Kalamazoo 2006

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The complete searchable PDF of the 2006 Kalamazoo conference is available here:

http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/Assets/pdf/congress/Schedule06.pdf

A volunteer is requested to search through the schedule and list "digital" sessions and papers below.

The following conference sessions, panels, and business meetings involving digital subjects are being proposed for the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, which takes place Thursday-Sunday, May 4-7, 2006 at Western_Michigan_University in Kalamazoo Michigan. (http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/41stadvance/advance-notice.html).

Contents

Deadlines

For organizers of Sponsored Sessions:

  • May 15, 2005: affiliated societies or academic programs propose sessions to the 2006 Congress Committee
  • October 1, 2005: organizers submit final session schedules as authorized by the 2006 Congress Committee and as announced in the July Call for Papers

For organizers of Special Sessions:

  • May 15, 2005: ad hoc groups or individuals propose sessions to the 2006 Congress Committee
  • October 1, 2005: organizers submit final session schedules as authorized by the 2006 Congress Committee and as announced in the July Call for Papers

For General Sessions:

  • Sept. 15, 2005: individuals who wish to present papers send proposals to the 2006 Congress Committee in accordance with the procedures announced in the July Call for Papers

Digital Medievalist Sessions

Digital publication (Digital medievalist)

  • Paper and/or abstract submissions are invited on the topic of digital publication. We are looking in particular for discussion of tools, processes, and/or best practices, but will consider other approaches to the topic (e.g. the economics of running a wiki or commons?).

What every digital medievalist should know (Digital medievalist)

  • Paper and/or abstract submissions are invited on the topic of basic skills and training for digital projects in medieval studies. What should medievalists know before they begin a new project? How can they find out?

Other Digital Sessions

Research in Computing for Humanities:

  • Advanced Technology in Medieval Scholarship: Paper submissions are invited on the topic of advanced technology in medieval scholarship. Proposals dealing with new uses of technology for academic research are eligible, as are proposals dealing with the development of such technologies. Possible subject matter might include, but is not limited to, the following: databases, imaging, statistical analysis, dictionaries/glossaries, online resources, library tools, etc.

Finding a Friendlier Front End: User Interface Design for Electronic Critical Editions

Sponsoring Organization: Medieval Academy Committee on Electronic Resources
Presider: Martin K. Foys, Hood College

  • "Critical Editions as Rich Internet Applications",
    Katherine Senzee, Director of Communications,
    Public Housing Authorities Directors Association
  • "Empowering the User: Electronic Edition as Work in Progress",
    Paul Vetch,
    Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
  • "Mediamapping Mouvance: User Tools for Electronic Editions of Medieval Texts",
    Jesse D. Hurlbut,
    Brigham Young University
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