Digital CHASS Conference

Digital CHASS Conference

On Friday, December 9, EPIC’s Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (CHASS) Virtual Institute will host an all-day conference focused on digital tools. This event will be an information exchange among scholars in humanities, arts, social sciences, and computer science and will be an opportunity to discuss projects that use advanced visualization and/or digital tools.

The conference will be held in the auditorium of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA; 1205 W. Clark St. , Room 1122) on the University of Illinois , Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus , from 9:00am-5:00pm Central Time.

If you are not able to attend at UIUC, you are welcome to participate via the Access Grid. For information on the Access Grid, see . For specifics on the Dec. 9 the conference, see

The agenda for the conference follows. Please help with organization by pre-registering before December 6 at or by contacting For current news and updates visit the CHASS website,

December 9, 2005 NCSA – UIUC Campus – 1205 W. Clark St. , Room 1122

Central Time, USA

8:30 am Coffee and Registration

9:00 am Introduction
Vernon Burton , Director, Center for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science
Thom H. Dunning, Director, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), UIUC

9:30 am Data Mining and Visualization Tools at NCSA
Donna Cox, Director, Visualization and Experimental Technologies, NCSA
Michael Welge, Director, Automated Learning Group, NCSA

10:30 am Break

11:00 am An Overview of Digital History Scholarship
William G. Thomas, III, Professor of History and John and Catherine Angle Chair in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

12 noon Lunch

1:00 pm How the Pueblo Came to Be: Culture Change AD 900-1150
Stephen Plog, Commonwealth Professor of Anthropology, University of Virginia

2:00 pm Mapping and Analysis for Spatial Social Science
Luc Anselin, Faculty Excellence Professor and Director, Spatial Analysis Laboratory, Department of Geography, UIUC

2:30 pm Break

3:00 pm Editorial Settlements: The William Blake Archive
Morris Eaves, Professor of English, University of Rochester

4:00 pm UIUC Opportunities for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science
A question and answer session with representatives of NCSA, Computer Science, Cultural Computing Program, GSLIS, LAS, Seedbed, and the University Library.

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