Biographies, 15th supplement (961)
Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@VM.EPAS.UTORONTO.CA)
Wed, 4 Jan 89 23:01:44 EST
Humanist Mailing List, Vol. 2, No. 479. Wednesday, 4 Jan 1989.
Date: 4 January 1989
From: Willard McCarty <MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: 15th supplement to the biographies
I would like to take this opportunity to express the delight I always
seem to feel after editing a new batch of biographies. It is, of course,
a relief to finish an overdue task (this time there are 28 of them!),
but the largely clerical labour involved is made very light indeed by
the infectious energy and enthusiasm most of the biographies express.
I find the community of computing humanists to be especially interesting
and congenial in comparison to other academic groupings I know. Perhaps
this is because so little status is to be obtained among the mighty for
being involved with computing, perhaps also because computing in the
humanities naturally tends to attract a radically interdisciplinary
group of practitioners. Then, too, computing is fun.
Whatever the causes, the effect continues to be full of sap, though the
wintry chill of unavoidable work periodically leads to spare silences.
Let 10,000 forests foliate!
Autobiographies of Humanists
Following are 27 additional entries to the collection of
autobiographical statements by members of the Humanist discussion
group and 1 revised entry.
Humanists on IBM VM/CMS systems will want a copy of Jim Coombs'
exec for searching and retrieving biographical entries. It is
kept on Humanist's file-server; for more information, see the
Guide to Humanist.
Further additions, corrections, and updates are welcome.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, Univ. of Toronto
4 January 1989
*Aichele, Klaus E. <KAEBH@CUNYVM>
Prof., Department of Modern Languages, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn
NY 11210. Telephone 212 877 3389.
I was born in Germany in 1939 and have lived in New York since
1966. I have doctoral degrees in Classical Philology (Tuebingen
l966) and in Comparative Literature (Columbia Un.l972). Books on
Greek tragedy (Tuebingen l966) and on the drama of Antichrist in
medieval and Renaissance literature (The Hague l974).
Since l975 my interests have shifted to the theater, I have
received solid training as an actor-singer-dancer, have
participated in a number of Off-off Broadway productions and
written two plays (unpublished). In l989 I will have a sabbatical
that I would like to spend in North Africa with the goal of
learning Arabic which I studied for two years about five years
ago. I am interested in Computer software for the study of Arabic
and in language institutes and schools in North Africa.
*Anderson, Ivy <ANDERSON@BRANDEIS>
Brandeis University Libraries, PO Box 9110, Waltham, MA 02254-
9110, (617) 736-4671
I am the Systems Librarian at Brandeis University, where I manage
an automated library system and participate in long-range
planning for information technology. Prior to 1985 I worked in
the field of music librarianship (also at Brandeis), and I have a
background in music history and theory, although I do not work
actively in music at present. I am interested in knowing about
the kinds of things scholars in the humanities are doing in the
area of computer applications, and how computer systems are being
used in general to support scholarly communication and research,
as part of my role in trying to develop the kinds of information
systems and services that scholars will need from academic
libraries in the future.
*Burt, John <burt@brandeis>
Department of English, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02254,
I am an Assistant Professor of English at Brandeis, and I direct
its Freshman Writing Program. My chief interests in computers are
in supporting Freshman Writing. I also of course use both our
mainframe at Brandeis and my computer at home for word processing
and recordkeeping. I have recently published a book on Robert
Penn Warren. I also have an interest in public domain programming
for the cp/m operating system. I have put together out of public
domain parts a word processing system which does just about
everything I might want to do, and I have done some recreational
programing in MBASIC and Small-C.
*Cope, KEVIN L. <ENCOPE@LSUVM>
Assistant (Associate Pending) Professor of English Literature,
Department of English, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge,
Louisiana, 70803-4001, U.S.A., (504) 388-2864 or (504) 388-5922
(offices), (504) 766-2719 (home and answering machine).
Kevin L. Cope took his doctorate at Harvard University in 1983.
Since that time, he has served on the faculty of the Department
of English of Louisiana State University, specializing in
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Studies.
His interests and publications include genre theory, especially
the theory of satire, relations between philosophy and
literature, gothicism, Samuel Johnson, Scottish studies,
political rhetoric, social contract theory, sentimentalism, and a
variety of other topics in his field of specialization.
