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Announcement: Transliteracies Conferences

Conference 2005 (UCSB Conversation Roundtables on Online Reading) helped launch the Transliteracies project. Other project-wide conferences will occur in future years of the project.

History of Reading Conference: Reading as a Social Technology

Friday, March 13, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm McCune Conference Room HSSB 6020, UCSB

The History of Reading Group (a Transliteracies research working group) is hosting a one-day, interdisciplinary conference that will provide a forum for sharing recent research findings in the history of reading, with an eye toward investigating the technologies that shape reading as a social experience. The keynote speakers will be Adrian Johns (University of Chicago) and Elaine Treharne (Florida State University).

Sponsored by the University of California’s Transliteracies Project and the IHC’s History of Material Texts RFG.

Conference Schedule (more…)

New Reading Interfaces Roundtable (MLA07)

Friday, 28 December

12:00 noon—1:15 p.m., Missouri, Sheraton Chicago

Program arranged by the Association for Computers and the Humanities (full abstracts online)

Session organizer: Rita Raley, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

1. “Tag Clouds: Reading the Poetic Interface,” Jeremy H. Douglass, Univ. of California, San Diego

2. “Toward a Semantic Literary Web: Three Case Histories,” Joseph Paul Tabbi, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago

3. “Reading Shaw’s Legible City,” Elizabeth Swanstrom, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

4. “Reading the Margins of The Magic Book,” Sarah Jane Sloane, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins

5. “Texts in Virtual Contexts: Reading Scholarly Work in 3-D Environments,” Victoria E. Szabo, Duke Univ.

Conference 2005 (Conversation Roundtables on Online Reading)

Alan Liu Adrian Johns Audience Anne Balsamo Marcus Hauer & Anne Pascual of Schoenerwissen Roundtable 2 Audience Roundtable 3 Audience blog during Roundtable 3 (photo by Curtis Wong) Walter Bender Walter Bender Audience

The Transliteracies 2005 conference (Conversation Roundtables on Online Reading) assembles a distinguished group of theorists and practitioners from the humanities, arts, social sciences, computer science, and industry to talk about the fate of reading in the “new media” age. The conference initiates the Transliteracies research initiative. (Conference Site)