ALLC/ICCH conference, summary announcement (339)

Thu, 23 Feb 89 15:22:33 EST

Humanist Mailing List, Vol. 2, No. 638. Thursday, 23 Feb 1989.

Date: 23 February 1989
From: Ian Lancashire <>
Subject: ALLC/ICCH Conference, summary announcement

The Dynamic Text:
ALLC/ICCH Toronto Conference

Tools for Humanists, 1989:
a fair of notable software and hardware
June 5--10, 1989

Toronto-Oxford Summer School in Humanities Computing
May 29--June 16, 1989

A full conference schedule, course descriptions, summer school
timetable, planned participants in the Software Fair, as well
as other information are available from Humanist's file-server.
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The Dynamic Text (16th International ALLC Conference and 9th
ICCH Conference) will take place in Toronto June 5-10, 1989
and will have about 160 speakers and software fair participants.

All activities will take place on the main campus of the
University of Toronto in the center of the city itself.

Confirmed invited speakers are

Etienne Brunet (Nice)
Nicoletta Calzolari (Pisa)
Northrop Frye (Toronto)
Jean-Claude Gardin (Paris)
Nigel Gardner (Oxford)
Jostein Hauge (Bergen)
Akifumi Oikawa (Japan)
Bernard Quemada (Paris)
Helmut Schanze (Siegen)
Manfred Thaller (Goettingen)
Liu Yongquan (Beijing)
Antonio Zampolli (Pisa)

They will speak in plenary sessions on literary computing, large text
databases, new technology, methodologies in literary and historical
analysis, lexicography, and humanities computing in the Pacific Rim.

Thirty parallel sessions will take place, some of them sponsored by a
dozen invited associations and institutions. These sessions will concern
the following topics:

archaeology lexical databases
authorship attribution manuscript bibliographies
computational linguistics music
and humanistic research national research funding
computer-assisted learning agencies
content analysis narrative analysis
databases scanning
discourse analysis stylistics
editorial problems text archives
the French novel textbases
funding issues text encoding

The associations and institutions sponsoring special sessions are:

American Historical Association (AHA)
American Philological Association (APA)
American Philosophical Association (APA)
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Association for History and Computing (AHC)
Association Internationale Bible et Informatique (AIBI)
Linguistic Society of America (LSA)
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Research Libraries Group (RLG)

Participants will come from Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France,
West Germany, India, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway,
Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, and other

Our major corporate sponsor is IBM Canada Ltd. Principal
academic supporting sponsors are the Association for Computers
and the Humanities (ACH), the Association for Literary and Linguistic
Computing (ALLC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
of Canada, and the Canada-wide Consortium for Computers in the
Humanities/Consortium pour ordinateurs en sciences humaines.

The conference is also presented in collaboration with the Istituto
Italiano di Cultura, the Toronto Semiotic Circle, and the Humanities
Research Consortium (University of Toronto).



The University of Toronto and Oxford University are offering a
Summer School in Humanities Computing, to take place in the week
before the conference (May 29-June 5), and the week after the
conference (June 12-16). The directors of this Summer School are
Ian Lancashire (Toronto) and Susan Hockey (Oxford), the local
host is the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, and the
sponsors are the ACH, ALLC, and COCH/COSH.

The objectives of the Summer School are to deliver the most
current information about, and practical experience with,
applications for computers in arts and humanities teaching and
research. Instructors have been specially selected for their
extensive teaching experience, their knowledge of current
technology, and their international reputation in this field.

Most courses will consist of five two-hour seminars, one each day
from Monday to Friday, and (as appropriate) work in laboratories
at convenient times. It will be possible for registrants to
attend four courses: they will be taught at 8:45--10:45 am, 11
am--1 pm, 2--4 pm, and 4:15--6:15 pm. A one-day course/workshop
on Advanced Function Workstations will take place on Monday June
5 on the day before the conference begins.

The schedule of courses follows:

Advanced Function Workstations Norman Meyrowitz, June 5
Ronald Weissman
CALL Robert Ariew May 29
CJK Humanities Computing Kazuko Nakajima May 29
& others
Computer Tools in Translation Alan Melby June 12
Desktop Publishing: Pagemaker Patricia Hood May 29
Desktop Publishing: PageMaker Patricia Hood June 12
Discourse Dynamics Pierre Maranda June 12
HyperCard Geoffrey Rockwell May 29
HyperCard Geoffrey Rockwell June 12
Hypertext George Landow May 29
Interactive Video TBA May 29
Literary & Linguistic Computing Susan Hockey June 12
Meeting Campus Needs Vicky A. Walsh May 29
Meeting School Needs Ronald Ragsdale May 29
Nota Bene Willard McCarty June 12
Programming in SNOBOL4 Susan Hockey June 12
Reader Response Elaine Nardocchio June 12
Relational Database Paul Salotti June 12
Scholarly Publishing Catherine Griffin June 12
WordPerfect Martha Parrott May 29
WordPerfect Martha Parrott June 12
Writing Theory into Practice Helen Schwartz May 29
Writing with Computer Support Earl Woodruff May 29
& others


(hardware and software fair)

At the same time as the Conference, the ACH and ALLC, with the
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, is sponsoring "Tools for
Humanists, 1989", an international fair of notable software and
hardware, with a published guidebook for all registrants.
The Fair will include a wide range of products of special
interest to computing humanists. Microcomputer software for IBM,
Apple and Sun equipment, mainframe programs, online databases, and
related hardware will be demonstrated, in most cases by the
developer. Academic exhibitors will not be charged, although
commercial vendors will pay a modest fee. The
guidebook to the Fair will be designed along the lines of the
volume put together for the Toronto conference in April 1986.
Each entry in the Guide will consist of a lengthy description
written by the developer, and accurate technical information.
Approximately 50 demonstrations are planned for the software fair
and associated workshops.



