3.172 biographical supplement 19 (772)
Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@VM.EPAS.UTORONTO.CA)
Sun, 25 Jun 89 20:00:45 EDT
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 172. Sunday, 25 Jun 1989.
Date: 23 June 1989
From: Willard McCarty <mccarty@utorepas>
Subject: biographical supplement 19
Autobiographies of Humanists
Following are 37 additional entries to the collection of
autobiographical statements by members of the Humanist discussion
Humanists on IBM VM/CMS systems will want a copy of Jim Coombs'
exec for searching and retrieving biographical entries. It is
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Further additions, corrections, and updates are welcome.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, Univ. of Toronto
23 June 1989
*Algazi, Gadi <GALGAZI@DGOGWDG1>
Researcher, Max Planck Institut fuer Geschichte, Hermann Foege
Weg 11, Goettingen, D-3400, German Federal Republic, (551) 49560
I am an Israely historian, currently working on a dissertation in
medieval history. I was born in Israel, 1961, studied European
history, Arabic studies, and literature at the University of Tel
Aviv, Israel. Since 1986 I have been working on my doctoral
dissertation at the Max Planck Institut fuer Geschichte,
Goettingen, and in October 1989 I am about to begin to work here
as a research fellow.
I am equally interested in history, sociology, anthropology and
cultural studies. My current research project addresses a series
of questions related to the growing use of written documents in
Germany in the late Middle Ages and the early modern period.
Examining the codification of peasant oral normative traditions,
I try to trace the changing configurations of orality and writing
in late medieval society in the context of peasant-lords
relations, state formation and the development of learned law. I
am interested in medieval culture, classical arabic history, art
history, cognitive anthropology, the sociology of communication,
cultural studies, oral tradition, popular culture, marxism,
peasant studies, sociology of the intellectuals, Jewish history,
the sociology and anthropology of israely society, the rituals of
the academy, and, unavoidably, politics.
I use NotaBene extensively, and employ its TextBase to keep track
of all my notes, bibliographies, comments and drafts. I find it
the best wordprocessor I have had. As a student I worked as a
typesetter on a variety of front-end systems using CORA-V for
Linotype systems. I then switched to the Macintosh world and
worked for two years as a programmer for a small israely software
house especialized in desktop publishing systems.
I am especially interested in exchanging views with young people
in the social/human/cultural sciences, not necessarily on
computers and the like. From my experience with medievalists, few
of them are likely to be subscribers of Humanist. But I`ll be
happy to find out I`m wrong. English, French, German, Arabic, and
of course, Hebrew, could be used.
*Anderson, Clifford Wilfred <cliff@mupsy.AC.UK> or
(to July 31,1989): Psychology Department, University of
Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester U.K. M20 9PL
(after September 1,1989): Psychology Department, Brandon
University, 270 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba CANADA R7A 6A9;
I teach undergraduate psychology courses for which I am fitted by
training in Industrial and Counselling Psychology and my research
interests in the role of affect in human motivation and the
objective measurement of the expression of emotion in poems,
short stories, advertising copy, stories written for and by
children, political speeches, and other narratives. The computer
system I use for this, LOGOS, was developed in collaboration with
Dr. George McMaster (Mathematics and Computer Science). This
system depends upon universal qualities of English, so that it
can be used across authors and materials, and, potentially,
*Aronson, Shlomo <ARONSA@HBUNOS>
Professor, Poli. Sci. Dept., HBU, Mount-Scopus, Jerusalem 972-2-
Born Tel-Aviv 1936. Served in IDF 1954-6. Studied at HBU, U. of
Munich, Germany, Free U. of Berlin History and Poli. sci. 1956-
1966 (Dr. Phil 1966). Since than at HBU - except for wars (1967,
1973, Lebanon) as War correspondent, and for a short period as
Director of News and Current Affairs, Israel TV. Areas of
research: the Holocaust, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Israeli Politics,
Nuclear Proliferation in Mid-East. Also columnist and comentator
on political affairs at various Israeli and foreign media..
Served as visiting Prof. at UCLA (holder of Holocaust Chair, and
as visiting scholar at Brookings Institution, in Wash. D.C.)
*Baier, Randal Emerson (Randy) <HCDZ@UMICHUB>
As of June 12, 1989 my position will be Cataloger, Southeast
Asian Materials, Olin Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Current phone in Ann Arbor is 313-996-8570.
