Just a quick reminder about the one day conference we are having at the OTA to
celebrate the archive's 30th Birthday (1976-2006). We have a number of
wonderful speakers lined up for this free event. I remind you of it now because
there are really only a few places left. If you were intending to come but
hadn't got around to registering, then you should do so quickly! Registration
is by an email to [log in to unmask] with your name and email address. If you
have not received a message confirming your registration, then you are not
You are all cordially invited to the Oxford Text Archive's 30th Birthday
Celebration! This is a one day conference on electronic text archives and
humanities computing, to be held Thursday 21st September 2006, at the Oxford
University Computing Services, University of Oxford, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford,
OX2 6NN. Although the event is free, registration through an email to
[log in to unmask] is required to limit numbers. Speakers include:
* Lou Burnard on "Autolycus wired: three decades of snapping up unconsidered
* Alan Morrison on "From dustbin policy to data service"
* Julia Flanders on "Historicizing humanities computing"
* Edward Vanhoutte on "Electronic scholarly editing"
* Claire Warwick on "A Dubious Legacy: Problems of the re-use of data for
digital humanities research"
* Willard McCarty on "Smell of food on the wind, then and now"
In addition there will be a discussion led by a panel of experts on the future
of electronic text archives.
Those who register via email will eventually be sent a more detailed programme
once all the details are set in stone. Abstracts for the above papers are
available from: http://ota.ox.ac.uk/OTA30/index.html
There will be cake.
For more information or to register email [log in to unmask]
Dr James Cummings, Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford
James dot Cummings at oucs dot ox dot ac dot uk