9.605 CETH Summer Seminar

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Tue, 5 Mar 1996 19:04:19 -0500 (EST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 605.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Pamela Cohen <pac@rci.rutgers.edu> (299)
Subject: CETH Summer Seminar

The application deadline for the Fifth Annual CETH Summer Seminar is just
shy of two weeks from now -- 15 March. The announcement follows below.
Questions, and applications, should be directed to: =20
Pamela Cohen, Library Associate=20
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities =20
169 College Avenue, New Brunswick NJ 08903
phone: (908) 932-1384 / fax: (908) 932-1386

CETH Summer Seminar 1996

The Fifth Annual Summer Seminar on Methods and Tools for Electronic Texts i=
n the
Humanities will be held at Princeton University, New Jersey on July 14 26,
1996. The seminar=20
is organized by CETH.=20

Seminar Directors:

Susan Hockey, CETH
Willard McCarty, Computing in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Universit=
of Toronto=20

The Summer Seminar will address a wide range of challenges and opportunitie=
that electronic texts and software offer to teachers, scholars and libraria=
in the humanities. The focus will be practical and methodological, with=20
the immediate aim of assisting participants in their teaching, research,=
and advising. The seminar will cover the demonstrable benefits of using=20
electronic texts, typical problems and how to solve them, and how
software fits or can be adapted to common methods of textual study.=20
Participants will work on their own projects and will be given the=20
opportunity to present them at the end of the Seminar.

For the 1996 Seminar, there will be a maximum of sixty places. There will b=
plenary sessions throughout and six parallel tracks devoted to specific=20
areas of humanities computing. Participants attend all plenary sessions=20
and select one parallel track for more detailed study.

The six parallel tracks will cover textual analysis, TEI/SGML, scholarly
editing, hypertext, tools for historical analysis, and the design and=20
planning of an electronic text center. Each track will allow=20
for intensive works on participants' own projects, opportunities for both
hands on experience with current software and extensive discussion.

Throughout the Seminar, the instructors will provide assistance with
designing projects, locating sources for texts and software, and solving=20
practical problems. Ample computing facilities will be available. A=20
small library of essential articles and books in humanities
computing will be on hand to supplement printed seminar materials, which=20
include an extensive bibliography. Special lectures will describe=20
current research in the field and address research topics as
well as the role of the library in the use of electronic texts. =20

The Seminar is intended for faculty, students, librarians, technical
advisers, and academic administrators with direct responsibilities for=20
humanities computing support. It assumes basic computing experience but=20
not necessarily with its application to academic research and teaching=20
in the humanities.

Sunday, July 14
6 p.m. Registration, reception and introductions.

Monday, July 15
a.m. (Plenary) Survey of existing archives, inventories and other current
p.m. (Plenary) Creating and capturing texts in electronic form. =20
Introduction to text markup, surveying ad hoc methods.

Tuesday, July 16
a.m. (Plenary) Introduction to basic tools: concordances and text retrieval=
Demonstration and=20
discussion of TACT.
p.m. (Plenary) Overview of the Text Encoding Initiative and the Standard
Generalized Markup Language.

Wednesday, July 17
a.m. (Plenary) Large textual databases. ARTFL. Dartmouth Dante Project,
Oxford English Dictionary.
p.m. Parallel tracks.

Thursday, July 18
a.m. (Plenary) Electronic Editions and Scholarly Publishing (panel).
p.m. Parallel tracks.

Friday, July 19
a.m. (Plenary) Introduction to structured databases.
p.m. Parallel tracks.

Monday, July 22
a.m. (Plenary) Hypertext for the humanities.
p.m. Parallel tracks.

Tuesday, July 23
a.m. (Plenary) Overview of digital imaging techniques. Demonstrations.
p.m. Individual project work.

Wednesday, July 24
a.m. (Plenary) Institutional support for electronic texts (panel).
p.m. Parallel tracks.

Thursday, July 25
a.m. (Plenary) Discussion on the limitations of existing software. Advanced
analytical tools=20
and lexical resources.
p.m. (Plenary) Presentation of participants projects.
6 p.m. Cocktails and banquet.

Friday, July 26
a.m. (Plenary) Presentation of participants projects.
p.m. (Plenary) Concluding discussion of basic questions.=20

Parallel Tracks
1. Textual Analysis

An intensive study of textual analysis tools and their applications. Indexe=
interactive retrieval=20
vs batch concordance generation. Practical experience of TACT and Micro OCP=
Applications of =20
these tools: stylistics, corpus linguistics, literary criticism, historical

Instructors: Susan Hockey, Willard McCarty

Susan Hockey is Director of the Center for Electronic Texts in the
Humanities. She has taught courses on humanities computing for twenty=20
years and is the author of _A Guide to Computer Applications in the=20
Humanities_, _SNOBOL Programming for the Humanities_, and the
_Micro OCP manual_.

Willard McCarty holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of
Toronto where for the last decade he has pursued computer assisted=20
research on the Metamorphoses of Ovid, assisted in the administration of=20
humanities computing, and taught the subject to graduate students and=20
colleagues. He is a member of the newly formed Computing in the Humanities=
and Social Sciences facility at the University of Toronto, founding editor
of Humanist, and co-editor of the online journal TCH Working Papers. He=20
is author of several articles and of the forthcoming book, An Analytical=20
Onomasticon to the Metamorphoses of Ovid (Princeton University Press, 1997)=

2. Text Encoding Initiative and SGML

Understanding and using the Text Encoding Initiative's application of the
Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). Topics covered: Document=20
analysis and tag set design; TEI core tags, base tag sets, and=20
additional tag sets; TEI header; SGML declarations and modifying the TEI=20
tag sets; TEI tags for hypertext, linguistic and literary analysis;
processing TEI encoded texts.

