The 1997 CHCI conference, “Visualizing Culture,” was organized by Simon Williams, director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, and held on November 6-8 at the Univ. of California, Santa Barbara. The conference examined how visual materials (such as photographs, films, videos, CD-ROMs, and websites) are being incorporated into fields of humanistic study traditionally oriented around the written text. The conference featured special sessions for administrators of centers, including a session with Richard Ekman of the Mellon Foundation, and presentations by center directors on panels devoted to “New Directions, New Directors” and “Model Projects,” which ranged from the humanities camp at the Univ. of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities to a new initiative on biography entitled “Lives!” at Pennsylvania State Univ.’s Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies. Stephen Ross, who was in charge of challenge grants at the National Endowment for the Arts, and Michael S. Roth of the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities also gave presentations.