Recently, he has taken an interest in comparative studies and
Kevin Cope is a member of the American Society for Eighteenth-
Century Studies, the Northeast Area Society for Eighteenth-
Century Studies, the South-Central Society for Eighteenth-Century
Studies, the Mississippi Philological Association, the American
Comparative Literature Association, the International Comparative
Literature Association, the International Society for Eighteenth-
Century Studies, the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association,
and the South-Central Modern Language Association. He reviews
books in his area of expertise for the South-Central Review, the
South Atlantic Quarterly, The Eighteenth Century: A Current
Bibliography, The Age Of Johnson, and Studies in the Novel. He
is currently organizing conference sessions on extreme experience
in the eighteenth century and on philosophical rhetoric in Locke,
Leibniz, Berkeley, and Shaftesbury.
*Corre, Alan David <email@example.com>
Professor of Hebrew Studies, Department of Hebrew Studies,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI,
53201, USA. (414) 229-4245
I was born in London, England May 2, 1931. I am married with four
grown children. I came to live in the United States in 1955 and
served for eight years as rabbi of Congregation Mikveh Israel,
Philadelphia. I received a Ph.D. in Linguistics in 1962 from the
University of Pennsylvania, and in 1963 was appointed to the
Hebrew Studies faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
where I have remained ever since. My research interests include
Semitic Linguistics and the history and culture of the Sephardic
Jews. I am particularly interested in Judeo-Arabic (Arabic
written in Hebrew characters) which spans both interests.
I became interested in computer applications in the Humanities
around 1975 when I visited Professor Alinei at the University of
Utrecht to see his project on Italian. I decided to work on a
computerized dictionary and chrestomathy of modern literary
Judeo-Arabic, and this disk-based project has been completed. I
learned a number of computer languages including Pascal, Lisp and
Snobol-4. I have written a number of programs for instructional
purposes in Hebrew, and have taught Pascal in faculty computer
literacy programs. I have also worked summers for the
Astronautics Corporation of America on such things as data flow
analysis and writing procedures for software production. I have
written a book on the Icon programming language which is
scheduled for publication in April 1989.
*Halteren, Hans <COR_HVH@HNYKUN52.BITNET>
Dept. of English OR Dept. of Language and Speech, University of
Nijmegen, Erasmusplein 1, 6525 HT Nijmegen, The Netherlands;
telephone (NL) 080-512836
As computer science was not available as a main subject at the
time, I studied mathematics. However, I threw in all the computer
science courses that were given. Apart from being fun, this had
another positive effect: I was offered a job as a computer
scientist before I got my master's degree.
The job was being the main worker on the Linguistic DataBase
(LDB) project. This joint project of the computer science and the
linguistics departments was to create a database for the storage
and access of syntactic analyses trees of natural language
utterances. As I thought it would be nice to work with computers
and language (as well as just to work with computers, and even
just to work), I took the job and thus became part of the TOSCA
(originally abbreviation for TOols for Syntactic Corpus Analysis)
group, the local corpus linguists. As you can guess from the name
and from the job description above, the main focus of the group's
work is syntactic analysis (i.e. full syntax trees, not just
morphological tagging) of corpora (i.e. running texts with all
those strange things people never produce when they are asked to
provide example sentences).
After about three years (I never believed the two years they
planned) the LDB was pronounced complete, stable and available to
the outside world (of course bug were discovered and fixed
afterwards, and will be until the end of time, as the laws of
software engineering teach us). It could store analysed corpora,
let linguists view the analysis trees on their terminal (whatever
type: vt100-like if lucky, adm if not) and contained a full query
language for searching, counting, creating frequency tables etc.
... I'd better stop now ot I'll be rewriting all those nice
descriptions sitting around; see eg. the Humanities Computing
Yearbook for a short, the proceedings of ALLC86 for a medium or
Linguistic Exploitation of Syntactic Databases (van Halteren and
van den Heuvel, Rodopi, Amsterdam) for a long description. ...
Now, after some more years, more than 40 universities all over
the world have requested, been sent and (I hope) used the LDB.
Meanwhile, back here developments went on. The LDB was
transformed to the Computer Library of Utterances for Exercises
in Syntax (CLUES). The query language was extended for the
specification of student exercises, such as filling in categories
removed from the analysis tree nodes or even rebuilding parts of
the trees. The terminal interface also was extended, so that the
student could do these exercises interactively.
After the experiences with implementing these programs, together
with lots of other, smaller, programs operating on analysis
trees, I concluded that there was a real need for a development
system for applications working on linked data, at least suitable
for trees but preferably even nets. It should provide storage,
search and terminal interfacing facilities and more. I coined the
name STRIDER (Study of Tree Representable Information by Direct
Exploratory Research, sorry, better forget that) for this project
and am now working on it, hoping it will result in a Phd. for me
and something useful for the world.
