15.288 special request to circulate

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Date: Thu Oct 04 2001 - 01:53:32 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 288.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2001 06:34:08 +0100
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: special request

    Dear colleagues:

    I and the rest of the "management" for the upcoming ALLC/ACH 2002
    conference would be enormously grateful if you would forward the following
    announcement to any relevant discussion group of which you are a member. To
    those of you who do not belong to any such group, please forward this to
    potentially interested colleagues, or print it out and post it on the
    departmental bulletin board &c.

    Many thanks.


    Call for Papers and Information for Speakers

             'New Directions in Humanities Computing'
              ALLC/ACH 2002
              University of Tuebingen, July 23-28 2002

              Conference Web site and full CFP:

              Submission deadline: 15 November 2001


    ALLC/ACH 2002 invites submissions of between 750 and 1500 words on any
    aspect of humanities computing or new media, broadly defined to
    encompass the common ground between information technology and problems
    in humanities research and teaching. The theme for the 2002 conference
    is 'New Directions in Humanities Computing'. Hence, while as always, we
    welcome submissions in any area of the humanities, especially
    interdisciplinary work, for the 2002 conference we especially encourage
    submissions on the current state of the art in humanities computing, and
    on recent new developments and expected future developments in the

    Recent years have seen enormous advances in information
    technologies, and an enormous growth in the use of IT resources for
    research and teaching in the humanities. How exactly are these
    developments changing the ways in which humanities scholars work?
    What new and distinct methodologies is IT now bringing to the
    humanities? How do we expect methodologies, and the role of the
    humanities scholar, to change in the near future as a result of the
    impact of IT? How are IT-related developments in one discipline
    affecting or likely to affect those in others? The time is ripe to
    survey and assess developments to date in humanties computing, and
    its likely future directions.

    Suitable subjects for proposals would also include:

    * new approaches to research in humanities disciplines using digital
          resources dependent on images, audio, or video
    * the application to humanities data of techniques developed in such
          fields as information science and the physical sciences and
    * traditional applications of computing in the humanities, including
          (but not limited to) text encoding, hypertext, text corpora,
          computational lexicography, statistical models, and text analysis;
    * applications in the digital arts, especially projects and
          installations that feature technical advances of potential interest
          to humanities scholars;
    * information design in the humanities, including visualization,
          simulation, and modeling;
    * pedagogical applications of new media within the humanities;
    * thoughtful considerations of the cultural impact of computing and
          new media;
    * theoretical or speculative treatments of new media;
    * the institutional role of new media within the contemporary
          academy, including curriculum development and collegial support for
          activities in these fields;
    * the broader social role of humanities computing and the resources
          it develops.

    For the full Call for Papers, see the Conference web-site at
    It includes details on submitting proposals, the timetable for review
    of submissions and notification of results, description of bursaries
    available to young presenters, the International Programme Committee
    membership, an overview of the annual joint Conference and information
    about the city and University of Tuebingen.

    David Robey
    Chair of the International Programme Committee
    ALLC-ACH 2002 Conference

    Dr Willard McCarty / Senior Lecturer /
    Centre for Computing in the Humanities / King's College London /
    Strand / London WC2R 2LS / U.K. /
    +44 (0)20 7848-2784 / ilex.cc.kcl.ac.uk/wlm/

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