Instructor: C.M. Sperberg McQueen

C. M. Sperberg McQueen is Editor in Chief of the Text Encoding Initiative.
In 1985 and 1986, he served as a consultant for humanities computing in=20
the Princeton University Computer Center; since 1987 he has worked at=20
the academic computer center at the University of Illinois at Chicago,=20
where he is now a senior research programmer.

3. Scholarly Editing

Computer tools for the preparation and publication of scholarly editions.
Topics include: the transcription and computer imaging of primary=20
sources; collation of multiple witnesses; use of the Text Encoding=20
Initiative guidelines for scholarly editions; making of hypertext=20
electronic editions for network and CD ROM distribution; management of a
collaborative editing project.

Instructor: Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson is Senior Research Fellow in the Electronic Publishing
Research Group at De Montfort University, Milton Keynes, UK. He is also=20
joint general editor of the Canterbury Tales Project, was head of the=20
Text Encoding Initiative workgroup on Textual Criticism, and=20
is developer of the textual collation program Collate. He is editor of the
=91Wife of Bath's Prologue=92 on CD ROM and has acted as technical=20
consultant to several other CD ROM publications. He acts as a consultant=
to several scholarly projects, archives and publishers on matters=20
relating to computer imaging and to computer aided scholarly editing.

4. Hypertext for the Humanities

An introduction to developing hypertexts for the humanities. Building and
using HyperCard stacks and World Wide Web documents. Discussion of=20
hypertext design, use of example hypertexts, and an examination of their=20
role in humanities research and teaching.

Instructor: Geoffrey Rockwell

Geoffrey Rockwell is the director of the Humanities Computing Centre and an
Assistant Professor of Humanities Computing at McMaster University where=20
he teaches courses on humanities computing and multimedia. Previously he=20
was a Senior Instructional Technology Specialist at the University=20
of Toronto. He has been involved in multimedia instructional projects since

5. Tools for Historical Analysis=20

A survey of the methods most frequently used by historians in their compute=
aided teaching and research, focusing on database and statistical=20
processing. Other topics covered: linguistic content analysis,=20
promising new developments in corpus creation and image processing, and=20
the use of computers in history teaching. Discussion throughout of real
historical problems and datasets and on the prospects of historical computi=

Instructor: Daniel Greenstein
Daniel Greenstein is a Senior Lecturer in Modern History at Glasgow
University, and is currently on secondment to King's College London=20
where he is Director of the Executive of the UK=92s Arts and Humanities=20
Data Service. He has published in early national American history,=20
the history of British higher education, and is the author of the recent
textbook, _A Historian=92s Guide to Computing_.

6. Setting up an Electronic Text Center

The practical aspects of setting up and managing electronic text centers.
The theme of the track is mainstreaming electronic texts. Topics=20
covered: resources and collection development, staff and training, user=20
education and services, budget and licensing, institutional relations,=20
and physical vs. virtual electronic text or centers. The track will includ=
case studies of several well established text centers, as well as=20
opportunities to discuss developments at participant=92s institutions.

Instructor: Anita Lowry=20

Anita Lowry is the Head of Information, Research, and Instructional Service=
(IRIS) in the Main Library at the University of Iowa. IRIS comprises=20
the Reference Dept., Media Services Dept., and the Information Arcade, a=20
new facility for electronic texts and multimedia. She co founded and=20
directed the Electronic Text Service, which was established in 1987/88 at
Columbia University. She has long been active in the Association for=20
Computers and the Humanities and has written and spoken widely on=20
electronic texts in libraries.

July 14 26, 1996


$1275. Nonstudents
$1075. Students

Fee includes tuition, use of computer facilities, printed seminar materials=
opening reception, lunches (Monday to Friday both weeks) and a closing banq=

Payment is requested at the time of acceptance.


Princeton University, in Princeton, New Jersey, was founded in 1746 and is
the fourth oldest college in North America. Among the University=92s=20
attractions are the library system, which houses about five=20
million printed books, 34,000 journals, manuscripts and papyri; and the
Princeton Art Museum. The town of Princeton, located midway between New=20
York City and Philadelphia, offers a variety of shops and restaurants.

Accommodation is available in Princeton University student housing
facilities at a cost of $25 per day for bed and breakfast.

CETH will assist participants in finding hotel accommodations if preferred.
Commercial rates vary.


Application requires two parts: a cover sheet and a statement of interest.
Current students applying for the reduced rate must also include a=20
photocopy of their valid student ID. E mail submissions must have the=20
subject line "Summer Seminar Application."

Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of members of CETH=
Governing Board.

The cover sheet must include the following information:
=B7your name
=B7current institutional affiliation and your position
=B7postal and e mail addresses
=B7telephone and fax numbers
=B7natural language interest and computing experience
=B7parallel tracks you are interested in attending, listed in order of
preference. You may indicate up to three parallel tracks. If your first=20
choice is full, you will be allocated to your second choice and so on.

Your statement of interest should include:
=B7how your participation in the seminar would be relevant for your teachin=
research, advising, or administrative work, and possibly that of your=20
=B7what particular project you would like to undertake during=20
the seminar or what area of the humanities you would like most to=20
explore; and =B7the extent of your computing experience.

Application Deadline

March 15, 1996
Pamela Cohen, Library Associate=20
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities =20
169 College Avenue, New Brunswick NJ 08903
phone: (908) 932-1384 / fax: (908) 932-1386