10.0831 workshops & institutes

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 7 Apr 1997 22:08:26 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 831.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Chris Powell <sooty@umich.edu> (55)
Subject: SGML Encoding and System Implementation Summer

[2] From: Pamela Cohen <pac@rci.rutgers.edu> (85)
Subject: 1997 CETH Summer Workshop

[3] From: "Alan Burk (ETC)" <BURK@unb.ca> (187)
Subject: Workshop - Introduction to Electronic Texts and Images

[4] From: "Ellen J. Burns" <Ellen.Burns@nau.edu> ( )
Subject: UNU/IAS Electronic Workshop

[5] From: "Eben A. Weitzman" <weitzmane@UMBSKY.CC.UMB.EDU> (81)
Subject: Summer Institute at U.Mich's ISR

[6] From: Lou Burnard <lou@vax.ox.ac.uk> (101)
Subject: Summer School Announcement: Please post

Date: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 11:57:35 -0400 (EDT)
From: Chris Powell <sooty@umich.edu>
Subject: SGML Encoding and System Implementation Summer Workshop

Please forgive any duplicate postings.


The Humanities Text Initiative at the University of Michigan is providing a workshop on SGML Encoding and System Implementation from Tuesday, May 27 through Saturday, May 31, 1997. The HTI has created hundreds of texts in SGML, using the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) DTDs, and has made these and other commerical SGML collections available via the World Wide Web, serving both the University of Michigan community and Internet users in general.

The first three days of the workshop will cover SGML encoding (theory and use of Author/Editor), scanning/OCR, reading and using DTDs, and several related topics. The final two days will split into two tracks: one covering how our system works (the relationship between web forms, middleware, the OpenText search engine, and the SGML text) and how it can be locally modified, the other addressing public service issues. The fee for the week-long workshop is $500, $425 if registered before April 15th.

More information about course content is available at http://www.hti.umich.edu/misc/ssp/workshop-9705.html Some of the data is a bit sketchy at this point, but will be updated and expanded shortly.


You will be required to make you own housing arrangements, but we have collected some information to make this easier for you.

University Housing --

Mary Markley Residence Hall on Central Campus is relatively inexpensive and conveniently located; however, it does not have air-conditioning or private baths. Daily housekeeping is provided. The hall itself has a reception desk, laundry machines, game rooms, TV rooms, snack bars, vending machines, and a variety of lounges. Classrooms, libraries, and University recreational facilities are within walking distance, and there is a shuttle bus stop nearby. Participants are responsible for finding their own roommate if they want to share a double room. This is a typical undergraduate-oriented residence hall facility. Rates are $33 for a single room, $44 for a double. Availability on the dates you want is not assured. Contact Conferences and Seminars, (313) 764-5297 -- fax (313) 764-1557 -- and mention that you will be part of the Digital Toolkit.

Hotels --

There are a number of hotels in Ann Arbor, two within walking distance of the University, others farther away. Contact the HTI (hti-info@umich.edu) for a list of Ann Arbor hotels. Please keep in mind that accomodations might be limited.

Meals --

The School of Information will be providing a continental breakfast each morning. In general, meals will be on your own. Ann Arbor has any number of restaurants, many very reasonably priced, in the Central Campus area.


Registration forms and general information about the Digital Toolkit as a whole are available at http://www.si.umich.edu/hp/institutes/

If there is any other information you need, please don't hesitate to email us at hti-info@umich.edu

Christina Powell Humanities Text Intiative http://www.hti.umich.edu

--[2]---------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 04 Apr 1997 16:01:10 -0500 From: Pamela Cohen <pac@rci.rutgers.edu> Subject: 1997 CETH Summer Workshop

Please cross-post. Any inquiries should be directed to Pamela Cohen <pac@rci.rutgers.edu>.

______________________________________________________________ 1997 CETH Summer Workshop on SGML and the TEI: Making Text Work July 27 to August 1, 1997 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

The 1997 CETH Summer Workshop is an intensive, one-week course of study that focuses on the application of SGML (the Standard Generalized Markup Language) and the TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) encoding scheme in the humanities. The Workshop is open to beginning and advanced users alike. The goal is to provide in-depth coverage of the fundamentals of electronic document markup, and issues related to the use of SGML and the TEI in practice.

