What’s all the Hype in Hypertext About?
A Humanities Computing Colloquium

10~11 March 2000
University College Dublin

Digital technologies are changing the way we teach and conduct research. It changes the ways in which our students acquire information, and challenges the power structures of traditional publishing.

What's all the Hype in Hypertext About? provides delegates with an opportunity of examining how the newer technologies are changing humanities teaching and research. Invited speakers examine the theoretical, pedagogical and interpretative dimensions, as well as the challenges, opportunities, and limitations of this multi-disciplinary genre. It is designed for those with little experience of humanities computing as well as those already working with digital technology.

This Colloquium consists of two components which can be registered for independently. Friday 10 March is a Pre-Colloquium Workshop which introduces participants to the theoretical and practical aspects of humanities computing. It is designed for individuals who are considering a digitisation project and would like to explore alternatives beyond HTML. Details of the Pre-Colloquium Workshop are now available. The Colloquium begins on Friday evening March 10th at 7:30, and continues on Saturday 11th March.

A registration form is available which can be printed out and posted to The Computer Science English Initiative with the appropriate fee.

Programme of Events

Friday 10 March

7:30 Keynote Lecture
Scholarly Adventures in Comuterland.
Field Notes from N-Dimensional Space

by Professor Jerome McGann,
University of Virginia
Chair: Professor J.C.C. Mays
Wine reception to follow

Saturday 11 March

9:30-10:45 Session I
Time and Space in Hyperspace: A New Frontier
Dr Susan Schreibman,
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Chair: Professor Mary Clayton

10:45-11:15 Coffee

11:15-12:30 Session II
Teaching Humanities in the Information Age
Professor Koenraad de Smedt,
University of Bergen
Chair: John Dunnion

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12:30-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:15 Session III
Digital Resources and Digital Libraries:
New Opportunities for the Humanities
Dr Marilyn Deegan, University of Oxford
Chair: Dr Judith Wusteman

3:15-3:45 Coffee

3:45-5:00 Session IV
Essential Problems of Humanities Computing
Dr Willard McCarty, Kings College London
Chair: Peter Flynn

5:00-6:00 Round Table Discussion
Marilyn Deegan, Koenraad de Smedt,
John Dunnion, Willard McCarty,
Jerome McGann, Susan Schreibman
Moderator: Professor Mark Keane