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  1. Paul Mangiafico, ACH-ALLC 93 Conference Announcement

Message 1: ACH-ALLC 93 Conference Announcement

Date: Mon, 1 Mar 1993 11:02 EST ACH-ALLC 93 Conference Announcement
From: Paul Mangiafico <PMANGIAFICOGUVAX.bitnet>
Subject: ACH-ALLC 93 Conference Announcement



 JUNE 16-19, 1993

On behalf of the Executive Committees of the Association for
Computers and the Humanities and the Association for Literary and
Linguistic Computing, we cordially invite you to attend the fifth
annual joint international conference, to be held at Georgetown
University in Washington, D.C., June 16-19, 1993.

This conference is the major forum for discussion of the
preparation, encoding, and use of character-based electronic text
and for computer-based research in literature, linguistics, and
related humanities disciplines. It will feature presenters from
fourteen countries and include eighty papers 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.
Keynote addresses will be delivered by Hugh Kenner, Franklin and
Calloway Professor of English at the University of Georgia, and
Clifford Lynch, Director of Library Automation at the Office of
the President, University of California. A special feature will
be a series of sessions, organized by the library community, on
electronic resources for the humanities. Other attractions
include a forum on the Text Encoding Initiative and encoding with
SGML, a software fair, banquet, vendor display, and optional
text-analysis workshop.

Georgetown University, situated along the Potomac River in an
historic district that predates our Nation's Capital, is the site
for the conference. Domestic flights arrive at Washington
National Airport, and taxi service (approximately $12) is
recommended for the short ride to your accommodations in
Georgetown. International flights arrive at Dulles Airport (40
miles away), and a shuttle service ($16 one-way, $26 round-trip)
provides transportation into downtown Washington. In the city
you will find that taxi service is reasonably priced; a ride to
Georgetown from downtown will cost approximately $7. Parking in
Washington is prohibitively expensive, so participants are urged
to take public transportation to the conference.

American Airlines will offer domestic-flight discounts of 5% off
all relevant fares for conference participants flying to and from
Washington, DC between June 12th and June 22nd. To obtain this
discount, call the American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1-
800-433-1790 and specify the Star Number S1463FS for ACH-ALLC93.

The Association for Computers and the Humanities is a
professional society for scholars working in computer-related
research in literature and language studies, history, philosophy,
and other disciplines of the humanities. Individual membership
is $60 US a year and includes a subscription to Computers and the
Humanities (six issues a year) and the ACH Newsletter (four
issues a year).

The Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing was founded
in 1973 as an international association to promote the
development of literary and linguistic computing. Membership is
by personal subscription to the journal Literary and Linguistic
Computing, which is published by Oxford University Press,
Pinkhill House, Southfield Road, Eynsham, Oxford, OX8 1JJ.
Subscription rates for 1992 are L30 (UK) or $57 (rest of the

On-site registration will be held from 9 am to 9 pm at the ACH-
ALLC93 Conference Headquarters in Copley Formal Lounge beginning
June 15th and extending throughout the conference. At 6 pm on
June 15th, a welcome cocktail party for participants will be held
on the upper-level esplanade of the Leavey Conference Center.
The conference will commence with an opening session on
Wednesday, June 16th, at 9 am in Gaston Hall.

Occasional reports of interest to participants will be accessible
by Internet, either through the Georgetown University Gopher
server (in the ACH_ALLC93 directory) or by anonymous ftp from ( in directory ACH_ALLC93.

Options for accommodations at the conference include:

 1. Village C Residence Hall on campus. $50 a night (single)
or $25 a night (double). Air conditioned with private bath,
daily linen service. Furnishings Spartan but clean. Staff
assistance. Telephones and televisions in common areas only. 3-
minute walk to conference sessions. Optional meal plan available
on campus at $20 a day. Access to gym and pool available at $10
a week. 10-12 minute walk to Georgetown shopping and
restaurants. Vending machines on site. Parking available at $10
a day, $30 a week. Extensions of reservations at the conference
rate are available for several days before and after the

 2. Leavey Conference Center Hotel on campus. $115 a night
(single), $130 (double) with sales tax  11% plus $1.50 a night
occupancy tax. Full services and plush furnishings of a new and
luxurious conference hotel. 3-minute walk to sessions. Access
to gym and pool available at $5 a day. 13-15 minute walk to
Georgetown shopping and restaurants. Restaurants on site.
Parking available at $9 for a 24-hour period. Extensions of
reservations at conference rate depend upon availability; contact
the hotel soon at the address below.

