13.0507 summer seminars, colloquium, summer school

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           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: "Alan Burk" <burk@unb.ca> (83)
             Subject: Announcement - Summer Institute 2000 - Creating
                     Electronic Texts and Images

       [2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (43)
             Subject: Summer Seminars at Oxford's Humanities Computing Unit

       [3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (150)
             Subject: Colloquium, Oxford Union 28th April

       [4] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (59)
             Subject: ESSLLI 2000 in Birmingham

             Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 07:53:54 +0000
             From: "Alan Burk" <burk@unb.ca>
             Subject: Announcement - Summer Institute 2000 - Creating
    Electronic Texts and Images

    This message has been cross-posted; please excuse any duplication.

    Alan Burk
    Electronic Text Centre at the University of New Brunswick Libraries
       Announcing the Fourth Summer Institute at the University of New
                Brunswick / Fredericton / New Brunswick / Canada


    Creating Electronic Texts and Images -- a practical "hands-on"
    exploration of the research, preservation and pedagogical uses of
    electronic texts and images in the humanities.

    DATES: August 20 - 25, 2000
    INSTRUCTOR: David Seaman, University of Virginia
    PLACE: University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

    Sponsored by the Electronic Text Centre at the University of New
    Brunswick Libraries and the Department of Archives and Special

    The course will centre around the creation of a set of electronic texts and
    digital images. Topics to be covered include:
               SGML tagging and conversion
               Using the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines
               The basics of archival imaging
               The form and implications of XML
               Publishing SGML on the World Wide Web
               EAD - Encoded Archival Descriptions

    The course is designed primarily for librarians and archivists who are
    planning to develop electronic text and imaging projects, for scholars who
    are creating electronic texts as part of their teaching and research, and
    for publishers who are looking to move publications to the Web. Course
    participants will create an electronic version of a selection of Canadian
    literary letters from the University of New Brunswick's Archives and Special
    Collections. They will also encode the letters with TEI/SGML tagging, tag an
    EAD finding aid and explore issues in creating digital images.

    COURSE PREREQUISITES:This year's institute presupposes that
    participants have some experience with the Web and an elementary
    understanding of HTML.

    The course will be held in the Instructional Technology Learning Centre
    (ITLC) in the Harriet Irving Library on the UNB campus. This
    state-of-the-art lab facility has a Windows 98 PC for each participant and a
    high end digital projection system. The facility is air conditioned.

    Registration WILL BE LIMITED to 20. The tuition ($800 Canadian
    dollars) will include all course fees for the Institute, nutritional breaks,
    and lunches. Tuition does not include cost of accommodations. In addition,
    the week-long institute will include a number of special social events. A
    reception and tour of the newly renovated Old Government House on Sunday
    August 20th, from 3:00 - 6:00 will give participants a chance to explore and
    be introduced to one of the oldest and most historic sites in Fredericton.
    Located on the bank of the St. John River, this excursion will also give
    those in attendance an opportunity to see one of the most picturesque
    sections of downtown Fredericton. Also, a steak and lobster barbeque on
    Wednesday will be open to those in the class. An additional charge will
    apply to some of the Institute's special events. Please check our webpage
    for details:

    The Lord Beaverbrook Hotel in downtown Fredericton is offering special room
    rates at:

    $85.00 + tax (Canadian) Single Room
    $91.00 + tax (Canadian) Double Room

    Course participants will be responsible for making their own
    reservations. Lord Beaverbrook Hotel: Tel. 506-455-3371
    When booking rooms, please ask for block reserved under Harriet
    Irving Library to receive special rates. RESERVATIONS MUST BE
    RATE. All blocked rooms will be released after this date.
    Information about other accommodations is available at the New
    Brunswick Tourism accommodation webpage:

    You may also obtain further information by contacting Karen Maguire
    (kmaguire@unb.ca or 506-453-4740). Information on prior institutes,
    including comments from participants, is available at:
                         Registration Form
       Note: You can use our Web Registration Form located at:
    or fill out our email version:
            Introduction To Electronic Texts and Images
                     August 20th to 25th, 2000

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             Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 07:54:34 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: Summer Seminars at Oxford's Humanities Computing Unit

    >> From: Jenny Newman <jenny.newman@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>

    Summer Seminars at Oxford's Humanities Computing Unit

    Oxford University's Humanities Computing Unit is pleased to announce a
    week-long series of seminars on humanities computing, to be held in
    Oxford from the 10th to 14th July 2000.