Registration for the conference includes admission to all sessions,
workshops, the software fair, several receptions, and the excursion
on Saturday June 10 to Niagara Falls. Among conference materials
will be two books, a conference guide and a software fair guide.

Registration fees for the four-day conference and software fair,
payable (in Canadian dollars) when one registers, are as follows.

ACH, ALLC, COCH/COSH member/speaker $ 225.00
Non-member $ 255.00
Student $ 125.00
Late registration $ 295.00
(after May 15)

Membership forms for the ACH and ALLC are available in the full
conference file, DYNAMTXT CONFRNCE, on the Humanist fileserver.
COCH/COSH is the Consortium for Computers in the Humanities /
Consortium pour ordinateurs en sciences humaines.

Summer School course fees are as follows. Those attending the
Summer School will be encouraged to take more than one course.
Rates for the second and third course will be progressively lower
than that for the first course. A lower fee has been set for the
one-day Advanced Function Workstation (AFW) course.

FULL COURSES 1st 2nd 3rd-8th AFW
course course courses course
Member of ACH,
ALLC, COCH/COSH 175.00 125.00 100.00 75.00
Non-member 200.00 175.00 150.00 100.00
Student 125.00 100.00 75.00 50.00

You may request information for both conference and summer school
or register immediately by telephone on a 24-hour basis. Using a
touch-tone telephone, call North American area code (416)
978--2400. Your call will take about 15 minutes.

Press button 1 if you wish to request detailed information mailed
to you. Ask for The Dynamic Text brochure.

Press button 5 to register immediately or pay by VISA, MasterCard
or cheque.

When prompted, enter the appropriate course number and section
code for association members, non-members, or students.

SCS 3700: Conference and Software Fair
Section 01A ACH, ALLC, COCH/COSH members
Section 02B Non-members
Section 03C Students

SCS 3701: Conference Banquet
Section 01A One person
Section 02B Two persons

If you do not have a touchtone telephone, you may call a
Registration Officer between the hours of 9 am to 5 pm (Toronto
time) at (416) 978--5527.

Information about accommodation, conference schedule, Tools for
Humanists, and the Summer School will be mailed to you
immediately following your registration.

By mail, you may request information by writing to:

Registration Officer
The Dynamic Text Conference
University of Toronto
School of Continuing Studies
158 St. George St.
Toronto, Ont., Canada
M5S 2V8

By FAX, you may request information by transmitting to:

Registration Officer
The Dynamic Text Conference
University of Toronto
School of Continuing Studies
(416) 978--5673

By E-mail, send requests to:

The Dynamic Text Conference




Accommodation has been reserved in the Park Plaza and Westbury
Hotels and in University of Toronto student residences.

The Westbury Hotel, 475 Yonge St., Toronto, Ont. M4Y 1X7. Special
group rates are $89 per room, per day, single or double occupancy
(Canadian dollars), plus sales tax of 5%. Reservations must be
made 30 days prior to arrival. The Westbury Hotel is located in
Toronto's busy downtown entertainment and shopping area and is a
pleasant 10-15 minutes' walk from the university. Telephone:
(416) 924--0611. Canada and USA: (800) 387--0647. FAX: (416)
924-5061. Reservations are required no fewer than 30 days prior
to arrival.

The Park Plaza Hotel, 4 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ont. M5R 2E8.
Special group rates are $125 per room, per day, single or double
occupancy (Canadian dollars), plus sales tax of 5%. Reservations
must be made 30 days prior to arrival. The Park Plaza Hotel is
located about 10 minutes' walk north of the university in the
fashionable Yorkville shopping area off Bloor St. West near the
Royal Ontario Museum. Telephone: (416) 924-5471. FAX: (416)
924-4933. Telex: 0622295. Reservations must be received no later
than May 13, 1989.

University of Toronto residences: Whitney Hall (co-ed),
University College, 85 St. George St., Wilson Hall, New College
(women only), and Wetmore Hall, New College (men only). Rates,
including breakfast, are $35 per room, per day (single), or $23
per person, per day (twin: two single beds), in Canadian dollars.
These rates do not include provincial sales tax. Washrooms are
communal; bedding, towels, and soap are provided. Accommodation
cannot be provided for children under age 5. Residences are
about 5 minutes' walk from the conference and summer school
locations. Telephone: (416) 978-8735. Reservations must be
received by April 28, 1989 (to allow time for a confirmation to
be mailed out), together with a non-refundable deposit of one
night's stay per person by certified cheque, money order, or
Visa/Mastercard number. Mail to ALLC-ICCH89 Joint Meeting,
Conference Services, University of Toronto, Room 240, Simcoe
Hall, Toronto, Ont. M5S 1A1.