9.713 URGENT: openings for graduate students

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Wed, 10 Apr 1996 21:33:57 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 713.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Pamela Cohen <pac@rci.rutgers.edu> (234)
Subject: CETH Summer Seminar


CETH is happy to announce that we have obtained some corporate sponsorship
for a few additional places for _graduate students_ at the 1996 Summer
Seminar. For this reason we would like to invite those who may have been
discouraged from applying due to lack of funds to do so at this time. All
applications should be received by Monday 15 April. Due to this limited
time frame, _electronic_ applications are preferred, and should be directe=
to pac@rci.rutgers.edu. All applications which have already been received
will also be considered for funding.

CETH Summer Seminar 1996

The Fifth Annual Summer Seminar on Methods and Tools for Electronic Texts i=
the Humanities will be held at Princeton University, New Jersey on July 14
26, 1996. The seminar is organized by CETH.=20

Seminar Directors:

Susan Hockey, CETH
Willard McCarty, Computing in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Universit=
of Toronto=20

The Summer Seminar will address a wide range of challenges and opportunitie=
that electronic texts and software offer to teachers, scholars and
librarians in the humanities. The focus will be practical and
methodological, with the immediate aim of assisting participants in their
teaching, research, and advising. The seminar will cover the demonstrable
benefits of using electronic texts, typical problems and how to solve them,
and how software fits or can be adapted to common methods of textual study.
Participants will work on their own projects and will be given the
opportunity to present them at the end of the Seminar.

For the 1996 Seminar, there will be a maximum of sixty places. There will b=
plenary sessions throughout and six parallel tracks devoted to specific
areas of humanities computing. Participants attend all plenary sessions and
select one parallel track for more detailed study.

The six parallel tracks will cover textual analysis, TEI/SGML, scholarly
editing, hypertext, tools for historical analysis, and the design and
planning of an electronic text center. Each track will allow for intensive
works on participants' own projects, opportunities for both hands on
experience with current software and extensive discussion.

Throughout the Seminar, the instructors will provide assistance with
designing projects, locating sources for texts and software, and solving
practical problems. Ample computing facilities will be available. A small
library of essential articles and books in humanities computing will be on
hand to supplement printed seminar materials, which include an extensive
bibliography. Special lectures will describe current research in the field
and address research topics as well as the role of the library in the use o=
electronic texts. =20

The Seminar is intended for faculty, students, librarians, technical
advisers, and academic administrators with direct responsibilities for
humanities computing support. It assumes basic computing experience but no=
necessarily with its application to academic research and teaching in the

Sunday, July 14
6 p.m. Registration, reception and introductions.

Monday, July 15
a.m. (Plenary) Survey of existing archives, inventories and other current
p.m. (Plenary) Creating and capturing texts in electronic form. =20
Introduction to text markup, surveying ad hoc methods.

Tuesday, July 16
a.m. (Plenary) Introduction to basic tools: concordances and text retrieval=
Demonstration and discussion of TACT.
p.m. (Plenary) Overview of the Text Encoding Initiative and the Standard
Generalized Markup Language.

Wednesday, July 17
a.m. (Plenary) Large textual databases. ARTFL. Dartmouth Dante Project,
Oxford English Dictionary.
p.m. Parallel tracks.

Thursday, July 18
a.m. (Plenary) Electronic Editions and Scholarly Publishing (panel).
p.m. Parallel tracks.

Friday, July 19
a.m. (Plenary) Introduction to structured databases.
p.m. Parallel tracks.

Monday, July 22
a.m. (Plenary) Hypertext for the humanities.
p.m. Parallel tracks.

Tuesday, July 23
a.m. (Plenary) Overview of digital imaging techniques. Demonstrations.
p.m. Individual project work.

Wednesday, July 24
a.m. (Plenary) Institutional support for electronic texts (panel).
p.m. Parallel tracks.

Thursday, July 25
a.m. (Plenary) Discussion on the limitations of existing software. Advanced
analytical tools and lexical resources.
p.m. (Plenary) Presentation of participants projects.
6 p.m. Cocktails and banquet.

Friday, July 26
a.m. (Plenary) Presentation of participants projects.
p.m. (Plenary) Concluding discussion of basic questions.=20

Parallel Tracks
1. Textual Analysis

An intensive study of textual analysis tools and their applications. Indexe=
interactive retrieval vs batch concordance generation. Practical experience
of TACT and Micro OCP. Applications of these tools: stylistics, corpus
linguistics, literary criticism, historical research.

Instructors: Susan Hockey, Willard McCarty

Susan Hockey is Director of the Center for Electronic Texts in the
Humanities. She has taught courses on humanities computing for twenty years
and is the author of A Guide to Computer Applications in the Humanities,
SNOBOL Programming for the Humanities, and the Micro OCP manual.

Willard McCarty holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of
Toronto where for the last decade he has pursued computer assisted research
on the Metamorphoses of Ovid, assisted in the administration of humanities
computing, and taught the subject to graduate students and colleagues. He i=
a member of the newly formed Computing in the Humanities and Social Science=
facility at the University of Toronto, founding editor of Humanist, and co
editor of the online journal TCH Working Papers. He is author of several
articles and of the forthcoming book, An Analytical Onomasticon to the
Metamorphoses of Ovid (Princeton University Press, 1997).=20

2. Text Encoding Initiative and SGML

Understanding and using the Text Encoding Initiative's application of the
Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). Topics covered: Document
analysis and tag set design; TEI core tags, base tag sets, and additional
tag sets; TEI header; SGML declarations and modifying the TEI tag sets; TEI
tags for hypertext, linguistic and literary analysis; processing TEI encode=

Instructor: C.M. Sperberg McQueen

C. M. Sperberg McQueen is Editor in Chief of the Text Encoding Initiative.
In 1985 and 1986, he served as a consultant for humanities computing in the
Princeton University Computer Center; since 1987 he has worked at the
academic computer center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he
is now a senior research programmer.