There will be opportunity for beginners to learn the basics of document markup using SGML. A number of topical sessions aimed at all levels of expertise will cover the use of the TEI core and additional tag sets, document analysis, project management, and on- and off-line delivery. Advanced users will have the opportunity to explore other subjects, including, but not limited to: modifying and extending the TEI DTD; designing hypertext and other forms of linking; working with different character sets; and writing programs to support SGML.

Sessions will be evenly divided between lecture and hands-on work. Participants will be encouraged to pursue work on their own projects in supervised labs. Time will be allotted for one-on-one consultations between participants and instructors. There will be a wide range of commercial, free- and share-ware SGML software used in the classroom and available for experimentation in the laboratory.


The CETH Summer Workshop will be held in the new Scholarly Communications Center located in Alexander Library, on Rutgers' historic College Avenue campus. The SCC's facilities include two labs of 25 workstations each, and a lecture hall equiped with digital video projection. Accommodation will be available in Rutgers University student housing facilities. All rooms are air conditioned, have private bathrooms, and are a short walking distance from Alexander Library.


Gregory Murphy, Text Systems Manager, CETH Wendell Piez, Humanities Computing Specialist, CETH Michael Sperberg-McQueen, editor-in-chief, Text Encoding Initiative; senior research programmer, University of Illinois at Chicago; co-coordinator, Model Editions Partnership

Cost. $595 nonstudents $395 students

Fee includes tuition, use of computer facilities, workshop documentation, opening reception, lunches (Monday-Friday), and a closing banquet.

Scholarships. A limited number of scholarships will be available for graduate students to defray the cost of tuition. These scholarships will not cover accommodations. Unless you specify otherwise, all graduate student applications will be considered for scholarships.

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

Applications. Applications should consist of a cover sheet and a statement of interest. Students applying for the reduced rate must include a photocopy of their valid student ID. Email submissions are encouraged, and must have the subject line "Summer Workshop Application."

The cover sheet must include: *your name *your position *current institutional affiliation *postal and email addresses *telephone and fax numbers *brief summary of computing experience

Your statement of interest should include: *a synopsis of the project you would like to pursue during the workshop *how your participation in the workshop would be beneficial to your teaching, research, advising or administrative work *the extent of your computer experience

Application deadline: May 5, 1997 Notification of acceptance by May 27, 1997

Send or fax applications to: ceth@phoenix.princeton.edu

CETH Summer Workshop 169 College Avenue New Brunswick NJ 08903

Fax: (908) 932-1386

__________________________________ Pamela Cohen Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick NJ 08903 phone: (908) 932-1384 / fax: (908) 932-1386 http://www.ceth.rutgers.edu pac@rci.rutgers.edu

--[3]---------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 4 Apr 1997 11:20:45 GMT-400 From: "Alan Burk (ETC)" <BURK@unb.ca> Subject: Workshop - Introduction to Electronic Texts and Images

Information about this course can also be found on the University of New Brunswick's Electronic Text Centre Web Page under anouncements. (http://www.lib.unb.ca/Main/Texts.html)

I would advise that if you are interested in attending that you send in your registration within the next two weeks. We have already had a number of applications.

Alan Burk, Director Electronic Text Centre

************************ A Summer Course Offering

Introduction to Electronic Texts and Images: A practical exploration of research, preservation and pedagogical uses of electronic texts in the humanities.

August 17 - 22, 1997 David Seaman, Instructor Sponsored by the University of New Brunswick's Electronic Text Centre Course Information:

The University of New Brunswick Libraries and UNB Electronic Text Centre are pleased to announce a 1997 summer institute: Introduction to Electronic Texts and Images, August 17th to 22nd at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Registration will be limited to 20 participants. The course will be instructed by David Seaman. David Seaman is the founding director of the nationally-known Electronic Text Center and on-line archive at the University of Virginia (http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/). He lectures and writes frequently on SGML, the Internet, and the creation and use of electronic texts. Guest lecturers will include John Webster, talking about imaging and Steve Sloan, discussing the use of OpenText for search and retrieval of SGML tagged texts.

Introduction To Electronic Texts and Images is designed primarily for: librarians and archivists who are planning to develop electronic and imaging projects; scholars who are creating electronic texts as part of their teaching and research; and publishers who are looking to move publications to the Web. The course will centre around the creation of a set of archival-quality electronic texts and digital images. Topics to be covered include:

* Finding and evaluating existing electronic texts * Creating an electronic text centre * SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) textual markup and the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines * Imaging * Using text analysis software * Managing electronic texts and images * Bringing SGML encoded texts to the Web

Course participants will create an electronic version of Canadian literary letters from the University of New Brunswick Archives, markup the letters with SGML tagging, and create digital images of texts. The work of the class will made available on the Internet.