    The seminars will cater for beginners as well as experienced
    practitioners. If you want to see how new technologies can help you in
    your work, to explore new research tools, or to find out about the
    latest approaches in text encoding, you will find these seminars

    There are seven seminars, each lasting a full day:

    * an introduction to humanities computing
    * making the most of the Internet
    * creating and documenting digital texts
    * creating and sharing databases online
    * multimedia tools and techniques
    * working with XML
    * creating and managing digital libraries

    The seminar website at http://www.hcu.ox.ac.uk/Summer/ includes full
    details of the topics to be covered on each day. Each seminar will
    give you the opportunity to consult with experts about your research
    projects, and will also combine practical hands-on sessions with
    formal presentations. All teaching will be carried out by members of
    the Humanities Computing Unit.

    Who Should Come?

    You should come if you work, or plan to work, with digital texts or
    images, especially in a research context. You should be familiar with
    the concepts of HTML, and with using the Internet. You will leave with
    a clear sense of the principles and processes of electronic text and
    multimedia creation and delivery, and be able to identify those areas
    where you need to learn more.

    How Much Will It Cost?

    Each seminar costs 60GBP (45GBP for members of Oxford University). You can
    book for any combination of individual seminars, and a discount is
    available if you attend for the full week. (250GBP, or 190GBP for members
    of Oxford University).


    Booking information and further details are available online, at


    or contact Jenny Newman, Humanities Computing Unit, OUCS, 13 Banbury
    Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Tel: +44 (0)1865 273221; fax: +44 (0)1865 273275;
    email: Jenny.Newman@oucs.ox.ac.uk

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             Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 07:59:12 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: Colloquium, Oxford Union 28th April

    >> From: Stuart Lee <stuart.lee@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>

    Beyond Control or Through the Looking Glass? Threats and Liberties in the
    Electronic Age

    http://www.hcu.ox.ac.uk/beyond/ [INCLUDES ON-LINE BOOKING FORM]

    Friday 28 April 2000

    The Oxford Union Debating Chamber

    Organised by: Humanities Computing Unit, University of Oxford

    Sponsored by: Guardian Unlimited

    **** NEWS ****

    We are pleased to announce that this event is now being sponsored by
    Guardian Unlimited, the internet network from the Guardian and Observer
    (http://www.guardianunlimited.co.uk/). Simon Waldman, Head of Guardian
    Unlimited, will be chairing the afternoon debate. In addition, two more
    speakers have now been added to the programme:

    Avedon Carol, a founder member of Feminists
    Against Censorship, and author of 'Nudes, Prudes and
    Attitudes: Pornography and Censorship';


    Peter Sommer, Senior Research Fellow, Computer Security Research
    Centre, London School of Economics; Special Advisor to the Commons Trade &
    Industry Select Committee on E-Crime.

    ***** FULL INFORMATION BELOW ********

    Beyond Control or Through the Looking Glass? Threats and Liberties in the
    Electronic Age


    Friday 28 April 2000

    The Oxford Union Debating Chamber

    Organised by: Humanities Computing Unit, University of Oxford

    Sponsored by: Guardian Unlimited (http://www.guardianunlimited.co.uk/)

    <META>Access, Culture, Museums, Libraries, Internet, Censorship, Policing,
    Control, Civil Liberties</META>

    We are constantly being told that the new technologies, and particularly
    the Internet will bring unparalleled benefits to society by increasing
    access to all manner of resources, educational, cultural, and
    entertainment. Yet at the same time we read of Internet scare stories
    about the availability of pornography, racist material, and information
    inciting violence. How can we square this circle? Is the Internet 'Beyond
    Control', or are we 'Through the Looking Glass' into a wonderland of
    strange and new adventures.

