Coventry University Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) is pleased to invite you to the Digital Echoes symposium

Wednesday 8th January 2014; 10:00-17:00

Institute for Creative Enterprise, Coventry University, Parkside, Coventry

Convenors: Professor Sarah Whatley (Coventry University) and Dr Sarah Atkinson (University of Brighton)

Attendance fee: £30 (includes light lunch and refreshments);

Booking is essential.

Digital Echoes 2014 builds on the previous three ‘Digital Echoes’ events
and will bring together researchers, artists, educators, professionals
and practitioners from the field of digital archives and the archiving
of practice with an emphasis upon Art, Design,
Media, Film and Performing arts disciplines. The focus will be on
expanding dialogues across the arts and humanities to explore the
affordances of digital technologies upon archival practices.

Within digital archival practices, there is a notable shift from the
closed to the open and from the traditional single-user archive model to
emerging multi-user, collaborative forms of archival practices and
scholarship. The digital preservation and presentation
of archival materials dramatically impacts upon the nature and notion
of access. The types of discoveries, insights and findings that can be
made through online digital interfaces can be radically altered.

We now invite proposals to contribute presentations for the day, which
might focus on any aspect of digital archives, that consider national
and international collections, which might focus on archival strategies,
policy, copyright and education, and which
consider technological aspects of digital archiving including the
semantic web, analytics, meta-data, tagging and time-based meta-data. We
are interested in encouraging contributions from a range of contexts,
originating from academic research, policy making
and from the archival professions. We are also particularly interested
in contributions that examine the impact on digital archiving practices
on teaching and learning within a higher education context. Those
interested in presenting on the day should send
a short abstract (200 words max) together with names of presenter/s,
contact details, brief 100 word biog and any technical requests to The
deadline for submissions is 30 November 2013.

Presenters will also be invited to submit to a special issue of
Convergence (Vol. 21, no 1), edited by Sarah Atkinson and Sarah Whatley,
that focuses on this same theme: Digital Archives and Open Archival Practices. Submission of full papers to the
Editors by February 28 2014. Full details about how to submit are available here:

Further information about the day and how to register to attend the event can be found on the C-DaRE website: or