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Humanist Archives: Oct. 29, 2018, 2:14 p.m. Humanist 31.730 - the relocation and rebirth of Humanist

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 730.
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        Date: 2018-10-29 14:04:41+00:00
        From: Willard McCarty 
        Subject: a relocation and rebirth

Dear members of Humanist,

As you will know from the long silence, with occasional shouts from this 
corner of the world, Humanist as we knew it ceased to work in early July 
of this year. Lamentations from many and thrashings around for help 
followed. Thanks to the superb technical work of Tim Watts and Brian 
Maher of the King's Digital Lab (www.kdl.kcl.ac.uk), the insightful 
leadership of its Director, Dr James Smithies, and approval of the 
necessary work at Faculty level, Humanist works once more. Or so I trust 
as I write this note. My thanks to the several people who volunteered to 
help when help was so badly needed. But it seemed to me, as it did to 
James, that King's College London, my academic home for the last many 
years, was the best place for it.

Brian, Tim and I concluded that the only visible change in Humanist 
should be the interface that I face daily. It has been beautifully and 
functionally redesigned. The daily postings that you see, however, 
remain exactly the same. The subscription mechanism is new, so also 
presentation of the autobiographical statements. The internal workings 
(a.k.a. the back-end) has been completely rebuilt and, Tim tells me, 
simplified and made more robust. The numbering of postings should pick 
up where they left off, with the same volume-number.

The web-page needs changing, of course. Please do report anything that 
doesn't look or function as it should. If this test-message 
works as it should, I will follow with a posting that arrived this 
morning. If you see what I think you will see, please resume sending in 
queries, comments, announcements and the like.

Welcome back!

Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of
Digital Humanities, King's College London; Adjunct Professor, Western
Sydney University; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews

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