3. Scholarly Editing

Computer tools for the preparation and publication of scholarly editions.
Topics include: the transcription and computer imaging of primary sources;
collation of multiple witnesses; use of the Text Encoding Initiative
guidelines for scholarly editions; making of hypertext electronic editions
for network and CD ROM distribution; management of a collaborative editing

Instructor: Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson is Senior Research Fellow in the Electronic Publishing
Research Group at De Montfort University, Milton Keynes, UK. He is also
joint general editor of the Canterbury Tales Project, was head of the Text
Encoding Initiative workgroup on Textual Criticism, and is developer of the
textual collation program Collate. He is editor of the =91Wife of Bath's
Prologue=92 on CD ROM and has acted as technical consultant to several othe=
CD ROM publications. He acts as a consultant to several scholarly projects=
archives and publishers on matters relating to computer imaging and to
computer aided scholarly editing.

4. Hypertext for the Humanities

An introduction to developing hypertexts for the humanities. Building and
using HyperCard stacks and World Wide Web documents. Discussion of hypertex=
design, use of example hypertexts, and an examination of their role in
humanities research and teaching.

Instructor: Geoffrey Rockwell

Geoffrey Rockwell is the director of the Humanities Computing Centre and an
Assistant Professor of Humanities Computing at McMaster University where he
teaches courses on humanities computing and multimedia. Previously he was a
Senior Instructional Technology Specialist at the University of Toronto. He
has been involved in multimedia instructional projects since 1988.

5. Tools for Historical Analysis=20

A survey of the methods most frequently used by historians in their compute=
aided teaching and research, focusing on database and statistical
processing. Other topics covered: linguistic content analysis, promising
new developments in corpus creation and image processing, and the use of
computers in history teaching. Discussion throughout of real historical
problems and datasets and on the prospects of historical computing.

Instructor: Daniel Greenstein
Daniel Greenstein is a Senior Lecturer in Modern History at Glasgow
University, and is currently on secondment to King's College London where h=
is Director of the Executive of the UK=92s Arts and Humanities Data Service=
He has published in early national American history, the history of British
higher education, and is the author of the recent textbook, A Historian=92s
Guide to Computing.

6. Setting up an Electronic Text Center

The practical aspects of setting up and managing electronic text centers.
The theme of the track is mainstreaming electronic texts. Topics covered:
resources and collection development, staff and training, user education
and services, budget and licensing, institutional relations, and physical
vs. virtual electronic text or centers. The track will include case studie=
of several well established text centers, as well as opportunities to
discuss developments at participant=92s institutions.

Instructor: Anita Lowry=20

Anita Lowry is the Head of Information, Research, and Instructional Service=
(IRIS) in the Main Library at the University of Iowa. IRIS comprises the
Reference Dept., Media Services Dept., and the Information Arcade, a new
facility for electronic texts and multimedia. She co founded and directed
the Electronic Text Service, which was established in 1987/88 at Columbia
University. She has long been active in the Association for Computers and
the Humanities and has written and spoken widely on electronic texts in

July 14 26, 1996


$1275. Nonstudents
$1075. Students

Fee includes tuition, use of computer facilities, printed seminar materials=
opening reception, lunches (Monday to Friday both weeks) and a closing banq=

Payment is requested at the time of acceptance.


Princeton University, in Princeton, New Jersey, was founded in 1746 and is
the fourth oldest college in North America. Among the University=92s
attractions are the library system, which houses about five million printed
books, 34,000 journals, manuscripts and papyri; and the Princeton Art
Museum. The town of Princeton, located midway between New York City and
Philadelphia, offers a variety of shops and restaurants.

Accommodation is available in Princeton University student housing
facilities at a cost of $25 per day for bed and breakfast.

CETH will assist participants in finding hotel accommodations if preferred.
Commercial rates vary.


Application requires two parts: a cover sheet and a statement of interest.
Current students applying for the reduced rate must also include a photocop=
of their valid student ID. E mail submissions must have the subject line
Summer Seminar Application.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of members of CETH=
Governing Board.

The cover sheet must include the following information:
=B7your name
=B7current institutional affiliation and your position
=B7postal and e mail addresses
=B7telephone and fax numbers
=B7natural language interest and computing experience
=B7parallel tracks you are interested in attending, listed in order of
preference. You may indicate up to three parallel tracks. If your first
choice is full, you will be allocated to your second choice and so on.

Your statement of interest should include:
=B7how your participation in the seminar would be relevant for your teachin=
research, advising, or administrative work, and possibly that of your
=B7what particular project you would like to undertake during the seminar o=
what area of the humanities you would like most to explore; and
=B7the extent of your computing experience.

Application Deadline

March 15, 1996

Pamela Cohen, Library Associate=20
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities =20
169 College Avenue, New Brunswick NJ 08903
phone: (908) 932-1384 / fax: (908) 932-1386