10.0877 ACH and the forthcoming ACH/ALLC conference

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 21 Apr 1997 22:33:50 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 877.
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: MICHAEL NEUMAN <neuman@guvax.georgetown.edu> (178)
Subject: Asso.for Computers and Humanities

Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 10:11:40 -0400 (EDT)
From: MICHAEL NEUMAN <neuman@guvax.georgetown.edu>
Subject: Asso.for Computers and Humanities

In a recent posting, Greg Lessard and Michael Levison described
this year's joint international conference of the Association for
Computers and the Humanities and the Association for Literary and
Linguistic Computing (ACH-ALLC97 to be held in Kingston, Ont. June

Members of the sponsoring organizations will save $53 (Canadian)
on their registration fees for the event. Consequently, non-members
planning to attend this important conference might want to consider
joining (or re-joining) the ACH or ALLC. Below you will find a
description of the Association for Computers and the Humanities along
with a registration form. Fiscal responsibility has never been so easy!

Mike Neuman
for the ACH Executive Council


The Association for Computers and the Humanities is an international
professional organization, currently in its nineteenth year. Since its
establishment, it has been the major professional society for people
working in computer-aided research in literature and language studies,
history, philosophy, and other humanities disciplines, and especially
research involving the manipulation and analysis of textual materials.

The ACH is devoted to disseminating information among its
membership about work in the field of humanities computing, as well as
encouraging the development and dissemination of significant textual
and linguistic resources and software for scholarly research.


In 1987 ACH initiated the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), a major
international effort to develop guidelines for the encoding of
machine-readable literary and linguistic data. ACH has been joined by
the Association for Computational Linguistics and the Association for
Literary and Linguistic Computing in sponsoring the project. Major
support has come from the U.S. National Endowment for the
Humanities, Directorate XIII of the Commission of the European
Communities, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, and the Social Science
and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Its Guidelines for
encoding machine readable literary and linguistic data were published in
Spring, 1994. Information about TEI can be obtained through an
electronic discussion list, TEI-L@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU

The ACH also sponsors the HUMANIST Electronic Discussion Group,
the LN Electronic Bulletin for Natural Language Studies in French and
English, and the US Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities.


The ACH journal, Computers and the Humanities, continues to be the
premier scholarly journal for research in the field of humanities
computing. The journal is published 6 times a year by Kluwer
Academic Press. Recent special issues have focused on humanities
computing activities in Italy, teaching computers and the humanities, and
the intersection of humanities computing and computational linguistics.
An upcoming triple issue will cover the work of the Text Encoding
Initiative. The journal also features an extensive book and software
review section.

Rather than publish a printed newsletter, ACH maintains a World-Wide
Web site to provide up-to-date information of interest to ACH members.
The home page can be found at www.ach.org. The WWW site includes
news of Association activities, publications, projects and conferences, as
well as links to universities, governmental agencies, and other
organizations that affect computer-aided humanities research. In
addition to the Web site, ACH maintains an electronic newsletter
(ACH-L@listproc.georgetown.edu) for dissemination of announcements about
the organization's activities.


ACH, together with the Association for Literary and Linguistic
Computing, sponsors an annual joint meeting, held in North America in
odd-numbered years and in Europe in even-numbered years. This
international conference brings together scholars from around the world
to report on research activities and software and hardware developments
in the field. Selected papers are published.

The joint conference in 1997 will be hosted by Queen's University in
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, June 3-7. ALLC-ACH98 will be held at
Lajos Kossuth University in Debrecen, Hungary.


Because of the interdisciplinary nature of humanities computing, ACH
maintains close ties with a number of organizations with overlapping
interests, in order to provide its members with information from within
specialized areas of the field of humanities computing and to keep others
informed of work within the discipline. ACH is closely allied with the
European-based Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing.
ACH also maintains close ties with the Association for Computational
Linguistics, the Modern Language Association, the Linguistic Society of
America, the American Philological Association, and the American
Philosophical Association.


Membership is for the calendar year and is open to all scholars interested
in humanities computing. The benefits include:
- Subscription to Computers and the Humanities (six issues per year).
- Reduced registration fee at conferences sponsored by the Association
for Computers and the Humanities and the Association for Literary and
Linguistic Computing.
- Reduced membership fee in ACH regional affiliate organizations.
- The intangible benefits derived from associating with others who are
interested and involved in humanities computing!

ACH Membership Application






___$65 Individual Regular Member
___$45 Student/Emeritus Faculty Member
___Add $5 for joint Northeast ACH membership
___Add $7 for joint membership (couples)

Membership for calendar year ___1997 ___1998
Annual membership includes a subscription to Computers and the Humanities.

Method of Payment

___Check payable to Association for Computers and the Humanities
___VISA ___Mastercard
card number
exp date
name on card

Send to:
Charles D. Bush, Treasurer
Association for Computers and the Humanities
3060 JKHB Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602 U.S.A.
Phone: 801-378-7439 FAX: 801-378-4649
E-mail: Chuck_Bush@BYU.EDU
Association for Computers and the Humanities


Michael Neuman, President
Academic Computing Services
Georgetown University

Willard McCarty
Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College, London

Elli Mylonas, Executive Secretary
Scholarly Technologies Group
Brown University

Charles Bush, Treasurer
Humanities Research Center
Brigham Young University


David Barnard
Vice President
University of Regina

Malcolm Brown
Kiewit Computation Center
Dartmouth College

David Chesnutt
Department of History
University of South Carolina

David Chisolm
Department of German
University of Arizona

Lynne Grundy
Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College, London

John Lavagnino
Women Writers Project
Brown University

Leslie Zarker Morgan
Department of Modern Languages
Loyola College, Maryland

Mark Olsen
University of Chicago

John Price-Wilkin
Humanities Text Initiative
The University of Michigan

Allen Renear
Scholarly Technologies Group
Brown University

C.M. Sperberg-McQueen
Computer Services
University of Illinois at Chicago

John Unsworth
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
University of Virginia

Ex officio:
Dan Greenstein, Co-Editor
Computers and the Humanites
Executive, Arts and Humanities Data Service

Nancy Ide, Co-Editor
Computers and the Humanities
Department of Computer Science
Vassar College