3.1114 computing history: second call (97)
Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Wed, 28 Feb 90 20:06:22 EST
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 1114. Wednesday, 28 Feb 1990.
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 90 14:10:05 GMT
From: Donald Spaeth 041 339-8855 x6336 <GKHA13@CMS.GLASGOW.AC.UK>
Subject: History & Computing (2d posting)
My last posting of details on the Centre for History and Computing
elicited two responses. If you know of software suitable for
use in teaching or doing research in software, please send me
details, however brief. You should not assume that others
will do it; they haven't. I would to omit something
important and generally well-known from the Software Guide
because it has slipped by me unnoticed.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
My previous posting follows:
Subject: Call for information on history teaching software
The UK Centre for History and Computing (CTICH) was
established in 1989 to serve as a clearinghouse for
information on the use of computers in higher education.
Similar centres were set up in other humanities subjects,
including Literature, Modern Languages, Music and the
Humanities in general. (A longer description of the Centre's
activities has been provided for the Listserver.)
CTICH is now collecting information about historical software,
teaching datasets and computer-based teaching materials, which
will serve as the basis for a 'Guide to Software' for the
entire historical community. The first edition of the Guide,
to be published this spring, will simply be a handlist of
materials which have come to our attention, but subsequent
editions will include reviews, focusing particularly on the
suitability of software for teaching history.
If you have written, are using or know of software or other
materials for computer-based history teaching, we would very
much appreciate it if you could draw these to our attention.
Software may either be either commercial or educational,
general purpose or devoted specifically to history/humanities
teaching. We are particularly interested in hearing of
software developed outside the UK, e.g. in Europe or North
America. Types of software of interest include database,
spreadsheet, text retrieval/analysis, hypertexts, simulations
and teaching datasets.
A brief form describing the kind of information we need
follows. The first 3 questions are the most important; if you
don't know complete details, please just send what information
SURVEY OF SOFTWARE FOR COMPUTER-BASED HISTORY TEACHING
1. Name of software/material
2. Computer (and operating system) it runs under
3. Name and address of author, publisher, distributor or other
contact (also telephone number and email address, if known)
5. Minimum technical requirements (e.g. hard disk, 512K RAM,
6. Brief description (4-6 lines), with comments if you've used
7. Would you be willing to write us a longer review of the
Many thanks for your assistance. Please send details of
software to the following address.
Centre for History and Computing
email: ctich @ uk.ac.glasgow.vme (from JANET sites)
ctich @ vme.glasgow.ac.uk (from BITNET/EARN sites)
History Computing Laboratory
2 University of Gardens
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ UK