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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 597.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: K.C.Cameron@exeter.ac.uk (K. C. Cameron) (64)
             Subject: Exeter CALL 2001

       [2] From: mhayward <mhayward@grove.iup.edu> (20)
             Subject: Call For Papers: MLA December 2001

       [3] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (188)
             Subject: UK's Digital Resources for the Humanities conference:
                     London 8-10 July 2001

       [4] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (45)
             Subject: TO FILM OR TO SCAN SEMINAR IN ST. PAUL: March 27-29

       [5] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (40)
             Subject: NINCH/CAA COPYRIGHT TOWN MEETING: March 3, 2001,

       [6] From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni- (68)
             Subject: Bob Horn on _IMPLICATIONS FOR PHILOSOPHY OF

             Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 06:46:23 +0000
             From: K.C.Cameron@exeter.ac.uk (K. C. Cameron)
             Subject: Exeter CALL 2001


    EXETER CALL 2001

    September 1- 3 2001

    CALL- The Challenge of Change

    This will be the ninth biennial conference to be held in Exeter on Computer
    Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Previous conferences have allowed not
    only experts in the field, but all interested parties, to meet and discuss
    problems and progress in CALL in a relaxed atmosphere. Many of the papers
    have been published in Computer Assisted Language Learning. An
    International Journal (Swets & Zeitlinger), and bear witness to the weighty
    discoveries and research into this important area of modern education. If
    we are to work together and share our knowledge, an occasion such as the
    next conference provides a wonderful forum for us to do so.

    To mark the opening of the Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies, the
    conference will host an optional workshop on 'Arabic meeting the challenge
    of CALL'.

    The estimated cost is 165 (one hundred and sixty-five pounds sterling) for
    en-suite accommodation in the Postgraduate Centre or 135 (one hundred and
    thirty-five pounds sterling) for standard accommodation in Mardon Hall.
    Both the Postgraduate Centre and Mardon Hall are centrally situated on the
    University campus, and the prices include full board, the Conference fee
    and a copy of the Proceedings - 100 pounds is the charge for

    Proposals (c.100-150 words) are invited by February 1 2001 for papers (25
    mins) on any aspect of research in CALL which fits into the general theme
    of 'CALL - The Challenge of Change'.

    For further information, please return the form below to :

    (Professor) Keith Cameron, CALL 2001 Conference, School of Modern
    Languages, Queen's Building, The University, EXETER, EX4 4QH, (UK);
    tel/fax (0)1392 264221/2; email <K.C.Cameron@ex.ac.uk>

    CALL 2001, Exeter,
    CALL - The Challenge of Change



    *I wish to attend the CALL conference September 1-3 2001

    *I wish to attend the CALL conference Arabic Workshop September 3 (p.m.) 2001

    * Special dietary requirements:

    *Please invoice me for *en-suite / *standard accommodation

    *I wish to propose a paper on:

    *Please send further particulars about the conference
    (* Delete as necessary)

    Keith Cameron

    Professor of French and Renaissance Studies,
    FRHistS, Chevalier dans l'ordre des Palmes academiques

    Editor of:
    - Computer Assisted Language Learning,
    - Exeter Textes litteraires, (http://www.ex.ac.uk/uep/french.htm);
    - Exeter Tapes, (http://www.ex.ac.uk/french/staff/cameron/ExTapes.html);
    - EUROPA - online & European Studies Series,
    - Elm Bank Modern Language Series, (http://www.elm-bank-publications.co.uk)

    Department of French, Queen's Building, The University, EXETER, EX4 4QH, G.B.
    WWW (http://www.ex.ac.uk/french/)
    Tel: 01392 264221 / + 44 1392 264221;Fax: 01392 264222 / + 44 (19) 1392 264222
    E/mail: K.C.Cameron@ex.ac.uk

             Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 06:52:10 +0000
             From: mhayward <mhayward@grove.iup.edu>
             Subject: Call For Papers: MLA December 2001

    The MLA's Discussion Group on Computer Studies in Language and Literature
    announces a call for papers for the December 2001 Conference in New Orleans.
    The conference will be held December 27-30. The topic for this session is:

             "Digital Approaches to Language and Text: Words, Images and Beyond"

             Current studies in stylistics, authorship, linguistics, pedagogy,
             quantitative and qualitative analysis. Particular interest in new
             directions and the state of the art.