The course will be held in the Instructional Technology Learning Centre (ITLC) in the Harriet Irving Library on the campus of the University of New Brunswick. The lab is a state-of-the-art facility with an IBM pc for each participant and a high end digital projections system. Introduction to Electronic Texts and Images will be conducted in a Windows 95 environment.

The workshop will be intensive. It does not presuppose that participants have already had experience in creating electronic texts but rather only a serious interest. Some experience with a markup language such as HTML would be helpful but again not necessary.

Please indicate on the registration form the project(s) you are, or will be, working on to which you will apply the skills learned in this course.

Registration Fee

The tuition $750 (Canadian dollars) will include all course fees, nutritional breaks, lunches on Aug. 18 - 22, a trip to the historical settlement Kings Landing on Aug. 17 including dinner that evening, a wine and cheese party and a river boat cruise. Early registration is advised as space is limited. Tuition does not include cost of accommodations.

The course will start the afternoon of Sunday, August 17th with a trip to Kings Landing. A bus will leave that day at 3pm sharp from in front of the Lord Beaverbrook Hotel in downtown Fredericton to take course participants to the historical village.


Upon receipt of registration form, UNB Libraries will book all room requirements. Please provide a credit card number we may use to confirm your reservation. The following three options are available for accommodation. In the space provided on the registration form, please specify in order of preference your choice:

1. The Lord Beaverbrook Hotel located in downtown Fredericton, is within walking distance to many restaurants and to the scenic river front pathway,"the Green". It is a full service hotel providing dining, entertainment, swimming pool, sauna , games area and outdoor patio with a view of the Saint John river. It is approximately a half hour walk to the Harriet Irving Library. A special rate of $68.00 plus tax per night, single occupancy, has been extended to UNB Libraries for this conference.

2. The Carriage House Inn, Bed and Breakfast, is a member of Heritage Inns of Atlantic Canada. It is a beautiful three storey Victorian mansion, close to downtown Fredericton. This property is within walking distance of "the Green", downtown restaurants and a fifteen minute walk to the Harriet Irving Library. Included in the price of $70.00 plus tax per night is a full breakfast. This is the only meal offered at the property. As the number of rooms available at the Inn is very limited (only 8 in total), reservations will be on a first come, first serve basis, based on availability. Therefore if this is your "accommodation of choice", please return your registration form as soon as possible so your room may be confirmed.

3. For those who would like to be on campus, there are dormitory type rooms available at McLeod House, a UNB residence. The price per night is very economical at $16.25 plus tax per night. There are washrooms and showers on each floor. If this is the option of choice, you will need to bring your own towels. There is no television. Breakfast is available at the Student Union Building for reasonable prices.

** Please note that Fredericton has a very efficient taxi system, where taxi cabs are readily available at reasonable prices - therefore whether walking or "cabbing it", transportation to and from the University will not present a problem **

Special Events:

The following special events have been planned as part of this summer institute. There are no additional costs associated with these events. We hope they will be enjoyable to all. Presentations relevant to the course may be given at these times.

1. An Evening at Historical Kings Landing - Sunday, August 17th.

UNB Libraries has arranged a very special evening which includes dinner and a guided tour of this historical settlement. A visit to Kings Landing provides an experience which recreates the sights, sounds and feel of rural New Brunswick in the 1800's. Authentic costumed staff add to the atmosphere of this restored 19th century community. We have arranged for a bus which will leave the Lord Beaverbrook Hotel at 3:00 pm. This outing will take about 5 hours to complete. Please wear comfortable shoes.

2. Wine and Cheese - Monday August 18th

We will be holding an informal Wine and Cheese Reception, in the Stewart Room, Fifth Floor of the Harriet Irving Library, on Monday evening directly after the workshop for the day.

3. An evening on the River Boat - Tuesday August 19th

Weather permitting, we will be taking a chartered River Boat cruise along the Saint John River. The cruise will take approximately 2 - 3 hours and will include refreshments and pizza. The boat will leave at 6:30 pm from the Lighthouse.

4. Friday Farewell Dinner - Friday August 22nd

The course will end at approximately 3:00 pm. Therefore for those staying in Fredericton until Saturday, we would like to have a final get together. We will meet at the Lord Beaverbrook Hotel at 5:00 pm for supper outside on the patio, overlooking the Saint John River (if raining, we will meet in the dining room). This dinner will be at one's own expense.

