What to Do with a Million Books: Chicago Colloquium on Digital
Humanities and Computer Science
Sponsored by the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago and the College of Science and Letters at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Date: November 5th & 6th, 2006
Location: The University of Chicago
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2006
The goal of this colloquium is to bring together researchers and
scholars in the Humanities and Computer Sciences to examine the current state of Digital Humanities as a field of intellectual
inquiry and to identify and explore new directions and perspectives for future research.
In the wake of recent large-scale digitization projects aimed at
providing universal access to the world's vast textual repositories,
humanities scholars, librarians and computer scientists find
themselves newly challenged to make such resources functional and meaningful.
Digitizing "a million books" ... poses far more than just technical
challenges. Tomorrow, a million scholars will have to re-evaluate
their notions of archive, textuality and materiality in the wake of
these developments. How will humanities scholars, librarians and
computer scientists find ways to collaborate in the "Age of Google?"
Colloquium Website: http://dhcs.uchicago.edu/announcement/