    Set in the historical Debating Chamber of the Oxford Union, distinguished
    speakers will present their views and debate the future shape of our
    culture's landscape. The format of Beyond Control will be a mixture of
    presentations, open discussion, and debates. We will aim to stimulate
    discussion between the speakers and encourage the audience to participate

    The list of invited speakers is growing all the time, and at the
    moment we are pleased to announce the following.

    Morning Session: Accessing Cultural Networks

    Speakers will *include*:

    * Prof Bruce Royan, Chief Executive, Scottish Cultural Resources
    Access Network - 'Surfing the heritage:
    the internet and wider access to cultural resources'

    * Dr Suzanne Keene, Head of Collections Management, Science Museum -
    'Museums: does the virtual benefit the actual?'

    * Chris Batt, Chief Network Adviser, Library and Information Commission -
    'The People's Network: The Final Frontier'

    Followed by an open debate on the motion:

    'This House believes that this House is doomed'


    * Peter Sommer, Senior Research Fellow, Computer Security Research
    Centre, London School of Economics - 'Is Internet Crime that New?'

    * Avedon Carol, a founder member of Feminists Against Censorship -
    'Porn & the Net: An explosion of fantasy, a new danger, or just more of
    the same old same old?'

    ***** LUNCH (Not Provided) *****

    Afternoon Session: Policing the Internet (co-organised with CR & CL UK)

    'This house believes that any attempt by Government to police the Internet
    is both unworkable and a severe threat to civil liberties'

    An in-depth debate on Government policies on policing the internet - how
    essential are these? Can they work? How much of a threat do they pose to
    civil liberties? The debate will be led by two speakers for, and two
    speakers against a motion presented to the house, followed by open
    discussion and a vote. This session will be chaired by Simon Waldman,
    Head of Guardian Unlimited. The invited presenters are:

    * Prof Nadine Strossen, New York Law School, & President of the American
    Civil Liberties Union
    * Mr Yaman Akdeniz, Director of Cyber-Rights & Cyber Liberties (UK)

                      ----- vs -----

    * Mr John Abbott, Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence
    * Mr David Kerr, CEO, Internet Watch Foundation

    Who Should Come to 'Beyond Control'?
    Anyone interested in the potential benefits and problems the Internet
    poses for increasing access to resources, be they cultural, or ephemeral.
    The colloquium will be of interest to:

    * museums * libraries * academics * publishers * students * IT and
    Information specialists * the general public * civil liberty experts *
    criminologists * Internet providers * and so on ...

    Venue: The Debating Chamber of the Oxford Union
    The Oxford Union is the world's most famous debating society. Established
    in 1823 and located in glorious Victorian Buildings in the heart of Oxford
    University, it aims to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford
    University, but across the globe (for more information see

    For the last five years the Humanities Computing Unit has organised a
    series of successful events which have discussed the place of technology
    in the spheres of literature, learning, and our cultural resources. In
    1999 we brought together a number of illustrious speakers in the Oxford
    Union to look 'Beyond Art' which discussed how technology asserts itself
    on the creative arts (selected papers can be found
    at: http://info.ox.ac.uk/ctitext/beyond/).

    More information about the Humanities Computing Unit is available from

    Costs per place are as follows:

               40.00 - educational/non-profit
              100.00 - commercial
                5.00 - student/unwaged

    Please note that lunch is not included in the price. Please book early as
    spaces are limited. Concessions for block bookings of five or more (though
    not at the student rate) are available; please contact the organisers
    below for more details. A small number of reduced price places will be
    available for members of the Oxford Union and Oxford University. Cheques
    should be made payable to 'Oxford University Computing Services' and sent
    to the organisers below.

    To register for this event please complete the tear-off slip below and
    return it by 14th April 2000 to:

    Jenny Newman
    Humanities Computing Unit
    OUCS, 13 Banbury Road
    Oxford OX2 6NN.

