Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 593.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
 From: "David B. Rice" <firstname.lastname@example.org> (103)
Subject: Lyman Invitation
 From: "Charles Baldwin" <Charles.Baldwin@mail.wvu.edu> (28)
Subject: Richard Grusin speaks at WVU April 24th
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 06:52:05 +0100
From: "David B. Rice" <email@example.com>
Subject: Lyman Invitation
Lyman Award ceremony
Monday, 6 May 2002
6:30 to 7:15 pm
Time Life Building
1271 Avenue of the Americas
New York City
Some months ago the members of the Humanist listserve were asked to
submit nominations for the Richard W. Lyman Award, created to recognize
the innovative use of information technology in outstanding scholarship
and teaching. The first presentation of the Lyman Award will be Monday,
May 6, at the Time&Life Building in New York. With this message, the
National Humanities Center, which has created the award through the
generosity of the Rockefeller Foundation, extends an invitation to
attend to each member of the listserve. The following link will take you
to an electronic invitation. Information about the award and the
National Humanities Center is copied below.
Because of security concerns at the Time&Life Building, the Center
must have the name, address, and professional affiliation of everyone
planning to attend. To respond or seek additional information, please
contact Susan Adesman at 919-549-0661 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard W. Lyman Award
The Richard W. Lyman Award recognizes scholars who have advanced
humanistic scholarship and teaching through the innovative use of
information technology. In recent years, scholars in the classics,
English & American literature, history, and other humanistic disciplines
have increasingly used computers and the World Wide Web to make
available facsimiles of rare manuscripts; to archive, index, and
annotate literary, artistic, and scholarly materials; to link text,
visual images, and sound in new ways; and to create a new social
structure that will bring scholars and students together to break down
boundaries among learning, teaching, and research. The National
Humanities Center presents the Lyman Award to individuals who break new
ground by exploiting information technology toward these ends.
The award honors Richard W. Lyman, who was president of Stanford
University from 1970-80 and of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1980-88,
and is made possible through the generosity of the Rockefeller
Prize Amount: $25,000
Presentation of First Award: May 6, 8th floor auditorium, Time Life
Building, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York, 6:30 to 7:15
p.m., with reception to follow.
Selection Committee for the First Award: James J. O'Donnell (Chair),
Professor of Classical Studies and Vice Provost for Information Systems
and Computing, University of Pennsylvania; Peter Bardaglio, Interim Vice
President and Academic Dean, and Professor of History, Goucher College;
Consuelo W. Dutschke, Curator, Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts,
Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University; Morris Eaves,
Professor of English, University of Rochester; Willard McCarty, Senior
Lecturer in Humanities Computing, School of Humanities, King's College
London; Stephen Murray, Professor of Art History and Archaeology and
Director of the Media Center for Art History, Columbia University;
Pauline Yu, Dean of Humanities, University of California at Los Angeles.
Advisory Board: Robert Hollander (Chair), Professor in European
Literature, Department of
French and Italian, Princeton University; James J. O'Donnell, ex
officio; David K. Allison, Chairman, Information Technology & Society,
Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution; Steven Davis,
President and CEO, Corbis.com; Richard Ekman, President, Council of
Independent Colleges; David Finn, Co-Founder, Ruder Finn; Joel L.
Fleishman, Senior Advisor, The Atlantic Philanthropies; Henry Louis
Gates, Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Humanities, Chair of
Afro-American Studies, Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for
Afro-American Research, Harvard University; Ann Goodnight, National
Humanities Center Trustee and Founder, Cary Academy; James Kinsella,
Former Chairman, Worldonline, Former President and CEO, MSNBC.com;
George Kozmetsky Chairman, IC Institute, University of Texas at Austin;
Robert K. McNeal Founder, Digital Strategies, Former Vice President and
COO, Entertainment Drive; John Oates, Professor, Department of Classical
Studies, Duke University; Donald J. Waters, Program Officer, Scholarly
Communications, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
National Humanities Center
The National Humanities Center (www.nhc.rtp.nc.us) is the nation's only
private, independent institute for advanced study in the humanities.
Since 1978, more than 800 scholars from across the United States and
around the world have researched and written 800 books during
fellowships at the Center's Research Triangle Park facility. The Center
also sponsors award-winning programs through which leading scholars work
with high school and college teachers to improve teaching in the
nation's schools and colleges, and holds conferences, seminars, and
other public programs to raise and explore basic issues affecting human
beings and their societies.
Location: The Archie K. Davis Building, Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Annual Budget: Approximately $4.7 million
Sources of Support: Individuals, foundations, and corporations; Duke
University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill; the National Endowment for the Humanities;
income from the Center's endowment
Number of Scholars in Residence, 2001-02: 39 (35 scholars from 29 U.S.
4 scholars from four other nations)
Number of Scholars in Residence,
Cumulative: 849 (711 from 180 institutions in 41 states and the District
of Columbia, and 138 scholars from
99 institutions in 33 nations)
Academic Fields Represented, Cumulative: 44
Books Resulting from Fellowships: 800, including about 60
Programs for Teachers: Annual summer seminars for high school teachers
and for liberal arts college faculty; TeacherServe, an online curriculum
enrichment service (http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us/tserve/tserve.htm);
training and online "toolkits" to help teachers develop in-school
seminars with the guidance of university faculty
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 06:57:30 +0100
From: "Charles Baldwin" <Charles.Baldwin@mail.wvu.edu>
Subject: Richard Grusin speaks at WVU April 24th
Richard Grusin will speak at West Virginia University on April 24, 2002, 6
pm in the Shenandoah Room of the Mountainlair. The event is sponsored by
WVU's Center for Literary Computing.
Richard Grusin is Professor and Chair of English at Wayne State University,
and formerly chair of the Department of Literature, Communication, and
Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. A leading scholar on the
cultural transformations brought about by new media, Grusin is best known
as co-author (with Jay David Bolter) of _Remediation_, the new standard for
media theory. He also the author of a book on hermeneutic theory in
nineteenth century America. _Remediation_ is currently taught in
undergraduate and graudate course at WVU and elsewhere.
Grusin's talk on April 24th, entitled "Science, Technology, and
Cyberculture: Reflections on an Emerging Discipline," considers broad
interdisciplinary changes including changes to literary studies brought
about by the emergence of cyberculture.
Also: Professor Grusin will be available from 2-330 pm on the same day
(4/24), in the WVU English Department Library (346 Stansbury) to talk
informally with graduate and undergraduate students.
Sandy Baldwin, Ph.D.
West Virginia University
Assistant Professor of English
Coordinator of the Center for Literary Computing
359 Stansbury Hall
Morgantown, WV 26506
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