I am an ethnomusicologist by training, specializing in the music
of Southeast Asia, especially that of West Java in Indonesia. I
am coordinator of Southeast Asian music reviews for the journal
Asian Music, have published two articles on Sundanese (West Java)
music, and have given several conference papers concerning
various aspects of Sundanese music and culture. Interests include
Popular music and culture ; History of travel and photography in
Southeast Asia ; Agricultural ritual and music ; Voices of
popular resistance within musical performance. I have just
recently become a librarian/info specialist with a degree from
the library school here at the University of Michigan. Currently
I'm working as a reference librarian for Oakland Community
College in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
*Baima, John K. D024JKB@UTARLG
Dept. of Foreign Languages and Linguistics, Summer Institute of
Linguistics, Univ. of Texas, Arlington; 7246 Cloverglen Dr.,
Dallas, TX, 75249, USA; (o) (817) 273-3695 (h) (214) 709-8987
I am the author of Lbase a database program with works with
grammatically tagged texts. I am currently continuing to develop
Lbase and am working on another software project for linguists.
*Berghof, Oliver G. <BERGHOF@VAX.OXFORD.AC.UK>
University College, Oxford OX1 4BH England; messages left for me
under GB/865/276602 will be handed on to me through the
University College Lodge.
Having read English and German Literature and Philosophy at
Oxford and the University of Konstanz, West Germany, I shall
embark on a Ph.D. at the University of California at Irvine from
August onwards. My subject will be Comparative Literature but my
interests stretch beyond what is usually understood to fall
within its scope, including AI, aesthetics (computer
graphics...), astronomy and windsurfing (the latter two being
mainly connected through the tide ...). For purposes of computing
I am at present stirred by the first notions of analysing texts
beyond one - to - one pattern matching which cluster around
words like 'hypertext' and 'concept encyclopedia.
*Berland, Kevin H. <BCJ@PSUVM.bitnet>
Department of English, Penn State - Shenango, Sharon, PA 16146
(PhD McMaster 1983: Indirect Ethical Discourse in the Novel:
Fielding, Dialogue, and Dialectic). Teaching English at Penn
State since 1982. Research interests: 18th-Century British
Literature (Fielding, Henry Jones the Bricklayer, Frances Brooke,
Johnson, Beckford, history of poetry); emblem studies;
historiography; long-term project on the reputation of Socrates
in English letters before 1800. Published essays on Bacon,
Dryden, Johnson, Br ooke, Fielding, and Socrates & the New
Science. Welcome references to Socrates and Xanthippe in writings
I mainly do wordprocessing, but I'm al so interested in database
work for bibliographies (I've been working on a listing of
William Beckford's library on Q&A). Also online ESTC searches. I
do some composition instruction work, but that's my bread &
butter & I do it well but do not love it & do not wish to boast
of it in public.
Other research interests: physiognomy, historiography of
*Borowiec, Edward J. <POLEAX@CALSTATE>
Professor of English and Linguistics and Assistant Dept. Chair,
Dept. of English, California State University, Long Beach, Long
Beach, CA 90840 Tel - (213) 985-4223 or 985-4212 (985-4212)
Professional interests: Applied linguistics, psychlinguistics,
kinesics, semantics and semantic theory, rhetorical/discourse
theory, the teaching of writing, computer composition, technology
in the English classroom, baccalaureate level writing proficiency
testing. I am currently involved in preparing materials (possibly
in text form) geared to credentials candidates (prospective
teachers of secondary language arts) who, under CA law, must be
computer literate. What little time remains is given to research
in semantics and pragmatics (my doctoral dissertation, U. So.
Calif., 1971 was in semantic theory).
*Boyarin Daniel <Boyarin@TAUNIVM>
Department of Talmud, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel 972-
My current research interests are primarily in literary theory
and the study of Talmud and midrash. I have just completed a book
to be published at Indiana called Intertextuality and the Reading
of Midrash and am currently working on a project on the Discourse
of Sexuality in Talmudic Judaism. I have been very involved in
the development of the Hebrew version of Nota-Bene and am
interested in any font support in Semitic languages and Greek for
dot matrix and laser printers. I am using a database system to
prepare a critical edition of a midrash with not yet entirely
satisfactory results and would like to confer with others using
such systems and methods.