    Submit abstracts via e-mail by March 1 to Henry Biggs,


    For further information you may email Henry or write or call:

             Henry Biggs, Assistant Dean Washington University
             205 S. Brookings Dr.
             Campus Box 1117
             St. Louis, Mo. 63130

    To present at the MLA Conference you must be a member of the MLA
    (Modern Language Association) at the time of the acceptance of the proposal.

    Malcolm Hayward
    Department of English
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania

             Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 20:33:11 +0000
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: UK's Digital Resources for the Humanities conference:
    London 8-10 July 2001

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    January 16, 2001

                 DRH2001: Digital Resources for the Humanities conference
                                 July 8-10, 2001: London
                         Proposals DEADLINE: February 10, 2001

    Proposals are now being solicited for the excellent annual DRH conference
    in the UK, to be held this year in London. Please note the five themes the
    organizers seek to stress: visualisation of data; a managed digital
    environment; diversity and multi-culturalism; world-wide access; and

    David Green

    >Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 08:29:29 +0000
    >From: Liz Lewis <liz.lewis@ahds.ac.uk>

    (This message is forwarded on behalf of Andrew Prescott of
    the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield)


    The DRH conferences

    The annual Digital Resources for the Humanities conference is the major
    forum for all those involved in, and affected by, the digitization of our
    cultural heritage: the scholar creating or using an electronic resource to
    further research; the teacher gathering Web resources into an online
    learning environment; the publisher or broadcaster integrating print or
    analogue with the digital to reach new audiences; the librarian, curator
    or archivist wishing to improve both access to and conservation of the
    digital information that characterizes contemporary culture and
    scholarship; the computer or information scientist seeking to apply new
    developments to the creation, exploitation and management of humanities
    resources. A volume of select papers from the conferences is published

    DRH 2001

    DRH 2001 will be held at the School of Oriental and African Studies,
    University of London, Malet Street, London WC1 from 8-10 July 2001.

    The academic programme of the conference will comprise academic papers,
    panel discussions, and poster presentations. An exhibition of products and
    services of interest to participants will form an important part of the
    conference. The conference is known for its friendly atmosphere and
    welcomes developers and users of digital resources from, amongst others,
    universities, libraries, archives, museums, galleries, broadcasters,
    publishers and community groups. The conference social programme will, we
    hope, encourage informal discussion and the chance to make lasting
    contacts between members of the different groups represented.


    The Conference Programme Committee seeks proposals for papers, panel
    sessions and posters relating to the creation and use of digital resources
    in all aspects of work in the humanities. Prospective speakers are asked
    to bear in mind the following points: - Paper and session proposals should
    seek to develop themes and intellectual approaches which will be of
    interest and relevance across the subject domain; it is not sufficient
    simply to outline recent work on an individual project. Papers should take
    account of, and seek to address, strategic themes across the subject
    domain. Preference will be given to papers which outline innovative
    technical approaches or explore subject areas which have been generally
    neglected by the humanities computing community. Areas on which DRH
    conferences have particularly concentrated in the past have included the
    creation of digital resources, providing access to digital projects, and
    digital preservation. The Conference Programme Committee from DRH 2001
    will particularly also welcome proposals which relate to the following

    Visualisation of data: the use of graphical interfaces, GIS and other
    techniques for the exploration of data sets. What are the major issues for
    the use of these technologies by humanities scholars? What new insights do
    they offer for those working in the humanities?

