[spectre] [Fwd: AHRC/AHDS (fwd)]

Gabriella Giannachi G.Giannachi at exeter.ac.uk
Fri Jun 1 12:09:59 CEST 2007

Dear colleagues

On the 14th May 2007 the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
publicly announced its intention to withdraw funding from its digital
service provider, the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) from March
2008. The announcement is available on:


An initial response by AHDS is available at:


The AHDS Homepage outlining their full range of services is available at:


This action severely threatens UK based arts and
humanities digital research and development and has now developed to the
stage of petitioning the Prime Minister to request AHRC to reconsider their
decision to withdraw funding.  The petition is available at


please consider signing it.

Gabriella Giannachi
Prof. Gabriella Giannachi
Associate Professor in Performance and New Media
Co-Director Centre for Intermedia
Co-Director ISN
Department of Drama
School of Performance Arts
Exeter University
Thornlea, New North Road
Exeter EX4 4LA
Tel : (01392) 264580
Fax : (01392) 264594

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