All this means that my interests are:
Primary interest: - large amounts of data with links between the
items, eg. analysis trees, family relations, hypertext (let me
know if you have/know of such data)
Secondary interests: - compilation, analysis and exploitation of
corpora - syntactic analysis of natural language
Other interests: - everything else
*Harpold, Terence Alan <tharpold@penndrls>
420 Williams Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania 19104 (USA), office: 215 898 6836; home: 215 386
September 1983-present: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,
PA. A.M. (Comparative Literature and Literary Theory), May, 1987.
Currently working towards PhD in Comparative Literature and
September 1982-June 1983: Universite de L'Etat de New York a
Stony Brook, Programme de Philosophie et de Sciences Humaines
(Paris IV), Paris, France. Courses in Philosophy (Paris IV),
Linguistics (Paris III), Literary Theory (Ecole des Hautes Etudes
en Sciences Sociales, Paris VII),and Sociology (Paris X).
September 1977-May 1983: State University of New York, Stony
Brook, NY. B.A. (English), May 1983. Extensive coursework in
Computer Science, Mathematics and Linguistics.
Current research interests (dissertation topics?): The hysterical
subject in the English sentimental novel; Psychoanalytic
interpretation of non-linear narrative structures
(i.e.,hypertext); Hypertext models of psychotic discourse.
1. "The Dream of the Dead Father in the Scene of the Law: On
Wilde's <The Picture of Dorian Gray>." "Lacan, Language, and
Literature." Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, May 26-29, 1988.
2. "'Did you get Mathilda from Papa?': Family Romance and the
Circulation of Mary Shelley's Mathilda." (Program on "The
Romantic Family", arranged by the Division of the English
Romantic Period.) 1986 Convention of the Modern Languages
Association of America. New York, NY, December 27-30, 1986. 3.
"The Anatomy of Satire: Psychic Aggression and Satirical Physic
in Gulliver's Travels." International Conference on Wit and Humor
in Literature and the Visual Arts. West Georgia College,
Atlanta, GA, 7-9 November 1986. 4. "'An object of terror and
delight': Notes on a Privileged Signifier of Sexual Difference in
Cleland's Fanny Hill ." Conference on Feminism and
Psychoanalysis. Illinois State University, Normal, IL, May 1-3,
1. "'Wilde's Incision': Murder, Sacrifice and the Fading of the
Subject." Forthcoming (Fall 1989) in collection of selected
essays from Kent State University conference, Fall 1988. 2. "'Did
you get Mathilda from Papa?':Seduction Fantasy and the
Circulation of Mary Shelley's Mathilda." Studies in Romanticism
(Forthcoming, Spring 1989).
Independent consultant for Macintosh (hardware, software,
instruction), specializing in custom Hypercard design and
*Harris, Judi <jbh7c@Virginia>
Teacher-LINK Coordinator, Curry School of Education, University
of Virginia, 292 Ruffner Hall, 405 Emmet Street, Charlottesville,
VA 22903, U.S.A. (804) 924-7471
Hello! I am the coordinator for a teacher telecommunications
network called Teacher-LINK that is a cooperative effort between
IBM and the Curry School of Education at the University of
Virginia. We link professors, supervising teachers in public
schools, student teacher interns, university student teaching
supervisors, and public school students electronically through
remote use of mainframe computers from classrooms and homes. Our
participants share lesson plans, solve practical problems, share
resource information, engage their astudents in international
correspondence, even help public school students to
electronically correspond with novels' protagonists and
historical figures by using electronic mail and conferencing in a
variety of innovative ways. My job is to function as the
facilitative liason between the school of education, where I am
completing my doctoral work in Instructional Teachnology, and the
area public schools. All of our participants have BitNet access,
and we would love to hear from those of you that would like to
correspond with them!
I came to the University in the fall of 1986 to do doctoral work
and teach graduate courses in instructional computing. Before
then, I was an elementary school classroom teacher (6th grade),
elementary math and computer specialist, and adjunct professor
for six years in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. In 1981, I
became involved with teaching the Logo programming language to
students and teachers as a specialist, graduate instructor, and
computer consultant. I've written a monthly column for a
national publication called LOGO Exchange since September 1986
that offers ways in which Logo use can be integrated into
traditional subject study in elelmentary and middle schools. Now
I also write a Logo column for a national educational computing
journal called The Computing Teacher.
My dissertation, is, of course, a study involving Logo. It is a
qualitative study of the scope and depth of cross-referencable
information that can be culled from upper-elementary students'
drawings done with Logo, a touch-sensitive graphics tablet, and
crayons. I hope to finish it in December of 1989.
