OPENING PLENARY SESSION
Monday —1:15 p.m. — Pavilion Room
OVERVIEW of the 2003-2004 CNI PROGRAM PLAN
Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information
CLOSING PLENARY PANEL
Tuesday —2:15 p.m. — Pavilion Room
SHAPING A CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE
TO SUPPORT THE HUMANITIES
Over the past decade we have seen significant changes in the conduct of scholarship in various humanities disciplines as a result of advanced information technologies and digital content resources. A survey and assessment of similar changes in the practice of science led the U. S. National Science Foundation committee chaired by Professor Dan Atkins to propose a large-scale commitment to the deployment of what it termed “cyberinfrastructure” to support these new ways of conducting and communicating science.
The purpose of this panel is to build on the work of the Atkins committee by beginning to characterize recent changes in humanities scholarship and sketching the contours of a possible cyberinfrastructure to support the changing humanities. One key question is the extent to which such a humanities-oriented cyberinfrastructure differs from what is needed in the sciences.
Mark Kornbluh, Matrix, Michigan State University
Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information
John Unsworth, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Donald Waters, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Donald Waters, “Cyberinfrastructure and the Humanities” (Word document)