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Humanities Computing

This is a suggested starting point: it is neither comprehensive nor sophisticated.


General Information

  • E-mail

    Consult the front desk at CIT. Handouts are available on setting up an individual e-mail account, choosing and changing passwords, and setting up class e-mail accounts. Even if you think you do not need e-mail locally, it is particularly useful for reaching academics abroad! Everyone's e-mail address is listed in the Princeton telephone directory, and is on-line (Princeton Home Page).


  • Lists Servs

    A full discussion of academic lists is available, with details on how to sign up, sign off, and which ones are useful. The basic humanities one is called "Humanist". The Princeton New Media List (established Spring 1995) is called "Louvain".


  • Electronic Texts

    There is a large body of texts already available in electronic form, and there is advice readily available about puttinyour own texts in electronic form ("marking up"). Begin at Princeton's own CETH homepage.


  • Hypertext, Multimedia

    Examples of hypertext are the electronic texts maintained by CETH and the on-line Britannica. Integrated multimedia include this Mappamundi project, as well as CD-Roms such as Perseus and Sophia. Perseus is a multmedia source on the Classical Greek world (available at the CETH office in Firestone, as well as the language Lab). Sophia is a multimedia collection of texts, historical narrative, images and music on Byzantium written entirely in Greek [an English version is coming soon we hope]. It is available at CIT Instructional and Media Services. To make your own multimedia project is possible to press CD-Roms at the New Media Place (limited to faculty). Pictures can be digitzed at various locations on campus. Video, however, cannot be edited at CIT but must be done through AV services. Firestone has a good list of bibliographic CD-Roms available in the Reference room. THERE IS NO LIST or basic bibliography of multimedia CD-ROMS on campus. The Writing Center is actively interested in hypertext and maintains a good collection of texts (codices) on the topic. They have sponsored talks on hypertext and are helping to develop an undergraduate seminar related to hypertext. Other materials on hypertext can be reached through McMaster.


  • Software

    Resources unclear. For purchases it is recommended to query your academic department.


  • Instruction

    in Humanities Computing. Some universities with humanities computing centers offer bibliography and syllabi on-line. Look at Toronto. CETH offers an annual summer seminar in June.


  • Further Searches

    Try the subject index at Yahoo or Open Text -- acessible from the Princeton Home Page.

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