My non-academic interests include folk music, metaphysics, and
Assistant Professor, History Department, Box N, Brown University,
Providence, R.I. 02912. U.S.A. Tel: (401) 863 2131
My research is into religion, party politics, popular politics
and popular culture in late seventeenth-century England. My book,
London Crowds in the Reign of Charles II, came out in 1987, and I
am currently working on a study of Britain in the First Age of
Party, 1660-1714. Before coming to Brown, I was a research fellow
at Emmanuel College Cambridge.
*Hawthorne, Mark <FAC_MDHA@JMUVAX1>
Professor of English, Department of English, James Madison
University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, (703) 568- 6655 office, (703)
Most recent publications: _Spanish Business Letters_, with Howard
Cohen, an interactive MSDOS program written in Turbo Pascal,
_Checker_, a style and mechanics checker for Advanced
Composition, an interactive MSDOS program written in Turbo Pascal
and used with WordPerfect 4.x, August 1988.
_Review_, a grammar and style review for Remedial Composition, an
interactive MSDOS program written in Turbo Pascal and used with
Diana Hacker's _Rules for Writers_ in our computer composition
lab, June 1988.
Most recent activities: Running the Computer Composition Lab, a
part of the English Department's composition program, December
1986 to now.
Seminar on Seminars, an interdisciplinary project developing
materials and software for a university wide and cross cultural
course in Liberal Studies.
Scholarly areas not referenced above: Earlier in my career I
published on Maria Edgeworth, the O'Hara brothers, the young
Browning, and Anglo- Irish literature before 1850. Later my
attention shifted to computer composition and James Joyce, a
strange pair of bedfellows. I earlier helped to develop
Humanities curricula in Florida (Jacksonville University), a
background that I am using now in work with the Liberal Studies
program here at JMU. I have spent the last twenty-five years
teaching a wide variety of courses in the humanities--from such
literature courses as those dealing with Finnegans Wake and
prosody to such humanities courses as graduate seminars on Wagner
and Verdi and in comparative arts.
*Heberlein, Friedrich <HEBERLEIN@URZ.KU-EICHSTAETT.DBP.DE>
University, Slf, D-8o78 Eichstatt, W.Germany.
I am a lecturer in classics, my work focusses on Latin
linguistics. The computer activities of our institute are about
compiling databases on Latin word history and running (and,
hopefully, enlarging) a morphosyntactic coded computer corpus of
*Hernandez, Nicolas Jr. <mlfacnh @ gitvm1>
I hold the B.A., Summa Cum Laude, with majors in French and
Spanish from Iona College. I hold the M.A. in Hispanic literature
from Cornell University and the Ph.D. also from Cornell, Field of
Romance Studies, major in Hispanic lit. and minor in comparative
lit. As an undergraduate I wrote my honors thesis on the
Comparative Origins of French and Spanish Romanticism. My
doctoral dissertation is entitled "Una aproximacion a la estetica
de Larra como articulista"(1982). My main specialty is Spanish
peninsular lit. of the 19 and 20th centuries. As a comparatist I
am interested in the European novel since since realism, and in
poetry since symbolism, and in literary relations between Spanish
The aforegoing description might sound stuffy, but I guess it is
a formality of the application process in academe. Allow me to
reserve the right to make it less pompous in the future.
I teach at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where I am
supervisor of the Modern Languages Computer Laboratory. I have
published in applied linguistics and literary criticism in
various journals. I have also spoken at conferences on these
fields. I established a new department at ISAAC (Information
System for Advanced Academic Computing): The Languages &
Linguistics Room. ISAAC is operated by the University of
Washington-Seattle, and it is funded by IBM.
I have written reviews for CALICO Journals (Computer Assisted
Language Learning & Instruction Consortium. I am also an avid
contributor to FLEFO at CompuServe (Foreign Language Education
Forum). I have worked on a couple of television and radio
programs, and I am very interested in advanced technologies in
higher education (SCOLA at Creighton University, for example). I
love music and I am not a bad keyboard person. I am also
interested in graphic arts, especially printmaking and some
painting. I work mostly with Spanish and French, but I am also
interested in Italian, Portuguese, Latin and some German. I have
struggled with Esperanto (there is a neat community of
Esperantists at FLEFO) but without much success. I guess I speak
BASIC thanks mostly to Clive Sinclair's revolutionary ZX81
machine. I am interested in concordance-making and in computer
modeling of language structures.
*Hollander, Robert <bobh@phoenix. princeton.edu> or
Professor in European Literature, Department of Comparative
Literature, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544
After a literature major (French & English) at Princeton, a Comp.
