Digital Library Seminar Series: 2003-10-31


The Making of the Forced Migration Online Digital Library

Speaker 1

Marilyn Deegan

Affiliation 1

Digital Resources Manager, Refugee Studies Centre; Chair, Oxford Digital Library Services Development Team

Speaker 2

Harold Short

Affiliation 2

Director, Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College, London


The Forced Migration Digital Library is funded to deliver in a timely, cost-effective and easy-to-use form electronic information initially derivedfrom the Oxford University's Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) grey literature collection, Tufts University's Feinstein International Famine Center and Columbia University's Program on Forced Migration.

Marilyn Deegan is the Director of Forced Migration Online, a joint project associated with the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) at Oxford University. Deegan studied English Language and Literature at the University of Manchester, and was awarded a Ph.D. at Manchester in 1989 for a study of Anglo-Saxon and medieval medical texts and herbals. She has also been Manager for Computing in the Arts at the University of Oxford and Professor of Electronic Library Research at De Montfort University, before coming to the RSC. Her main research interests are: medieval literatures and cultures, in particular in areas related to health and disease; the use of new technologies in humanities subjects; and digital library development. Since joining the RSC, these interests have broadened to include the historical aspects of forced migration and cultural change.

Harold Short is Director of the Centre for Computing in the Humanities at King's College London. He is also Co-Director of the Office for Humanities Communication, Chair of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing and acting Chair of the Board of Directors of the TEI Consortium. He has been involved since their inception in the annual Digital Resources for the Humanities Conferences and is a member of the DRH Standing Committee. He played a leading role in the establishment of the UK's national Arts and Humanities Data Service.






1:00-2:30 PM


203 Butler Library, Morningside Heights Campus, Columbia University