[Humanist] 32.9 humanist at 31

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri May 11 08:48:37 CEST 2018


                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 9.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                       www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    Alex Gil <colibri.alex at gmail.com>                         (50)
        Subject: Re:  32.8 humanist at 31

  [2]   From:    "Dr. Hartmut Krech" <kr538 at uni-bremen.de>                 (71)
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 32.8 humanist at 31

  [3]   From:    Patricia Galloway <galloway at ischool.utexas.edu>           (50)
        Subject: forgotten 31st birthday

  [4]   From:    Marinella Testori <testorimarinella at gmail.com>            (54)
        Subject: Re:  32.8 humanist at 31


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        Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 07:43:52 -0400
        From: Alex Gil <colibri.alex at gmail.com>
        Subject: Re:  32.8 humanist at 31
        In-Reply-To: <20180510085652.997BB11EC at s16382816.onlinehome-server.info>


Just a quick word to let you know that all systems are functioning, and
that your efforts are still very much appreciated and admired on the daily.
All my best wishes from New York,

Alex.

On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 4:56 AM, Humanist Discussion Group <
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:

>                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 8.
>             Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
>                        www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
>                 Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org
>
>
>
>         Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 09:26:18 +0100
>         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
>         Subject: forgotten 31st birthday
>
>
> Dear colleagues,
>
> Perhaps no one noticed Humanist's 31st birthday slip by, three days ago.
> I didn't. And that leads me to wonder whether my failure to remember,
> indeed prepare for it by beginning a celebratory note ahead of time, has
> any significance beyond the personal. (No medicalisation, please!) All
> the usual excuses of a busy life stand ready to be deployed, but I'll
> leave them alone. The fact that the competitors for your professional
> attention are now themselves years old suggests that the perceptible
> decline in the number of postings, a tempting measure of attention
> drifting elsewhere, isn't due simply to them. I'll also leave untouched
> speculations based on the state of national and international political
> discourse, though I cannot help but wonder if my own frequent avoidance
> of the news that is seldom new is an indicator of something much larger.
>
> On the one hand, it is difficult to imagine a more exciting time
> intellectually, and never a time when more has been available across the
> disciplines. In a field which interpenetrates all others -- here we are
> -- there's never a lack of things to discuss and reasons for discussing
> them. On the other hand...
>
> That's where your comments and observations are needed. If, that is,
> your reception of Humanist has not been stopped by malfunctioning
> software, still under investigation.
>
> Yours,
> WM
> --
> Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of
> Digital Humanities, King's College London; Adjunct Professor, Western
> Sydney University; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
> (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20)


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        Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 16:39:01 +0200
        From: "Dr. Hartmut Krech" <kr538 at uni-bremen.de>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 32.8 humanist at 31
        In-Reply-To: <20180510085652.997BB11EC at s16382816.onlinehome-server.info>


Dear Willard,

May I reply but for myself? I have recently stepped back in contributing 
to your (our) "international seminar on digital humanities" after more 
than 17 years of membership. But I'm still expecting somewhat 
impatiently the next issue of news coming out of London or somewhere in 
Australia to discover the intellectual gems formed out of experience and 
informed opinion among the job openings and conference announcements. 
Humanist has become and hopefully will remain a nourishing inspiration 
for me on a somewhat gloomy terrain. But then, it has always been quite 
easy for me to contribute and speak my mind (and sometimes deplorably 
and regettably, mood), because, during my professional life, I have been 
free of the institutional obligations that come with institutional 
affiliations. Perhaps the increasing professionalization of 'Digital 
Humanities ,' as it is called in German , has resulted in a reluctance 
to share ideas in an open situation. The applications and problems of 
digitally based techniques in the cultural sciences certainly have 
increased. There would be enough stuff for discussion.

Allow me to repeat two quotations (in excerpt) which introduce your 
website, because they appear to summarize the very special nature of 
this truly international seminar:

"[T]ruth is not born nor is it to be found inside the head of an 
individual person, it is born between people collectively searching for 
the truth, in the process of their dialogic interaction.... " (Mikhail 
Bakhtin)
"'We' philosophers are... distinguished ... by our ability to engage in 
continuous conversation, testing one another, discovering our hidden 
presuppositions, changing our minds because we have listened to the 
voices of our fellows."» (Amelie Oksenberg Rorty)

Thank you, Willard.
Best regards,
Hartmut



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        Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 09:59:42 -0500
        From: Patricia Galloway <galloway at ischool.utexas.edu>
        Subject: forgotten 31st birthday
        In-Reply-To: <mailman.15.1525946408.17859.humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org>


I simply pass on (below) how my subject line looks after the UT spam 
filter gets done with it: I have never done anything to filter humanist, 
so this is coming from (I think) the receiving server that is run by the 
university.

Re: [UTEXAS: SUSPECTED SPAM] Humanist Digest, Vol 116, Issue 8

I haven't posted recently, but from my archival neck of the woods, I 
point out that archivists have finally discovered Voyant!!:

Daines, Nimer, and Lee, "Exploring the American Archivist: Corpus 
analysis tools and the professional literature," /Journal of 
Contemporary Archival Studies/, Vol 5, Article 3 (2018)
https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1050&context=jcas

Pat Galloway

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        Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 19:28:39 +0200
        From: Marinella Testori <testorimarinella at gmail.com>
        Subject: Re:  32.8 humanist at 31
        In-Reply-To: <20180510085652.997BB11EC at s16382816.onlinehome-server.info>


Dear Willard,

I think that Humanist is always so rich in news and reflections to read
that it seems, at least to me, that every day is its birthday.
So, maybe this is reason for apparently forgetting its recent 31st
anniversary: we are too much engaged in writing, commenting, reflecting!

Thank you for your attention,
Regards.

Marinella


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