the Arts & Humanities with C&IT
University of Durham, Courtyard Building, 10am-4.30pm
This workshop principally focused on the evaluation of digital resources
and on collaborative online learning
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Concepts and Databases: managing your bibliography with EndNote
11th May 1999, Oxford University Computing Services
This workshop provided an overview of bibliographical issues: what
is bibliography; how you should create a bibliography; sources of bibliographic
information; conventions and elements of style; an overview of on-line bibliographic
databases and an overview of bibliographic packages. Special attention in hands-on
sessions was given to EndNote 3.0.1
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Art - Digital Culture in
the 21st Century. A Colloquium. Oxford University Union. 21st April, 1999.
CTI Textual Studies were co-organisers of this successful event.
Some proceedings of the event can be located at http://info.ox.ac.uk/ctitext/beyond/.
'Show and Tell' event, Oxford University Computing Services, 18 March 1999
- Frances Condron, CTI Textual Studies' Project Officer, presented a 'Web
Poster' about the Assisting Small group Teaching through Electronic Resources
(ASTER) project at this event which showcased some of the developments
at Oxford which are using new technology to enhance learning, teaching &
scholarship. To view the poster, click
Textual Studies have run the following workshops:
Using information technology to teach literary studies
Queen's University Belfast, 13 May 1998
- This workshop was organised by CTI Textual Studies as part of the CTI's
Quality Learning with
Technology series in Northern Ireland.
The CTI Centre for Textual Studies held two half-day workshops on 13 May 1998,
which looked at two different aspects of the use of technology in teaching
literary studies. The workshops were as follows:
Using the Internet in Teaching and Learning Literary Studies.
This workshop included case study examples of the use of email and web in
teaching literature, with an explanation and discussion of the technologies
and their various merits. The hands-on session guided participants through
the process of locating and evaluating web resources for use in teaching and
Locating and Using Electronic Texts.
This workshop examined the issues and practicalities of making use of electronic
texts in teaching and learning. Presentations covered existing sources of
electronic texts; evaluating their quality; an overview and demonstration
of selected text analysis tools; and examples of using electronic texts in
teaching and learning.
- Textual Studies and the World Wide Web: Using the
Internet to Enhance Teaching and Learning in Literature (English and Non-English),
Theology, Philosophy, Classics, Film and Drama Studies
University of Newcastle, 11 March 1998
- This workshop was organised by Netskills in association with CTI Textual
This was a practical workshop for specialists in literature (English and Non-English),
theology, philosophy, classics, film and drama studies who required an introduction
to networked information retrieval and to creating their own material on the
World Wide Web. The morning and afternoon consisted of a mixture of topics
and practical exercises. Included was a session on resource retrieval using
- Teaching European Literature and Culture with C&IT
(Communication and Information Technologies):
A One-Day Conference
University of Oxford, 18 March 1998
- This one-day conference provided a forum for academics using C&IT in
their teaching and research to share expertise with their colleagues. Formal
papers were followed by a panel session with an opportunity for discussion
and dialogue on topics such as What are the implications for the future of
scholarship? Where does the digital medium fit into the study of literature
and culture? Virtual environment - real learning?
- Themes addressed included:
- Teaching literature and culture with the World Wide Web; Digital environments
in teaching; Technology and the study of the text; Electronic editions and
- The timetable is still available.
- Multimedia Shakespeare to Teach Performance and
A Half-Day Workshop
University of Oxford, 30 March 1998
- The Open University/BBC Shakespeare Multimedia Research Project is developing
interactive educational tools about Shakespeare in performance. This half
day workshop, run in conjunction with the CTI Centre for Textual Studies,
introduced participants to the work of the Project and in particular demonstrated
the pilot CD-ROM 'King Lear in Performance'. Participants will had the opportunity
to see how new technologies can enable students to bring together text, image,
and idea to present their own interpretation of Shakespeare's plays. Sessions
included discussion of: mediating performance, packaging expert
opinion, imaginative resolution of copyright problems, how Shakespeare
can subsidize the arts, and a glimpse at future prospects.
