12.0184 NEH grants; new on WWW

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 1 Sep 1998 23:31:02 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 184.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (43)
Subject: NEH Education Program Grant Opportunities

[2] From: AL SHOAF <rashoaf@clas.ufl.edu> (39)
Subject: WWW Supplement to _The Testament of Love_

[3] From: "Judith A. Turner" <judith@turner.net> (70)
Subject: The latest issue of The Journal of Electronic

[4] From: Boyd Davis <bdavis@email.uncc.edu> (14)
Subject: new site: community language collection

Date: Sat, 29 Aug 1998 14:57:21 -0400 (EDT)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: NEH Education Program Grant Opportunities

>> From: "Serventi, Jennifer" <JServenti@neh.gov>

Please post

1998 and 1999 DEADLINE DATES FOR

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

The Education Development and Demonstration Program offers the following

*National Education Projects*

Includes materials development projects, curricular development and
demonstration projects, and dissemination projects of national scope and

Application deadline: October 15, 1998 and October 15, 1999
Funding available: up to $250,000 total for three years

*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
Work with humanities scholars.

Application deadlines: April 15, 1999 and April 15, 2000
Funding available: up to $25,000

For more information about these grant opportunities, or if you have
ideas 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.gov
TDD (for hearing impaired only) 202/606-8282

Guidelines and application forms may be retrieved from the NEH
World Wide Web site: http://www.neh.gov (under Applying for a
Grant, Application Forms)

Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 17:20:29 +0100
From: AL SHOAF <rashoaf@clas.ufl.edu>
Subject: WWW Supplement to _The Testament of Love_

*** Cross-posted to Several Lists -- Apologies for Duplication ***

As part of ongoing experimentation with the relationship between
electronic and print technologies, I have posted a WWW supplement
to my edition of the (14th-c.) _The Testament of Love_ by Thomas Usk
(Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 1998). My goal is
to try to integrate e- and print-publication in such a way as to exploit
the Internet's speed and dispersion for updating and correcting material
appearing concurrently in less mobile and less flexible print format.
This page can be accessed at


and it contains the following items:

Links to the METS and the Medieval Institute Publications Websites

A link to an e-copy of a facsimile of Thynne's 1532 imprint of _TL_

A link to an e-copy of Skeat's text of _TL_ (with prefatory warning)

A brief excerpt from my Introduction to the edition

A link to my modernization of the "Prologue" of _TL_

A link to an _Addenda_ page

A link to a _Corrigenda_ page

A link to a _Comments_ page

A mail-to link to post messages to me

Other links will be added in the course of the coming academic year,
and the above links will be regularly updated (and METS will post the
complete hypertext version of the edition to the WWW in 1999).
I would be interested in hearing any responses to this page -- items
for the bibliography, corrections, format suggestions, etc. -- users
may wish to communicate to me (I hope to maintain the page
and its links indefinitely). I would also be grateful if list subscribers
mention the page to colleagues not subscribers who might have some interest
in _TL_ and/or WWW re-presentation of textualities.

Thank you,

R. Allen Shoaf
Alumni Professor of English
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117310
Gainesville, FL 32611-7310
352.392-6650 x 264 FAX 352.392-0860

Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 06:06:38 +0100
From: "Judith A. Turner" <judith@turner.net>
Subject: The latest issue of The Journal of Electronic Publishing

Dear JEP Subscriber:

The September 1998 issue of "The Journal of Electronic Publishing"
<http://www.press.umich.edu/jep> is now available for your reading

JEP ECONOMICS 102: Current Thinking on the Economics of Electronic Publishing

Three years after JEP first explored the economics of
electronic publishing, a new review.

Guest Editor Michael Jensen has scoured the electronic
universe, seeking out the best recent articles on scholarly
electronic publishing.

In addition, we offer for your reading enjoyment a look at
another kind of electronic publishing, the online newspaper.
And be sure to catch the first-person story of how decisions
at one online business were made about users and their needs,
and an article on one contributor's summer reading.

Michael Jensen, writing from so many years of experience in
electronic publishing that it's hard to remember it's still a
new field, describes the matrix of influences affecting
publishing decisions in this environment.

Colin Day, director of the University of Michigan Press (our
benefactor!) questions whether publishing monographs
electronically solves economic problems or merely shifts costs.

Scott Bennett, Yale University Librarian, demonstrates a users
view of the business of just-in-time scholarly monographs.

Marlie Wasserman, director of Rutgers University Press, tells
us the story of a book by Mona Graff to demonstrate the real
costs of monographic print publishing in contrasts with
digital publication.

On the journal side, Hal R. Varian, dean of the school of
information management and systems at UC Berkeley, speculates
that the economics that drive e-publishing will inevitably
drive changes in the form of the scholarly journal.

Andrew Odlyzko, head of the mathematics and cryptography-
research department at AT&T Labs, applies his algorithmic
thinking to online-journal publishing and economic models.

Those who think advertising may save online publishing need
to read Dave Wilson's article, reprinted from the San Jose
Mercury News.

Arnold Arcolio and Bruce Washburn reveal the philosophy --
and the work -- behind Eureka, the Research Libraries Group's
online search-and-retrieval system.

Two authors look at online newspapers:

Shayla Thiel explores the online-reader's relationship to
online newspapers in the context of modern history,
concluding that the online newspaper is the perfect
postmodern medium.

And Mike Cuenca asks what happened to the multimedia in the
supposedly multimedium of online journalism.

For something completely different, Willis G. Regier analyses
scholarly press Websites, finding the winners -- and the losers.

Finally, Thom Lieb shows us the ways publishers can help
people find their way around their Web sites in "Visitor


Judith Axler Turner
The Journal of Electronic Publishing
(202) 986-3463

Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 18:17:56 -0400
From: Boyd Davis <bdavis@email.uncc.edu>
Subject: new site: community language collection

This message announces a new web site, Community Language Collection:
http://www.uncc.edu/english/clc The site presents audio and text clips,
graphics, and full transcripts from 40 oral interviews with senior citizens
in 1979, illustrating several varieties of American English, with the
majority from the Southeastern U.S., and the Charlotte, N.C. region.
Speakers self-reported themselves as male and female, black and white, with
a range of education and occupations. Narratives may be searched by theme or
by speaker birthdates, 1885-1923. To make the site available to the largest
number of viewers/visitors, including schoolchildren taking NC history, the
site does not use frames and includes a dual track for streaming compressed
audio. Although the original tapes were made under less than desirable
conditions, a range of regional features is accessible via the audio
segments selected for display. Clips from the tapes were selected to present
one or more features of pronunciation within a narrative segment of the

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