*Braam, Hansje <NW@HLERUL5>
Dep. of Comparative Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities, State
University at Leyden, P.O. BOX 9515, 2300 RA LEIDEN,
I am working on theory, design and usage of databases giving
special attention to applications in the field of (non-western)
languages and cultures. I am developing a multifunctional
database management system that can handle the problems that
Special interest: advanced programming languages and techniques,
automatic morphology recognition, logic, semantics and
philosophy of language, and last but not least history of
*Brians, Paul <HRC$/4@WSUVM1>
Professor of English, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
99164-5020 (509) 332-4645, (509) 335-5689
Macintosh user and teacher. Posters for classes, handouts,
filing, page layout. Edit departmental and scholarly newsletters
using PageMaker. Involved in project to create a World
Civilizations survey course for all WSU freshmen.
Author of NUCLEAR HOLOCAUSTS: ATOMICWAR IN FICTION 1895-1984
(Kent State University Press, 1987) and many articles on nuclear
war in fiction.
*Bridges, Karl <BRIDGES@UIUCVMD.bitnet>
Department of History, 309 Gregory Hall, University of Illinois,
Champaign IL 62801217-333-1155
Ph.D student under Vernon Burton. Primary interest is slavery and
southern family life before 1850. Secondary interests include
19th century Latin America and colonial United States. I am also
interested in the use of computers for research and computer
assisted instruction. M.A. from Miami of Ohio under Jack Temple
Kirby. Thesis on slaveholding in southern Pittsylvania County,
*Bzdyl, Donald G. (BZDY609@CLEMSON.BITNET)
Associate Professor of English, Department of English, Clemson
University, Clemson, SC 29634 803-656-4031
After getting my Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois
at Champaign-Urbana in 1977, I've been employed at Clemson where
I teach a wide variety of courses (18 different ones over the
years) ranging from graduate seminars in Chaucer and Old English
to sophomore courses in British, American, and World Literature
to remedial Freshman English. I have published on a variety of
subjects in Old English, and this summer my translation of
Layamon's Early Middle English _Brut_ will be published by
Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies. My interest in
computers dates from 1985 when I began putting my translation on
Clemson's IBM mainframe using Waterloo Script.
Currently I direct the Writing Lab and also serve on the College
of Liberal Arts Computer Committee where we are wrestling with
how best to utilize limited funds to enhance our computer
*Carroll, Joseph F. <J_CARROLL@UPRENET>
Director, Academic Services Computer Center, Univ. of Puerto
Rico, PO BOX 23352, Univ. Station, Rio Piedras PR 00931;
By training I am an Experimental Psychologist. At the present
time I am the Director of Academic Services in the computer
center. I am involved in training students and faculty from
different disciplines in the use of the computers. Major area of
interest is in the application of technology for the disabled
*Chesnutt, David R. <N330004@UNIVSCVM>
David Chesnutt, editor of the Papers of Henry Laurens, has been
actively involved in developing computer applications for
scholarly editors since 1975. He has served as a consultant for a
number of projects in the U. S. and Canada in all fields of the
humanities. His current interests are in the adaptation of
"desktop publishing" tools for scholarly publications and the
development of standards for the interchange of humanities'
texts. Fellow HUMANISTs may be interested to know that the
mainframe computer-assited indexing program developed for the
Laurens Papers (CINDEX) is now available from the Newberry
Library at Chicago in a MS-DOS version which is infinitely easier
to use. Data files for the micro version are completely
compatible with the mainframe version. (It's much easier to do
large cumulative indexes on the mainframe.)
*Chou , Hung-Ming <atonis@twnscu10>
F4 No18 Ln261 Techang St. Taipei Taiwan ROC , (02)3071736
This is Atonis. Atonis is my English name, and it's also a Greek
name. I am 24 years old now , and am a male. I graduated from
Soochow University last year, and received a Bachelor degree in
Computer Science Department. I am familiar with micro-computer (
pc/xt , pc/at ). Because I work for Computing Center in this
school, there are many opportunities to learn about the IBM
mainfraim. I heard this list-serve from mail via Bitnet. Because
there is one report named 'Database advice' that attract my
attention very much, I think it is better for me to join with
you. I am going to America in August this year to continue my
study career. So I have to learn a lot of informations and study
many report as I can. It is appreciated that you could give me
your fruitful experiences.