Registration Form

Introduction To Electronic Texts and Images August 17 to 22nd, 1997

Name:________________________________ Organization/Title:____________________________________

Please provide a description of present and future projects to which you will apply the skills learned in this course. In addition, briefly outline your reasons for interest in taking this course. ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________

Phone:_________________(Home) ______________________(Business) Business address: _______________________________________ _______________________________________ Home address: _______________________________________ ______________________________________ FAX: ____________________ email: ________________________

Method of payment (please circle one):

1. Cheque (made payable to: UNB Libraries) 2. Visa or Mastercard

Card#: ___________________________________ Expiry date:_______________________________

3. Purchase Order (please attach):

Number:__________________________________ Signature:_________________________________

Payment is due in full by June 30, 1997. Refunds will not be honoured after Aug 1/97.

Accommodations: Please specify your choice of accommodations in order of preference. UNB Libraries will make all necessary arrangements (you must provide credit card # to confirm reservations).

1. 2.

Please return Registration Form by email, Fax, or mail to:

Karen Maguire Administrative Assistant UNB Libraries PO Box 7500 Fredericton, NB E3B 5H5 Phone: (506) 453-4740 Fax: (506) 453-4595 email: kmaguire@unb.ca

Confirmation of registration and reservation bookings will be sent to you after processing.

****************** Alan Burk, Associate Director of Libraries and Director of Electronic Text Centre phone: 506-453-4740 fax: 506-453-4595

--[4]---------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 21:49:20 -0800 From: "H-CLC (Barbara Diederichs)" <bdiederi@ucsd.edu> Subject: WORKSHOP: UNU/IAS Electronic Workshop


The purpose of this electronic workshop is to explore and articulate visions of future higher education and learning through extensive discussions involving all kinds of actors from both academic and non-academic institutions. The outcomes of the discussions will be summarized and presented at the Regional Conference on Higher Education (organized by UNESCO PROAP, UNU/IAS, Japanese Government and AUAP) to be held in Tokyo on 8-10 July 1997.

Academic institutions are increasingly under pressure to develop new modes of research and training that are better suited to addressing pressing global and regional problems. (There are also many local problems that should be addressed through a global perspective.) This pressure has led to calls for expanding and strengthening interdisciplinary research and training programmes, academic cooperation that transcends national boundaries, and creation of networks that link various academic and non-academic institutions. Furthermore, dramatic improvement in telematics technology (such as Internet, teleconferencing and videoconferencing) and its growing accessibility provide unprecedented opportunities for achieving these ends.

In an effort to create new visions of future higher education and learning and to explore the best possible ways of achieving them, UNU/IAS invites you to join our electronic workshop and actively participate in this worldwide brainstorming session. UNU/IAS welcomes your ideas and views concerning different practices and new approaches to developing interdisciplinary, transnational and network-oriented research and training, effective methods of applying telematics technology, and how it is possible to improve (1) advanced studies, (2) capacity-building, (3) access to higher education by people from disadvantaged educational background, (4) international cooperation, and (5) lifelong learning.


25 March Announcement of UNU/IAS electronic workshop 2 April - Self-introduction begins 14 April - 9 May Framework paper / discussion


Established on 8 December 1995, the United Nations University / Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU/IAS) is the fifth and most recently created member of the United Nations University's family of Research and Training Centres (http://www.unu.edu/). As such, the UNU/IAS conducts in-house research and postgraduate education. It also operates through networks of higher education institutions in many countries, thus establishing collaborative links with other academic institutions and international organizations. UNU/IAS is conceived to be an advanced research and education centre with a flexible and multi-thematic programme orientation concerned with the interactions of societal and natural systems.

About the coordinators

Dr. Ken Tsutsumibayashi (tsutsumibayashi@ias.unu.edu)

Currently a research associate at UNU/IAS in the area of multilateralism and governance and is involved in the Virtual University Project and Global Ethos Project. Received his Ph.D. and M.Phil. degrees in political philosophy from Cambridge University, M.A. in political economy from Nottingham University, and B.A. in economics from Keio University.

Ms. Keiko Okawa (keiko@sfc.wide.ad.jp)

After obtaining a MS. Degree in Computer Science from Keio University in Japan, Ms.Okawa had been working in the computer industry for about 11 years including Digital Equipment Corporation and Sun Microsystems in the software design and development and project management area. She is now working at the Keio University / Research Institute at SFC as a researcher. Her main interest is the usage of Internet technology for higher education.

