15.593 Lyman Award; Grusin at WVU

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Date: Mon Apr 22 2002 - 02:13:35 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 593.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: "David B. Rice" <drice@unity.ncsu.edu> (103)
             Subject: Lyman Invitation

       [2] 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" <drice@unity.ncsu.edu>
             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 sadesman@unity.ncsu.edu.


    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.
    institutions and
    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
    prize-winning titles

    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
    Fax: 304-293-5380

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