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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 145.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

       [1] From: ubiquity <ubiquity@HQ.ACM.ORG> (9)
             Subject: Ubiquity 4.20

       [2] From: "Susan K Mordan" <smordan@loc.gov> (29)
             Subject: Library of Congress exhibition on Lewis and Clark

       [3] From: lachance@origin.chass.utoronto.ca (Francois (14)
             Subject: Teaching Poetry Online

             Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 06:47:17 +0100
             From: ubiquity <ubiquity@HQ.ACM.ORG>
             Subject: Ubiquity 4.20

    Ubiquity: A Web-based publication of the ACM
    Volume 4, Number 20, Week of July 7, 2003

    In this issue:

    Interview --

    Why New Ideas are Both Disruptive and Necessary

    Management consultant Laurence Prusak on Idea Practitioners,
    organizational fads, and where to look for new ideas (surprise!
    It's not on the Net).

             Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 06:48:32 +0100
             From: "Susan K Mordan" <smordan@loc.gov>
             Subject: Library of Congress exhibition on Lewis and Clark

    Like so many other exploration stories, the Lewis and Clark journey was
    shaped by the search for navigable rivers, inspired by the quest for
    Edens, and driven by the competition for empire. Thomas Jefferson was
    motivated by these aspirations when he drafted instructions for the
    Corps of Discovery, sending them up the Missouri River in search of a
    passage to the Pacific. The Library of Congress exhibition Rivers,
    Edens, Empires: Lewis and Clark and the Revealing of America, opening
    July 24 through November 29, 2003, will present a century of exploration
    that features the expedition of the Corps of Discovery as a culminating
    moment in the quest to connect North America by means of a waterway
    passage. The exhibition will also feature other important expeditions
    including those lead by Zebulon Pike, Stephen Long, Charles Wilkes, and
    John Fremont and concludes with the construction of the transcontinental
    railroad, which replaced the search for a direct water route with a
    "river of steel."
    Check out a preview of this exhibition online at

    Online resources for teachers can be found at

    If you would like to schedule a school tour of Rivers, Edens, Empires
    please call (202) 707-9203.

       On July 28 there will be a Teacher's Institute, at the Library of
    Congress, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. using the exhibition Rivers, Edens,
    Empires to provide educators with an opportunity to engage in discovery
    learning and to develop strategies for teaching the exploration of
    America. Other teacher institutes will be scheduled for the fall 2003.
    For more information contact Susan Mordan at smordan@loc.gov or

             Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 06:49:08 +0100
             From: lachance@origin.chass.utoronto.ca (Francois Lachance)
             Subject: Teaching Poetry Online


    I recommend Ian Lancashire's short, witty and entirely engaging piece
    about teaching online for the first time. You need not have experienced
    the tribulations of unbugged "star-crossed software" in the middle of
    deliverying a course to appreciate the interspersed quotations from T.S.
    Eliot's "The Wasteland". The story does have a happy ending!


    Of course, now if some brave pioneers could contemplate (and execute) an
    all-online conference (a mini-seminar?) for humanities computing ... we
    might soon be reading another witty account perhaps interspersed with
    quotations from Dante.

    Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large

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