9.0001 Roundtable: Humanists in 2010 (1/74)

Sun, 7 May 1995 14:03:30 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 0001. Sunday, 7 May 1995.

Date: Thu, 4 May 1995 09:47:06 EDT
From: "Gregory Bloomquist" <GBLOOMQUIST@spu.stpaul.uottawa.ca>
Subject: Round Table Text

The Canadian Federation for the Humanities has organised the
following Round Table discussion for the upcoming Learned Societies
of Canada. Anyone in the Montreal area at the time is welcome to

(Please feel free to redistribute this note)

Gregory Bloomquist
Saint Paul University/University of Ottawa


Date: Tuesday, May 30, 1995, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Room R-M160, Ecole des sciences de la
gestion, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
315, rue Sainte-Catherine est, Montreal


The round table is intended to stimulate the reflection
of humanities scholars on the role of information
technology in the humanities. The goals are to picture
where the humanities and information technology will
intersect in the coming years, and what the benefits and
liabilities will be in such an intersection.

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494) was one of the
scholars at the heart of Renaissance humanist learning.
As a result of his innovative and creative explorations
in thought, he fell afoul of the authorities of the day.
He was known for his vivid imagination.

PICO is a simple full screen ASCII editor for UNIX
computer operating systems. It is the editor used within
the popular Pine Mailer, and is thus known to and used by
thousands of people daily on the burgeoning information

Thus, the name PICO v.2 (or Pico, version 2 ) is
intended to suggest the need that scholars in the human
sciences have to upgrade their own work in an
information-based society, with new tools and new
challenges to the old ways, even as computer tools are
regularly upgraded and rethought in light of the input of
those who use the systems. This creative dynamic made
the first Pico's Renaissance a true period of rebirth .
ELAINE F. NARDOCCHIO, President, CFH and Founding
President, Consortium for Computers in the
Humanities/Consortium pour ordinateurs en sciences
humaines (COCH/COSH) - Chair

TONI CARBO BEARMAN, Dean, School of Library & Information
Science, University of Pittsburgh and member of the U.S.
Advisory Council on the National Information
Infrastructure - Information Policy and Libraries

RONALD BOND, Dean of Humanities, University of Calgary -
Teaching and Administration

PAUL DELANY, Department of English, Simon Fraser
University - Teaching and General Overview

JEAN-CLAUDE GUEDON, Departement de litterature comparee,
Universite de Montreal and Editor of the electronic
journal, Surfaces - Research

SANDRA WOOLFREY, Director, Wilfrid Laurier University
Press - Electronic Publishing

(Co-sponsored with the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of Canada (SSHRC))