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Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Thu, 5 Nov 1992 07:26:22 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0342. Thursday, 5 Nov 1992.

Date: Mon, 2 Nov 92 20:07:11 CST
From: Norman Hinton <hinton@eagle.sangamon.edu>
Subject: medieval E-Ma goodies

To those of you lucky enough to be medievalists -- or those who aren't
medievalists but want other people to think they are -- or those who just wnt
to help a good cause, the Dictionary of Old English, a victim of cost
effectiveness -- or those who just want a nice T-shirt, I forward this note
to HUMANIST from ASAXNET and elsewhere....
> This note is going out to all discussion groups of medieval
> subjects, in the hopes that no one gets left out.
> Therefore, if you read it on more than one net, please forgive
> us; we're just trying to sweep as broadly as possible.
> This past week, the membership of Ansaxnet developed the idea of
> a t-shirt/sweat-shirt to honour (AND draw attention to) the electronic
> discussion groups of medievalists. We are presently in the process of
> finding volunteers for the activities of production, design (we have
> two designers already), fund-raising, marketing, order-taking and sales.
> It will also be quite a unique feat if we can do most of this organization
> via e-mail itself (one will have to look at designs with one's own eyes)!
> It has been suggested that all profits generated by the sale of such
> shirts be given to the Dictionary of Old English project at the University
> of Toronto, which has been badly hit by the recession and was the flagship
> of the very big computer-related projects in the area of medieval
> scholarship. This seems a very fitting proposal.
> The preliminary design of this shirt (in either t or sweat recension)
> sounds to be as follows: MEDIEVALISTS ON-LINE on the back, followed by
> a list of the nets that discuss medievalia, and the year in which each
> was begun. The front is up for discussion: suggestions have been made of
> a single letter ('m' for 'medieval' or 'e' for 'electronic'), written in
> as many scribal formats as we can fit in (including an electronically-
> generated one); a single word (probably in Latin) instead of a letter;
> or a collage of impressions, one for each net (could be complex, but let's
> see what you think).
> Is anyone interested in hearing more about this? Helping out? Commenting
> on this idea? Adding to it? Acquiring one of these historical shirts
> which are, after all, in a very good cause? We can disseminate some at
> Kalamazoo, some at the 1993 ISAS meeting at Oxford, some at other
> conferences where people will be. We will need to have our figures, both
> required and available, by year's end. If interested, please write to
> me privately (and I will post your reply to Ansaxnet).
> Thanks.
> Sarah Larratt Keefer
> MEDIEVALISTS ON-LINE T-Shirt Editor-in-Chief