 3. Georgetown Inn (in business district). $95 per room a
night (single or double) with tax at 11% plus $1.50 a night.
Complimentary continental breakfast and parking. Air conditioned
with private bath. Atmosphere and furnishings of a small,
recently remodeled hotel. Service from front desk and concierge.
Telephones and television in rooms. 10-15 minute walk (up slight
incline) to campus and sessions; free conference van service at
regular intervals. No access to gym or pool. In the heart of
tourist and shopping district. Restaurants on site and nearby.
Extensions of reservations at conference rate depend upon
availability; contact the hotel soon at the address below.


 Please return to:
 Dr. Michael Neuman, Local Organizer
 Academic Computer Center
 238 Reiss Science Building
 Georgetown University
 Washington, DC 20057
 Country code: 1 phone: 202-687-6096 fax: 202-687-6003

(Details provided below will be used to compile the Conference
List of Participants. Please enter your name and affiliation as
you would like them to appear on your badge.)

Your Name:
Surface-mail address:
City, State or District, Postal Code, and Country:

Telephone: Fax:

Software Fair: Please check here if you would like to demonstrate
 a product or project. Yes ___

 Then specify requirements for operating system, RAM, hard
 disk space, special graphics or controller cards, or
 software platform needed for your demonstration.


Please enter relevant amounts (in US$) and return this form with
your remittance to the address above.

Registration status: Amount
 Regular registration $140 ___
 Member of ACH or ALLC in good standing 100 ___
 Spouses, companions 30 ___
 Graduate students 30 ___
 One-day rate (Specify day and date) 70 ___
 Other approved designation (Please specify) ___
 Late registration surcharge (after June 1) 20 ___
 (Cancellation penalty after May 15): $20

Registration includes access to all program sessions,
special-interest-group meetings, software fair,
exhibits, and inter-session refreshments.

Membership fee:
 Association for Computers and the Humanities at $60 ___
 Assoc. for Literary and Linguistic Computing at $57 ___

Banquet (7:30 p.m. Thursday 6/17/93) Number ___ at $38 ___

 Name of guest _____________________________________

 Please note any dietary restriction:

Residence hall* at $50 per night (single) or $25 (double)

 Number of nights ___ at nightly rate $ ___ = Total: ___

 If double, please include name of the other person:

 Arrival/check-in date: Departure/check-out date:

 Check-in at Village C Residence Hall beginning
 Tuesday, June 15 at 9 am or (by prior arrangement).

GRAND TOTAL for registration, membership fee, banquet,
and residence-hall lodging ___

Method of payment in US$ (Please do not send cash.)

 Check or money order (enclosed) ___
 Payable to: Georgetown University

 Credit card (Mastercard or Visa) ___
 Card number _____________________
 Expiration date _________________
 Name as it appears on card _____________________

* For alternative lodging, please make your reservation before
May 15, 1993 at hotel or conference center directly.
Reservations at conference rate may not be available after May

GU Conference Center The Georgetown Inn
3800 Reservoir Road, NW 1310 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Box 2315 Hoya Station Washington, DC 20007
Washington, DC 20057 Phone from USA and Canada
Phone from USA and Canada 800-424-2979
 800-446-9476 From other countries
>From other countries 1-202-333-8900
 1-202-687-3232 Fax: 202-625-1744
Fax: 202-687-3291

Be sure to mention ACH-ALLC93 when making reservations, and
confirm the conference rate listed under options for lodging.

Please check here if arranging your own accommodations. ___

Program Chair: Marianne Gaunt, Rutgers University
International Program Committee:
 Thomas Corns, University of Wales (ALLC)
 Paul Fortier, University of Manitoba (ACH)
 Jacqueline Hamesse, Universit/e catholique de Louvain-
 la-Neuve (ALLC)
 Susan Hockey, Center for Electronic Text in the
 Humanities (ALLC)
 Nancy Ide, Vassar College (ACH)
 Randall Jones, Brigham Young University (ACH)
 Michael Neuman, Georgetown University (ACH)
 Antonio Zampolli, University of Pisa (ALLC)
Local Organizer: Michael Neuman, Georgetown University
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