5.0148 Lists: VASCO; Archeology? Erofile (3/104)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Tue, 18 Jun 91 10:38:14 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0148. Tuesday, 18 Jun 1991.

(1) Date: Fri, 14 Jun 91 16:55 BST (30 lines)
Subject: New list

(2) Date: Thu, 13 Jun 91 17:09:59 CDT (29 lines)
From: Richard Goerwitz <goer@sophist.uchicago.edu>
Subject: archeology online

(3) Date: Mon, 17 Jun 91 12:11:23 PDT (45 lines)
From: 6500jdw@UCSBUXA.BITNET
Subject: _Erofile_

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Date: Fri, 14 Jun 91 16:55 BST
Subject: New list

Announcing the creation of VASCO, a new list for the study of
the Portuguese Discoveries.

VASCO will be administered by the Centre for the Study of the Portuguese
Discoveries, which has been established at Linacre College Oxford under
the aegis of the Portuguese National Commission for the Commemoration of
the Discoveries. Its aim is to promote research and publication into
all aspects of the Portuguese Discoveries of the fifteenth and sixteenth
centuries; its membership includes scholars in the fields of history,
history of science, art history, shipbuilding and navigation,
linguistics, literature and anthropology.

The proceedings of the Centre's first colloquium will be published at
the end of the year. A computer-readable text of the Decadas da Asia of
Joao de Barros is in the final stages of preparation, and will be
released to interested scholars for media costs. Other fifteenth- and
sixteenth-century texts have been selected for computerisation.

VASCO is seen as a forum for the exchange of information in this field,
amd for the discussion of research projects and strategies. Anyone
interested in participating in VASCO or in the activities of the Centre
should contact:

Stephen Parkinson, Linacre College, Oxford,

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Date: Thu, 13 Jun 91 17:09:59 CDT
From: Richard Goerwitz <goer@sophist.uchicago.edu>
Subject: archeology online

Regarding the new LISTSERV-based archology group:

There is already an archeology group on Usenet. I just have to wonder
whether a Bitnet-based server is really the best way to get an inter-
national archeology discussion group going. The LISTSERV mechanism
is somewhat klunky, and there no sophisticated distribution hierarchy
in place. Also, what distribution there is comes in the form of mail,
which creates a lot of duplication at various sites (from everyone get-
ting LISTSERV mail), and can't be read by the terriffic "news-reading"
software that Usenetters are now quite accustomed to.

I don't want to discourage people from setting up lists. I'm just a
bit alarmed at the proliferation of LISTSERV-based systems. It seems
a step backward for international electronic cooperation in the hum-

Why not look into a Usenet group? If you want more control, then create
a new, moderated group. Mail and ftp archives can be set up. Every-
thing can then be centralized as part of the standard news distribu-
tions that most universities get (and which many archive on a single
server to save space).


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Date: Mon, 17 Jun 91 12:11:23 PDT
From: 6500jdw@UCSBUXA.BITNET
Subject: _Erofile_

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