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Humanist Archives: April 1, 2021, 7:10 a.m. Humanist 34.311 - two puzzles attempted

				                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 311.
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    [1]    From: Willard McCarty 
           Subject: the puzzles (33)

    [2]    From: Jan Rybicki 
           Subject: ODP: [Humanist] 34.309: two puzzles (43)


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        Date: 2021-04-01 06:02:32+00:00
        From: Willard McCarty 
        Subject: the puzzles

Responding to Manfred's two puzzles, I have to guess at the first:

> (1) In which country of the world the year 1964 saw the publication of a
> 230 page university textbook on how to use computers in historical research?

Germany, specifically Göttingen, more specifically the Max Planck
Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte.

> (2) When was the following quote published in a top rated academic
> journal, '*' standing for something which might have been 'digital
> humanities'?

This one is easy, but why leads elsewhere. The answer is Richard T.
Vann, "History and demography",  History and Theory , 1969, Vol. 9,
Beiheft 9: Studies in Quantitative History and the Logic of the Social
Sciences (1969), pp. 64-78.

Finding the answer was easy because I've been collecting material on
this and related subjects for a long time. So I have my own rather small
(in relation to the Web) but rather large (for an individual)
collection. What makes it interesting is the realisation that after some
time collecting stuff one is interested in provides a diverse but shaped
world to explore that mirrors but does not unduly constrain one's research.

Comments?

Yours,
WM
--
Willard McCarty,
Professor emeritus, King's College London;
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews;  Humanist
www.mccarty.org.uk

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        Date: 2021-03-31 05:54:34+00:00
        From: Jan Rybicki 
        Subject: ODP: [Humanist] 34.309: two puzzles

Dear Manfred,
Off the top of my head:
1. Soviet Union
2. 1969?
Tchuss,
Jan

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 309.
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        Date: 2021-03-30 08:50:00+00:00
        From: Manfred Thaller 
        Subject: Two puzzles

Dear Humanists,

forgive me for a trivia game in the history of computer usage in the Humanities
(historical flavour).

(1) In which country of the world the year 1964 saw the publication of a
230 page university textbook on how to use computers in historical research?

(2) When was the following quote published in a top rated academic journal, '*'
standing for something which might have been 'digital humanities'?

"Fear of, and animosity toward, * is one of the facts of contemporary scholarly
life. To a considerable degree, it arises from competition for resources for
research - a competition carried on with rhetorical and conceptual weapons."

Apologies for wasting your time,
Manfred Thaller


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