    A managed digital environment: How far and in what ways do the initiatives
    to knit together, coordinate and develop existing initiatives for the
    creation of digital resources address the needs of humanities researchers?
    What shape should the future digital humanities environment be? How can
    digital initiatives be used to create new communities and to support
    initiatives to consolidate such communities (as, for example, in the use
    of digital technologies in support of an e-Europe)?

    Diversity and multi-culturalism: How can the creation and dissemination of
    digital resources in the humanities help to underpin and further a
    multi-cultural society? What are the major issues in creating and
    accessing digital resources for different groups in society? What
    technical issues affect the use of digital resources to further a policy
    of social inclusiveness? How can network technologies be used to support
    community programmes?

    World Wide access: How can the development of humanities digital resources
    support the creation of genuinely international access to the new
    e-culture? How can digital technologies suport the work of humanities
    scholars working on subjects connected with Asia and Africa?

    Convergence: How will the anticipated convergence between televisual,
    comunication and computing media affect research in the humanities? What
    new opportunities does it offer?

    Submitting Proposals

    The deadline for submitting proposals is 10 February 2001 and
    notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 30 March 2001. Please note
    that all participants in the conference, including speakers, are expected
    to pay their own conference and accommodation costs. We hope, however, to
    offer a limited number of bursaries covering the conference fee for
    certain categories of participant. All proposals will be reviewed by at
    least two referees with relevant expertise. The final decision on
    acceptance into the conference programme rests with the Programme

    For all type of proposal, authors are encouraged to provide a clear
    overview of the work to be presented; state how the proposal relates to
    the themes of the conference; outline any original or innovative methods,
    technical solutions or conclusions; outline the demonstrable value of the
    work to the broad humanities community. All proposals should be submitted
    in English. All proposals should include full name, institutional
    affiliation, postal address, telephone, fax and e-mail details for all
    participants. All abstracts will be printed in the conference book of

    Papers: We invite proposals for conference papers lasting no more than 20
    minutes. Proposals should be between 750 and 1,000 words. Papers will be
    grouped into sessions of three papers. You are welcome to propose a
    session of three papers relating to a specific theme. In this case,
    session organisers should provide a clear description (c.250 words) of how
    the papers relate to each other, in addition to the three abstracts.
    Please note that all proposals for papers, whether individual submissions
    or part of a themed session, will be independently reviewed.

    Themed Panel Sessions: We invite proposals for themed panel sessions
    lasting no more than 90 minutes. Proposals should be between 1,000-1,500
    words. The panel organiser should include details of the individuals or
    organisations who have agreed to form the panel. Panel sessions are
    intended to provide a forum for discussion of a specific theme or issue,
    introduced by panel members.

    Posters: We invite proposals for posters. Proposals should be between 750
    and 1,000 words. Posters provide the opportunity for a visual, rather than
    oral, presentation of work within an informal atmosphere. Posters will be
    on display throughout the conference in a prominent area. Posters should
    not include software demonstrations. Where a software demonstration is
    required, the proposer should apply to be an exhibitor at the academic

    Conference Publications: A book of abstracts, containing the revised
    versions of all accepted papers, panel sessions and posters, will be
    provided to all conference delegates. These abstracts will also be
    published on the conference web site. A volume of Selected Papers will be
    published following the conference. Everyone who presents a paper at the
    conference will be invited to submit a full version of their paper for
    consideration for the publication.

    Organisation: The Programme Committee, which has responsibility for the
    academic programme of the conference, is chaired by Professor Andrew
    Prescott of the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield. A
    list of the programme committee will shortly be posted on the DRH website

    Call for hosts for DRH 2003

    The DRH Standing Committee warmly invites proposals to host the DRH
    conference in 2003 Prospective applicants should refer to the conference
    Protocol and to other information on the DRH web site. Colleagues wishing
    to host the conference should write in the first instance to the Chair of
    the Standing Committee, Dr Marilyn Deegan, at marilyn.deegan@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

    AHC Strand

    The 1999 DRH conference, at King's College London, was held in conjunction
    with the annual conference of the Association for History and Computing
    (UK). DRH 2001 will follow this very successful experience by including a
    substantial AHC strand of sessions, lasting for at least one day. The AHC
    strand will represent a conference within a conference, in which AHC
    members will have an opportunity to give and to hear papers on historical
    computing, while benefiting from cross-fertilisation with other humanists
    with similar interests. Proposals for papers in the AHC strand will be
    sent to the AHC (UK) committee, who will arrange for them to be refereed.