*Cotton, Joseph <ZIZ@NIHCU>
Computer Analyst, 3710 Kingwood Sq. Baltimore MD 21215 USA
As a computer professional, I have used many of the popular
computer systems and I am familiar with the business. As a
Rabbi, with about eight years of rabbinic studies at Yeshivot in
Israel, I still have an open mind and an interest in the
Humanities. I am curious about this list and would like to
contribute where I can. I belive the humanist outlook runs deep
within Talmudic thinking, and would like to put this to the test.
*Cziffra, Lisa <LISAC@PUCC>.
Data Librarian, Princeton University. CIT Research Services,
Princeton University, 87 Prospect Ave., Room 310, Princeton, NJ
08544, USA; (609) 452-6249.
*Damerau, Fred J.; <DAMERAU@YKTVMZ>, CSNET: <DAMERAU@IBM.COM>
Research Staff, IBM Corp., Thomas J. Watson Research Center, P.O.
Box 218, Yorktown Heights, NY, 10598 (914-945-2214)
Education: B.A. Cornell University, 1953, Mathematics; M.A. Yale
University, 1957, Linguistics; Ph.D. Yale University, 1966,
Employment: IBM Corporation, 1957 to present. Research into the
application of linguistic theory to processing of natural
language data, since 1968. The major application area for this
work has been question answering systems for relational data
bases. As a consequence, I have considerable experience in
relational data base design, the SQL language, and IBM data base
products. Previously worked on information retrieval systems.
Other employment: Pace University, 1981 to present. Adjunct
Lecturer in Computer Science Have taught undergraduate courses in
Artificial Intelligence and Data Base Design and supervised
independent study students.
Professional activity: ACL Journal Co-editor, 1982; Computers and
the Humanities, Editorial Board 1980-; Information Processing and
Management, Editorial Board 1985-
Memberships: Linguistic Society of America, Association for
Computing Machinery, Association for Computational Linguistics,
American Association for Artificial Intelligence.
*Del Vecchio, Tommaso <MH1A@ICINECA>
Assistant in Latin Language and Litterature, University of
Bologna, Italy; Dipartimento di Filologia Classica e Medioevale,
Via Zamboni 32-34, 40126 Bologna (Italy), Tel. (051)
Interests: Latin Metre, exspecially Plautine Metre. Classical
Philology, automatic systems for manuscripts analysis. Automatic
systems for classical text analysis.
My interest is concerned with the utilisation of automatic
systems for classical texts analysis on the one hand, and with
the systems themselves on the other. I have in mind to make a
critical survey on these systems, so I'm asking around to let me
know who has got such an automatic system, whether this system is
on sale, and at what price.
My interest is naturally concerned with classical texts on tape
too. Also in this case I would like to know whether these texts
are on sale, and at what price.
*Dickson, William R. <DICKSON@HARTFORD>
261 New Road, Box 729, Avon, CT 06001 -or- University of
Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117 (203) 693-
FAVORITE QUOTES: "I had no shoes, and I pitied myself. Then I met
a man had no feet, so I took his shoes." -Dave Barry;
"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, this is a war room!" -The
President in Dr. Strangelove; "I drank what?" -Socrates
FAVORITE BOOKS: The Hitchhiker's Trilogy by Douglas Adams; The
Pyrates by George MacDonald Fraser; The Star-Bearer trilogy by
Patricia A. McKillip; Illuminatus! by Robert Shea and Robert
Anton Wilson; I Gotta Go by Ian Shoales. In addition, newspaper
columns by Dave Barry.
FAVORITE MUSIC: Talking Heads; dIRE sTRAITS; REM; Peter Gabriel;
Kate Bush; Dead Can Dance; Sinead O'Connor; Scraping Foetus Off
FAVORITE MOVIES: Casablanca; Brazil.
ACTIVITIES: Whitewater canoeing (solo, in an open slalom boat);
theatre; playing with my computer; roleplaying and semi-
roleplaying games; models; flying kites; reading.
LONG-TERM AMBITION: To get out of this country and make a living
in a bookstore.
SHORT-TERM AMBITION: To survive long enough to graduate.
*Engel, David <DENGEL AT PENNSAS>
Senior Lecturer in Jewish History, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv
Israel, (03) 545-9277; Meyerhoff Professor of Modern Jewish
History, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104,
(215) 898-2184 (Visiting until July 1989)
Specialist in modern Jewish history, especially in political
history of Jews in Poland and Russia in 19th and 20th centuries
and in history of Jews under Nazi occupation. Interested in
general history of Central and Eastern Europe as well. Editor of
Gal-Ed, a bilingual (Hebrew/English) scholarly annual devoted to
the study of the history of the Jews of Poland. Have published
extensively on Jewish question in Polish politics, especially
during and immediately after World War II.