Lit. doctorate at Columbia (1962), I have taught in the
Departments of Romance Languages and Comparative Literature at
Princeton since 1962. My area of special interest is the Italian
fourteenth century. Almost all of my scholarly publications have
dealt with Dante and Boccaccio (some 7 books and three dozen
I became interested in the application of the resources of
computing to my own work at Dartmouth College when I taught there
in the summer of 1982. The Dartmouth Dante Project is the most
tangible sign of that interest. It is a database of sixty
commentaries on the COMMEDIA which will "open" in October of 1988
with twenty or more commentaries running. The database will be
on-line starting then--at least that is our plan. The
administrator of the database is Jonathan Altman:
<Jonathan@u2.dartmouth.edu> is his e-mail address. If we can
find the necessary funds, we hope to finish editing the
commentaries by 1991.
While this project has taken (and will continue to take) a
considerable amount of my time, I hope also to be involved in
other projects of a similar sort, and would like to be of aid to
those who hope to develop computing resources in the Humanities.
I should add that I am not particularly skilled in the art of
talking about this remarkably powerful addition to our competence
as teachers and scholars, and am probably too old and too
involved in my studies to become "computer-literate" in any
meaningful way. Nonetheless, I am a true believer, and already
spend a certain amount of time trying to get my colleagues
interested in what computers will mean to their future, and to
that of their discipline.
*Jennings, Edward M. <EMJ69@ALBNY1VX>
English, State University of New York at Albany.
I was a charter subscriber to CHum, originated NEMLA "computer"
section, am interested in literature and science, have taught
writing via terminals-mainframe-network (without paper).
*Keller, Michael A. <MKELLER@YALEVM>
Associate University Librarian for Collection Development, Yale
University Library, P.O. Box 1603A, Yale Station, (130 Wall
Street/ 118 Sterling Memorial Library) New Haven, CT 06520 USA
Present occupation: senior library adminstrator with
responsibility for overseeing collection development in a major
research library and general responsibility for participating in
the administration of that library on all fronts.
B.A. Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y. (1967 -- Music, Biology)
M.A. SUNY/Buffalo (1971 -- Musicology) M.L.S. SUNY/Geneseo (1972
-- Academic librarianship) [Ph. D. SUNY/Buffalo (ABD -- Italian
instrumental music of the late Renaissance)]
Employed as Music Librarian and Lecturer at Cornell and
UC/Berkeley. Visiting instructor at Stanford University in music
Co-director of Italian Music and Lyric Poetry of the Renaissance,
a multi-national project attempting to develop full text data
bases of poetic texts and musical texts (poetry in a poetry file
and musical text in a parallel file) in order to:
1. define the extent of the literature, a purely bibliographic
and indexing endeavor;
2. using a variety of SPIRES tools investigate the practice of
parody and imitation in these art forms; in the case of poety
consider the relationships of rhetorical and/or structural
elements to meangin; in the case of music attempt to define tune
3. To date, about 16,000 poems have been entered into the data
base; a total of apx. 484,000 more remain to be entered; we are
still exploring the ways music needs to be coded so that the
SPIRES algorithms can be applied in ways parallel to those used
on the poetic texts;
4. the Italian part of the project has developed from about 25
incipitari a single, collated incipitari of perhaps 100,000
poems; the source incipitari are in manuscript form;
5. a number of grants and donations have permitted the project to
continue for the past 3 years; the largest single grant was from
I am engaged in a small number of musicological and musico-
bibliographical investigations using IBM PC/ATs to store and
manipulate information. I am a constant and reasonably fluent
user of the RLIN bibliographic data base.
As a collection development officer, I am quite concerned that my
library and the humanists it serve are very much up to date in
what is occurring in the field. Yale is a very traditional
place, but there are many here who are already engaged in
humanistic research using computers. I have made a point of
discovering what is underway around the world, not necessarily to
purchase data sets, but to able to provide information to those
who may not have the knowledge of what is being pursued beyond
the Yale campus.
Because of my role as a bibliographer, a reviewer and panalist
for the NEH, and my interest in the retrospective conversion of
card catalogs to machine readable form, I am reasonably up to
date with developments in the commercial world applicable to
humanistic research in general.
*LaCure, Jon <lacurej@iubacs>
103 E. Southern Dr. Bloomington, IN 47401 (812) 332-3101
I'm currently working on a dissertation in East Asian Languages
and Literatures at Indiana University. The topic is: "Sound,
sense and structure in the Kokinshu: an analysis using the Icon
programming language." The Kokinshu is an early 10th century
Japanese poetry anthology of about 1100 short (31 syllable)
poems. So far I'm mostly doing lexical analysis (alliteration,
vowel usage, etc.).
