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Workshop: E-SCIENCE IN THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES: A NEW AGENDA
Date: Wednesday 20th September 2006, 17:00 - 13:15 Venue: Auditorium
Organiser: Stuart Dunn
17.00 - 17.10: Sheila Anderson, AHDS
17.10 - 17.30: William Kilbride: e-Science in the Humanities
17.30 - 17.50: Angela Piccini: e-Science in the Arts
17.50 - 18.10: Anne Trefethen: Response
18.10 - 18.30: David de Roure: Response
18.30 - 19.00: Open discussion
This workshop will present the provisional outcomes of the AHDS e-Science Scoping Survey (eSSS), funded by the AHRC under its ICT Strategy Projects Scheme. Between May and July 2006, a series of expert seminars consisting of, and chaired by, expert practitioners were held in the fields of Library and Information Sciences, Literary and Textual Studies, Archaeology, History, the Visual Arts and the Performing Arts. These aimed to elicit expert critical opinion on the usage and applicability of e-science in these domains. Alongside the seminars, the eSSS has been developing a knowledge base of existing e-science tools, projects and methods, to establish how these can be mapped onto the needs of A&H users, and effectively deployed within their research cultures. The eSSS will produce a formal document for the AHRC addressing the gaps, needs and main issues for e-science in the A&H, and providing recommendations for its future approach.
The symposium will be chaired by Sheila Anderson, Director of the AHDS and PI of the eSSS. It aims to present the results from the seminars, collated into two papers that will outline an e-Science agenda for the Humanities, and an e-Science agenda for the Arts. These will be delivered as invited contributions from two eSSS seminar chairs: Angela Piccini (Performing Arts seminar) and William Kilbride (Archaeology seminar), who will discuss e-science agendas respectively for the arts and the humanities, based on their expert perspectives and on their experience of chairing the seminars. Each will highlight the requirements within the disciplinary areas covered, and draw out areas for further engagement with the e-Science community. This will include requirements for further work, and potential for future collaborations. Responses to the papers will be delivered on behalf of the e-science community by Anne Trefethen and David de Roure , who will make their own suggestions for future activities and collaboration. The audience will then be invited to comment and ask questions with the aim of creating a meaningful dialogue that can be taken forward after the conference.
More information on the eSSS, and contact details, are available at http://ahds.ac.uk/e-science.