9.148 EMLS 1.2; Darwin-L

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Mon, 11 Sep 1995 23:42:22 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 148.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)

[1 ] From: emls@arts.ubc.ca (81 )
Subject: EMLS 1.2 Now Available!

[2 ] From: RJOHARA@steffi.uncg.edu (36 )
Subject: Disciplinary boundaries / historical sciences

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 08:00:36 -0400
From: emls@arts.ubc.ca
Subject: EMLS 1.2 Now Available!

September 1, 1995.
[This message will be cross-posted; please excuse duplication]

EMLS 1.2 Now Available!

We are pleased to announce the release of _Early Modern Literary
Studies: A Journal of Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century English
Literature_, Volume 1, Number 2 (August 1995).

The journal is available now on the WWW via our home page, at


An ASCII text version of _EMLS_ is also available to our electronic
mail subscribers and those readers using GOPHER. _EMLS_ 1.2 will be
available soon via GOPHER at

edziza.arts.ubc.ca /english/EMLS

To subscribe to the version of _EMLS_ that is distributed through
electronic mail, please send a message including your name,
affiliation, and electronic mail address to


CONTENTS of _EMLS_ Volume 1, Number 2 (August 1995):

Front Matter:
- Publishing Information, Journal Availability, Contact
- Editorial Group.
- Submission Information.

- A Brief Look Backward and Forward from _EMLS'_ Second
Issue. [1].
Raymond G. Siemens, University of British Columbia.

- Article Abstracts / Résumés des Articles.
- The Texts of _Troilus and Cressida_. [2].
W.L. Godshalk, University of Cincinnati.
- 'Not Onely a Pastour, but a Lawyer also': George Herbert's
Vision of Stuart Magistracy. [3].
Jeffrey Powers-Beck, East Tennessee State University.
- From Book to Screen: A Window on Renaissance Electronic
Texts. [4].
Michael Best, University of Victoria, BC.

- Affliction and Flight in Herbert's Poetry: A Note. [5].
P.G. Stanwood, University of British Columbia.

- A Bibliography of Thomas More's _Utopia_. [6].
Romuald Ian Lakowski.

- Vaughan Hart. _Art and Magic in the Court of the
Stuarts._ London and New York: Routledge, 1994. [7].
Graham Parry, University of York.
- Stevie Davies. _Henry Vaughan_. Wales: Seren, Poetry
Wales Press, 1995. [8].
Jeffrey Powers-Beck, East Tennessee State University.
- Alvin Snider. _Origin and Authority in
Seventeenth-Century England: Bacon, Milton, Butler_.
Toronto: Toronto UP, 1994. [9].
Philip Edward Phillips, Vanderbilt University.
- Katharine Eisman Maus. _Inwardness and Theater in the
English Renaissance_. Chicago: Chicago UP, 1995. [10].
Robert Appelbaum, University of California, Berkeley.
- A.W. Johnson. _Ben Jonson: Poetry and Architecture_.
Oxford: Oxford UP, 1994. [11].
Robert C. Evans, Auburn University at Montgomery.
- Electronic Texts, File Formats, and Copyright: The
_Christian Classics Ethereal Library_. [12].
Perry Willett, Indiana University.
- Reviewing Information, Books Received for Review, and
Forthcoming Reviews.

Professional Notes:
- The Bibliography and First-Line Index of English Verse,
1559-1603. [13].
Steven W. May, Georgetown College.
- _The Shepheardes Calender_ Hypermedia Edition. [14].
John Tolva, Washington University.

Readers' Forum:
Responses to articles, reviews, and notes appearing in this
issue that are intended for the Readers' Forum may be sent
to the Editor at EMLS@arts.ubc.ca.

Raymond G. Siemens <EMLS@arts.ubc.ca>
<URL: http://unixg.ubc.ca:7001/0/e-sources/emls/emlshome.html>
Editor, Early Modern Literary Studies,
Department of English, University of British Columbia,
#397 - 1873 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6T 1Z1.

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 23:29:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: RJOHARA@steffi.uncg.edu
Subject: Disciplinary boundaries / historical sciences

Maris Roze asked a few days ago how we might mark "the distinction between
the humanities and the social sciences as these relate to courses in history
and to 'interdisciplinary' offerings in the area known as Science,
Technology, and Society. How would we be shaping history and STS courses,
for example, if we wanted them to be either humanities or social science

Willard McCarty followed up with a more general question:

How do we define the boundary between the humanities and the social
sciences other than in institutional terms? Is there, as seems to me, a
very large overlap between these two discipline groups? (Archaeology and
anthropology, for example, are sometimes found in one group, sometimes in
another; History is usually considered one of the humanities but has
strong affinities to the social sciences.)

In the context of these queries HUMANIST readers might be interested in a
list called Darwin-L which is devoted specifically to interdisciplinary
studies in the historical sciences, by which we mean evolutionary biology,
historical linguistics, archeology, geology, textual transmission, history
proper, and any other field that addresses the reconstruction of the past.
(In spite of its apparently narrow name, Darwin-L is does not focus
exclusively on evolutionary biology.) William Whewell in the nineteenth
century coined the term "palaetiology" for these historical sciences taken
together, and palaetiology is Darwin-L's domain.

Like HUMANIST, Darwin-L has been a good example of the ability of the
Internet to bring together scholars from a range of different disciplines
who share a certain interest (such as reconstructing the past), but who
would not be likely ever to go to one another real life conferences. (How
many historical linguists go to the meetings of the Society of Systematic

Darwin-L has a web site at http://rjohara.uncg.edu and interested parties
are cordially invited to pay us a visit. Alternatively, you may send the
message INFO DARWIN-L to listserv@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu for more information.
The web site includes an archive of all the past discussions on Darwin-L,
as well as a page of links to other web sites in the historical sciences.

Robert J. O'Hara, Darwin-L list owner (rjohara@iris.uncg.edu)
Center for Critical Inquiry in the Liberal Arts and Department of Biology
100 Foust Building, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina 27412 U.S.A.