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NLM to Participate with Partners in “Shared Horizons: Data, Biomedicine, and the Digital Humanities” Symposium

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce its first initiative as part of its recently-established partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/partnership_nlm_neh.html), which lays groundwork for the two institutions to cooperate on initiatives of common interest. NLM, a component of the National Institutes of Health, is the world's largest biomedical library.

Working in cooperation with the NEH's Office of Digital Humanities (http://www.neh.gov/odh/); Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland (http://mith.umd.edu); and Research Councils UK (http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/), the NLM will be a part of "Shared Horizons: Data, Biomedicine, and the Digital Humanities," an interdisciplinary symposium exploring the intersection of digital humanities and biomedicine.

Scheduled to take place April 10-12, 2013, Shared Horizons will be a unique forum through which participants and their institutions will be able to address questions about collaboration, research methodologies, and the interpretation of evidence arising from the interdisciplinary opportunities in this burgeoning area of biomedical-driven humanities scholarship.

Shared Horizons will create opportunities for disciplinary cross-fertilization through a mix of formal and informal presentations combined with breakout sessions, all designed to promote a rich exchange of ideas about how large-scale quantitative methods can lead to new understandings of human culture. Bringing together researchers from the digital humanities and bioinformatics communities, the symposium will  explore ways in which these two communities might fruitfully collaborate on projects that bridge the humanities and medicine around the topics of sequence alignment and network analysis, two modes of analysis that intersect with "big data."

For more information, including the call for attendees, please visit: http://www.mith.umd.edu/sharedhorizons/.

National Library of Medicine National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland Research Councils UK

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