LINGUIST List 12.432

Fri Feb 16 2001

Calls: Austronesian Linguistics, Wiring Memory

Editor for this issue: Jody Huellmantel <>

As a matter of policy, LINGUIST discourages the use of abbreviations or acronyms in conference announcements unless they are explained in the text.


  1. Malcolm Ross, Austronesian Linguistics (9ICAL)
  2. Dr Susan Schreibman, Wiring Memory: Cultural Heritage On-line

Message 1: Austronesian Linguistics (9ICAL)

Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 17:14:52 +1100
From: Malcolm Ross <>
Subject: Austronesian Linguistics (9ICAL)

The 9th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics (9ICAL) 
will be held in Canberra, at the Australian National University, from 
January 8-11, 2002.

The 5th International Conference of Oceanic Languages (COOL5) will be 
held at the same venue from 14-16 January.

The site for both conferences will be Burgmann College. Both of these 
conferences are being hosted by the Linguistics Department, Research 
School of Pacific and Asian Studies.

Interested scholars are invited to offer papers relating to the study 
of Austronesian languages for 9ICAL, and specifically to the Oceanic 
branch of Austronesian for COOL5. All presenters will be allocated a 
total of 30 minutes for their papers: 20 minutes for talking and 10 
minutes for questions. Abstracts (maximum of one page) should be 
submitted by 1 May 2001.

Anyone who is interested in organising a workshop as part of either 
conference should get in touch with the conference organisers as soon 
as possible.

Proposals for papers or workshops should be made by filling in the 
registration form (accessible via the web address below) which you 
can also use to let us know if you are planning to attend either of 
the conferences without presenting a paper or organising a workshop. 
The form is a rich text format (rtf) file that can be sent to the 
mailing address below or emailed as an attachment to 

Correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to the 
Organising Committee for 9ICAL/COOL5 preferably via email at 
mailto:// or to

Austronesian Conferences
Linguistics Department
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
Australian National University
ACT 0200

Details of registration fees, accommodation and the like may be found 
on our web page at

Dr Malcolm D. Ross
Senior Fellow
Department of Linguistics
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
Australian National University
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 2: Wiring Memory: Cultural Heritage On-line

Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 08:46:36 -0500
From: Dr Susan Schreibman <>
Subject: Wiring Memory: Cultural Heritage On-line

Conference Announcement:

Wiring Memory: Cultural Heritage On-line
8-9 March 2001
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4=20

Sponsored by
Council of National Cultural Institutions
University College Dublin=20

Digital technologies are changing the way in which cultural institutions 
provide access to their holdings, and the ways scholars can make their 
work available to a wider audience. This two-day interdisciplinary 
colloquium will focus on the role of the World Wide Web in promoting, 
publicising and raising awareness of cultural material. It will 
investigate the theoretical, practical, economic and technical 
considerations of building and maintaining a cultural website.

The colloquium will provide delegates with an opportunity to hear 
lectures by leading experts in the field including Marilyn Deegan, Peter 
Flynn, Lee Ellen Friedland and George MacKenzie. In addition, seminars 
will provide delegates with overviews to four areas critical to 
successful digitisation of archives: text encoding (Judith Wusteman), 
imaging (David Jennings), databases (Claire Cullen), and metainformation 
(Mary Burke and Susan Schreibman). On Friday afternoon delegates will 
work in small breakout groups to consider digital archive issues 
explored in the seminars, as well as issues of budgeting, archive scope, 
audience and planning.

At the coffee and lunch breaks there will be an extensive poster and 
demonstration sessions, during which cultural organisations and 
individuals who maintain digital archives, as well as multimedia 
companies who have implemented cultural sites, will discuss and 
demonstrate their work. Postersession participants are especially
welcome to apply.

For further colloquium details, including registration, please see

Further enquiries to Rena Lohan <>
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue