4.0587 Lists for Humanists (1/56)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Mon, 15 Oct 90 20:25:10 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0587. Monday, 15 Oct 1990.

Date: Fri, 12 Oct 90 20:24:30 EDT
From: Ken Steele <KSTEELE@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Academic Bitnet Discussion Groups

I suspect that many HUMANISTs would benefit from a list of
primarily-academic Bitnet discussion groups, which could be
posted on the HUMANIST Fileserver rather like the Oxford Text
Archive index. This could be created by a quick sweep through
the "LIST GLOBAL" obtained from a backbone Listserv,
supplemented regularly by a volunteer who would monitor the
Bitnet list devoted to announcing new lists (NEW-LIST@ndsuvm1).
(But no, I'm not volunteering! :-)

In the meantime, though, I'd be happy to plug those academic lists
of which I am aware (barring the obvious, HUMANIST):

ANSAX-L@wvnvm Anglo-Saxon Discussion Group

C18-L@psuvm Eighteenth-Century Interdisciplinary

ENGLISH@utarlvm1 for English instructors, department heads,
students, scholars, etc.

FICINO@utoronto Centre for Reformation & Renaissance
Studies, Toronto

REED-L@utoronto Records of Early English Drama, Toronto

SHAKSPER@utoronto Shakespeare International Electronic

Although I have no personal experience of the following, I gather
that they continue to operate and do indeed serve a primarily
academic audience:

FWAKE-L@irlearn devoted to James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake

HISTORY@finhutc for Historians, I presume

Some lists which occasionally border on the academic include:

WORDS-L@yalevm Etymological, Wordplay discussion

LITERARY@uiucvme Discussions of (largely contemporary)

Other lists on subjects such as WordPerfect, Nota Bene, and Morris
Dancing might or might not fit this classification.

Hope this is useful for those new networkers out there.


Ken Steele
University of Toronto