3.1055 professional societies: update

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Thu, 15 Feb 90 19:52:56 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 1055. Thursday, 15 Feb 1990.

(1) Date: Thursday, 15 February 1990 1912-EST (238 lines)
Subject: HUMANIST Societies Update6

(2) Date: Thursday, 15 February 1990 1902-EST (28 lines)
Subject: SSSR Members?

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Date: Thursday, 15 February 1990 1912-EST
Subject: HUMANIST Societies Update6

+ indicates added since last version (update5) of the list.

Information desired: (1) Name of Society/Group, (2) Notice of
any computer related activities such as program segments and
exhibits, electronic publications, reviews and information about
computer related scholarship/research, (3) Electronic contact
address, if any. Thank you. Bob Kraft

American Academy of Advertising
American Academy of Religion (some special computer program
sections at annual meetings; cooperation with SBL)
American Anthropological Association (see ANTHRO-L@UBVM ListServer)
American Association for Artificial Intelligence
American Association for Public Opinion Research
American Association of University Presses (much computer talk)
American Conference on Irish Studies
[Cahalan; see GAELIC-L and FWAKE-L ListServers]
+American Comparative Literature Association
American Dialect Society ("making use of computer technology")
American Folklore Society (has computer applications section)
American Historical Association ("computers in history" things)
American Library Association
American Musicological Society (creating database of texts)
[Mathiesen (Perry)]
American Oriental Society
American Philological Association (archive of texts, editorial
board for non-print publications, exhibits at annual meetings)
American Philosophical Association (has committee on computer use
and subcommittee on electronic texts; program sessions)
[Owen; see ACH Newsletter 11.2(1989) 13]
American Political Science Association
American Psychological Association: Consumer Psychology,
Media Psychology, and Personality and Social Psychology
American Schools of Oriental Research (computer committee and
some attention to program section, displays; cooperation with SBL)
+American Society for Aesthetics
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
[Cope ENCOPE@LSUVM, Dill, Wolf, MacNeil]
[note also the new 18th c list = C18-L@PSUVM (Kevin Berland)]
American Society of Church History (not much computer involvement)
American Society of Papyrologists (close cooperation with APA)
American Theological Library Association (bibliographic databases)
Archaeological Institute of America (various computer activities)
[Walsh, Kuniholm]
Aristotelian Society
Associated Writing Programs
Association canadienne des sociologues et des anthropologues de
langue francaise (e-network)
[Hamel, Laplante; contact ACSALF@UQUEBEC]
Association des demographes du Quebec (e-network)
[Hamel; contact ADQ@UQUEBEC]
Association for Asian Studies (occasional panel, newsletter column)
Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures
Association for Computational Linguistics
Association for Computers and the Humanities
Association for Computing Machinery
[Kulas; contact ACM, 11 West 42nd St, NYC 10036, 212-869-7440]
Association for History and Computing
Association for Institutional Research (e-newsletter)
[Flaherty; contact IRMUFFO@VTM1, CHULAK@FSU (membership)]
Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing
Association for Women in Computing
Association Internationale Bible et Informatique
[AIBI Network, contact IWML@UKC.AC.UK (Lambert)]
Association of Public Data Users
Association of Canadian University Teachers of English
Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute
Bibliographical Society
Bibliographical Society of Canada
+Canadian Association for Irish Studies
Canadian Association of Public Data Users
[Humphrey, Piovesan, Ruus; see ListServer CAPDU-L@ULATAVM]
Canadian Information Processing Society
Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies
Canadian Society for the History of Rhetoric
+Canadian Society for the Study of Religion (electronic address book)
[contact HANS@MUN (Rollmann) or (Tom) PARKHILL@UNB]
Canadian Society of Biblical Studies (occasional computer session)
Cognitive Science Society
[Kulas; contact Alan Lesgold, LRDC, U. Pittsburgh, PA 15260]
College Composition and Communication
College Music Society
COMMUNIK -- reseau de chercheurs en communication (e-network)
[Hamel; contact COMMUNIK@UQUEBEC]
Computer Society of the IEEE
[Kulas; contact 1730 Mass Ave, Washington DC 20036-1903]
Consortium for Computers in the Humanities / Consortium pour
ordinateurs en sciences humains
