5.0249 News Release -- Text Center Appointment (1/38)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Mon, 29 Jul 1991 09:49:22 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0249. Monday, 29 Jul 1991.

Date: Fri, 26 Jul 91 16:02:03 EDT
From: Robert Hollander <bobh@phoenix.Princeton.EDU>
GAUNT@zodiac.rutgers.edu Fri Jul 26 15:00:31 1991

News Release
National Center for Machine-Readable Texts in the Humanities

Susan Hockey, Oxford University Computing Service, has been named
Director of the National Center for Machine-Readable Texts in the
Humanities. The Center is a joint effort of Rutgers and Princeton

Most recently Director of the Computers in Teaching Initiative at the
Centre for Textual Studies, Hockey has been a leading figure in
humanities computing for many years. A founding member of the Association
for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC) and the Association for
Computers and the Humanities (ACH), she has been a member of the
Executive Council of the ACH, and Chairman of the ALLC since 1984. She is
currently Chair of the Steering Committee of the Text Encoding Initiative
(TEI). An active lecturer, Susan has made more than 50 presentations in
over 8 countries in the last
15 years and written several books and numerous articles. She is a
grants reviewer for the National Endowment for the Humanities, Canadian
Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Australian Research
Council, Leverhulme Trust, and Economic and Social Science Research
Council and has written numerous successful grant proposals for awards
totalling over $1 million.

Susan will begin as Director following her relocation to New

The staff of the Center is also pleased to announce that it has been
awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of
Research Programs in the amount of $65,000 to support the ongoing
inventory activities, and $225,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to
support the general activities of the Center.