12.0365 teaching on WWW

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 25 Jan 1999 23:03:00 +0000 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 365.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Garvin Tate <gltate@ix.netcom.com> (5)
Subject: Re: 12.0360 teaching on WWW?

[2] From: David Zeitlyn <D.Zeitlyn@ukc.ac.uk> (33)
Subject: Re: 12.0360 teaching on WWW?

[3] From: Diane Harley <dianeh@uclink4.Berkeley.EDU> (22)
Subject: Re: 12.0360 teaching on WWW?

Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 22:56:17 +0000
From: Garvin Tate <gltate@ix.netcom.com>
Subject: Re: 12.0360 teaching on WWW?

We have a good example of using interactive Web resources
for teaching and learning at www.humanities-interactive.org .
This project is sponsored by the Texas Council for the Humanities
and funded in part by NEH.

Garvin Tate
Digital Arts Consulting

Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 22:57:38 +0000
From: David Zeitlyn <D.Zeitlyn@ukc.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: 12.0360 teaching on WWW?

Dear Jan Rybicki and fellow humanists
Let me blow my own trumpet a bit. Here at CSAC we are producing a large
amount of teaching material that is distributed via WWW.

Among this are online archives of fieldnotes and the monographs based on them

As part of the Experience Rich Anthropology project
we have related chains of articles and some field data which can be
analysed in the light of those arguments

there is an interactive mambila "riddle machine" in which you can partially
expereince the delights of Mambila riddles (and read ana rticle about
african riddling) - soon to have sound files added (no frames works best at


and most recently there is the online Mambila Spider divination in which
you can ask hard and obscure questions to a java based simulation of this
system as well as reading articles about its sociological and conceptual

a catalogue of other material - such as the history of display at the Pitt
Rivers Museum, Oxford - can be found at

best wishes

Dr David Zeitlyn,
Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology,
Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing,
Department of Anthropology,
Eliot College, The University of Kent,
CT2 7NS, UK.
Tel. (44) 1227 764000 -Extn 3360 (or 823360 direct)
Fax (44) 1227 827289

Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 22:59:17 +0000
From: Diane Harley <dianeh@uclink4.Berkeley.EDU>
Subject: Re: 12.0360 teaching on WWW?

Try these:

Top Humanities Sites/NEH

Online Course Award Winners, Paul Allen Foundation

Not related to top sites, but also of interest to the list:
The Sawyer Seminar Program
Computer Science as a Human Science: The Cultural Impact of Computerization


In each quarter, comparative perspectives about
computing cultures of several regions will be
combined with their respective histories of print
culture in order to identify and analyze cultural
variations. Each quarter's program will invite
distinguished lecturers and scholars from abroad
and from the U.S. to participate in the bi-weekly
workshop and quarterly conference. We plan to
compare computer cultures in the U.S. with a
selection of nations/regions: Brazil, Japan,
Russia, Scandinavia. Each presents a distinct
cultural, linguistic, political, and economic
profile, as well as a different experience with

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