EDUC -- reseau de chercheurs en education (e-network)
[Hamel; contact EDUC@UQUEBEC]
EURALEX -- European Association for Lexicography
European Ayurvedic Society
Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas
International Association for Neo-Latin Studies
International Association for Social Science Information Service
and Technology (IASSIST)
[Jacobs, Ruus]
International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature
International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine
International Congress on Medieval Studies (sessions, workshops)
International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (one
sponsor of the Computer Assisted Tools for Septuagint Studies
project at the Univ. of Penn and at the Hebrew Univ. in Jerusalem)
International Society for Contemporary Legend Research
International Society for the History of Rhetoric
International Society for Humor Studies
International Society of Anglo-Saxonists
[Conner, ed ANSAXNET; contact U47C2@WVNVM]
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
+Linguistic Society of America
[Hancher, Langendoen; contact Margaret Reynolds = ZZLSA@GALLUA]
Medieval Academy of America (no indication of computer involvement)
[Zacour, Zinn]
METHO -- groupe francophone d'echange et de discussion sur les
methodes quantitatives utilisees en sciences sociales (e-network)
[Hamel; contact METHO@UQUEBEC]
Milton Society of America
[Flannagan, McCarty]
Modern Languages Association (various activities, electronic
publications, program segments and exhibits)
+ [for details contact Daniel Uchitelle = MLAOD@CUVMB]
Music Library Association (computer applications a "hot topic")
+ [Papakhian; see MLA-L@IUBVM ListServer]
MythoPoeic Society
National Council of Teachers of English
[Cahalan; see MBU network]
North American Nietzsche Society
North American Patristics Society (no organized computer activity)
Organization of American Historians
[Knox (non member)]
Philosophy in Britain
[Clark = AP01@LIVERPOOL.AC.UK, who also runs PHILOS-L]
Regroupement quebecois des sciences sociales (e-network)
[Hamel, Laplante; contact RQSS@UQUEBEC]
Renaissance English Text Society
[Warkentin, Flannagan]
Renaissance Society of America
Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Royal College of Science
Societe canadienne de science economique (e-network)
[Hamel; contact SCSE@UQUEBEC]
Societe quebecoise de science politique (e-network)
[Hamel; contact SQSP@UQUEBEC]
Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy
Society for College and University Planning (e-newsletter)
[Flaherty; contact BUDLAO@UCCVMA, USERTD8Q@UMICHUM (membership)]
Society for Critical Exchange (is setting up an information service
for literary theorists to begin in mid-March 1990)
[Stonum = gxs11@PO.CWRU.EDU]
Society for Music Theory
Society for Scholarly Publishing
+Society for Textual Scholarship
Society for the History of Discoveries
Society of American Archaeology ("great interest in computers")
Society of Biblical Literature (electronic archiving project and
an active Computer Assisted Research Group that coordinates
demonstrations and a program segment each annual meeting)
South-Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
[Bode RFB8135@TNTECH (Cope)]
Southeastern Conference on Linguistics ("making use of computer tech.")
Southern Humanities Council
Southern Historical Association
Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (nothing organized on computers)
[Hurd, Kraft]
Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium

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Date: Thursday, 15 February 1990 1902-EST
Subject: SSSR Members?

The flow of information on HUMANIST professional
societies representatives has slowed considerably,
and the resultant updated list will appear soon.
It can still be updated, of course, but it is time
to consider how to make best use of the list for
various purposes. My own initial interest was to
determine in what professional areas computer related
things were going on at an official level, and in
what areas they were not, with a view to considering
how to get the "not" areas more involved. Perhaps
a reasonable followup would be to issue a list of
those organizations in which no known formal computers
activities were occurring, and let members pare the
list accordingly. Any other ideas?

>From my own perspective of religious studies, I was
surprised to find that noone on HUMANIST confessed to
belonging to the Society for the Scientific Study of
Religion. Is this accurate? Are SSSR members more
likely to hob-nob with sociologists? Or can we expect
that a number of organizations represented by HUMANIST
members are yet to be identified?

Bob Kraft