Project Presentations and DHRA 2007

Thank you all for last Tuesday’s presentations of your exciting group projects:

– “Discussing Human Remains. The implementation of a web-based collaborative media for the Egyptology Gallery at the Manchester Museum” and
– “A message board for Revealing Histories: Remembering Slavery“.

I thorougly enjoyed them and I am looking forward to reading the project portfolios as well.

I hope you will all have a good Easter break and take some days off your essays and other work. I’ll be in Berlin Monday to Wednesday visiting some museums and trying some handheld multimedia; I’ll try to post from there.

I leave you with the following information of a very interesting conference…


DRHA 2007
9 – 12 September 2007

Over the last decade the annual Digital Resources for the Humanities and Arts (DRHA) conferences have constructed an unusual kind of meeting place for the Humanities: a space in which researchers, curators, and distributors of digital resources could meet and share perspectives on their complementary agendas. Last year, that forum was expanded to include participants from the creative and performing arts, giving the event a new flavour and a new direction. This year, the conference aims to explore further major issues at the interface between traditional humanities scholarship and the creative arts, by focusing on their differing or complementary approaches to the deployment of digital technologies. Can the Arts and the Humanities share expertise? Are they divided by a common tongue? To what extent are they developing common technical solutions to different problem areas? As in previous years, the conference will articulate these questions by showcasing the very best in current practice across the widest spectrum of digital applications in the arts and humanities and by fostering informed but accessible debate amongst professionals.