Computers & Texts No. 11
Table of Contents
March 1996

DRH 96

digital resources for

the humanities

A Conference to be held at

Somerville College, Oxford

1st - 3rd July 1996

[Conference Programme] [Registration Form]

The conference has been sponsored by:

The British Library

Cambridge University Press

The Centre for Humanities Computing, Oxford

The Centre for Information Management and Technology for Scholarship, London Guildhall University

Chadwyck-Healey Ltd

The CTI Centre for Textual Studies, Oxford

The Humanities Research Institute, Sheffield

The Office for Humanities Communication, Oxford

The Institute for Electronic Library Research, De Montfort University

Conference Organisation

The Conference is being organised by the Continuing Professional Development Centre of the University of Oxford. For queries or further information please contact:

Christine Merle 
CPD Centre  
Department for Continuing Education 
University of Oxford 
67 St Giles
Oxford, OX1 3LU
Tel:  +44 1865 288166  
Fax: +44 1865 288163  

Advances in computing affect all who work with the fundamental resources of humanities scholarship. Long-held paradigms of scholarly resources-their ownership, their use, their distribution-are being transformed. Archivists, librarians, scholars, and publishers have to rework their relationships in this new information world, without losing sight of the traditional values of academic discourse. This conference will provide a forum to explore these changes and to seek the best ways to exploit them together.Please note that the programme is provisional at this stage, and that some papers, or entire sessions may need to be rearranged. A final programme will be provided at the conference, together with a book of abstracts. Sessions will run in parallel strands (usually three at a time) and there will be an exhibition running throughout the conference. Delegates wishing to demonstrate software during the conference are asked to apply as soon as possible to the Conference Co-ordinator.

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at Somerville College, Oxford. Somerville College was founded in 1879 to promote the higher education of women. More than one century later, and numbering many famous women amongst its old members including many heads of states, the College is ideally situated for conference delegates. It is just a few minutes from the centre of Oxford with its many historic college and university buildings, museums, libraries and art galleries. Oxford, which is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, has excellent rail and road links, with frequent bus and train services to London and other major cities. For international delegates, frequent coach services are available from the bus stations situated at Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The journey from Heathrow Airport takes about one hour.


Accommodation will be provided in single study bedrooms which are comfortable, if unpretentious, with washbasin and shared bathroom facilities. The cost of accommodation for two nights - 1st and 2nd July - is included in the Conference Fee. If you would like additional accommodation for any of the following nights this is available at an additional charge of £30 per night for bed and breakfast. Please indicate your requirements on the Registration Form. Dinners will not be provided at Somerville College on these additional nights. However there are plenty of excellent restaurant close to Somerville College and list of restaurants will be available at the Registration Desk.


The conference will run from lunchtime on 1st July 1996 until lunchtime on 3rd July 1996. Accommodation and meals will be provided for all delegates at Somerville College. The full cost of the conference is £275 sterling. This price includes accommodation for 2 nights of July 1st and 2nd, registration fee, conference proceedings, and all meals including dinner on 1st July and the conference banquet. A non-residential rate is also available and the charge for this is £225. This price includes the registration fee, conference proceedings, all meals including dinner on 1st July and the banquet on 2nd July. Partner rates are also available at £125. This price includes two nights accommodation (1st and 2nd July), Dinner on 1st July, Welcome Reception on 1st July and the Reception and Banquet on 2nd July (lunches and daytime refreshments are not included). A limited number of bursaries are available to students and non-waged persons and will be awarded in order of application. To qualify, please apply by 5th June, stating why you want to attend and what you hope to get out of the conference. The fee with a bursary will be half the quoted conference price.

Bank Charges Delegates paying with cheques drawn on non-UK banks or by credit card (VISA or MASTERCARD only), should add an additional £15 to cover bank charges. Please indicate on your registration form if you would like to pay by Credit Card or Bank Transfer.

Cancellations Full refunds of the Conference Fee, less 25% administration costs, are payable for cancellations received in writing on or before Monday 3rd June. After this date, no fees are refundable; however, substitutions can be made at any time and at no extra cost.

[DRH96 Conference Programme] [DRH96 Registration Form]

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