    The AHC's aims are to promote and develop interest in the use of computers
    in all types of historical study at every level, in both teaching and
    research. Recent years have seen the Association move from its
    traditional emphasis upon quantitative methods and database management to
    greater concern with such issues as digitisation, Web-based publication,
    teaching and learning with digital resources, and improving access to
    digital resources and archival holdings. The AHC invites papers on these
    and other aspects of the application of computers, whether for research,
    teaching or archives. In line with the rest of the DRH conference,
    African and oriental topics are particularly welcome, but papers may be
    submitted on any historical topic.

    Andrew Prescott
    Humanities Research Institute
    Floor 14, Arts Tower
    University of Sheffield
    Sheffield S10 2TN


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             Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 20:34:52 +0000
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: TO FILM OR TO SCAN SEMINAR IN ST. PAUL: March 27-29

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    January 18, 2001

                      Northeast Document Conservation Center presents
                        A Seminar on Preservation Microfilming and
                        Digital Imaging of Paper-Based Materials
                         March 27-29, 2001: St. Paul, Minnesota

    >Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 11:21:05 -0500
    >From: "Jamie Doyle" <jdoyle@nedcc.org>
    >To: Multiple recipients of list <arl-ejournal@arl.org>
    >Northeast Document Conservation Center presents
    >Preservation Options in a Digital World: To Film or To Scan
    >A Seminar on Preservation Microfilming and
    >Digital Imaging of Paper-Based Materials
    >March 27, 28, 29, 2001
    >at the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota
    >The seminar is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
    >It is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society and the Upper Midwest
    >Conservation Association.
    >In the 21st century, digital technologies will have a profound impact on the
    >way institutions manage and deliver information. But will digitization also
    >become a tool of the preservation community? Will microfilm become
    >This seminar will evaluate an emerging digital technology against a set of
    >preservation criteria and a proven preservation microfilming model.
    >It is designed to teach administrators critical thinking and criteria for
    >evaluation: how to plan and implement projects, how to evaluate technology
    >as a preservation strategy, and how to understand the relationship between
    >costs and quality. Instruction will focus on compliance with national and
    >international standards as well as best practices for both microfilm and
    >digital imaging. This is not a technician training program. It is a
    >management seminar with a preservation focus.
    [material deleted]

             Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 20:35:32 +0000
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: NINCH/CAA COPYRIGHT TOWN MEETING: March 3, 2001, Chicago

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    January 18, 2001

                             NINCH/CAA COPYRIGHT TOWN MEETING
                  Intellectual Property in Academe: Licensing Scenarios
                                  March 3, 2001, Chicago


    >Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 16:01:18 -0500
    >To: rabaron@pipeline.com, "Tom Bower" <bowert@nmah.si.edu>,
    >From: "Robert A. Baron" <rabaron@pipeline.com>


    The Committee on Intellectual Property of the College Art Association
    (CAA), in conjunction with the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural
    Heritage (NINCH), wishes to announce the program for the forthcoming fifth
    annual Town Meeting devoted to the topic of intellectual property in academe.

    Scheduled as part of the upcoming Conference of the College Art Association
    (Chicago, February 28-March 3; see
    <http://www.collegeart.org)>http://www.collegeart.org), the Town Meeting
    will be held Saturday, March 3, 2001 in two sessions: 9:30-noon for
    presentations, and 12:30-2:00 for discussion. The sessions are open to all
    -- to registered conference attendees and to unregistered individuals who
    purchase a single-session ticket at the conference.

