Conference watch: November

October 27, 2006

Making the Middle East a weapons of mass destruction-free zone is the aim of a one-day conference organised by the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy and the British Pugwash Group, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, November 7.

* It's 50 years since the Suez crisis, and historians will gather to discuss how it was viewed from a range of perspectives, including those of the Israelis, Egyptians, British, US and French. The conference, to be held at University College London, is hosted by the department of Hebrew and Jewish studies. November 8.

* How should the historian deal with the growing number of electronic and digital sources? Five experts will look at the ramifications for archiving, scholarship, research, teaching and e-science. The aim is to find ways of harnessing the positive elements of the "digital deluge" to avoid being swamped by it. Digital deluge: History in the 21st Century is being held by the Association for History and Computing at the Institute of Historical Research, London, on November 17. http:///

* Looking Forward to the Past: Science and Heritage will look at ways of stimulating collaborations between people researching the materials of our cultural heritage in art, archaeology, the built environment and conservation. The conference will be opened by Baroness Sharp of Guildford of the Lords Science and Technology Select Committee, Science and Heritage. It is organised by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils, and will be held at Tate Modern, London, November 28. http:///

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