Institute of Advanced Studies The United Nations University 5-53-67 Jinguamae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150, Japan Phone: +81-3-5467-2323 Fax: +81-3-5467-2324

--[5]---------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 02 Apr 1997 15:42:29 -0500 From: "Eben A. Weitzman" <weitzmane@UMBSKY.CC.UMB.EDU> Subject: Summer Institute at U.Mich's ISR

**** DO NOT HIT THE REPLY KEY **** **** REPLY TO summers@isr.umich.edu ****


I've been asked to post the following notice of the 50th Annual Summer Institute given by the The Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. The announcement includes a full course list. There is a course on qualitative methods in survey research, and it will include a 3 day segment (led by yours truly) on the selection and use of software for qualitative data analysis.

-Eben ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Eben Weitzman, Ph.D. Phone: (617) 287-7238 Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution Fax: (617) 287-7099 University of Massachusetts Boston weitzmane@umbsky.cc.umb.edu 100 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125-3393

----------------- Begin Forwarded Message ----------------- The Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research announces the 50th Annual Summer Institute. The Summer Institute is a training program in survey research techniques conducted by the staff of the Survey Research Center and other survey research specialists. The program highlights the sample survey as a basic instrument for the scientific measurement of human activities.

The Summer Institute will offer graduate-level courses in two consecutive four-week sessions, June 2 - June 27 and June 30 - July 25, 1997. Courses will be offered for graduate credit in eight-, four-, two-, and one-week formats. Course topics include an introduction to survey research, questionnaire design, cognition and survey measurement, survey data collection methods, sampling methods, analysis of survey data, computer analysis of survey data, and analysis of event history data. Several one-week workshops offering Continuing Education Unit credits also will be offered.

The Summer Institute will also include an eight-week program for those interested in an in-depth study of sampling methods. The Sampling Program for Survey Statisticians (SPSS), is being offered for the 33rd time in the Summer of 1997. It combines university classes with practical application in research methods and office practice.

A list of courses and workshops is given below. Course and instructor descriptions are available on the Summer Institute Web page at http://www.isr.umich.edu/src/si/.

To receive a copy of the Summer Institute brochure containing application materials, do not reply to this announcement. Instead, send an email message to summers@isr.umich.edu. Or contact James M. Lepkowski, Director of the Summer Institute, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248; phone (313) 764-6595; fax (313) 764-8263.

50th Annual Summer Institute course offerings:

Introduction to Survey Research, 8 weeks (June 2 - July 25) Data Collection Methods in Survey Research, 8 weeks (June 2 - July 25) Methods of Survey Sampling, 8 weeks (June 2 - July 25) Workshop in Survey Sampling Techniques, 8 weeks (June 2 - July 25) Event History Analysis, 2 weeks (June 9 - June 20) Introduction to Statistical Research Design, 4 weeks (June 2 - June 27) Qualitative Methods in Survey Research, 4 weeks (June 2 - June 27) Analysis of Survey Data I, 4 weeks (June 2 - June 27) Analysis of Survey Data II, 4 weeks (June 30 - July 25) Computer Analysis of Survey Data I, 4 weeks (June 2 - June 27) Computer Analysis of Survey Data II, 4 weeks (June 30 - July 25) Longitudinal Survey Design and Analysis, 4 weeks (June 2 - 27) Multi-Level Analysis of Survey Data, 4 weeks (June 2 - June 27) Cognition, Communication, and Survey Measurement, 4 weeks (June 2 - June 27) Statistical Analysis with Missing Data, 1 week (June 16 - 20) Introduction to Survey Sampling, 1 week (June 23-27) Self-Administered/Mail Surveys, 1 week (July 7-11) Introduction to Survey Measurement Quality, 1 week (July 14-18) Design of Observational Studies for Evaluation Research, 4 weeks (June 30 - July 25) Questionnaire Design, 4 weeks (June 30 - July 25) Using Surveys Across Nations and Time, 4 weeks (June 30 - July 25)

One week workshops (Continuing Education Unit credits available):

Assets and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (June 9-13) Statistical Methods for Mental Health Survey Data (July 14-18) World Health Organization Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) (July 21-25)

Two of the eight-week courses and one of the four-week courses will be offered in the Washington, D.C., area at the University of Maryland in College Park through the Joint Program in Survey Methodology via a two-way interactive video system. The Summer Institute office can provide further details about registration for these simultaneous offerings, or you may contact the Joint Program in Survey Methodology directly for information, 301-314-7911.

--[6]---------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 11:43:30 -0400 (EDT) From: Lou Burnard <lou@vax.ox.ac.uk> Subject: Summer School Announcement: Please post

[Please re-post!]

TESS: The Text Encoding Summer School

Organised by Oxford University's Humanities Computing Unit

8th-11th July, 1997 Oxford University

hcu@oucs.ox.ac.uk http://info.ox.ac.uk/oucs/humanities/tess/

The Humanities Computing Unit at Oxford is pleased to announce that applications are now invited for our first TEXT ENCODING SUMMER SCHOOL, to be held in Oxford 8 - 11 July.

Course Aims

By the end of the summer school delegates will:

* have hands-on experience of digitising texts using OCR * understand the principles of document analysis * understand the basics of the Standard Generalised Mark-Up Language (SGML) * have hands-on experience of marking up an electronic text using the Text Encoding Initiative's TEILite Document Type Definition * have hands-on experience of SGML authoring and browsing software * understand the issues involved in distributing SGML documents * gain basic knowledge of the range of SGML-aware software products available * have practical experience of marking up a complete document in SGML and delivering it via the Internet

Course Structure

The course will combine presentations, discussions, and practical work in small groups. All teaching will be carried out by members of the Humanities Computing Unit, based at Oxford University Computing Services.

Teaching and Hands-on Sessions will run from 0900 to 1700 daily, (with breaks for coffee and lunch), Wednesday to Friday, at Oxford University Computing Service's newly-opened training suite, which is a few minutes walk from Somerville College.

During the evenings, delegates will be able to use the facilities of the Centre for Humanities Computing (also based at OUCS), where they will have access to a wide range of networked software and the Internet. The summer school will begin on the evening of the 8th July with a drinks reception and finish on the evening of Friday 11th when there will be a banquet at Somerville College.

Course Pre-Requisites

Those attending the Summer School will be expected to put in a considerable amount of work, using as material a piece of text relating to a specified project which they are undertaking or planning to undertake at their home institution. Applications for places (see below) will be appraised with this in mind.

No knowledge of SGML or detailed computing expertise is required. However, since the course is intended to cover a lot of practical ground fairly rapidly, attendees will be expected to have some previous experience of at least one of the following:

* one or more word-processing packages running under Microsoft Windows (3.1 or W95) * one or more UNIX text-preparation programs * HTML mark-up and web browsing on any platform


The cost of the Summer School is set at 250.00 (sterling). A limited amount of places will be made available to members of Oxford University at the cost of 150.00. This price includes:

* Registration for the course * Non-ensuite bed and breakfast accommodation at Somerville College for the nights of the 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th of July * Lunch and coffee 9-11 July * Complete and extensive course documentation * End of course banquet

Note that Dinner is not provided on the 8th, 9th, or 10th.

Extra nights accommodation either before or after the course are available on request at the cost of 28.00 (sterling) per night (includes breakfast).

The Humanities Computing Unit (HCU) http://info.ox.ac.uk/oucs/humanities/

The Humanities Computing Unit has three main objectives: * to provide expertise, training, and consultancy in the uses of information technology within the Humanities disciplines; * to facilitate and promote access to a variety of high quality scholarly electronic resources for use in research and teaching within the Humanities disciplines;

* to carry out research and development in the applications of information technology to the Humanities disciplines.

The HCU brings together many well established projects at Oxford University: The Centre for Humanities Computing; The Oxford Text Archive; The Computers in Teaching Initiative Centre for Textual Studies; The British National Corpus; the Text Encoding Initiative; and the JISC Technology Applications Programme project 'Virtual Seminars for Teaching Literature'.

How To Apply

Only 20 places are available at the Summer School, and we expect it to be heavily oversubscribed. You are therefore advised to apply as soon as possible.

Your application must be accompanied by a 250-word description of the project for which you think the experience gained on the Summer School will be useful. You are strongly recommended to provide a sample of the kind of material relevant to your project (e.g. a photocopy of a few pages of the documents you intend to digitize) with your application.

Please complete the application form at http://info.ox.ac.uk/humanities/tess/

and return it to us no later than Friday 2nd May. Successful applicants will be notified by the 19th May.