*Farber, J. Joel <J_FARBER@FANDM> (Note underline between "J" and
Steinman Professor of Classics, Department of Classics, Franklin
and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA 17604-3003; (717) 291-4128;
FAX: (717) 291-4158
My research interests are now primarily in papyrology,
specifically centering on Elephantine and Syene (Aswan). I have
been working most with the Patermouthis archive, which stretches
from the late fifth to the early seventh centuries, C.E ., but I
have also got to deal with a few Hellenistic documents. Legal and
social issues are my primary concern. I collaborate with Bezalel
Porten of the Hebrew University (Bitnet address: HNUBP@HUJIVM1),
an Aramaicist, who has published extensively on the Jewish
documents from Elephantine. Our aim is to put together a picture
of the social, legal, religious, and economic continuities of
life in those twin communities (Elephantine/Seyene) over the span
of 1200 years. Our latest publication: BASP 23.3-4 (1986) 81-98.
Greek political theory has been--and continues to be--another
interest. I wrote on the propaganda of Hellenistic kingship and
its debt to Xenophon in AJP 100 (1979 ) 497-514.
I teach Greek, emphasizing the epics and tragedies, so I keep
current in those fields as well as I can. With regard to the
epics, I am a unitarian, uninterested in orality, full of
admiration for the work of Norman Austin, Daniel Levine, Seth
Schein, James Redfield.
In connection with the tragedies I like to study the films of
Ingmar Bergman for thematic parallels.
I teach my elementary courses from the JACT texts, with fair
I am 56. My children and grandchildren live in Chapel Hill and
Raleigh (North Carolina), where I frequently spend weekends.
*Feddersen, Mark <MFEDDERS@IUIS>
Senior Analyst, Library Automation project, Information Services,
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, (812)-866-2222.
I am a computer systems analyst by profession, but with a great
interest in events in the world of teaching and literature. I
took a B.A. at University of California, Berkeley, in Humanities
(under Alain Renoir). Since then, I have been a travelling
musician, a house-builder and cabinet-maker. I am an avid reader
of European and South-American modern fiction. Professionally, I
am very inter- ested in projects involving "computing for the
humanities." My work involves providing tools to scholars who
need to gain access to the resources of major research libraries,
commercial databases, and administrative/managerial information.
*Fried, Morris L. <FRIED@UCONNVM>
Asst. Dean & Director, Off. of Public Service & Applied Research,
Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, Box U-13
Professional activities presently include directing & teaching in
the University's Labor Education Center, as well as an Int'l.
Institute of Public Service (for public adminstrators from
developing nations), and three other institutes. Joint
appointment in Sociology, in which I received my doctorate years
ago from the New School for Social Research, where I was
impressed by a philosophical/historical/qualititative approach to
the social sciences, and which were reflected in both my MA
thesis and dissertation, as well as other work done since.
Present interests include a broad range of historical sociology,
politics, and attempting to understand the social world. I 've
learned that the owl of Minerva only takes wing at dusk.
*Gerson, Lloyd P. <Gerson@utorepas> OR
Associate Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, U. of Toronto
St. Michael's College, 81 St. Mary's St., Toronto, Ontario M5S
1J4 Canada; (416) 926-1300 Ex.3374
Member of Graduate School of U. of Toronto; Member of St.
Michael's College. Main interests: Ancient Greek Philosophy;
Metaphysics; Philosophical Theology; Epistemology.
Main publications: Articles on Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, and
Augustine; Translations and Commentaries on Aristotle;
Translations of Hellensitic Philosophy; a monograph "God and
Greek Philosophy" forthcoming from Routledge.
Current project: A monograph on Plotinus.
*Gilmore, Matthew <LIBRSPE@GWUVM> or <GY945C@GWUVM>
Public Services and Manuscripts Librarian, Special Collections,
207 Gelman Library, 2130 H St., NW, The George Washington
University, Washington, D.C. 20052; (202) 994-7549 (202) 994-7548
I am an information scientist and a historian (MLS from UCLA).