    Tel. +44 (0)1865 273221
    Fax. +44 (0)1865 273275

    Email: jenny.newman@oucs.ox.ac.uk















    I ENCLOSE A CHEQUE FOR 40.00 (pounds sterling) [Educational Rate]/100.00
    [Commercial Rate]/5.00 [Student/Unwaged rate] MADE PAYABLE TO 'OXFORD



             Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 08:00:10 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: ESSLLI 2000 in Birmingham

    >> From: "Geert-Jan M. Kruijff" <gj@Kwetal.ms.mff.cuni.cz>
                              ESSLLI 2000

        12th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information

                           6-18th August 2000

                           Birmingham, England

    A two week summer school which offers 42 courses at various levels and six
    workshops in the areas of Logic, Computation, and Language. 77 lecturers
    from all over the world. A phenomenally low registration fee and
    accommodation costs. Bursaries for participants from non-OECD
    countries available.

    Visit http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~esslli for the full programme,
    descriptions of lecture courses and a registration form.=20

    REGISTER NOW! Early registration deadline for reduced registration fee
    of 95 Pounds is MAY 31, 2000. After this the registration fee will be
    150 Pounds.

    Applications for bursaries need to be received by MAY 31, 2000.

    Please mail esslli@cs.bham.ac.uk for any queries.


    Jose JFAlio Alferes, Lisboa Agnes Kurucz, London

    Carlos Areces, Amsterdam Marta Kwiatkowska, Birmingham
    Brandon Bennett, Leeds Rob Malouf, Groningen
    Jean-Yves Beziau, Petropolis Carlos MartEDn-Vide, Tarragona

    Patrick Blackburn, Saarbruecken Maarten Marx, Amsterdam

    Hendrik Blockeel, Heverlee Ralph Matthes, Muenchen
    Paolo Bouquet, Trento Mary McGee Wood, Manchester
    Krysia Broda, London Detmar Meurers, Tuebingen
    Greg Carlson, Rochester Wilfried Meyer-Viol, London
    Ann Copestake, Stanford Angelo Montanari, Udine
    Richard Crouch, Xerox PARC Christof Monz, Amsterdam
    James Cussens, York Andrew Moshier, Orange
    Anuj Dawar, Cambridge Stephen Muggleton, York
    Denys Duchier, Saarbruecken Stephan Oepen, Saarbruecken
    Gisbert Fanselow, Potsdam Marc Pauly, Amsterdam
    Caroline Fery, Potsdam David Pearce, Saarbruecken
    Hana Filip, Evanston Alberto Pettorossi, Roma
    Dan Flickinger, Stanford Paul Piwek, Brighton
    Dov Gabbay, London Alberto Policriti, Udine
    Bart Geurts, Nijmegen Ian Pratt-Hartmann, Manchester
    Anastasia Giannakidou, Groningen Maurizio Proietti, Roma
    Valentin Goranko, Johannesburg Christian Retore, Rennes

    Fritz Hamm, Tuebingen Hannes Rieser, Bielefeld
    Erhard Hinrichs, Tuebingen Mark Ryan, Birmingham
    Martin Hofmann, Edinburgh Luciano Serafini, Povo
    Kenneth Holmqvist, Lund Aaron Sloman, Birmingham
    Richard Hudson, London Mike Squire, Warwick
    Mateja Jamnik, Birmingham Johan van Benthem, Amsterdam
    Neil D Jones, Copenhagen Josef van Genabith, Dublin
    Reinhard Kahle, Tuebingen Robert van Rooy, Amsterdam
    Sara Kalvala, Warwick Yde Venema, Amsterdam
    Ruth Kempson, London Andrei Voronkov, Manchester
    Manfred Kerber, Birmingham Shuly Wintner, Philadelphia
    Valia Kordoni, Tuebingen Frank Wolter, Leipzig
    Emiel Krahmer, Eindhoven John H Woods, Lethbridge
    Bob Krovetz, Princeton Michael Zakharyaschev, Leeds
    Geert-Jan Kruijff, Prague Thomas E Zimmermann, Frankfurt
    Peter Kuehnlein, Bielefeld

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