InterFace 2011 Call for Talks Deadline extended

With apologies for cross-posting.

The committee for the 3rd International Symposium for Humanities and Technology, InterFace 2011, has agreed to extend the deadline for applications for participation in the symposium to

  *Friday 11 March 2011*

Applications are encouraged from Ph.D students and early career researchers in all humanities and computing disciplines. The key component of your application will be a 150-word abstract for your proposed lightning talk.

You can submit your application here:

The committee will select participants from among the applications received and successful applicants will be informed on Monday 4 April 2011. If your application is accepted, you will then be invited to register. A participation fee will be charged to cover costs of lunches, refreshments, venue, and speakers. This fee will be £35.

Key Dates:

* Friday    11 March   Extended Deadline for applications
* Monday     4 April   Notification of successful applications
* Monday    18 April   Deadline for registration for successful applicants
* Wednesday 27 July    InterFace 2011 begins

What is InterFace?

InterFace is a symposium for humanities and technology. In 2011 it is being jointly hosted by colleges across London and will be an invaluable opportunity for participants to visit this active hub of digital scholarship and practice.

The symposium aims to foster collaboration and shared understanding between scholars in the humanities and in computer science, especially where their efforts converge on exchange of subject matter and method. With a focus on the interests and concerns of Ph.D students and early career researchers, the programme will include networking activities, opportunities for research exposition, and various training and workshop activities.

A core component of the programme will be a lightning talks session in which each participant will make a two-minute presentation on their research. The session will be lively and dynamic. Each presentation must be exactly two minutes long, making use of necessary,interesting, appropriate, or entertaining visual or sound aids, and condensing a whole Ph.D’s worth of ideas and work into this short slot.

Participants will be able to join workshops in:

  • Data Visualisation
  •  lead by *Andy Hudson Smith* (UCL, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis)

  • Network Analysis
  •  lead by *Tom Brughmans* (Southampton) and *Marco Buechler*

  • Semantic Web
  • lead by *Joe Padfield* (National Gallery)

  • Bibliographic Software
  • lead by *Ian Mulvany* (VP New Product Development, Mendeley)

    There will be talks on:

  • User Studies
  • given by *Claire Warwick* (UCL, Information Studies)

  • How to Get Published
  • given by *Sarah-Louise Quinnell* ( and representatives from Ashgate Publishing.

  • How to Get Funding in the EU and UK
  • given by *Henreitte Brun* (UCL, Laws Faculty)

    There will also be two keynote talks given by speakers whose work marks the leading edge of technology in scholarship and practice. The speakers will be:

    *Melissa Terras* (UCL)

    Digitisation of Cultural Heritage and Image Processing

    *Stephen Scrivener* (University of the Arts, London)

    Design Research and Creative Production

    Finally, the symposium will conclude with an unconference; a participatory, collaborative, and informal event in which the form and content is decided on by participants as it unfolds and in which discussion and production is emphasised over presentation and analysis. Participants may wish to share their own skills, learn a new skill, establish and develop a collaborative project, or hold a focused discussion.

    We look forward to receiving your application.

    The InterFace 2011 Committee

    Raffaele Viglianti
    PhD Candidate and PGRA
    Centre for Computing in the Humanities
    King’s College London