What I have looked at and continue to research is scholarly
communication and research methods in history and how computer
technology can (and cannot) be used. This includes interests in
Human-Computer Interaction, user interfaces and graphics, and
hypermedia. And subject analysis and category theory and database
design. And necessitates belonging to: AHA, ALA, ASIS, ACM, OAH,
etc. I worked with Dr. Donald Case at the Graduate School of
Library and Information Science at UCLA--who shares many of these
same interests. The article which forms my starting point in this
is due out in The Indexer presently.
*Hakeem, Farrukh <FBDJJ@CUNYVM>
P.O. Box 2055, LIC, NY 11102; (718) 721 2572.
I am a student in the Ph.D. program in Criminal Justice at John
Jay College. I have just begun to explore this marvellous world
of computers. I use it mostly for statistical programs: spss and
sas.I would like to learn more.
*Halporn, James W. <HALPORNJ@IUBACS>
Chairman, Department of Classical Studies, Professor of Classical
Studies and Comparative Literature, 547 Ballantine Hall, Indiana
University, Bloomington, IN 47405 812-855-6651; 702 Ballantine
Road, Bloomington, IN 47401; 812-332-6868 (I prefer receiving
mail at home).
Research interests: Latin palaeography and text-criticism; Greek
and Latin metrics; Christian Latin (Patristics); Ancient Drama
(Greek tragedy and Roman comedy); history of classical
scholarship, especially nineteenth and twentieth century; women
in classical studies (19th / 20th century); literary theory and
Editor: Cassiodorus, De anima; Co-author, The Metres of Greek and
Latin Poetry; Contributor, Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and
Poetics (Greek/Latin metrics). Articles and papers on the
subjects mentioned above.
I have been involved in work with computers since the 1961 IBM
conference on computers in the humanities. Currently the
Department is in the process of developing, with University
support, a program for the use of computers in classical studies.
All members of the department are now supplied with PCs or the
equivalent. The equipment is mainly DOS oriented, but there is a
Macintosh SE and an IBYCUS computer (the latter with the relevant
TLG and PHI CD-ROMs). We hope to be in contact with users of the
UCLA Classicist's Workbench and of the Perseus Project. I would
also be interested in hearing from classicists using NotaBene,
WordPerfect, DukeFonts, MacLink, HP scanners, etc. about their
experiences in handling multiple fonts for video and printer
*Hart, Michael S. <hart@uiucvme>
Systems Analyst, 405 W. Elm, Urbana, IL 61801
Current projects include putting the Great Books into machine
readable form, plus an unabridged dictionary. Plans are to charge
a truly minimal fee such as $1 for materials up to 150Kb, for
larger files add $1 per 100Kb. Fifteen years have gone into this
project, which I will view as personally completed when we have
released 10,000 $1 volumes of the highest quality complete with
indices, concordances, as well as introductions and commentaries.
Hardware/ software development to assist in this project also
consumes my professional interest and has led to speaking
engagements on this and related topics.
I am very interested in conversing with others who may be
interested in this or similar projects for use on systems from
micros to mainframes.
*Hasbrouck, Mary <HASBROUCK@campus.swarthmore.edu>
Academic Computing Coordinator, Computing Center, Swarthmore
College, Swarthmore, PA 19081; (215) 328-8528
I have worked in the Swarthmore College Computing Center for the
past 5 years, providing software support to students and faculty,
writing documentation, testing new applications, supervising the
student consulting staff, and doing some programming. This year
I am the computing coordinator for the humanities. I have been
offering workshops to get beginners started with computing
(introductions to the Macintosh and the Vax, to our new campus
network, to word processing applications, and to using electronic
mail locally and over Bitnet), and looking for programs that
would be useful for humanities professors here.
*Haupt, Edward J <e910003@njecnvm> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology,
Montclair State College, Upper Montclair NJ 07043 usa
20 yrs ago I finally finished a PhD in social psychology. Like my
aero engineering degree from 10 years earlier, it's something I
don't do. I have had an interest in linguistics, particularly
semantics, so I am now interested in changes in terms from the
Germans who started experimental and the Americans who continued
it. To do this I do data bases, tree structures, etc. I would
like to talk to anybody who is interested in terminology tree
structures and nets and use of data bases for collecting such
I guess this means I want to be part of Humanist.
*Hawley, Michael <email@example.com>
Software engineer, NeXT, Inc; Doctoral candidate, MIT Media Lab
My research interests are in multimedia information retrieval,
though practical interests have more to do with textual data. I
implemented many of the text-oriented applications introduced
with the NeXT machine (e.g., Webster's Ninth, etc).
