LINGUIST List 8.509

Sat Apr 12 1997

Confs: Humanities computing

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  1. Greg Lessard, ACH-ALLC97 (humanities computing)

Message 1: ACH-ALLC97 (humanities computing)

Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 13:31:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: Greg Lessard <lessardfrancais.QueensU.CA>
Subject: ACH-ALLC97 (humanities computing)

***Please distribute widely***




 June 3-7, 1997
 Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, CANADA

The Joint Annual Meeting of the ACH and ALLC is the primary annual event
in humanities computing and provides an excellent opportunity to view
the state of the art in the field. Humanities computing covers a broad
spectrum, ranging from analysis of texts from a variety of perspectives,
to work on sounds, images and other semiotic phenomena. Fields covered
include literary studies, linguistics, history, philosophy, music, art,
film studies, creative writing and cultural studies.

The conference program is currently being finalized. The current version
is visible on the conference web page (see above). Topics dealt with
in papers or sessions include:

 - authorship attribution
 - computational lexicography
 - computer-aided instruction
 - corpus linguistics
 - hypertext and multimedia
 - institutional support for humanities computing
 - machine translation
 - scholarly editing and electronic texts
 - text encoding
 - text archives and networked textual resources

A series of pre-conference workshops will be held on Monday, June 2, to
provide hands-on experience of various facets of the field, including
text analysis, markup and hypertext.

Queen's University is one of Canada's older universities, having
received its royal charter in 1841. The university is located in the
heart of Kingston, Ontario, on the north shore of Lake Ontario where the
lake flows into the Saint Lawrence River. Located midway between
Montreal and Toronto, Kingston is accessible by air (from Toronto),
train, bus, car and boat. The distance to both Toronto and Montreal is
approximately 250 km.

Instructions on registration are provided on the conference web page.
Registration fees include a copy of the printed abstracts, refreshment
breaks, lunches for Tuesday through Friday, and admission to all invited
talks and paper sessions. A student registration fee is available.
(Student registrations must be signed by the student's supervisor.)
Accompanying persons are welcome to attend all social functions.
Workshop registration is available using a separate form available on
the web page.

The conference will take place in Stirling and Victoria Halls on the
Queen's campus. Residence rooms have been arranged in Victoria Hall. The
cost of these rooms (including breakfast) will be on the order of $45.75
CDN per night. (Currently, the Canadian dollar is worth around $0.75
US.) In addition, a block of rooms has been reserved in the Holiday Inn,
(1 Princess St.) located on the Kingston harbour, about a 20 minute
walk from the campus.

Registrations are accepted until the conference itself. Note however
that registration rates increase after MAY 3, 1997.

Fuller details are provided on the conference web page. Those without
access to a web browser may request an email version of the essential
information and forms by contacting the general queries address below.

For enquires about
 general queries:
 papers, presentations:
 accommodations: Please contact directly
 Victoria Hall
 613-545-2223. FAX 613-545-6624
 Holiday Inn 613-549-8400 or 1-800-465-4329.
 FAX 613-549-3508.
 Give Group ID: ACH-ALLC'97

The local organizers are:
Greg Lessard (French Studies)
Phone: 613-545-2083; Fax: 613-545-6522
Michael Levison (Computing and Information Science)
Phone: 613-545-6071; Fax: 613-545-6513
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
K7L 3N6
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