The following speakers will participate in the seminar, representing programs at other universities that treat humanities computing as an academic discipline:
These outside participants are each connected with programs that teach humanities computing as an an academic discipline at the University level. They approach this discipline from a fairly broad range of perspectives: Aarseth has a recent book from Johns Hopkins on considerations of genre in electronic texts and games; Lou Burnard is Manager of the Humanities Computing Unit at Oxford University Computing Services and the European Editor for the Text Encoding Initiative, which produced the markup standard most widely used in encoding literary and linguistic texts; Susan Hockey was the first director at the Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities and was for thirteen years the chair of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, and she is currently providing technical direction for the Orlando Project, a history of women's writing in the British Isles; Stuart Moulthrop is a theorist, historian, and author of hypertext, internationally known for his own hypertext fiction, McCarty is well known as host of the lively discussion group, Humanist; Nerbonne's background and interests are in linguistic computing; Rockwell's training is in philosophy.
All University employees or students interested in humanities computing are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. There is no charge for participation, and no academic credit is awarded for this seminar.