I also recently became involved in the Tibetan Union Catalog
Project. This is a grant funded project to produce a
bibliography of IU's Tibetan holdings. We are still working on a
test tape but when the records are stripped from the library's
OCLC archive tape, the plan is to use Icon to clean up the tapes,
sort, delete duplicates, and explode the remaining records to
produce separate entries for all subjects and names.
To pay the bills I work at the IU library as a Japanese cataloger
and doing acquisitions work with Chinese, Japanese, and Korean
materials. In the library we are using Icon to run the user
interface (log, announcements, registration, etc.) for a BBS
providing dial access to a CD-ROM database. --From: Confessions
of an Icon Addict.
*Lockyear, Kris <AYP104@IBM.SOUTHAMPTON.AC.UK>
123, Adelaide Road, St Denys, Southampton, UK.
I am an archaeologist. I did my first degree at The University of
Durham and am now studying for a M.Sc. in archaeological
computing at the University of Southampton. My main interests lie
in later Roman archaeology and numismatics.
*Mabry, Don. <DJMABRY@MSSTATE>
Professor of History, Mississippi State University, Miss State,
Land mail: P.O. Box 1096, Mississippi State, MS 39762
Telephones: office: (601)325-7084; home/computer: (601) 323-6852
Speciality: 20th century Mexico (books written on PAN, UNAM, and
US-Mex relations, plus articles.
Current research and writing: Latin American narcotics trade.
Second academic interest: History of US rhythm & blues, early
rock'n'roll as reflection of social change. Also, interest in the
role of reason in humanistic studies.
Have son in Marburg, W. Germany and another in Kansas.
*Milikowsky, Chaim F12016@BARILAN
Talmud Department, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
I have been teaching Talmud at Bar Ilan University for the past
eleven years, and also teach Talmud at the Jerusalem Campus of
the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. I use computers
extensively in my personal work, mainly, of course, word
processing (Nota Bene). I am involved in several computer
projects, one inputting manuscripts of the Babylonian Talmud into
computer format and developing collation programs, and the other
a large index to citations of rabbinic in medieval and modern
Jewish literature. I would be happy to give more information to
Most of my experience is with micros, including networks, and use
the mainframe at Bar Ilan mainly for BITNET, etc. I find the
mainframe staff not very helpful to Humanities people, very much
behind the situation in the States.
Am interested in text collation, text retrieval, text storage,
word processing, i.e. the computer as tool on the boundary
between quantitative and qualitative change. Very unenamoured of
computer as revolutionary.
*Oksa, Jukka <JOKSA@FINUJO>
Karelian Institute, University of Joensuu, P.O.Box 111 80101,
I am researcher (sociologist) doing work on rural agricultural
and forestry communities. They are located in periphery of
Finland, one could say in periphery of Europe. I am interested in
the possibilies and threats that new information systems may
bring to people living in remote areas.
Secondly, in addition to my research work, I am running a
training and support project for humanists and social scientists
of our university to introduce them into use of BITNET. I have
organised introductory courses of BITNET and maintain an userid
for questions&answers and other information for beginners. In my
net there are several linguists, sociologists, economists,
psychologists, and experts of social policy.
Besides being myself interested in socially meaningful use of
these new devices of communication, I would like to introduce
HUMANIST network to my group.
I have studied social sciences at universities of Helsinki and
Tampere, and worked for over ten years as reseache at University
of Joensuu, mostly in Karelian Institute, doing regional
research, and recently rural studies. My intertwined professional
interests and hobbies are (too) various, from social movements
and remote communities to third world development problems,
politics, sci-fi, cinema, daughter (20 yrs), her mother, some
friends, and computer networking.
*Peebles, Christopher Spalding <PEEBLES@IUBACS>
Director, Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology, Indiana
University, 9th and Fess Streets, Bloomington, Indiana 47405
USA, (812) 855-9544, -6274
Christopher Spalding Peebles is Director of the Glenn A. Black
Laboratory of Archaeology at Indiana University. He also is a
member of the Department of Anthropology and the Research Center
for Language and Semiotic Studies at that institution. He is a
'corresponding member' of the Albert Egges van Giffen Institute
for Pre- and Protohistory at the University of Amsterdam and an
adjunct member of the faculty at the University of Alabama.
Professor Peebles received the AB in anthropology and philosophy
from the University of Chicago and the PhD from the University of
California, Santa Barbara. He has taught at the University of
Windsor, Canada and the University of Michigan. He was curator
of the Division of Great Lakes at the University of Michigan
Museum of Anthropology. He has been a visiting associate
professor at Northwestern, Northern Illinois, Indiana, and the
Pennsylvania State University. He was visiting Professor of
Cultural Prehistory at the University of Amsterdam.
