Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 210.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 07:07:47 -0700
From: John Unsworth <email@example.com>
Subject: call for book proposals
Call for Book Proposals: The Humanities and Technology
M.E. Sharpe, Inc., and the American Association for History and Computing
(AAHC) are proud to announce the launching of a new book series, The
Humanities and Technology, edited by David J. Staley, Jeffrey G. Barlow,
and Dennis A. Trinkle. We invite scholars and educators from history and
all the humanities disciplines to submit proposals for the series.
GOAL: The goal of this series is to explore how emerging technologies will
transform the presentation, communication, and our understanding of history
and the humanities.
SCOPE AND DESCRIPTION: The recent development of digital
technologycomputers, the Internet, virtual realityis transforming academia
and altering how scholars research, present, and communicate their
scholarship. These technologies are evolving at a rapid pace, posing
challenges and presenting concepts never before encountered. This series
will examine the many issues the new technology raisessuch as scholarship,
methods, accuracy, and assessmentand trace its impact on teaching, tenure,
pedagogy, and other matters. It will also explore the philosophical aspects
of the new technology and how the digital revolution will influence
thought, communication, and the future of scholarship in the humanities.
The series will thus range from practical manuals, guides, and how-to books
to standard historical monographs and theoretical treatises on the
development, impact, and evolution of the new technology on history and the
Books tentatively accepted for the series include:
Teaching History in the Digital Classroom
Digital Scholarship in the Tenure, Promotion, and Review Process: A Primer
Computers, Visualization, and History: How New Technology Will Transform Our
Understanding of the Past
SUGGESTED TOPICS: The topics for proposed books should be broad and
wide-ranging, and should address academics, K-12 teachers, archivists,
librarians, and/or the general public in the United States and
internationally as well. Possible topics might include:
--New forms of digital scholarship.
--Archiving and storing data, and the effects on research practices.
--Using databases and quantitative methods.
--Use of technology by practitioners of the humanities disciplines.
--Alternative models for scholarly publishing using technology.
--Computing, cyberspace and the digital culture.
--Conference symposia and other collected works.
M.E. Sharpe and the AAHC have already taken the lead in publishing books
dealing with history and computing. This series is a natural extension of
this partnership, adding to the impressive list of books already published
by Sharpe, such as The History Highway, History.edu, and Writing, Teaching
and Researching History in the Electronic Age. As this list attests, the
collaboration between Sharpe and the AAHC has already been fruitful--The
History Highway is widely regarded as the standard reference work on
history on the Web--and we anticipate that this series will be as
successful as these previous ventures.
To submit a proposal, send a two-page description, a table of contents, and
a sample chapter to one of the series editors:
David J. Staley
Department of History
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, Ohio 44883
Jeffrey G. Barlow
Matsushita Chair of Asian Studies
Director, Matsushita Center for Electronic Learning
Faculty Director, Berglund Center for Internet Studies
Department of History
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, Oregon 97116
Dennis A. Trinkle
Director of 361 Initiatives,
Associate Coordinator of Information Services and Technology,
and Tenzer University Professor in Instructional Technology
713 S. Locust Street
Greencastle, Indiana 46135-1669
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