9.422 Early dictionaries; art exhibit on WWW

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Tue, 2 Jan 1996 19:08:40 -0500 (EST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 422.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)

[1] From: wulfric@epas.utoronto.ca (28)
Subject: Early dictionary society

[2] From: styler@cms.cc.wayne.edu (45)
Subject: 19th Century American Art Exhibit on the Web

Date: Tue, 2 Jan 1996 09:49:40 -0500
From: wulfric@epas.utoronto.ca
Subject: Early dictionary society

Early dictionary society

This is to announce the existence of SIEHLDA (Societe internationale d'etudes
historiques et linguistiques des dictionnaires anciens), the International
Association for the Historical and Linguistic Study of Early Dictionaries,
founded in Lyon, France in the spring of 1995. It is an association for the
advancement of research concerned with the historical, linguistic and semiotic
analysis of early dictionaries.

Its objectives are: the publication, in print and electronic form, of
monographs and collections of articles on early dictionaries, particularly the
proceedings of colloquia and symposia; the promotion of the capture of early
dictionaries and the creation of databases through the development of
methodological tools, the distribution of bases via shared (Internet) and
individual (CD-ROM) media, and the establishment of a collection of electronic
early dictionaries; the computerization of the eight editions of the
Dictionnaire de l'Academie francaise (of which a sample base can be viewed on
the Internet at ARTFL, University of Chicago).

SIEHLDA has a web address at:


where details can be found of its first published volume (on the etymologist
Gilles Menage) and of a June 1996 symposium to be held in Clermont-Ferrand on
electronic 16th-17th-century French dictionaries.

Russon Wooldridge
University of Toronto
Russon Wooldridge, Department of French, Trinity College,
University of Toronto, Toronto M5S 1H8, Canada
Tel: 1-416-978-2885 -- Fax: 1-416-978-4949
E-mail: wulfric@epas.utoronto.ca
Internet: http://www.epas.utoronto.ca:8080/~wulfric/

Date: Tue, 2 Jan 1996 09:50:00 -0500
From: styler@cms.cc.wayne.edu
Subject: 19th Century American Art Exhibit on the Web

For more information, contact:

Tyler M. Steben
Editor, 19CWWW

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 6, 1996, the Carnegie
Museum of Art will display some of its most prominent works of art on
the Internet. Through February, art and culture lovers, and anyone else
with a personal computer, can enjoy an exhibition of 19th century
American art without traveling to Pittsburgh. Instead, the 19th Century
American Women Writers Web (19CWWW) page, a site devoted to the study
and appreciation of 19th century American women writers and 19th century
American culture, will bring this exhibition into people's homes and
offices via the Internet. Interested connoisseurs can access the
exhibition by visiting http://clever.net/19cwww/exhibit.html early in
the new year.

"We're delighted to participate in this project because it matches
emergent technologies with the Museum's resources to enrich the lives of
people who, without the Internet, would be unable to visit the Museum,"
said Museum of Art Director Phillip M. Johnston.

Artists to be included in the exhibition are: Mary Cassatt, Martin
Johnson Heade, James Abbot McNeil Whistler, John Singer Sargent, Childe
Hassam and others. Innovative new realtime audio technology will allow
the collection's curator Louise Lippincott to describe each piece for
three to five minutes. Visitors to the site will be able to view
individual works, hear the description, and hyperlink to detailed
information about each piece. In addition, visitors may choose to
answer a 10-question multiple choice quiz about the exhibition. A
perfect score qualifies the person for a grand-prize drawing. The prize
package includes two CD-ROM software programs, a subscription to
"Encyclopedia Britannica" on-line, and an assortment of other items.

This exhibition is the first in a series planned by the 19CWWW. The
site was created as a resource for students and scholars of all ages and
skill levels to provide them with an expanding electronic text library,
links to other related Internet sites, and a discussion bulletin board.
Plans to improve the site in 1996 include the production of original
editorial content to help the 19CWWW meet its goals of disseminating
interesting, in-depth information about 19th Century American culture
and women writers of the period.

This exhibition is being made possible through monetary, service,
and time donations from:
-- Anne Klein & Associates, Public Relations Counselors
-- The Carnegie Museum of Art
-- Connect, Inc., "serving up innovative audio solutions for
individuals and organizations"

-- Encyclopedia Britannica