new on WWW: mss. standards; teaching European lit & culture; site

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Wed, 26 May 1999 21:00:18 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 41.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Barbara Bordalejo <bb268@IS8.NYU.EDU> (56)
Subject: Standard for Manuscript Descriptions (fwd)

[2] From: Stuart Sutherland <stuart.sutherland@computing- (48)>
Subject: Teaching European Literature & Culture with C&IT

[3] From: Willard McCarty <> (4)
Subject: web design

Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 20:53:11 +0100
From: Barbara Bordalejo <bb268@IS8.NYU.EDU>
Subject: Standard for Manuscript Descriptions (fwd)

>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 12:30:54 +0100
>From: Peter Robinson <peter.robinson@ENGLISH.OXFORD.AC.UK>
>Reply-To: Medieval Texts - Philology Codicology and Technology
>Dear Medtext people
>please read, and repost to other relevant discussion groups
>**** Towards a standard for encoding manuscript descriptions in electronic
>Over the past year, a group of manuscript scholars and experts on encoding
>of machine-readable texts have been working to define a standard for
>representing manuscript descriptions in electronic form. This work has
>been carried forward by a Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) workgroup on
>manuscript descriptions, co-chaired by Consuelo Dutschke and Ambrogio
>Piazzoni, in partnership with members of the European Union-funded MASTER
>project ('Manuscript Access through Standards for Electronic Records'), led
>by Peter Robinson.
> The aim of this work is to define a Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)
>implementation of SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) capable of
>holding manuscript descriptions in electronic form. Following a series of
>meetings and discussions among the members of the TEI and MASTER groups
>('the proposers'), a draft standard has been formulated. A paper
>describing this draft standard, together with summaries of discussion and
>subsequent agreements by the proposers, has now been posted to
>A Word version of the document is available at
> We welcome comments and discussion on this paper. Such comments
>should be directed to the EAMMS discussion list (at
>EAMMS@MOE.COMPUTING.CSBSJU.EDU) by members of that list; non-members of the
>EAMMS list should apply to from where their request for
>membership will be passed on to the EAMMS list. The EAMMS list has been
>established for participants and interested parties in two American
>projects, Electronic Access to Medieval Manuscripts and Digital
>Scriptorium, which are closely linked to the TEI and MASTER groups
>sponsoring these proposals.
>Peter Robinson
>***NOTE NEW EMAILS: *********
>Director, Centre for Technology and the Arts
>Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
>De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 5XY, UK
>Phone +44 (0)116 250 6495, fax 257 7250.
>The Canterbury Tales Project
>Centre for Socio-legal Studies, Wolfson College
>Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD
>Phone +44 (0)1865 284245, fax 284221.

Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 20:53:40 +0100
From: Stuart Sutherland <>
Subject: Teaching European Literature & Culture with C&IT

New WWW publication from CTI Textual Studies

Teaching European Literature & Culture with C&IT


'Teaching European Literature & Culture with Communication & Information
Technology' is a collection of selected papers from a conference of the
same name organised by CTI Textual Studies. The papers outline a rich
range of approaches to the teaching of analytical and critical skills in
literary and cultural studies. They document and reflect on the successes
or otherwise of a diverse group of projects and teaching situations and
offer a solid set of signposts and critical issues for others seeking to
follow their example in related fields.

A print version of the publication will be available later in the summer,
which will be distributed free with the next issue of our journal
Computers & Texts, which itself is free on subscription to academic
members of staff attached to UK HE institutions. Forms to subscribe to
Computers & Texts and to reserve a copy of the print publication (@7.50
pounds) without subscribing to C&T are available via the URL above.
Readers from outside UK HE institutions and from outside the UK can also
reserve a copy of the publication via these web forms.

The contents of the publication are as follows:

- Introduction: Technology in teaching literature and culture: some
Sarah Porter, Humanities Computing Development Team,
University of Oxford.

- Teachers and Technicians: working together for effective use of
Information Technology in Language and Literature
Gavin Burnage, University of Cambridge.

- A Season in Cyberspace: Reflecting on web-based resources for French
Tony McNeill, University of Sunderland.

- Forging Links: The Virtual Seminars for Teaching Literature Project
Stuart Lee, University of Oxford

- The Perez Galdos Editions Project: Creating Electronic Scholarly
Rhian Davies, University of Sheffield.

- The Digital Variants Archive Project: A New Environment for Teaching SL
Writing Skills
Domenico Fiormonte and Luana Babini, University of
Edinburgh, and Luisa Selvaggini, Universita della Tuscia.

Stuart Sutherland Email:
Information Officer
CTI Centre for Textual Studies
Humanities Computing Unit
OUCS, 13 Banbury Road, Tel: +44 (0)1865 283282
Oxford, OX2 6NN Fax: +44 (0)1865 273275

Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 20:53:22 +0100
From: Willard McCarty <>
Subject: web design

I commend to your attention the attractive homepage of the Australian
Research Council, <>. Splash
indeed. Someone understands how exciting research can be :-).


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