His scholarly interests include the later prehistory of the
Southeastern United States and the Iron Age of northern Europe.
He has maintained an interest in database and management
information systems over the last three decades. His first work
with computers was in 1959, on an IBM 709 owned by his employer,
the U.S. Air Force. His recent research in this area includes
the construction of intelligent knowledge based management
systems and the application of expert systems and other
techniques from artificial intelligence to archaeological
research. One of his current projects involves the emulation of
early hominid cognition with the aid of a frame-based production
His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation,
the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers. He has served as a consultant to several state and
federal agencies and to the J. Paul Getty Trust.
*Pulli, Joe <PA123668@UTKVM1>
I am currently working on a Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee
in Knoxville and am fairly new to computing. My areas of interest
are primarily in the field of forensics, more specifically
competency and insanity defense evaluations. My dissertation will
focus on the determination of criminal responsibility and how
attribution theory might help in the understanding of that
I have both a bachelor's and master's degree in social work, a
master's degree in adult education, and worked for two years on a
Ph.D. in sociology. My area of interest while in sociology was
The Ph.D. program in which I am currently involved places much
emphasis upon the use of computers in research and I am rapidly
gaining experience with SAS and SPSSX. I would like to be
involved in a discussion group that deals with more than just the
statistical applications of computing and hope that your group
may be the answer.
*Reed, John Shelton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Professor of Sociology, Adjunct Professor of American Studies,
and Director, Institute for Research in Social Science,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC 27599-3355, USA,
I've written a good deal about the society and culture of the
U.S. South, particularly in the 20th century. Recently I've
published a couple of articles and I'm working on a book about
the Anglo-Catholic movement in the Victorian Church of England.
I am a sociologist by training, but find that I'm interested in
applying sociological concepts and methods to topics usually
regarded as historical.
I've directed seminars for the (U.S.) National floor, Endowment
for the Humanities, and presently sit on the NEH council. As
president of the Southern Sociological Society, I've made the
theme of our 1989 meetings "Sociology, the Arts, and the
Humanities," and I was on the American Sociological Association
committee that prepared a report for the ACLS on sociology as a
humanistic discipline. I guess I saying that although humanists
might not recognize me as one of their own, to sociologists I
look like a humanist.
*Ridings, Daniel <email@example.com>
University of Gothenburg, Department of Computational
Linguistics, S-412 98 Gothenburg, Sweden, telephone: +46 31
I am employed part-time at the above address. The rest of my time
is spend at the same university though at the Dept. of
Classics/Greek. I am working towards my dissertation in Greek.
The dissertation is nearing the end.
At the Dept. of Computational Linguistics I work as a systems
analyst for the departments projects in lexicography with a slant
towards bilingual dictionaries. The works in progress at this
point are Swedish/Greek (Modern), Swedish/Kurdic (northern
dialect), Swedish/Viet., and Swedish/Farsi.
*Sandys-Wunsch, John. <F5400000@LAUVAX01>
Provost, Thorneloe College, Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ont. P3E
2C6. 705-673-1730 (office) 705-674-3286 (home).
My basic competence is in Bible, both Hebrew Bible and New
Testament. I have of late become interested in the history of
exegesis, especially in the 18th century. This has led me to
wider considerations of the history of western thought in the
modern period and in particular to criticisms of the basic
assumptions of much of our cultural and political life. As head
of a liberal arts college I have to consider both the realities
and the theory of humanistic studies in the age of the silicon
chip. (I might add I also enjoy computers but agree with
Theodore Rozak). In particular I would like to hear from anyone
exploring the nature of public theology (e.g. ideas of Max
Stackhouse, Parker Palmer, et al).
*Tucker, Charles W. <N050024@UNIVSCVM>
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of South
Carolina, Columbia SC 29208 (803) 777-3123; 1714 Maplewood Drive,
Columbia SC 29205, (803) 254-0136.
I was born 7/31/1937 in Flint, Michigan and spend my first
nineteen years there until I went to California to attend college
(Whittier College, 1960) then returned to Michigan State
University (MA, 1963; PHD, 1966) and came to USC-Columbia in
1966. Except for three years at Emory University, Dept. of
Psychiatry (1968-71) I have been in this department.
