Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 168. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2020-07-15 16:46:43+00:00 From: Reg Harbeck
Subject: Introductory email, Humanity and the IBM System/360-descended mainframe Hello, members of the Humanist listserv! I am honoured to join your excellent community. I became aware of this listserv in my research for my Master's thesis about the humanity of the IBM System/360-descended mainframe. It began with reading an article about Fr. Roberto Busa, and then buying a book about him by Prof. Steven E. Jones, "Roberto Busa, S. J., and the Emergence of Humanities Computing." That led me to buy two additional books about digital humanities: "Defining Digital Humanities: A Reader" and "A Companion to Digital Humanities." And they led me to this listserv, the archives of which I have been eagerly digging through to find references to IBM mainframes. Before I provide further context, let me cut to the chase with a request for your insights: I would greatly value any insights you can offer about the role of the IBM System/360 mainframe and its successors (running operating systems that include OS/360, VM, MVT, MVS, OS/390, z/OS and even VSE and TPF, and possibly Linux under VM or z/OS containers in more recent years) in the development of the digital humanities, and also about any contributions that humanities have had to the creation and ongoing development of that platform. Depending on any responses received, I can add more context about my personal and professional journey and thesis if requested. - Reg Harbeck Reg@Harbeck.ca +1.403.605.7986 _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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