (e.g. Shakespeare, Goethe, Balzac or national treasures of smaller language areas).
3.The legal aspects of producing and consuming web-based texts and images.
4.The history of knowledge as it has transitioned from what we might term ‘book-based' platforms to web-based platforms.
5.Innovations in web-design and the establishment of databases.
6.The study of the humanities in the age of Google: how have the cultural aspects of the university changed and how have these changes transformed the older notions of studying the humanities.
7.The immateriality of the text: how has the transition to web-based reading altered our understanding of book history and interpretation of text and tradition?
All submissions will be handled electronically.