September 25-28, 1998


  Humanities in the digital society

Emerging new jobs require integration of advanced computing methods such as: multimedia edutainment, translation technologies, electronic publishing, and human-computer interfaces. Large scale telematics innovation now confronts libraries, museums, archives, and documentation. How are new professional profiles emerging for humanities scholars?

  International and institutional strategies

Educational, linguistic, and cultural diversity between countries requires good networking solutions. Humanities differ in acceptance and integration with local academic, professional, cultural, and socio-economic environments. How is higher education working towards effective internationalization in the humanities?

Curriculum innovation

There is a short market of candidates joining a humanities education with information and communication technology (ICT). How are curricula in traditional humanities changing to incorporate the use of computer analysis in language, literature, historical data, digitized art, etc.?

  The virtual university

 Textbooks in humanities subjects are being replaced by web courseware. Students acquire cooperative ways of learning, while staff can depend on global expertise to cope with teaching skill shortages in new technologies. How are humanities students and staff benefiting from Open and Distance Learning (ODL) initiatives? Is ODL compatible with the traditional university?

International sharing of resources

New tools and standards for the encoding of textual and pictorial information enables humanities scholars to mine international knowledge banks, language corpora, archives, libraries, and museums. How are these resources made available to a global audience of humanities scholars?