4.0897 Oxford Humanities Computing News (1/79)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Thu, 17 Jan 91 10:56:42 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0897. Thursday, 17 Jan 1991.

Date: Thu, 17 Jan 91 13:13 GMT
Subject: Oxford news

Computers in Teaching Initiative Centre for Textual
Studies (formerly Literature and Linguistic Studies)
Oxford University

Oxford University Centre for Humanities Computing

The CTI Centre and the Centre for Humanities Computing are holding two
workshops in the near future which may be of interest to readers of this
list. Details are given below. The latest issue of the newsletter
_Computers in Literature_ issued by the CTI Centre is now at the
printers. To receive a free copy and to be placed on the mailing list
for future free publications, write to:

Dr Marilyn Deegan
CTI Centre
Oxford University Computing Service
13 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 6NN

A Practical Workshop
Oxford University Centre for Humanities Computing
12 February 1991

This is a one-day workshop on the use of MicroOCP, the microcomputer
version of the Oxford Concordance Program. MicroOCP operates on MSDOS
machines, but is fully compatible with the mainframe version of OCP.
This will be a practical session and will teach participants the use of
the program for making concordances and indexes of all kinds of texts.
The workshop will begin at around 10.30am. It will cost #20.

For further details, contact:
Mrs Lindsey Mills
Oxford University Computing Service
13, Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 6NN
Telephone: 0865-273265
Fax: 0865-273275

Computers and the Editing of Texts
Friday 22 - Saturday 23 February 1991
Oxford University Centre for Humanities Computing

Following the successful editing workshop held in November 1990, Oxford
University Centre for Humanities Computing and the CTI Centre for
Textual Studies plan to hold another. This will be directed
particularly at editors of medieval and classical texts, but scholars
working in other periods are welcome to contact us.

The seminar topics will include: the transcription and encoding of
texts; image enhancement techniques; text-retrieval and concordancing;
computer collation; preparation of texts for typesetting. Little
previous knowledge of computing is necessary. Because of the practical
nature of the workshop, places will be strictly limited.

The sessions will be held at Oxford University Computing Service.
Reasonably-priced accommodation will be arranged for participants nearby,
and there will be a dinner at St. Cross College on the Friday evening.
The cost of the workshop will be 50. This will not include
accommodation, but will include lunches, and tea and coffee. Dinner
will be approximately 12.50 extra. Assisted places for students may be

To receive further details of speakers and sessions, contact:

Ms Michele Palmer
Oxford University Computing Service
13, Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 6NN
Telephone: 0865-273221
Fax: 0865-273275