    Detailed information about the program, attendance, the speakers, their
    topics and more may be found at the following


    This fifth edition of the annual NINCH/CAA Copyright Town Meeting is
    devoted to intellectual property that has been specifically prepared to be
    licensed for educational and scholarly use. It concerns the distribution of
    copyrighted and other materials especially crafted to meet the current and
    emerging needs of university artists and of art historians, among others.
    The presenters will be given opportunity to explain how their products can
    alter, improve, or re-create the methods of education and research. The
    speakers have been asked to discuss how their services and products
    specifically help fulfill educational and scholarly missions in ways that
    unlicensed collections typically do not or can not.

    [material deleted]

             Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 20:36:40 +0000
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>

    Greetings Humanists,

    [Hello, I thought, this might interest you--if you are near to the "Oregon
    State University", then it would be worthful to visit the below conference
    --in which famous Socratic educator and computer scientist, Professor
    Robert Horn would be presenting his ideas/thoughts/critiques on "Can
    Computers Think?" --as an opening speaker at the _Computers and Philosophy
    Conference_ at Oregon State University, Corvalis, Oregon. Thanks and
    courtesy to Professor Terry Winograd. Best Wishes.-Arun]

    Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 15:43:32 -0800
    From: Terry Winograd <winograd@CS.Stanford.EDU>


    Robert E. Horn, Visiting Scholar at the Program on People, Computers, and
    Design of the Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford
    University, will be the opening speaker at the Computers and Philosophy
    Conference at Oregon State University, Corvalis, Oregon

    7 p.m. Thursday, JANUARY 18, 2001
    at the C&E Auditorium at LaSells Stewart Center
    Oregon State University
    Corvalis, OR



    In this talk I will explore five areas which come together in the recent
    series of argumentation maps our project at Stanford has been creating --
    Mapping Great Debates: Can Computers Think? These five areas are (1)
    visual language, which is emerging as a new international auxiliary
    language, consisting of the tight integration of words, images, and shapes
    (and described in my book, Visual Language) (2) argumentation mapping, a
    new diagraming technique for mapping debates, that gives us considerable
    new capacity to analyze complex ideas (and the focus of our project at
    Stanford); (3) information design and knowledge management, two new
    disciplines, that are creating the foundations for the next stage of the
    world wide web; (4) computers which are the subject matter as well as the
    tool used in our project about artificial intelligence and cognitive
    science; and (5) how all these new tools, ideas and languages can affect
    philosophy, a study of much that is important about our lives. Among the
    other topics I will address are the display of complex ideas, the creation
    of novel approaches to navigation and access; why paragraphs are an
    outdated unit of composition and thinking and what to do to replace
    them. Finally, I will suggest that the congruence of all these ideas
    suggests a new approach to the ethics of knowledge sharing, which I take to
    be what the university is all about.


    For the past few years, Robert E. Horn has been a Visiting Scholar in the
    Program on People, Computers, and Design at The Center for the Study of
    Language and Information, Stanford University. He is the author of the
    recently published book Visual Language: Global Communication for the 21st
    Century . He is project director of the recently released Mapping Great
    Debates project, (publisher: www.macrovu.com) and especially proud these
    days that these argumentation maps have received a full-page review in the
    journal Nature as well as been hung in a recent fine arts exhibit at the
    Stroom Center for the Visual Arts in The Hague and at the Coventry School
    of Art and Design. His book about structuring information, Mapping
    Hypertext, (distributor: www.infomap.com) has become a classic source of
    ideas for web site design. He has been the CEO of an international
    consulting company that he founded (Information Mapping, Inc.) and has
    taught graduate courses at Harvard and Columbia Universities.

    Robert E. Horn
    Visiting Scholar
    Program on People, Computers, and Design
    The Center for the Study of Language and Information
    Stanford University
    URL: <http://www.stanford.edu/~rhorn)


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