12.0345 colloquium, conference, workshop

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 19 Jan 1999 21:57:22 +0000 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 345.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk> (35)
Subject: Computing in Philosophy

[2] From: Charles Ess <DRU001D@vma.smsu.edu> (41)
Subject: Conference Announcement - Please Distribute

[3] From: David Green <david@ninch.org> (83)
Subject: WORKSHOP: Preservation Options

Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 21:52:28 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: Computing in Philosophy


Computing in Philosophy

King's College London (Strand)
Committee Room
19 February 1999
9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Dr Sylvia Berryman (King's College London):=20
"Results from Data-Base Research in Ancient Greek Philosophy"=20
Professor Peter Gibbins (University of Exeter):=20
"The Digitization of Philosophy"
Professor Donald Gillies (King's College London):=20
"How Philosophy has Helped Computing"=20
Professor Shalom Lappin (School of Oriental Studies London):=20
"Computational Approaches to Natural Language"=20
Dr Peter Millican (University of Leeds):=20
"Using Computers in Philosophy"

This one-day colloquium will address the philosophical implications of
computing and its uses and consequences for philosophical studies. It will
focus on three main areas: artificial intelligence, cognitive science and
philosophy of mind; teaching of ethics, logic and argumentation; and
analysis of text. It will provide an overview for the non-specialist as wel=
as a concise summary of current problems and projects. It is intended for
all who are interested in the effects of the computer as idea, model and
machine on how we think, learn, teach and construct ourselves.

Co-sponsored by the Centre for Computing in the Humanities and the Centre
for Philosophical Studies, King's College London. For more information
contact Dr A. J. Dale <a.dale@kcl.ac.uk> or Dr W. McCarty,

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

Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 21:36:04 +0000
From: Charles Ess <DRU001D@vma.smsu.edu>
Subject: Conference Announcement - Please Distribute

(and apologies for duplicate postings)

The students and faculty of Drury College invite you to attend the
2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, to be held on
the Drury campus February 5 and 6, 1999.

The preliminary program is available at


and includes links to most of the student papers and all of the
faculty presentations.

Students from Principia College (Elsah, IL), (Kansas) Newman
University, Kenyon College (Ohio), and Drury College will present
as part of the Undergraduate Conference.

Topics include postmodernism, "What Has Philosophy Forgotten
About Lived Experience?", a dialogue between the Adam of Genesis
and Enkidu from the Epic of Gilgamesh, a web-based tour of hell as
conceived in diverse religious traditions, "Victorian Age Literature,
Marxism, and the Labor Movement," and "Racial Gerrymandering:
Enfranchisement or Political Apartheid?" Disciplines represented
include literature and literary theory, political science, religious
studies, and philosophy.

Faculty from Pittsburg State, Central Missouri State, and Butler
University (Indiana) will be making presentations on
Interdisciplinary Research in Predicting Academic Success, Web-
based resources for interdisciplinary approaches to the human
genome project, and an analysis of Service-learning and
Interdisciplinary teaching from a standpoint inspired by Paulo
Friere, among others.

[material deleted]

The conference represents a rare opportunity to learn what students
and faculty at diverse institutions are doing to undertake
interdisciplinary approaches and to integrate these into their
teaching. The dialogue and exchanges will be rich and exciting. I
very much hope that you will find one or more presentations to be
worth your and/or your students' time.

Please address any queries to:

Charles Ess
Professor and Chair, Philosophy and Religion Department,
Drury College
900 N. Benton Ave. Voice: 417-873-7230
Springfield, MO 65802 USA FAX: 417-873-7435
Home page: http://www.drury.edu/info/departments/phil-relg/ess.html

Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 16:19:26 -0500
From: David Green <david@ninch.org>
Subject: WORKSHOP: Preservation Options

January 19, 1999

May 11-13, 1999: Denver, CO

>Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 15:52:05 -0500
>To: david@ninch.org
>From: "Gay Tracy" <tracy@nedcc.org>
>Northeast Document Conservation Center Presents
>Preservation Options in a Digital World: To Film or To Scan
>A Workshop on Preservation Microfilming and Digital Imaging of Paper-Based
>May 11-13, 1999
>at the Denver Public Library, 10 West Fourteenth Avenue Parkway, Denver,
>The workshop is funded in part by the National Endowment for Humanities.
>The workshop is hosted by the Denver Public Library
>As we approach and enter the 21st century, digital technologies will have =
>profound impact on the way institutions provide access to information. Bu=
>will digitization also become a tool of the preservation community?
>NEDCC's reformatting workshop will address this question.
>The workshop will explore two reformatting technologies: preservation
>microfilming and digital imaging. The similarities and marked differences
>of the technologies will be compared and evaluated. The faculty will
>discuss lessons learned from preservation microfilming projects that can b=
>applied to digital imaging projects.
>The workshop is designed to train project administrators in institutions t=
>plan, implement, and manage reformatting projects. Instruction will focus
>on decision making skills. Compliance with national standards and RLG
>guidelines for preservation microfilming will be emphasized and the "best
>practice" for digital projects will be discussed. It is not a technician
>training program. The program teaches skills for:
>=B7 planning reformatting projects
>=B7 selecting and preparing materials
>=B7 microfilm technology
>=B7 introductory digital imaging technology
>=B7 inspection and quality control
>=B7 evaluating digital imaging for preservation
>Presented by: Susan Wrynn, Director of Reprographic Services, Northeast
>Document Conservation Center; Paul Conway, Head, Yale University Libraries=
>Becky Ryder, Preservation Librarian, University of Kentucky; Bob Mottice,
>President, Mottice Micrographics, Inc.; and a guest speaker.
>Registration Information:
>The cost of the workshop is $250. Attendance is limited to 18 participant=
>accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. The number of applicants fro=
>one institution will be limited. The registration fee of $250 includes a
>copy of Introduction to Imaging, by Howard Besser & Jennifer Trant.
>For more complete information on the workshop including the agenda and
>registration form, contact Gay Tracy at <tracy@nedcc.org> or call
>978-470-1010 ext. 217.
>Gay S. Tracy
>Public Relations Coordinator
>Northeast Document Conservation Center
>100 Brickstone Square
>Andover MA 01810-1494
>Tel 978 470-1010
>Fax 978 475-6021

David L. Green
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Washington DC 20036
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