10.0633 divers & compelling announcements

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 28 Jan 1997 10:47:56 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 633.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Joanne Woolway (Assoc. Editor, EMLS) (55)
From: "Matthew Greenfield (GD 1997)" ( )
From: Jennifer B Lewin <jblewin@pantheon.yale.edu> ( )
Subject: Early Modern Literary Studies - New Issue (fwd)

[2] From: "Judith S. Sparrow" <JSPARROW@ntia.doc.gov> (64)
Subject: 1997 TIIAP

[3] From: Gerald Harnett <postman@aldinepress.com> (61)
Subject: The Perpetual Aristotle: Spring, 1997

[4] From: "H-CLC (BD)" <bdiederi@ucsd.edu> ( )
Subject: NEH Grant Deadline

[5] From: vogel@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (82)
Subject: Graduate Study in Text/Speech Processing

Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 18:41:55 +0000 (GMT)
From: Joanne Woolway (Assoc. Editor, EMLS) <emls@ermine.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: Early Modern Literary Studies - New Issue

The December issue of Early Modern Literary Studies (2.3) is now available at
and at our Oxford mirror site at

The new issue contains material listed in the contents page below as well as
links to electronic resources, interactive EMLS (including calls for papers,
conference programs, work in progress and electronic papers), and to several
other projects.

Submissions and enquiries should be directed to

Joanne Woolway
Oriel College, Oxford

Raymond G. Siemens Joanne Woolway
Editor Co-Editor

* Popular Hermeneutics: Monstrous Children in English Renaissance Broadside
Ballads. Helaine Razovsky, Northwestern State University.
* Production Resources at the Whitefriars Playhouse, 1609-1612. Jean
MacIntyre, University of Alberta.
* "Ay me": Selfishness and Empathy in "Lycidas." Jean E.Graham, The College
of New Jersey.

* Reflections on Milton and Ariosto. Roy Flannagan, Ohio University.

* Robert Weimann. Authority and Representation in Early Modern Discourse.
Ed. David Hillman. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP,1995. Anthony Johnson, Abo
Akademi University.
* Thomas H. Luxon. Literal Figures Puritan Allegory & the Reformation Crisis
in Representation. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1995. David Gay, University of
* Rebecca W. Bushnell. A Culture of Teaching: Early Modern Humanism in
Theory and Practice. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1996. Charles David Jago,
University of British Columbia.
* Graham Parry. The Trophies of Time: English Antiquarians of The
Seventeenth Century. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. F. J. Levy, University of
* Simon Jarvis. Scholars and Gentlemen: Shakespearean Textual Criticism and
Representations of Scholarly Labour, 1725-1765. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1996.
Bryan N.S. Gooch, University of Victoria.
* Susan Bennett. Performing Nostalgia: Shifting Shakespeare and the
Contemporary Past. New York: Routledge, 1996. Robert Grant Williams,
Nipissing University.
* Garry Wills. Witches and Jesuits: Shakespeare's Macbeth. Oxford and New
York: Oxford UP / NY Public Library, 1995. Michael T. Siconolfi, Gonzaga
* Naomi Conn Liebler. Shakespeare's Festive Tragedy: The Rituals Foundations
of Genre. New York: Routledge, 1995. Jeffrey Kahan.
* Gordon Williams. A Dictionary of Sexual Language and Imagery in
Shakespearean and Stuart Literature. 3 vols. London and New Jersey: Athlone
P, 1994. Douglas Bruster,University of Texas, San Antonio.
* W. S. "A Funeral Elegy for Master William Peter." Compact disk recording
read by Harry Hill. Dir. Paul Hawkins. Text Ed. Donald W. Foster. Montreal:
Concordia University, 1996.Sean Lawrence, University of British Columbia.
* Sir Thomas More. Utopia: Latin Text and English Translation. Eds. George
M. Logan, Robert M. Adams and Clarence Miller.Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995.
Romuald I. Lakowski.

Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 11:23:39 -0500
From: "Judith S. Sparrow" <JSPARROW@ntia.doc.gov>
Subject: 1997 TIIAP


January 27, 1997


Below is the announcement of the TIIAP Awards Program for 1997. This is an
extremely important awards program offering great opportunities to this


Potential Applicants Encouraged to Participate in Regional Workshops

WASHINGTON, DC -- Some $18.5 million dollars in grants will be awarded
in 1997 under the Commerce Department's Telecommunications and
Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (TIIAP) for outstanding
projects that address specific needs of communities across the country,
the department's National Telecommunications and Information
Administration (NTIA) said in announcing that it will begin accepting
applications for the 1997 awards next week.
The deadline for submitting applications is March 27,1997. This
year's priorities will include funding outstanding projects that identify
specific problems or needs in a community, use information
infrastructure services and technologies to offer concrete solutions, and
target measurable outcomes. Non-profit organizations, colleges and
universities, and all non-federal governmental entities are eligible to
apply, the department said.
"Through this grant program, the Clinton Administration is working
to make sure that all Americans have access to the benefits of the
Information Age," said Larry Irving, assistant secretary of Commerce for
Communications and Information and administrator of NTIA. "Everyone
interested in making sure their community is prepared for the 21st
Century should attend a TIIAP workshop and join with others in their
community to submit a grant application."

