LINGUIST List 8.438

Sun Mar 30 1997

Calls: Algonquian, Digital Resources

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  1. John O'Meara, 29th Algonquian Conference
  2. Mike Fraser, Digital Resources for the Humanities (DRH'97)

Message 1: 29th Algonquian Conference

Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 8:20:22 EST5EDT
From: John O'Meara <JOMEARAMist.Lakeheadu.Ca>
Subject: 29th Algonquian Conference

OCTOBER 24-26, 1997


The 29th Algonquian Conference will take place from October 24-26 1997 in
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The conference is being organized by
Lakehead University, Thunder Bay.

The organizers welcome topics from all disciplines relating to the
Algonquian peoples (Ojibwe, Cree, Micmac, Delaware, Blackfoot, Shawnee,
Fox, and others). The Conference traditionally deals with art,
archaeology, ethnology, history, linguistics, music, literature, religion,
and other areas. Contributors are encouraged to make their findings
comprehensible to scholars in other disciplines. Papers may be delivered
in English or French. Each paper will be allocated 20 minutes for
presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.

The organizers are planning several plenary sessions. Please indicate if
you would be interested in presenting a paper which is suitable for a
plenary session.

Registration fees before October 1, 1997 are $40 Canadian ($35 US) for
non-students, $25 ($20 US) for students; after October 1 they are $45 ($40
US) for non-students, $30 ($25 US) for students.

Please make cheques / money orders payable to Lakehead University.

Contributors should send titles and an abstract of no more than 100 words
by September 1, 1997 to:

John O'Meara
Faculty of Education
Lakehead University

For further information, please contact John O'Meara at the above address;
telephone 807-343-8054; fax 807-346-7746; or e-mail

(please print out)





Telephone: ________________ Fax: ________________

E-mail: ____________________

Title of Presentation:


Abstract: ________Enclosed ________To Follow

Please indicate any equipment required. Please let us know in advance what
your requirements are.

Cheque /Money Order For Registration Fee Enclosed:
Before October 1: ________Non-student ($40 CDN/$35 US) ________Student
($25 CDN/$20 US)

After October 1: ________Non-student ($45 CDN/$40 US) ________Student ($30
CDN/$25 US)

Conference information is available on our Web site
(; information will be updated as it
becomes available.


John O'Meara
Native Language Instructors' Program
Faculty of Education
Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Phone: 807-343-8054
FAX: 807-346-7746
Web sites:
(Native Languages)
(1997 Algonquian Conference)
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Message 2: Digital Resources for the Humanities (DRH'97)

Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 18:46:01 +0000 (GMT)
From: Mike Fraser <>
Subject: Digital Resources for the Humanities (DRH'97)

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 * DRH 97 *
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 St Anne's College, Oxford
 14 - 17 September 1997

 "Bringing together the creators, users, distributors,
 and custodians of Digital Resources in the Humanities."



 Mission: DRH97 aims to become a new forum for all those affected by
 the digitization of our common cultural heritage: the scholar
 producing or using an electronic edition; the teacher using digital
 media in the seminar room; the publisher finding new ways to reach new
 markets; the librarian, curator, art historian, or archivist wishing
 to improve both access to and conservation of the digital information
 that characterizes contemporary culture and scholarship.

 Format: The conference will take up three intensive days of academic
 papers, panel discussions, technical reports, and software
 demonstrations, held this year in a comfortable Oxford college. The
 atmosphere will, we hope, encourage a lot of energetic discussion,
 both formal and informal. Leading practitioners of the application of
 digital techniques and resources in the Humanities, from the worlds of
 scholarship, librarianship, and publishing will be there, exchanging
 expertise, experience, and opinions.

 Sponsors: The conference is sponsored by the British Library, the
 Office for Humanities Communication, the Arts and Humanities Data
 Service, the Centre for Computing in the Humanities of Kings College
 London, the International Institute for Electronic Library Research of
 de Montfort University, the Library of University College London, and
 the Humanities Computing Unit of Oxford University.

| Timetable: Proposals are now invited for academic papers, themed panel |
| sessions and reports of work in progress. Extended abstracts (1500 to |
| two thousand words) should be submitted by *May 2nd 1997*. Proposals |
| will be reviewed by an independent panel of reviewers, and |
| notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 13th June. All |
| accepted proposals will be included in the Conference preprint volume, |
| and will also be considered for a post-conference publication. |

 Themes: creation of digital resources, textual, visual, and
 time-based; integration of digital resources as multimedia; policies
 and strategies for electronic delivery, both commercial and
 non-commercial; cataloguing and metadata aspects of resource
 discovery; implications of digital resources and electronic delivery
 for teaching, learning, and scholarship; encoding standards;
 intellectual property rights; funding, cost-recovery, and charging
 mechanisms; digitization techniques and problems.

 Cost and accommodation: The conference fee of 250 pounds covers
 lunches, dinners, and the whole academic programme. The conference
 banquet will cost an additional 40 pounds. For accommodation,
 delegates can choose between ensuite rooms at 45 pounds/day or
 study/bedrooms with shared bathroom at 30 pounds/day for B & B. All
 accommodation is in St Anne's College, in modern purpose-built blocks
 adjoining the quadrangle and within a few minutes walk of all
 conference facilities.

 Further information: The conference web site at will be regularly updated, and will
 include full details of the procedure for submitting proposals, the
 programme, and registration information. Bookmark it now!
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