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  1. , ALLC/ACH Conference, 5-9 April 1992, Oxford
  2. Gavin Burnage, New Humanities Postgraduate Mailing List

Message 1: ALLC/ACH Conference, 5-9 April 1992, Oxford

Date: Tue, 4 Feb 92 10:29 GMT
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Subject: ALLC/ACH Conference, 5-9 April 1992, Oxford



 5-9 April 1992, Christ Church, Oxford, England

This conference is the major annual forum for literary, linguistic and
humanities computing. Its focus is on the development of new computing
methodologies for research and teaching in the humanities, on the
development of significant new materials and tools for humanities
research, and on the application and evaluation of computing techniques
in humanities subjects. Recent conferences have been held in Toronto,
Canada (1989), Siegen, Germany (1990) and Tempe, Arizona (1991).

The 1992 conference features keynote papers by Bernard Que/mada, Director
of the Tre/sor de la Langue Francaise and Yorick Wilks, Director of
the Computing Research Laboratory, New Mexico State University and
Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Over sixty papers and panel sessions have been
selected for presentation on all areas of literary, linguistic and
humanities computing. Multidisciplinary approaches such as text encoding,
image analysis and hypermedia feature in a number of presentations.
All papers have been evaluated by a panel of reviewers, on the basis of
both the computing methodology and the relevance and application of that
methodology to research and teaching in the humanities.

Accommodation and meals have been reserved for the conference in Christ
Church which is one of Oxford University's oldest and best-known colleges.
It is situated in the centre of the city, but overlooks Christ Church
Meadow and the River Thames. The conference will run from dinner on
Sunday 5 April until lunch on Thursday 9 April. There will be a reception
in St Cross College, Oxford on the evening of 5 April and a banquet
in Christ Church's magnificent Tudor hall on the evening of 8 April.
Most rooms in Christ Church are single study bedrooms, all of which are
modernized. A limited number of 'double sets' comprising two bedrooms and
a sitting room are also available.

Oxford is an hour from London and from Heathrow Airport and is also close to
Stratford-on-Avon and the Cotswolds, a beautiful area of English countryside.
There is a frequent bus service from Heathrow to Oxford and good transport
from Gatwick airport, which is about two hours away. Car parking is generally
difficult in Oxford and it is regretted that none will be available at
Christ Church. There is a multi-storey car park nearby, but delegates are
strongly encouraged to travel to Oxford by train or bus. The city centre
is compact with colleges, tourist attractions, bookstores etc all within
easy walking distance of each other and Christ Church.

Conference fees
					ALLC/ACH member		Non-member
Registration fee & full board		#295/$590		#325/$650
Registration fee & meals		#225/$450		#255/$510
Full board for partners			#250/$500		#280/$560

Registration only			#35/$70			#65/$130
Registration fee & full board		#155/$310		#185/$370

Registrations after 15th February will be surcharged
					#30/$60			#185/$370

Full board includes bed & all meals from 5-9 April. All prices except for
'Registration fee only' include the Conference Banquet.

Please note that no registrations will be accepted after March 23rd 1992.

Please address all enquiries to

Katy Cubitt
Centre for Humanities Computing
Oxford University Computing Service
13 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 6NN

Telephone: 44-865-273221 or (from within UK) 0865-273221
Fax: 44-865-273275 or (from within UK) 0865-273275

Please make sure that you give your name, full mailing address,
telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address with any enquiry.


Chair: Thomas Corns, University of Wales (ALLC)
 Daniel Brink, Arizona State University (ACH)
 Gordon Dixon, Manchester Polytechnic (ALLC)
 Paul Fortier, University of Manitoba (ACH)
 Jacqueline Hamesse, Universite Catholique Louvain-la-Neuve (ALLC)
 Nancy Ide, Vassar College (ACH)
 Randall Jones, Brigham Young University (ACH)
 Donald Ross, University of Minnesota (ACH)
 Antonio Zampolli, University of Pisa (ALLC)
Local organisers: Susan Hockey, St Cross College, Oxford and Princeton-Rutgers
 Universities (ALLC)
 Lou Burnard, Oxford University (ALLC, Programme Liaison)

Conference Administrator: Katy Cubitt
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Message 2: New Humanities Postgraduate Mailing List

Date: Fri, 7 Feb 1992 12:36:23 +New Humanities Postgraduate Mailing List
From: Gavin Burnage <>
Subject: New Humanities Postgraduate Mailing List

 Dear all,

 Please pass on this information to any humanities postgraduates you know.

 H U M G R A D

 HUMGRAD is a new UK-based electronic mailing list for postgraduates
 working in the humanities. It's a forum for the exchange of ideas,
 information and comment on any humanities subject and the work and
 problems of postgraduates. Subscribing to it will put you in touch
 with people across the UK and beyond who have interests and
 difficulties similar to your own. A big advantage of a list for
 postgraduates is that it provides the opportunity to ask questions
 away from the minefield of the academic high ground. As well as being
 a place for general humanities discussion, HUMGRAD might be able to
 help you discover the potential of computers in humanities research,
 even if your computing skills and interests are currently minimal.

 To join the list, send this command in a mail message:


 to one of the following addresses as appropriate:

 MAILBASENEWCASTLE.AC.UK (everywhere outside the UK)

 MAILBASE is more or less equivalent to the LISTSERVs to be found on
 EARN and BITNET -- but don't expect the commands to be exactly the
 same! When you subscribe, a Mailbase User's Guide is sent to you
 automatically (unless you're a mailbase user already). To find out
 more about the use of mailbase before subscribing, email the command
 HELP or SEND MAILBASE USERHELP to one of the mailbase addresses above.

 If you want to deal with a mailbase human rather than the mailbase
 computer, send a message to MAILBASE-REQUESTNEWCASTLE.AC.UK (outside
 HUMGRAD list owners, Stuart Lee and Gavin Burnage, will be be able to
 help with queries related specifically to the list.

 Gavin Burnage Stuart Lee
 British National Corpus CTI Centre for Textual Studies

 Oxford University Computing Services
 13 Banbury Road
 0865-273280 0865-273221
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