TIIAP, a highly-competitive, merit-based grant program, provides
seed money for innovative, practical projects that extend the benefits of
advanced telecommunications and information technology to rural and
urban underserved Americans. Since its inception in 1994, the
information infrastructure grant program has awarded more than $79
million in matching grant funds.

Conceived as part of the President's National Information
Infrastructure (NII) initiative, TIIAP has leveraged more than $133 million in
local matching funds. TIIAP projects funded in previous years are
providing innovations in education; helping create more responsive public
institutions; enhancing economic development in rural and disadvantaged
areas; and increasing access to health care.

NTIA will hold a series of regional Outreach Workshops to
discuss the TIIAP program, introduce the 1997 TIIAP grant round, and
discuss program funding priorities and application requirements. This is
a key opportunity for interested parties to understand the TIIAP goals and
process and meet representatives of other organizations interested in
the TIIAP program. The Outreach Workshops will be held on February
14, in Alexandria, Virginia; February 19, in Nashua, New Hampshire;
February 26, in Chicago, Illinois; March 4, in New Orleans, Louisiana; and
March 6, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Information about the program's regulations and procedures can
be found in the Notice of Availability of Grant Funds, published in the
Federal Register on January 27, 1997. For more information about TIIAP
and the Outreach Workshops, call (202) 482-2048, or e-mail to
tiiap@ntia.doc.gov, or via the Internet at http://www.ntia.doc.gov.

TIIAP is administered by the U.S. Commerce Department's National
Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). NTIA serves
as the principal adviser to the President, Vice President and Secretary of
Commerce on domestic and international communications and information
issues and represents the Executive Branch before the Congress, other
Federal agencies, foreign governments and international organizations.

From: "Judith S. Sparrow" <JSPARROW@ntia.doc.gov>

Date: Sun, 26 Jan 1997 19:17:18 -0500
From: Gerald Harnett <postman@aldinepress.com>
Subject: The Perpetual Aristotle: Spring, 1997


The Perpetual Aristotle is a series of 4 on-line seminars in
Aristotelian logic commencing this spring under the sponsorship of
the Aldine Press, a nonprofit organization. All 4 seminars will be
repeated every year in two semesters in tandem with the normal
university academic year. The Perpetual Aristotle also hosts a
library of on-line information of use to students of Aristotle,
including bibliographies and downloadable texts.

Two seminars are currently scheduled to begin next Wednesday, Jan 27:
Posterior Analytics I, moderated by James South, and Posterior
Analytics II, moderated by Scott Carson. Other seminars will be
scheduled if we have sufficient expression of interest by

There is a fee of $100 for participation in each seminar. This fee
can be reduced if a subscriber shows evidence of financial need. It
is hoped that persons who can afford to do so will contribute more
generously to support the mission of the Perpetual Aristotle.

To receive a copy of the mission statement of the Perpetual Aristotle
and a description of the seminar in which you are interested, send an
email message to:


with one sentence in the body of the message. This sentence should
consist of the word "info" followed by the abbreviation of the
seminar in which you are interested. For example, if you are
interested in information about Posterior Analytics I, the sentence
should read:

info anpo1

The director of the Perpetual Aristotle is Gerald Harnett, whom you
may contact directly at:


Below is a list of the seminars:


Each of the four seminars is divided into two parts, the first
conducted between September and December, the second between
January and May, of each year. They are listed below followed by
their email addresses:

CATEGORIES I categ1@aldinepress.com
CATEGORIES II categ2@aldinepress.com

PRIOR ANALYTICS I anpr1@aldinepress.com
PRIOR ANALYTICS II anpr2@aldinepress.com

POSTERIOR ANALYTICS I anpo1@aldinepress.com
POSTERIOR ANALYTICS II anpo2@aldinepress.com

TOPICS I topics1@aldinepress.com
TOPICS II topics2@aldinepress.com

*De Interpretione* will be included with either CATEGORIES or PRIOR

The seminars are organized in one or the other of two formats:
the survey and the thematically-oriented discussion. The former is
appropriate for both intermediate and advanced students of Aristotle;
the latter, for advanced students.
The Perpetual Aristotle
Gerald Harnett, Dir.
The Aldine Press, Ltd.
304 South Tyson Ave.
Glenside, PA 19038

EMAIL: harnett@aldinepress.com
WWW: http://www.aldinepress.com
Tel.: 215-884-1086
Fax: 215-884-3304

Date: Thu, 23 Jan 1997 23:12:31 -0600
From: H-Editor Moderator Peter Knupfer <asociate@h-net.msu.edu>


The National Endowment for the Humanities supports school teachers and
college faculty in the United States who wish to strengthen the teaching
and learning of history, literature, foreign languages and cultures, and
other areas of the humanities.

TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY is a special NEH initiative to support projects
that use today's rapidly evolving information technologies to improve
teaching and learning in the humanities. Proposals may be submitted for
all categories and deadlines.

The Education Development and Demonstration Program offers the following

*Humanities Focus Grants*
Propose a study of a humanities topic during the summer or academic year
with colleagues from your school building, school district, college or
university. Work with humanities scholars.
Application deadlines: April 18, 1997 and September 15, 1997 Funding
available: up to $25,000

*Materials Development Projects*
Develop educational materials for national dissemination. Application
deadline: October 1, 1997
Funding available: up to $250,000 total for three years

*Curricular Development and Demonstration Projects*
Design a humanities study project for teachers or college faculty. Join
with scholars from nearby colleges, universities, museums, and other
cultural organizations to promote an ongoing academic partnership.
Prepare model courses or curricula.
Application deadline: October 1, 1997
Funding available: up to $250,000 total for three years

*Dissemination and Diffusion Projects*
Share information on exemplary projects in humanities education through
national conferences, workshops, and networks.
Application deadline: October 1, 1997
Funding available: up to $250,000 total for three years

For more information about these grant opportunities, or if you have
about developing a project, please write or call:

Education Development and Demonstration
Division of Research and Education Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities, Room 318
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20506
Phone: 202/606-8380
FAX: 202/606-8394
e-mail: education@neh.fed.us
TDD (for hearing impaired only) 202/606-8282

Guidelines and application forms may be retrieved from the NEH World
Web site: <http://www.neh.fed.us>

Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 09:56:28 -0500 (EST)
From: vogel@cogsci.ed.ac.uk
Subject: Graduate Study in Text/Speech Processing



[Note: this is a reminder about a taught course which has existed for
a few years now; it is also possible to register for a Ph.D. in
computational linguistics at Trinity College, however that is managed
through application to the participarting departments (Computer
Science or the Center for Language and Communication Studies) rather
than application to a taught course.]

This course, which shares a common core with M.Phil. courses
in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, is offered by the
Centre for Language and Communication Studies.

1. To introduce students to central concepts in linguistics and
to techniques of linguistic description and analysis.
2. To proceed from this basis to more advanced study of major
topics in computational linguistics and speech science.
3. Via the dissertation component, to introduce students to
research in computational linguistics or speech science.

Applicants are normally required to possess a good primary
degree or equivalent qualification. Previous knowledge of
linguistics is not a requirement. Application for admission
should be made to the Dean of Graduate Studies before 30 April

The course is taken full-time in one calendar year (October
to September) or part-time in two calendar years. Only the
part-time option is available to students who require to remain
in employment while taking their course.


The content of the course is expressed in two bands, A and B, each
comprising six hours' teaching per week in Michaelmas (Fall) and
Hilary (Winter) terms and four hours' teaching per week in Trinity
(Spring) term.

BAND A: Introduction to syntax; introduction to semantics/
pragmatics; introduction to logic and Prolog; syntax in generative
grammar; semantic theory; computational linguistics; current
issues in syntactic theory; linguistic pragmatics.

BAND B: Introduction to phonetics and phonemics; descriptive
and practical phonetics; introduction to morphology; processing
of speech signals; instrumental phonetics; speech technology and
applications; phonology; current issues in speech science.
As well as following the above programme of study, students write
a dissertation of not more than 20,000 words in computational
linguistics or speech science

Students are assessed on the basis of their performance in (i)
six assignments of not more than 2,500 words each, related to
the principal components of the course, and (ii) their dissertation.
Assignments must be submitted not later than two weeks after the end
of the term in which they are set; dissertations must be submitted
not later than 30 September in the year in which the course is
completed. Candidates who satisfy the examiners in everything but
the dissertation may be awarded a diploma in Speech and Language
Processing; alternatively, on payment of the prescribed fee they
may be allowed to register for a further year, revise their
dissertation, and re-submit it at the end of that year.

FEES (1996-7 level, in Irish Pounds)
EU non-EU
Annual fee (first year) 1,962 5,624
Annual fee (second year, part-time) 638 1,769

Further information is ). See also CLCS's pages at Trinity College's
Web site (http://www.tcd.ie/CLCS) for information about staff and
research interests. Informal inquiries can be made via e-mail to
the CLCS secretary, Philomena McQuaid at pmcquaid@tcd.ie.