18.002 ACLS Commission meeting

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Mon May 10 2004 - 16:15:53 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 002.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Fri, 07 May 2004 06:52:22 +0100
             From: John Unsworth <unsworth@uiuc.edu>
             Subject: ACLS Commission, May meeting

    With generous support from Northwestern University's Office of Research and
    Office of Information Technology, and from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
    the American Council of Learned Societies' Commission on
    Cyberinfrastructure for Hmanities and Social Sciences will hold its second
    public hearing in Evanston, Illinois, on Saturday, May 22nd, 2004. The
    meeting will be held from 10 am until 1 pm, in the Allen Center on the
    campus of Northwestern University. Maps of the campus are online at
    http://www.northwestern.edu/campus/maps.html. The meeting is open to the
    public. The closest hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, in
    Evanston. For more hotel information, see:


    O'Hare airport is the closest air terminal. A cab ride from O'Hare to the
    Evanston campus of Northwestern is about $24.

    In January, 2003, the National Science Foundation issued a report
    recommending significant changes to support greatly enhanced
    cyberinfrastructure to support research in science and engineering

    The current ACLS commission is charged with identifying and articulating
    similar challenges and solutions for the humanities and social sciences,
    and they will be working on the following elements of their charge
    throughout this year:

         * Describe and analyze the current state of humanities and social
           science cyberinfrastructure
         * Articulate the requirements and the potential contributions of the
           humanities and the social sciences in developing a
           cyberinfrastructure for information, teaching, and research
         * Recommend areas of emphasis and coordination for the various
           agencies and institutions, public and private, that contribute to
           the development of this cyberinfrastructure

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