10.0913 new at King's College London

Willard McCarty (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 2 May 1997 20:03:10 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 913.
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: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (20)
Subject: new at King's

[2] From: Harold Short <Harold.Short@kcl.ac.uk> (51)
Subject: Seminar in Humanities Computing Tuesday 6 May 1997

Date: Fri, 2 May 1997 16:23:59 +0100 (BST)
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: new at King's

This is proudly to announce the new website of the Centre for Computing in
the Humanities, King's College London, at the URL


and the arrival of John Bradley, original author of the DOS-oriented TACT
system for textual analysis, as our new Senior Analyst. John's homepage is
accessible from the Staff page at the CCH site.

The visual design of this site is the work of our resident graphic artist,
Sophie Chambers. As we discovered while putting the pages together, images
devised on a PC look different on a Mac and vice versa. We made every effort
to reach an attractive compromise, but the origin of our images on a PC
(using Photoshop, of course) may still be detectable, however. If anyone
here understands why such differences occur, we'd be glad to know.


Dr. Willard McCarty
Senior Lecturer, Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
+44 (0)171 873 2784 voice; 873 5081 fax

Date: Fri, 02 May 1997 14:45:53 +0100
From: Harold Short <Harold.Short@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: Seminar in Humanities Computing Tuesday 6 May 1997

Dear Colleagues

A reminder and a fuller abstract for the next meeting of the Seminar in
Humanities Computing, on Tuesday 6 May at 6 pm in the Committee Room, Main
Building, Strand Campus.

The speaker is Dr Stuart Lee of Oxford University. He gained his PhD in
English at King's. Some of you may have attended a presentation by Dr
Lee a couple of years ago in which he described a project on World War I
poetry. His present project arises in part from that work.

Virtual Seminars: Teaching Literature via the Internet

This talk will describe the JISC-funded project based at the
Humanities Computing Unit in Oxford, which is exploring the teaching of
literature across the Internet. As well as covering some of the technical
issues involved in mounting such a project, this talk will also be of
interest to scholars of literature who are considering delivering course
material via the Internet, historians, and of course anyone interested in
the First World War and its poetry.

The talk will outline some of the problems and opportunities associated
with CBL-based remote and distance learning. Dr Lee will describe in
detail the milestones of the project, i.e. the delivery of four tutorials
centred on the poetry of the First World War and an interactive digital
archive based on the manuscripts of Wilfred Owen (drawn from the
collections in Oxford, London, and Texas, and including all the poetry
produced during his war service, his letters, photographs, and the most
complete run of 'The Hydra' still in existence.)

In detail, the discussion will centre on the following issues:

* The project goals and structure
* On-line teaching in general
* The four tutorials: i) An Introduction to WW1 Poetry; ii) Isaac
Rosenberg's 'Break of Day in the Trenches'; iii) The Manuscripts of
'Dulce et Decorum Est'; iv) An Interactive Concordance to the Poetry of
Wilfred Owen.
* The creation of the digital archive: what are the technical and
practical issues involved?
* Copyright and finance

Although, by the nature of the seminar, there will be some technical
information, the mainstay will be the discussion of the general
principles of digitisation, dissemination, and preservation.


Harold Short, Director, Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, UK
Harold.Short@kcl.ac.uk; Tel: +44 (0)171 873 2739; Fax: +44 (0)171 873 5081