19.274 good news: funding for Stanford Encyc of Philosophy, for scholars affected by Katrina

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 09:21:42 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 274.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (32)
         Subject: funding for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

   [2] From: Dot Porter <dporter_at_uky.edu> (80)
         Subject: RCH Fellowship for Scholars Affected by Katrina

         Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 08:58:22 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: funding for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The following piece of very good news from Martin Hodgson of the
King's College London library concerning the Stanford Encyclopedia of
Philosophy (http://plato.stanford.edu/):

>Dear colleague,
>The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is an online philosophy
>reference resource that is free and open access, allowing the
>education community to share and read for free the writings of
>the finest experts in their fields. Following consultation
>with the UK education community, feedback indicated that this
>is a prime resource for those teaching and studying philosophy.
>Public funding for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy by the
>National Endowment for the Humanities is scheduled to begin
>winding down this Autumn. A fund-raising campaign was launched to build
>a permanent operating fund to ensure that this important resource
>would remain open access and freely available worldwide.
>As a result, we are pleased to announce that the Joint Information
>Systems Committee (JISC) is contributing to the operating fund on
>behalf of the UK education community to secure the future of the
>Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy online.

As someone who has used this online encyclopedia many times, I also
can testify to its usefulness. In situations of interdisciplinary
research it becomes more important than ever that we have solid
introductory material in philosophy and all other subjects -- and
that this material be circulated online without cost.


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         Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 09:17:27 +0100
         From: Dot Porter <dporter_at_uky.edu>
         Subject: RCH Fellowship for Scholars Affected by Katrina

We at the Collaboratory for Research in Computing for Humanities
(RCH) at the University of Kentucky are so impressed by the recent
announcement that The Maryland Institute for Technology in the
Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland, College Park
(http://www.mith.umd.edu/) is offering a fellowship for scholars
affected by Hurricane Katrina that we have petitioned the College of
Arts and Sciences at UK to support a similar position at RCH. Please
distribute this announcement to other lists and post as you see fit.
A web version of the announcement is posted at

Thank you,
Dot Porter, Program Coordinator, RCH

NOTE: The RCH website may be unavailable Friday, September 9, until
the late afternoon.

*Announcement: Residential fellowship available for scholar displaced
by Hurricane Katrina*

With the support of the College of Arts & Sciences and the University
of Kentucky Libraries, the newly reorganized Collaboratory for
Research in Computing for Humanities (RCH) at the University of
Kentucky, Lexington, is pleased to be able to offer an immediate
residential fellowship available to any one faculty member or ABD
doctoral candidate at an institution closed by Hurricane Katrina.

As described in our new mission statement, RCH brings together
faculty and students from Engineering and the Humanities for research
projects with benefits for all involved. We provide infrastructure,
technical assistance, and grant writing assistance to individuals and
groups who propose projects under its auspices. We also encourage and
support interdisciplinary projects among individuals and groups from
UK and around the world.
We invite proposals from individual scholars who are currently
working on a humanities computing project and require facilities to
continue work OR who are in the process of starting a new project and
require facilities and other assistance in getting the project off
the ground. Projects through RCH have traditionally focused on
image-based editing of medieval and, more recently, classical
materials, however we are currently in the exciting process of
branching out and investigating new topics. Any project focused on
the electronic editing of or access to humanistic materials
(manuscripts, rare books, artworks) would be acceptable.

For more details on RCH, please visit our website at http://www.rch.uky.edu/.
The fellowship includes:

     * Private workspace, including both PC and Macintosh workstations.
     * Access to our own hardware and software, and that of the
       Preservation and Digital Programs Division
       <http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/Special/> of the University of
       Kentucky Libraries (a list of hardware available at
     * An opportunity to speak through the "Wednesday Seminar" series at
       the Center for Computational Sciences <http://www.ccs.uky.edu/>.
     * Access to the RCH and Stoa.org <http://www.stoa.org> development
       and production servers. This includes online publication space, as
       well as archival storage space.
     * Consulting on issues of digital scholarship.

Although we will probably not be able to offer a stipend, we are able
to provide some funding for relocation and assistance with a search
for housing.

To apply, please send a letter of inquiry describing your project, a
CV, and contact information for three references. Please send
application materials by email to Dot Porter, the RCH Program
Coordinator, at dporter_at_uky.edu <mailto:dporter_at_uky.edu>, or by
regular mail to:

     Dot Porter
     Collaboratory for Research in Computing for Humanities
     351 William T. Young Library
     University of Kentucky
     Lexington, KY 40506-0456

Consideration of applications will begin immediately. Applications
from women and minorities and graduate students and faculty at
Historically Black Colleges and Universities is encouraged.

Ross Scaife and Jurek Jaromczyk, Directors


Dot Porter, Program Coordinator
Collaboratory for Research in Computing for Humanities
University of Kentucky
351 William T. Young Library
Lexington, KY  40506
dporter_at_uky.edu          859-257-9549
Received on Sat Sep 10 2005 - 04:29:26 EDT

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