3.1226 news from Oxford: CTI; mss. project (43)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Tue, 27 Mar 90 20:35:52 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 1226. Tuesday, 27 Mar 1990.

Date: Tue, 27 MAR 90 10:43:02 GMT

[The following announcements are from Peter Robinson (Oxford), who is
about to join Humanist. --W.M.]

1. CTI Centre for Literature and Linguistic Studies

With a grant of #84,000 from the Computers in Teaching Initiative
Follow-up scheme, this Centre has now been established within the
Computing Service. The centre is also supported by the IBM United
Kingdom Trust by the donation of a PS/2 Model 80 computer with a
laserprinter, scanner and associated desktop-publishing software. Dr
Marilyn Deegan began work as the Centre's Research Officer on 1 October
1989. Susan Hockey is the Centre's Director. The centre will promote
and support the use of computers in teaching literature and linguistic
studies in all British universities. The Centre is producing a
newsletter and software guide and will be reviewing software and other
resources. The facilities of the Centre are of course available to all
members of Oxford University and a leaflet describing the Centre is
available from Reception. The Centre's electronic mail address is
CTILIT@OX.VAX and the telephone number is (2)73221.

2. Computers and manuscripts project

The Leverhulme Trust has awarded a grant of #72,400 for a project on
computers and large manuscript traditions. The grant is employing Peter
Robinson for three years to develop software for the collation of large
numbers of manuscripts and to explore techniques for discovering
relationships between the manuscripts. The project will build on work
which Peter did for his thesis in Old Norse, extending and generalising
the techniques which were used there. The software will be developed
for the Macintosh computer and will be tested on at least three
manuscript traditions in different languages.