CFP: [International] DRHA (Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts) conference

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DRHA 2008: New Communities of Knowledge and Practice'

The DRHA (Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts) conference is
held annually at various academic venues throughout the UK. The
conference theme this year is to promote discussion around new
collaborative environments, collective knowledge and redefining
disciplinary boundaries. The conference, hosted by Cambridge with its
fantastic choice of conference venues will take place from Sunday 14th
September to Wednesday 17th September

The aim of the conference is to:

* Establish a site for mutually creative exchanges of knowledge.

* Promote discussion around new collaborative environments and
collective knowledge.

* Encourage and celebrate the connections and tensions within the
liminal spaces that exist between the Arts and Humanities.

* Redefine disciplinary boundaries.

* Create a forum for debate around notions of the 'solitary' and
the collaborative across the Arts and Humanities.

* Explore the impact of the Arts and Humanities on ICT: design and
narrative structures and visa versa.

There will be a variety of sessions concerned with the above but also
with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and
theorising around practice. There will also be various installations and
performances focussing on the same theme. Keynote talks will be given by
our plenary speakers who we are pleased to announce are Sher Doruff,
Research Fellow (Art, Research and Theory Lectoraat) and Mentor at the
Amsterdam School for the Arts, Alan Liu, Professor of English,
University of California Santa Barbara and Sally Jane Norman, Director
of the Culture Lab, Newcastle University. In addition to this, there
will be various round table discussions together with a panel relating
to 'Second Life' and a special forum 'Engaging research and performance
through pervasive and locative arts projects' led by Steve Benford,
Professor of Collaborative Computing, University of Nottingham. Also
planned is the opportunity for a more immediate and informal
presentation of work in our 'Quickfire' style events. Whether papers,
performance or other, all proposals should reflect the critical
engagement at the heart of DRHA.

Visit the website at for more
information and a link to the proposals website.

The Deadline for submissions will be 30 April 2008 and abstracts should
be approximately 1000 words.

Cambridge's venues range from the traditional to the contemporary all
situated within walking distance of central departments, museums and
galleries. The conference will be based around Cambridge University's
Sedgwick Site, particularly the West Road concert hall, where delegates
will have use of a wide range of facilities including a recital room and
a 'black box' performance space, to cater for this year's parallel
programming and performances.

             Sue Broadhurst
             DRHA Programme Chair

Dr Sue Broadhurst,
Reader in Drama and Technology,
Head of Drama,
School of Arts,
Brunel University,
West London,
Direct Line:+44(0)1895 266588
Extension: 66588
Fax: +44(0)1895 269768

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