16.210 call for book proposals

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 210.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 07:07:47 -0700
             From: John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu>
             Subject: call for book proposals

    Call for Book Proposals: The Humanities and Technology

    M.E. Sharpe, Inc., and the American Association for History and Computing
    (AAHC) are proud to announce the launching of a new book series, The
    Humanities and Technology, edited by David J. Staley, Jeffrey G. Barlow,
    and Dennis A. Trinkle. We invite scholars and educators from history and
    all the humanities disciplines to submit proposals for the series.

    GOAL: The goal of this series is to explore how emerging technologies will
    transform the presentation, communication, and our understanding of history
    and the humanities.

    SCOPE AND DESCRIPTION: The recent development of digital
    technologycomputers, the Internet, virtual realityis transforming academia
    and altering how scholars research, present, and communicate their
    scholarship. These technologies are evolving at a rapid pace, posing
    challenges and presenting concepts never before encountered. This series
    will examine the many issues the new technology raisessuch as scholarship,
    methods, accuracy, and assessmentand trace its impact on teaching, tenure,
    pedagogy, and other matters. It will also explore the philosophical aspects
    of the new technology and how the digital revolution will influence
    thought, communication, and the future of scholarship in the humanities.
    The series will thus range from practical manuals, guides, and how-to books
    to standard historical monographs and theoretical treatises on the
    development, impact, and evolution of the new technology on history and the
    humanities disciplines.

    Books tentatively accepted for the series include:

    Teaching History in the Digital Classroom
    Digital Scholarship in the Tenure, Promotion, and Review Process: A Primer
    Computers, Visualization, and History: How New Technology Will Transform Our
    Understanding of the Past

    SUGGESTED TOPICS: The topics for proposed books should be broad and
    wide-ranging, and should address academics, K-12 teachers, archivists,
    librarians, and/or the general public in the United States and
    internationally as well. Possible topics might include:

    --New forms of digital scholarship.
    --Archiving and storing data, and the effects on research practices.
    --Using databases and quantitative methods.
    --Use of technology by practitioners of the humanities disciplines.
    --Alternative models for scholarly publishing using technology.
    --Computing, cyberspace and the digital culture.
    --Humanizing computing.
    --Conference symposia and other collected works.
    --Reference works.

    M.E. Sharpe and the AAHC have already taken the lead in publishing books
    dealing with history and computing. This series is a natural extension of
    this partnership, adding to the impressive list of books already published
    by Sharpe, such as The History Highway, History.edu, and Writing, Teaching
    and Researching History in the Electronic Age. As this list attests, the
    collaboration between Sharpe and the AAHC has already been fruitful--The
    History Highway is widely regarded as the standard reference work on
    history on the Web--and we anticipate that this series will be as
    successful as these previous ventures.

    To submit a proposal, send a two-page description, a table of contents, and
    a sample chapter to one of the series editors:

    David J. Staley
    Department of History
    Heidelberg College
    310 E. Market St.
    Tiffin, Ohio 44883

    Jeffrey G. Barlow
    Matsushita Chair of Asian Studies
    Director, Matsushita Center for Electronic Learning
    Faculty Director, Berglund Center for Internet Studies
    Department of History
    Pacific University
    2043 College Way
    Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

    Dennis A. Trinkle
    Director of 361 Initiatives,
    Associate Coordinator of Information Services and Technology,
    and Tenzer University Professor in Instructional Technology
    DePauw University
    713 S. Locust Street
    Greencastle, Indiana 46135-1669

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