1995 CETH Summer Seminar

Seminar Tracks and Instructors

1. Textual Analysis

An intensive study of textual analysis tools and their applications. Indexed interactive retrieval vs batch concordance generation. Practical experience of TACT and Micro-OCP. Applications of these tools: stylistics, corpus linguistics, literary criticism, historical research.

Instructors: Susan Hockey, Willard McCarty

Susan Hockey is the Director of the Centre for Electronic Texts in the Humanities. She has taught courses on humanities computing for nineteen years and is the author of A Guide to Computer Applications in the Humanities, SNOBOL Programming for the Humanities, and the Micro-OCP manual.

Willard McCarty has been active in humanities computing since 1977. With its founding Director, Ian Lancashire, he helped to set up the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, University of Toronto, of which he is now the Assistant Director. Since 1990 he has taught a series of graduate courses in humanities computing at Toronto.

2. Text Encoding Initiative and SGML

Document structure and SGML elements. Document type declarations. SGML entities. TEI core tags and base tag sets. TEI header. Additional tag sets. Processing TEI encoded texts.

Instructor: C.M. Sperberg-McQueen

C. M. Sperberg-McQueen is Editor-in-Chief of the Text Encoding Initiative. In 1985 and 1986, he served as a consultant for humanities computing in the Princeton University Computer Center; since 1987 he has worked at the academic computer center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he is now a senior research programmer.

3. Scholarly Editing

Computer tools for the preparation and publication of scholarly editions. Topics covered will include: the transcription and computer imaging of primary sources; the collation of multiple witnesses; the use of the Text Encoding Initiative guidelines for scholarly editions; the making of hypertext electronic editions for network and CD-ROM distribution.

Instructor: Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson is Executive Officer for the Canterbury Tales project, head of the Text Encoding Initiative workgroup on Textual Criticism, and developer of the textual collation program Collate. He is based at Oxford University Centre for Humanities Computing.

4. Hypertext for the Humanities

An introduction to developing hypertexts for the humanities. Building and using HyperCard stacks and World Wide Web documents. Discussion of design and use of example hypertexts and an examination of their role in humanities research and teaching.

Instructor: Geoffrey Rockwell

Geoffrey Rockwell is the head of Humanities Computing at McMaster University and teaches courses on humanities computing. Previously he was a Senior Instructional Technology Specialist at the University of Toronto.

5. Tools for Historical Analysis

A survey of the methods most frequently used by historians in their computer-aided teaching and research, focussing on on database and statistical processing. Other topics covered: linguistic content analysis and promising new developments in corpus creation and image processing. Discussion throughout of real historical problems and datasets and on the problems as well as the prospects of historical computing.

Instructor: Daniel Greenstein

Daniel Greenstein is a Senior Lecturer in Modern History at Glasgow University, and head of the University's arts computing unit. He has published in early national American history, the history of higher education, and is the author of the recent textbook, A Historian's Guide to Computing.

6. Setting up an Electronic Text Center

The practical aspects of setting up and managing electronic text centers. Topics covered: hardware and software for stand-alone and networked resources, collection development, personnel and training, budget, licensing, and institutional relations. Ample time will be available for participants to discuss developments at their own institutions.

Instructor: Anita Lowry

Anita Lowry is the Head of the Information Arcade, a new facility for electronic texts and multimedia in the University of Iowa Libraries. She co-founded and directed the Electronic Text Service, which was established in 1987/88 at Columbia University. She has long been active in the Association for Computers and the Humanities and has written and spoken widely on electronic texts in libraries.

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