I have continued my interest which developed in graduate school
with my colleagues McPhail (UIUC), Brymer (McMasters), Waisanen
(MSU), and Stewart (USC-C) of trying to develop an answer to the
question: How is society possible? This question as you may
notice is credited to Simmel but I have found George Mead, John
Dewey, Herbert Blumer, Erving Goffman and other symbolic
interactionists/behaviorists/pragmatists to be most helpful in my
attempts to formulate an answer to this question. More recently I
have found the work of Bob Stewart, Morse Peckham, Bill Powers,
Gregory Bateson, David Willer and several of my friends to be
This interest in human behavior has led my to an approach that I
would consider to be humanist. At times it is as simple as saying
that "people" must be taken into account in solving problems to
proposing a drastic recon- struction of human group life is
required to solve our societal problems. I am firmly convinced
that the pragmatic approach, as put forth by Dewey, Mead and
Blumer, the most reasonable way to devise solutions our problems.
It is most unfortunate that very few people approach problems in
this manner and find that empiricism, positivism and political
expediency to their liking. The Enlightenment doctrine has given
rise to these procedures and they are firmly entrenched in our
liberal arts disciplines. Unless the disciplines are transformed
there will be very little support for a pragmatic approach and in
my view we will continue to create our own problems with little
chance for meaningful, fair and honest solutions.
I look forward to hearing from anyone who has anything to say
about the issues, questions and problems with my view and
I have come to view the computer and its related culture
pragmatically; how can these matters be put to use to move toward
solving my problems? If I find that any of these matters become
more complicated or, even worse, become an end in themselves, I
will abandon them; throw out the computer and all of its "stuff"
and find another way to proceed. I always try to keep that
thought in front of me; I want the computer ( or whatever) to
serve my interests!
I have found that the computer has served an number of interests
in terms of efficiency, record keeping, writing, rewriting and
now I want to see if it can help me with more that these matters.
First, I am interested in finding out if through simulation I can
model very simple sequential interaction that occur between human
organisms. If these simulations can "test" some notions about
human interaction without bothering other human beings to perform
the instructions that can be simulated then that might be useful.
I think that much of the existing experimental work is so simple
(some even simplistic) that simulations can serve the same
Second, I would like to find out if programs can be written where
people can actually interact meaningful with a computer and
actually learn information beyond the most simple exercises. I
have recently found several programs in sociolgy (called
"Sociology on a Disk") that I think have great promise but they
require adequate testing and may require modification to become
useful. If anyone knows about such programs from their own use,
please tell me!
Third, several of my colleagues are thinking about extending the
one person interacting with a program on a computer to several
people interacting with each other with several computers and
their programs. Initially, our ideas are generated from
experiments of face-to-face interaction which we want to modify
by have the persons interact with another through a computer
whose program we will construct so as to control and perhaps
modify the communication content and form. This is an extention
of simulation. Again, any help would be appreciated.
Finally, for now, all of these matters present problems of proper
hardware and software and especially programming. We want to see
if we can make any dent in the compatibility problem. We have to
be able to move quickly and simply from one language to another;
one machine to another; one program to another. This is quite a
*Wang, Jude Wang <aojxw@asuacad>
Manager, Humanities Computing Facility, c/o English Department,
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-0302 U.S.A., (602) 965-
I manage a PC-lab supporting faculty and graduate students in the
departments of English and Foreign Languages. Mostly this means
word-processing and some text analysis programs. My academic
training was in linguistics rather than computers. I would like
to know more about what one can do with computers in the
*Whittaker, Brian <BRIANW@YORKVM2>
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Atkinson College,
York University, 4700 Keele Street, Downsview, Ontario, CANADA
M3J 1P3, (416) 736-5098
Major disciplinary interests: stylistic analysis, philology,
literary history, linguistic history.
Major fields: Old English (Anglo-Saxon); Sixteenth Century;
Much of what I do is interdisciplinary (as opposed to multi-
disciplinary). For example, a colleague and I are currently
engaged in a seminar on the reformation of the tenth century in
England, combining historical linguistics literary criticism,
genre theory, institutional history, liturgical history, art
history, aesthetic theory and theory of design. I have developed
an introductory course for the Canadian Studies Programme at
Atkinson College in which students learn to combine the
theoretical foundations, methodologies and data from a variety of
disciplines, including sociology, literary criticism history and
engineering to analyse selected topics, including the Jesuit
mission at Midland, the CPR and the development of Toronto over
the last two centuries. For many years I taught a course on
Aesthetic Theory and Photographic Technique that combined a
survey of aesthetics from Plato to Cassirer with the history of
photography and a thorough training in lab technique, including
desnsitometry and the Zone System.
I am currently preparing for publication a book on sentence
structure and style in the Old English poem Beowulf. I have
produced two text books by way of what is now called Desk Top
Publishing. The first is on stylistic analyusis at the
grammatical level and the second is a manual for English students
on how to write essays of literary analysis.