Announcing ACH Bursaries for UKMW12

Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) Ticket Bursaries for UK Museums on the Web conference

In support of museums’ ongoing engagement in the world of the digital and encouragement of young professionals’ exploration of the digital humanities, ACH is pleased to offer up to five (5) ticket bursaries for student/unwaged participants in UKMW12.

Preference is given to first-time conference attendees or those who are new (one to three years) in the field.

To apply, please send a short email to Eric Johnson at ej9k@virginia.edu by 5pm GMT on Thursday, November 22, 2012, indicating any previous attendance at UKMW and briefly describing what you hope to gain from UKMW12 and your interest or involvement in the broader fields of the digital humanities and museums/digital heritage.

Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH)

The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) is a major professional society for the digital humanities. ACH supports and disseminates research and cultivates a vibrant professional community through conferences, publications, and outreach activities. ACH is based in the US, but boasts an international membership (as of May 2012, representing 21 countries worldwide). The ACH is a member of the international Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) consortium.

Museums Computer Group (MCG) Museums on the Web (UKMW)

The Museums Computer Group (MCG) is a professional society for museum, gallery, archive and higher education professionals who work with museum technologies and digital heritage. The MCG organises the annual UK Museums On The Web (UKMW) conference for people who make museum websites great. UKMW12 will be held in London on 30 November 2012.

With a theme of ‘strategically digital’, UKMW12 provides an opportunity to think strategically about the impact of the digital revolution on museums and digital heritage projects. The sold-out conference brings together speakers from organisations including the Tate, the V&A, UCL, King’s College, the Guardian, Strategic Content Alliance, Collections Trust and Caper who’ll share their hard-won lessons about implementing digital strategies in museums, and the realities of working with online audiences and platforms.

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  1. […] Update, November 2012: as a result of discussions around this document/topic, the Museums Computer Group (MCG) and the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) worked together to create 5 bursaries from the ACH for tickets to the MCG’s UK Museums on the Web conference. […]

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