UPDATE (10/17): All Saturday pre-colloquium events will now take place on the second floor of Cobb Hall from noon until 6:00 PM.

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This year (inspired in part by the success of THATCamp) we’ve added time for participant organized workshops and informal, “birds-of-a-feather” meetings on the day before the colloquium’s regular paper and poster sessions.

We envision the pre-colloquium being used for seminars and/or tutorials on topics that will feature in the colloquium’s paper presentations and the birds-of-a-feather (BOF) for more informal exchanges on topics of common interest (e.g. “digital archaeology”). More details here as we start registering colloquium participants.

In the meantime, please feel free to post (or comment) to the DHCS blog, tweet or follow us on Twitter (dhcs2008) or simply email us to help organize and track pre-colloquium events.

DHCS 2008 “Birds-of-a-Feather” pre-colloquium meeting schedule

All Saturday meetings will take place on the second floor of Cobb Hall in the Center for the Study of Languages – (773) 702-9772.

Please contact the facilitators for more information.

11:30 – 12:00 Sign-in/Coffee
12:00 – 1:45 Navigating Digital History: Short presentations and roundtable discussion – Manan Ahmed or Jo Guldi (University of Chicago) – Room 210

Roundtable on Tools and Technologies in Digital Humanities: Bridging Communities and Fostering Inter-Disciplinary Research – Roxana Girju (University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign) – Room 218

Standards-based Web Design WorkshopKarl Stolley (Illinois Institute of Technology) – Room 205

2:00 – 3:45 What are you looking for? A roundtable discussion about improving and coordinating text analytics in MONK, Philologic, Tapor, and WordHoard – Mark Olsen (University of Chicago) – Room 218 – Please include “DHCS” in the subject of your e-mail

The Role of Conjecture and Conjecture Generation in the Digital HumanitesPatrick Juola (Duquesne University) – Room 210

SEASR (Software Environment for the Advancement of Scholarly Research) Demonstration sessionLoretta Auvil (University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign) – Room 205

4:00 -6:00 Digital Humanities Funders Q&A Panel – (NEH, Mellon) – please contact the conference organizers – Room 210

What are you looking for? – (continued: see above) – Room 218

Additional “birds-of-a-feather” meetings:

Digital Archaeology roundtable – please contact Worthy Martin (University of Virginia) – This roundtable will most likely take place in Ida Noyes Hall during the lunch hour on Monday, November 3rd.

GIS for Humanities Workshop/Lab Tour – please contact Scott Branting (University of Chicago) – This meeting will now take place on Monday, November 3rd at 3:30 PM.