11.0448 ACLS & IATH publications

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 9 Dec 1997 20:29:36 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 448.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (32)
Subject: ACLS publications

[2] From: John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu> (67)
Subject: IATH Research Reports (double issue)

Date: Sat, 06 Dec 1997 08:20:05 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: ACLS publications

It has been said, on Humanist at least, that electronic seminars have some
of the characteristics of an oral culture, in particular that although
everything we natter on about is recorded and available, in fact we keep our
memory refreshed by repeating the contents we particularly value. In the
early days of Humanist there were not a few complaints from those with
better memories about people repeating themselves, and newcomers asking the
same fool questions that had already been asked and answered. These
complaints seem to have died away. I like to think that this is because
we've simply accepted the fact that our communal memory is maintained in
repetition. Those who like to observe what's happening may value the
phenomenon, as it marks what currently needs repeating.

Quite a long prefix for yet another such repetition!

I am reminded by a chance visit to the site of the American Council of
Learned Societies, of which Humanist is an affiliated publication, that the
ACLS's other publications are increasingly appearing online. See
<http://www.acls.org/pub-list.htm>. In addition to those that directly
concern or address computing, I note that the Charles Homer Haskins
lectures, entitled "A Life of Learning", are now becoming available. See
in particular the latest one, by Natalie Zemon Davis. One needs reminding
that learning constitutes a wonderful, privileged life, or more
accurately, I hope, one needs the occasional sign that others still live
who understand the wonder and the importance of this privilege. Daily life
is quite a carborundum*, no? In any case, enjoy Davis' inspirational
account of her life.


*"A compound of carbon and silicon, SiC, a very hard crystalline substance,
used either as a powder or in blocks for polishing and scouring, for
grinding tools and as a refractory lining in furnaces" (OED s.v.)

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Date: Mon, 08 Dec 1997 19:11:56 -0500
From: John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu>
Subject: IATH Research Reports (double issue)

1996 and 1997 Research Reports from
the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities

IATH is pleased to announce the publication of a double
set of research reports, from 1996 and 1997, on IATH
projects in 3D modeling, British literature, Ethics,
Italian literature, American literature, Religious
studies, Mayan epigraphy, Greek History, American
architecture, literary theory, contemporary American
history, and art history. These projects collectively
present a very large amount of publicly accessible
primary research materials, and they also demonstrate
innovative applications of SGML markup and delivery
tools, Unicode, Java, and VRML. See below for a
complete listing of the authors, titles, and URLs for
individual projects, or visit the entire set of IATH
research reports, including those from earlier years
(many of which are still developing and adding new
material and features) at:


An updated list of finding aids for IATH projects is
also available, at:



Research Reports, Fifth Series (1997)
Series Co-Editors: Daniel Pitti & John Unsworth
ISSN: 1077-9671

Dan Ancona, The Ocean of the Streams of Story: Virtual Worlds
at the University of Virginia

Morris Eaves, Robert Essick, Joseph Viscomi, The Blake Archive

The Center for Ethics, Capital Markets, and Political Economy

Deborah Parker, The World of Dante

Kenneth M. Price, Ed Folsom, et al., The Walt Whitman
Hypertext Archive

Michael Satlow, Inscriptions from the Land of Israel:
the Second Temple Period to the Moslem Conquest

Martha Nell Smith et al., The Emily Dickinson Editing


Research Reports, Fourth Series (1996)
Series Co-Editors: Thornton Staples & John Unsworth
ISSN: 1077-9671

Raf Alvarado, The Mayan Epigraphic Database Project

Malgosia Askanas et al., Spoon Collective

Frank E. Grizzard, Jr., Documentary History of the
Construction of the Buildings at the University of
Virginia, 1817-1828.

Elizabeth Meyer, A New Interpretive Study of the Evolution
of Slavery in Hellenistic and Roman Greece.

Kali Tal et al., The Sixties Project

Richard Guy Wilson, The Architecture of Thomas Jefferson:
Creating and Exploring an Interactive Database

Constanze Witt, Barbarians on the Periphery?
Origins of Celtic Art

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