*Jappy, Anthony G. <TONY@FRPERP51>
Institution: Faculte' des Sciences humaines, Universite' de
Perpignan, 36, Chemin de la passio vella, 66025 PERPIGNAN CEDEX,
France. Telephone (+33 68 51 00 51)
Research area: Linguistics (semiotics, computational ling.)
Experience of computing in the Humanities: Since 1984, LISP (on
the old Apple II), PROLOG (1985-88) Wordprocessing and databases
(graffiti, proverbs etc) Since 1988, Micro-OCP, and now mainframe
OCP for Degree-level text analysis.
Present position: Matre de confrences (a sort of Senior Lecturer)
in English linguistics at the University of Perpignan, with
computing courses for EFL students at two levels: 1) DEUG (2
Year):word processing, use of databases, elementary text
analysis; 2) Degree: Second level text analysis
*Jensen, Richard <CAMPBELD@IUBACS>
1109 Longwood, Bloomington IN 47401 U.S.A. (812) 334-2330
As a professor of history at the University of Illinois, Chicago,
I specialize in American political and social history, and in
quantitative methods. I have taught
computers/statistics/quantitative research design to historians
since 1968--at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral
levels. The Newberry Library summer institutes (1972-83)
introduced hundreds of historians to computers. In 1986 I led a
faculty workshop on micros at Moscow State University; this
summer I will be giving a short course in micros at Scuola
Superiore di Studi Storici, a new graduate school of history in
San Marino (Italy).
Originally my main interest was in statistics and mainframes.
Since 1980 I have concentrated on micros. The statistical
interest continues (e.g. patterns of unemployment in the 1930s,
voting behavior in the 1890s), but now I use 1-2-3 more than
SPSS. The new programs for word processing and text manipulation
interest me. I am currently writing a review essay on Personal
Information Managers (Agenda, AskSam, Ize, Gofer), asking how
they can help scholars deal with notes, texts, bibliographies,
abstracts and electronic mail.
Publications include Historian's Guide to Statistics (textbook,
1971), "The Microcomputer Revolution for Historians" (general
article, 1983), "The Hand Writing on the Screen" (article on word
processing, 1987), and "Scrivere col Personal Computer" (the
first Italian article on micros for humanists, 1988).
*Kassis, Hanna <USERHEK@UBCMTSG.BITNET>
Professor of Religious Studies (Islamic Studies), Department of
Religious Studies, University of British Columbia Vancouver,
Canada V6T 1W5; (604)-228-6523
I study and teach Islamic Studies with special emphasis on Muslim
Spain and the encounter between Islam and Christianity in the
Middle Ages. Within this scope, I have so far focussed my
attention on the eleventh and twelfth centuries -- the period
leading up to the First Crusade and immediately following it.
My interests dwell on the process of image-making: what the
Muslims thought and said about themselves and the Christians in
Spain (and North Africa) during this period. The Arabic texts
which I am currently working are being prepared in machine-
readable form (Arabic text and English translation). Similarly, a
text of the canon of the Arabic-speaking Spanish Christian Church
(eleventh century) is similarly being edited in machine-readable
I have also completed a Concordance of the Qur'an, in two
versions: English (1983) and Spanish (with K.I. Kobbervig, 1987).
As a result, the text of an English translation of the Qur'an is
now available in machine-readable form (subject to copyright
clarification). Finally, ancillary to my current research focus,
I have done an extensive numismatic study of Muslim Spain and
North Africa during the period extending from the middle of the
eleventh to the middle of the twelfth centuries. This is partly
published and the rest will appear within this or next year.
*Lauzzana, Ray <LAUZZANA@ECS.UMASS.EDU>
Editor, FAST and the FINEART Forum, Professor of Computer
Graphics, Univ. of Massachusetts.
Prof. Lauzzana has been a consultant within the computer
graphics industry for over 15 years, is the author of over 20
published articles on computer graphics. His clients have
included Universal Studios, Technicolor, and American Zoetrope.
He was part of the start-up teams for several computer graphics
companies, including CALMA Corp., Image Graphix, and Network
Research Corp. From 1979 to 1984, he was an editor for Computer
Graphics World magazine. He also organized several significant
exhibitions of computer graphics including, High Technology Art
at the US Library of Congress. Examples of his art work are in
several reknown museums including the Museum of Modern Art, New