Computers & Texts No. 18/19

Spring 2000

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This issue of C&T is offered in Adobe PDF format. If you need a copy of the free Acrobat reader you can get it from Adobe's website

In this online edition only

In addition to offering all the articles from the printed edition online, three new articles which we were unable to include in the paper version of C&T are available here. They are:

HCDT Annual Report 1998-9, Sarah Porter's comprehensive review of the activities of Oxford University's Humanities Computing Development Team.

Using computers to assess humanities: some results from the national survey into the use of computer-assisted assessment (CAA) by Colleen McKenna, of the TLTP3-funded CAA Centre at Luton.

Evolving Practice: Writers Working Online with trAce - an overview of the development of this innovative project by its director, Sue Thomas.


The Legacy of CTI Textual Studies for Drama and Theatre Studies

Digital Media Studies

Everybody Should Have One - The Everyday use of Computers in Teaching English

Use of the Internet by Academics in the Discipline of English Literature

Using Web Materials to Supplement Tutorials on Critical Theory

Survey of Small-Group Teaching in The Humanities: The Aster Project

Philosophy Self-assessment Exercises on the Web

A Brief Primer: Multimedia Instructional Technology in the Philosophy Classroom

Computing Latinate Word Usage in Jane Austen’s Novels: Project Report
Sponsored by the Oxford Text Archive

The trAce Projects


Major Authors on CD-ROM: The Brontës

Middle English Compendium

Cetedoc’s Thesaurus Formarum Totius Latinitatis

Concordance and Diction



HCU Summer Workshops



Don Fowler - 1953–99


This is the final issue of Computers & Texts to be published by the CTI Centre for Textual Studies. At the time of writing there are no plans to continue the journal beyond the life of the Centre. As readers will surely know the CTI has been replaced by a new set of subject centres within the new Learning and Teaching Support Network. The new Centres started operating in January 2000. However, CTI Textual Studies will be the last to leave the Initiative. We received an extension to our funding in order to provide continuity of support for English academics. The announcement of the LTSN Centre for English was delayed when the funding bodies took the decision to re-tender for the Centre. Fortunately, we can now inform our readers who teach English Language and Literature that the Centre will be located at Royal Holloway, University of London in partnership with the Centre for Humanities Computing at King's College London. For our other readers the remaining LTSN Centres are: Philosophical and Religious Studies (Leeds); Performing Arts (Lancaster); Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies (Southampton); History, Classics and Archaeology (Glasgow); Art, Design and Communication (Brighton). Contact details are contained elsewhere in this issue.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our readers for their support and feedback over the years. Many of you have received our publications since the first issue of Computers in Literature in 1990. We are especially grateful to all who have submitted articles and reviews, without whom, of course, Computers & Texts would have been only one or two pages rather than forty pages or more. Over the years the publication has developed from a newsletter into a journal whilst retaining an air of informality. A number of articles originally published in Computers & Texts have been revised and republished by their authors in peer-reviewed journals. We would like to think that Computers & Texts has provided a friendly forum in which to publish new ideas about using computers in humanities teaching.

This issue, although our last, differs little from its predecessors. Two of the articles reflect on the development of computers within performance on the one hand and media studies on the other. As both disciplines are rarely text-based (is any discipline now?), perhaps it is indeed time for the Centre and Computers & Texts to leave the stage. Hopefully each has played its role true to the CTI's aims, though not without improvisation on occasion. We also hope that the foundations we have laid will help to build a vibrant new support structure within the LTSN.


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