4.0207 Association for History and Computing (1/61)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 20 Jun 90 17:54:19 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0207. Wednesday, 20 Jun 1990.

Date: 20-JUN-1990 11:00:57 GMT
From: Deian Hopkin <DRH@ABERYSTWYTH.AC.UK>
Subject: Association for History and Computing


Aims and Activities

The Association for History and Computing is an international
organisation which aims to promote and develop interest in the use of
computers in all types of historical study at every level, in both
teaching and research.

The Association was proposed at a large conference at Westfield
College, University of London, in March 1986. At a second conference
at Westfield, in March 1987, it was founded and its constitution
approved. A central co-ordinating body, the Council, organises the
Association's international activities, including an Annual
Conference (in 1988 this was in Cologne, in 1989 in Bordeaux), and
supervises publications. Branches of the Association have been formed
for countries or groups of countries where a large membership exists
and organise activities at branch level. Sub-groups dealing with
specific aspects of computing (such as the standardisation and
exchange of historical data) have already been formed, and others
will follow.


A magazine, History and Computing, published by Oxford University Press,
is issued free to members. Proceedings of conferences are published and
are available to members at a discount on the published price. A series
of Research Reports is being inaugurated and the publication of
introductory material is also planned. The Association also
participates in the journal Historical Social Research/ Historische
Sozialforschung, and members are able to subscribe to this at a reduced


The Association has a particular commitment to the dissemination of
computing techniques among history teachers. Courses and summer schools
are being organised at both international and branch level


President: M.Jean-Philippe Genet, Paris University I
Sec-General: Dr Peter Denley, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
Treasurer: Dr Deian Hopkin, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth

How to Join

It is possible to become a member of the Association either directly or
through a branch. Subscription is per calendar year. The annual
subscription is 10 pounds (7 pounds for students and the unwaged). It is
possible to pay by cheque, Eurocheque, Bankers' Order or Post Office

If you would like to join the Association, please send this application
to the Membership Secretary:
Dr Veronica Lawrence, 4 Nunnery Close, Blackbird Leys, Oxford OX4 5EG.