9.620 e-pub conference; online materials for history

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Mon, 11 Mar 1996 22:31:59 -0500 (EST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 620.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: "David M. Seaman" <dms8f@etext.lib.virginia.edu> (5)
Subject: Electronic Publishing conference

[2] From: "David M. Seaman" <dms8f@etext.lib.virginia.edu> (66)
Subject: Creating On-Line Materials for Teaching United States

Date: Mon, 11 Mar 1996 09:19:03 -0500
From: "David M. Seaman" <dms8f@etext.lib.virginia.edu>
Subject: Electronic Publishing conference

A few places remain at the following Electronic Publishing conference:

Exploring the New Media: Partnerships in Electronic Publishing:
The Second Annual National Electronic Publishing Seminar
Washington, D.C. March 14, 15, 16, 1996
(cosponsored by the University of Virginia and the Library of Congress)


Date: Mon, 11 Mar 1996 13:41:31 -0500
From: "David M. Seaman" <dms8f@etext.lib.virginia.edu>
Subject: Creating On-Line Materials for Teaching United States History

Creating On-Line Materials for
Teaching United States History

Alderman Library
University of Virginia
June 16-22, 1995

Description: Participants in this week-long seminar will create a
collaborative World Wide Web site devoted to materials and strategies
for teaching the history of the United States. Those who attend will gather,
enter, annotate, and display primary source materials for a period of American
history in which they have a particular interest.

Participants will learn how to design and set up a Web site, how to select
appropriate materials, how to digitize and post sources, how to annotate
documents, how to create links to other sites and sources, and how to
integrate the Web into their teaching.

Those who create the web site will share the skills they learn as well as the
materials they help create. Results will be disseminated in part through
H-Net and H-MMEDIA, which cosponsors the program.

Personnel: The seminar, organized by Edward L. Ayers of the University of
Virginia's History Department, will be coordinated by Anne S. Rubin,
project manager of the Valley of the Shadow Project. The daily sessions
will be taught by Rubin and staff from the University's Electronic Text
Center and Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, who are
experienced in every facet of electronic publication. Discussions of the
particular promises and challenges of the new media will be led by Prof.
Ayers, David Seaman, director of the Center and John Unsworth, director of
the Institute.

Eligibility: Participants will need to be familiar
beforehand with email, word processing, and the Windows operating
system; prior experience with the World Wide Web is not required.

Size: The seminar will be open to no more than thirty participants.
That thirty will be divided into two classes of fifteen, which in turn
will be divided into smaller working groups.

Scope: Each working group will be responsible for preparing materials
for one significant episode in U.S. history from the colonial period
to the recent past. Those groups will combine their efforts to cover
as much of American history as possible.

Costs: The tuition for the seminar is $900. That fee includes
technical materials, an opening reception, continental breakfasts,
lunch, snacks, and a final dinner. Participants will be responsible
for their own transportation and lodging; we will be happy to arrange
inexpensive housing on the University's historic Lawn or in a modern,
air-conditioned dormitory. Participants will be provided with
guidebooks to local restaurants for dinners. A limited number of
scholarships will be available.

Application: Send an email message expressing your interest and
any questions you might have to


including your name, work address and position, phone number, and
email address. We will then send you an electronic application
form, which will be due by April 15.

At that point, applicants will submit a brief statement telling
why they are interested in the course. We hope that many participants will
be able to receive funding from their institutions.

Selection and Requirements: The thirty participants will be selected
so that American history is covered as completely as possible by the
group as a whole. Those admitted to the seminar will be notified by
April 30 and put in email contact with the others in their group.
After the seminar, participants will be expected to write a report on
their experience in using the materials in their classrooms.

Address any mail inquiries or responses via email to:

or to:

Anne S. Rubin, Seminar Coordinator
Corcoran Department of History
Randall Hall,
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: 804-924-7834