17.774 a brief history of humanities computing

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Fri May 07 2004 - 16:59:07 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 774.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2004 06:55:29 +0100
             From: Alun Edwards <alun.edwards@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
             Subject: Re: 17.772 a brief history of humanities computing

    At Humbul we have followed this thread with intense interest. Humbul does
    indeed have a Humanities Computing top-level subject,
    http://www.humbul.ac.uk/humanities-it/ , which we could be your first port
    of call, both for searching for resources or for suggesting new resources
    for Humbul to catalogue. There is a Suggest a Resource link on every page
    in Humbul.

    Humbul will catalogue any online humanities computing resources that comply
    with our collections development policy and I would like to suggest that we
    would draw together records around a topical theme like the history of
    humanities computing, (for recent examples take a look at
    http://www.humbul.ac.uk/topics/ ). Humbul topics can take different forms
    but they share the common goal of drawing connections between resources -
    often connections that no single search on Humbul could replicate.

    With regards, Alun

    Alun Edwards
    Information Officer
    Humbul Humanities Hub
    Oxford University Computing Services
    13 Banbury Road
    Oxford OX2 6NN
    Email: alun.edwards@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
    Tel: 01865 283 347
    Fax: 01865 273 275
    URL: http://www.humbul.ac.uk/

    On 06/04/2004, Robert Kraft <kraft@ccat.sas.upenn.edu> wrote

    >... It may
    >be that such information is readily available already on such sites as
    >HUMBUL (http://www.humbul.ac.uk/ ) or Michael Hall's "Humanities Scholarship"
    >site (http://www.wam.umd.edu/~mlhall/scholarly.html ). Indeed, a useful first
    >step might be to construct a list of the best internet sites to consult for
    >studying the history of humanities computing, to determine whether there are
    >significant lacunae and to suggest corrections or supplements, if needed.
    >If noone else volunteers (or has already done it!), I'd be willing to serve
    >as a
    >(temporary) collection point for that initial list of useful sites, as
    well as
    >for any suggestions to update and expand the available material on the
    >subject of
    >surveying computing developments in the humanities

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