9.333 Henry Street call; Leibniz in WWW edn.

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Wed, 29 Nov 1995 18:41:20 -0500 (EST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 333.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)

[1] From: Henry.Street@DAL.CA
Subject: Henry Street: call for papers (50)

[2] From: Kevin Berland (64)
Subject: Leibniz in WWW critical edition (fwd)

Date: Wed, 29 Nov 1995 11:23:51 -0500
From: Henry.Street@DAL.CA
Subject: Henry Street: call for papers


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Date: Wed, 29 Nov 1995 14:42:00 -0500
Subject: Leibniz in WWW critical edition (fwd)

[reposted from c-18-l]

> Reply-To: epasini@znort.it
> Leibniz in WWW critical edition
> First-ever critical edition made expressly for the Net. It's Leibniz.
> URL: http://www.znort.it/suiseth/drole/drole.html
> ============================================================
> It is available on the World-Wide Web a new critical edition of a
> short writing concerning the diffusion and popularization of the
> scientific culture, composed in 1675 by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz.
> The edition didn't appear in print before, and it should be the first
> critical edition expressly made for the Web (perhaps the first made for
> the Net in general).
> It was produced independently from the preceding editions (one, quite
> defective, by Gerland, and another in the so called Akademie Ausgabe of
> Leibniz's writings), working directly on the manuscript, and the
> critical apparatus is original.
> The text was written in French and its title is: "Drole de Pensee,
> touchant une nouvelle sorte de representations" (Funny idea of a new
> kind of public spectacles). In this quite striking essay, Leibniz
> exposes the idea to organize in 17th century Paris a sort of permanent
> scientific exhibition and technological park, to bring to a wide public
> the most interesting and curious results of the technical and
> scientifical work at his time.
> It is presented in a hypertextual edition, with text variants and
> "notes", together with various material on Leibniz, an Italian
> translation and (in the future) an English one.
> The edition resides on the WWW site of Znort! srl, in a branch devoted
> to the Suiseth Research Project on Web publishing. It is dedicated to
> the Laboratorio dell'Immaginario Scientifico (LIS), a permanent
> institution for the diffusion of the scientific culture based in
> Trieste, Italy.
> It's offered freely to the users on the Net. The content of the edition is
> shareright: anyone may reproduce this material - mentioning the source -
> if her recipients may also reproduce it.
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> Considered by Norbert Wiener a "patron saint of cybernetics",
> Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz was born in Leipzig in 1646. He was an
> esteemed diplomat and jurist, but at the same time an outstanding
> mathematician, philosopher, and historian, contributing also to physics,
> theology, and the theory of language. He devised calculating machines
> and developed formal logic, founded scientific academies, invented
> binary arithmetic and the infinitesimal calculus. He lived in unceasing
> intellectual activity till he died in Hanover in 1716.
> ============================================================
> Enrico Pasini
> epasini@znort.it