11.0553 Galileo Project; lexical resource

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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 553.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (13)
Subject: Galileo Project

[2] From: Joseph Rosenzweig <josephr@linc.cis.upenn.edu> (48)
Subject: lexical resource available (fwd)

Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 18:18:16 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: Galileo Project

Humanists will likely be interested to browse around in the online Galileo
Project (Rice, U.S.), "a hypertext source of information on the life and
work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and the science of his time." It
includes, for example, a Catalog of the Scientific Community of the 16th and
17th Centuries, "A searchable database of detailed histories of over 600
individuals who made significant contributions to Western science" compiled
by Richard S. Westfall, Department of History and Philosophy of Science

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Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 19:32:33 +0000
From: Joseph Rosenzweig <josephr@linc.cis.upenn.edu>
Subject: lexical resource available (fwd)

Sorry if some have already seen this information.

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Klein, Julie Thompson. Interdisciplinarity : history, theory, and practice
Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 1990.

This is not systematic history based on detailed examination of cases,
but it has an extensive bibliography that should be worth combing.

On anthropology, George Stocking has written alot that should be of
interest, e.g.:

Functionalism historicized : essays on British social anthropology /
edited by George W. Stocking, Jr. University of Wisconsin Press, 1984.

After Tylor : British social anthropology, 1888-1951. University of
Wisconsin Press, 1995.

Anthropology at Chicago : tradition, discipline, department : an
exhibition marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Department of
Anthropology, October 1979-February 1980, the Joseph Regenstein Library,
the University of Chicago. [Chicago, Ill:] The Library, [1979]

The following is an item I haven't actually looked at, but I think people
working in this area have found it worthwhile:

Ringer, Fritz K. Fields of knowledge : French academic culture in
comparative perspective, 1890-1920. Cambridge [England] ; New York :
Cambridge University Press, 1992.


Michael Winter
Social Sciences Librarian
288 Shields Lib
Univ of Calif, Davis
Davis CA USA 95616/mfwinter@ucdavis.edu

Date: Sat, 31 Jan 1998 19:59:01 +0000
From: Frederick William Langley <f.w.langley@french.hull.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: 11.0545 history of disciplines?

For English, you could do worse than starting with this:

AUTHOR Palmer David John
CORPORATE AUTHOR University of Hull
TITLE The rise of English studies an account of the study of
English language and literature from its origins to the making
of the Oxford English School
IMPRINT London Oxford University Press 1965
SERIES (University of Hull publications)

Frederick Langley

--[5]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Sat, 31 Jan 1998 20:17:17 +73900 (EST) From: Francois Lachance <lachance@chass.utoronto.ca> Subject: Re: 11.0545 history of disciplines?


One volume you might wish to consult on disciplinary formation and evolution is

The Comparative Perspective on Literature: Approaches to Theory and Practice. Clayton Koelb & Susan Noakes eds. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1988

In particular Wlad Godzich's "Emergent Literature and the Field of Comparative Literature" may be of some interest. The article opens thus:

It is in the nature of knowledge to be unstable: on one hand, it must ensure its continuance by the preservation of the achievements of the past; on the other, it must not let them stand in the way of new advances and discoveries.

And this passage from the editors' introduction takes up a topos that echoes some of your remarks about Humanties Computing:

Comparative Literature today seems to be less a set of practices (e.g. comparing texts in different languages, comparing literary and "nonliterary" texts, comparing literature and the other arts) and more a shared perspective that sees literary activity as involved in a complex web of cultural relations.

Thank you for your call which has allowed me to indulge in that rather delightful practice of quotation.

BTW, has anyone ever done a count as to the frequency of quoted material appearing on discussion lists versus newsgroups? or on a discussion list over time?



Stability is a key to innovation. Q. What is stability? A. The ability to participate in meaningful innovation. <http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance>

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