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The Humanities Computing Curriculum / The Computing Curriculum in the Humanities
Québec, May 2001


Call For Papers

* The Humanities Computing Curriculum / *
* The Computing Curriculum in the Humanities *

     A session at the annual meeting of the Canadian Consortium for
     Computers in the Humanities / Consortium pour ordinateurs en
     sciences humaines (COCH/COSH), at the 2001 Congress of the Social
     Sciences and Humanities, Université Laval, Québec, 24-25 May 2001

     http://web.mala.bc.ca/siemensr/proj/HCCurr/HCCurr.htm


Is there a humanities computing curriculum?  For the purpose of our teaching, is
there an accepted set of tools and techniques, and a unique and related collection
of theories having a commonly-understood application, that are associated with the
(inter)discipline of humanities computing?

What must be considered when designing and implementing courses in humanities
computing?  Can humanities computing courses discover and survey the influence of
computing technology, broadly construed, in the arts?  Must courses in humanities
computing reflect the tradition of the computing humanist? Should they embrace all
current applications of computing in the humanities?  Can textual description and
markup, cybercultural studies, text analysis, and (multi)media theory and
practice, &c., co-exist?

Paper proposals treating these and any other issues relating to the humanities
computing curriculum are invited by COCH/COSH to be considered for presentation at
our upcoming annual conference. One page proposals (accompanied by a brief CV) may
be sent before March 31 to Ray Siemens, at siemensr@mala.bc.ca or at the contact
points listed below.

      * Information about COCH/COSH is available via its website:
          http://purl.oclc.org/net/cochcosh

      * Details relating to the 2001 Congress of the Social Sciences
          and Humanities -- including information about registration,
          travel, and accommodation -- is available at this URL:
          http://www.hssfc.ca/Cong/CongressInfoEng.html

      * Inquiries about the larger COCH/COSH-sponsored conference on
          the Humanities Computing Curriculum, planned to take place
          later this year, are also welcome.

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R.G. Siemens
English, Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, BC, Canada. V9R 5S5.
Office: 335/120.   Phone: (250) 753-3245, x2046.     Fax: (250) 741-2667.
RaySiemens@home.com          http://purl.oclc.org/NET/R_G_Siemens.htm
siemensr@mala.bc.ca