- The Impact of Communications and Information Technology
on Learning and Teaching in the Humanities
University of St Andrews, 6 November 1997
- This one-day workshop was intended for Scottish academic teaching and support
staff working in the Humanities. It aimed to raise awareness of the impact
IT can have on learning and teaching in the Humanities. The day consisted
of presentations from the CTI Centre for Textual Studies (University of Oxford)
including using electronic texts and the Internet for teaching; case studies
from humanities staff at St Andrews; hands-on demonstration of resources including
Chadwyck-Healey's Literature Online (LION) database; and group discussion
on the practical implications of Dearing's recommendations concerning IT in
learning and teaching.
- Developing a Cheap and Cheerful Electronic Library:
a Workshop for the Non-Technical (19 June 1997)
- This workshop, run in association with the On-Demand
Publishing in the Humanities Project, reported on progress in the "On
Demand Publishing in the Humanities" project, funded by JISC as part
of the eLib programme, and carried out by Liverpool John Moores University.
The aim of the project is to create a "cheap and cheerful" WWW-based
model for networking texts in an academic environment.
- Open Workshop: Multimedia Resources
(28 April 1997)
- This Open Workshop gave participants a chance to explore and evaluate a
range of multimedia resources (CD-ROM and networked) which may be appropriate
for use as teaching resources. Subjects covered included English literature,
film studies, and theology.
- Computer-Assisted Film and Drama Studies, St Anne's
College, Oxford (17 March 1997)
- This one-day conference introduced the use of computers to the study and
teaching of film and dramatic performance. It provided an overview and discussion
of the applications, resources, and projects currently available together
with a small exhibition of digital resources. The programme with hyperlinks is still available.
- Using Internet Tools to Build a Virtual Classroom
(21 February 1997)
- This workshop, jointly with the JTAP-funded project, 'Virtual Seminars for
Teaching Literature' discussed the use of tools and applications currently
available which might usefully be employed in the classroom (ranging from
email discussion lists through to MOO/MUD environments). There is a Web
page associated with the day and also a selection of the proceedings
- Strategies for Studying Textual Sources
(7 February 1997)
- This workshop, run in association with the CTI
Centre for History, Archaeology & Art History, explored a variety
of approaches to textual sources. Included was discussion and demonstrations
of preparing and encoding electronic texts, managing text corpora, text searching
and analysis. The workshop was aimed at both historians and literary scholars
interested in manipulating texts for research and teaching purposes.
- Open Workshop: Text Analysis Tools (28
- This was the first in a series of Open Workshop which are designed to provide
academics with hands-on experience of a range of applications. There were
opportunities to test applications using printed tutorials. Tools at this
Open Worshop included WordCruncher for Windows, WordSmith Tools, MonoConc
for Windows, concordancers for Macintosh, and demonstrations of OCR software
for scanning texts.
- Electronic Resources for the Humanities
(2 Feb /22 Mar 1996)
- This workshop, run in association with te Networked Resources in the Humanities
project (funded by the British Library), introduced a range of electronic
resources, networked and CD-ROM-based. Participants were also introduced to
Project Electra, an electronic scholarly resource for women's writings in
English from 1780-1830.
- Creating World Wide Web Pages for Teaching
(28 Mar 1996)
- This workshop was designed for academics who had some experience of browsing
the World Wide Web but who may not have considered its use for teaching. Discussion
included: the appropriate and inappropriate uses of the Web in teaching, and
the numerous ways in which the Web interface may be used (including the Isaac Rosenberg tutorial).
The workshop also included a practical aspect introducing the digitization
of non-textual materials such as images and audio and the guided creation
of a demonstration page using HTML.
- Computers and the Teaching of Theology
(29 Mar 1996)
- This workshop introduced the use of computers in the study and teaching
of theology, providing an overview of the applications and resources currently
available, ranging from full-text databases, biblical analysis software, to
'theology in action' on the Internet.