LINGUIST List 6.1755

Sun Dec 17 1995

Calls: Computers and the Humanities

Editor for this issue: T. Daniel Seely <>


  1. Eric Johnson, Computers and the Humanities

Message 1: Computers and the Humanities

Date: Sun, 17 Dec 1995 07:07:24 Computers and the Humanities
From: Eric Johnson <>
Subject: Computers and the Humanities


 Note new deadline: March 15, 1996

 Special Issue of _Computers and the Humanities_
 Computer Programming for the Humanities

 Guest Editor
 Eric Johnson <>

TOPICS: Submissions of articles are invited that focus on any
aspect of computer programming for the humanities -- including
articles on topics such as the following:

 Programming methodologies and software design principles
 used to create computer programs in the humanities;

 In particular, description of facets of humanities
 programming which distinguish it from other kinds of

 An overview (or projection of the future) of programming for
 the humanities using

 C and C++
 other computer languages

 Descriptions of actual programming experiences (recently
 finished or in progress) which raise significant questions
 and problems.

 Description of a specific programming application (or a type
 of application) for the humanities -- including the visual
 arts, drama, history, and music as well as literature and

In addition to technical papers, general discussion or opinion
papers are invited on topics that grapple with questions such as
the following:

 Do humanists who create computer programs do so in ways
 different from computer scientists? Do they more (or less)
 readily grasp an overview of a computing problem and see the
 general framework of a solution? Do they write computer
 code differently? Do they prefer particular computer

 Occasionally those with humanities educations and solid
 academic positions in the humanities assume positions
 normally held only by those with degrees in computer
 science. How is that possible? Do those with educations in
 computer science ever assume positions in the humanities?

LENGTH: Articles of any length will be considered. It is
expected that articles will range from 2,500 to 12,000 words --
except for opinion articles or overview articles which might be

FORMAT: Submissions should be in the same form as regular
submissions to Computers and the Humanities:

they should begin with the following information:

 Title of paper
 Name of author(s)
 Affiliation of author(s) including email address
 List of up to 10 key words
 Abstract of article

followed by the text of the paper with a blank line between

All notes should be collected at the end of the paper under the
heading of "Notes." A section titled "References" or "Works
Cited" (if needed) is the last part of the paper.

SUBMISSION: All submissions should be via electronic media --
email and FTP are strongly encouraged. Articles that can be
saved as ASCII files (with line breaks and lines no longer than
80 characters) should be sent via email to the guest editor, Eric
Johnson, at

The guest editor should be contacted via email at the above
address about arrangements to transmit articles containing
special characters or graphics that cannot be saved as ASCII

DEADLINE: March 15, 1996

Writers are encouraged to contact the guest editor to ask
questions or to express interest in contributing to the special
issue prior to emailing submissions.
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