Darwin-L Message Log 42: 1–22 — February 1997
Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences
Darwin-L was an international discussion group on the history and theory of the historical sciences, active from 1993–1997. Darwin-L was established to promote the reintegration of a range of fields all of which are concerned with reconstructing the past from evidence in the present, and to encourage communication among scholars, scientists, and researchers in these fields. The group had more than 600 members from 35 countries, and produced a consistently high level of discussion over its several years of operation. Darwin-L was not restricted to evolutionary biology nor to the work of Charles Darwin, but instead addressed the entire range of historical sciences from an explicitly comparative perspective, including evolutionary biology, historical linguistics, textual transmission and stemmatics, historical geology, systematics and phylogeny, archeology, paleontology, cosmology, historical geography, historical anthropology, and related “palaetiological” fields.
This log contains public messages posted to the Darwin-L discussion group during February 1997. It has been lightly edited for format: message numbers have been added for ease of reference, message headers have been trimmed, some irregular lines have been reformatted, and error messages and personal messages accidentally posted to the group as a whole have been deleted. No genuine editorial changes have been made to the content of any of the posts. This log is provided for personal reference and research purposes only, and none of the material contained herein should be published or quoted without the permission of the original poster.
The master copy of this log is maintained in the Darwin-L Archives (rjohara.net/darwin) by Dr. Robert J. O’Hara. The Darwin-L Archives also contain additional information about the Darwin-L discussion group, the complete Today in the Historical Sciences calendar for every month of the year, a collection of recommended readings on the historical sciences, and an account of William Whewell’s concept of “palaetiology.”
---------------------------------------------- DARWIN-L MESSAGE LOG 42: 1-22 -- FEBRUARY 1997 ---------------------------------------------- DARWIN-L A Network Discussion Group on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences Darwin-L@raven.cc.ukans.edu is an international network discussion group on the history and theory of the historical sciences. Darwin-L was established in September 1993 to promote the reintegration of a range of fields all of which are concerned with reconstructing the past from evidence in the present, and to encourage communication among academic professionals in these fields. Darwin-L is not restricted to evolutionary biology nor to the work of Charles Darwin but instead addresses the entire range of historical sciences from an interdisciplinary perspective, including evolutionary biology, historical linguistics, textual transmission and stemmatics, historical geology, systematics and phylogeny, archeology, paleontology, cosmology, historical anthropology, historical geography, and related "palaetiological" fields. This log contains the public messages posted to Darwin-L during February 1997. It has been lightly edited for format: message numbers have been added for ease of reference, message headers have been trimmed, some irregular lines have been reformatted, and some administrative messages and personal messages posted to the group as a whole have been deleted. No genuine editorial changes have been made to the content of any of the posts. This log is provided for personal reference and research purposes only, and none of the material contained herein should be published or quoted without the permission of the original poster. The master copy of this log is maintained on the Darwin-L Web Server at http://rjohara.uncg.edu. For instructions on how to retrieve copies of this and other log files, and for additional information about Darwin-L and the historical sciences, connect to the Darwin-L Web Server or send the e-mail message INFO DARWIN-L to firstname.lastname@example.org. Darwin-L is administered by Robert J. O'Hara (email@example.com), Center for Critical Inquiry in the Liberal Arts and Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina 27412 U.S.A., and it is supported by the Center for Critical Inquiry, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the Department of History and the Academic Computing Center, University of Kansas. _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:1>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu Sat Feb 1 00:05:07 1997 Date: Sat, 01 Feb 1997 01:05:01 -0500 (EST) From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu Subject: List owner's monthly greeting To: firstname.lastname@example.org Organization: University of NC at Greensboro Greetings to all Darwin-L subscribers. On the first of every month I send out a short note on the status of our group, along with a reminder of basic commands. For additional information about the group please visit the Darwin-L Web Server <http://rjohara.uncg.edu>. Darwin-L is an international discussion group for professionals in the historical sciences. The group is not devoted to any particular discipline, such as evolutionary biology, but rather seeks to promote interdisciplinary comparisons across the entire range of fields concerned with historical reconstruction, including evolution, historical linguistics, archeology, geology, cosmology, historical geography, textual transmission, and history proper. Darwin-L is not an amateur chat forum, nor a forum for discussion of creationism and evolution. Darwin-L currently has about 700 members from more than 35 countries. Because Darwin-L does have a large membership and is sometimes a high-volume discussion group it is important for all participants to try to keep their postings as substantive as possible so that we can maintain a favorable "signal-to-noise" ratio. Because Darwin-L is not a chat-oriented group, personal messages should be sent by private e-mail rather than to the group as a whole. The list owner does lightly moderate the group in order to filter out error messages, commercial advertising, and occasional off-topic postings. Subscribers who feel burdened from time to time by the volume of their Darwin-L mail may wish to take advantage of the "digest" option described below. Because different mail systems work differently, not all subscribers see the e-mail address of the original sender of each message in the message header (some people only see "Darwin-L" as the source). It is therefore very important to include your name and e-mail address at the end of every message you post so that everyone can identify you and reply privately if appropriate. Remember also that in most cases when you type "reply" in response to a message from Darwin-L your reply is sent to the group as a whole, rather than to the original sender. The following are the most frequently used listserv commands that Darwin-L members may wish to know. All of these commands should be sent as regular e-mail messages to the listserv address (email@example.com), not to the address of the group as a whole (Darwin-L@raven.cc.ukans.edu). In each case leave the subject line of the message blank and include no extraneous text, as the command will be read and processed by the listserv program rather than by a person. To join the group send the message: SUBSCRIBE DARWIN-L Your Name For example: SUBSCRIBE DARWIN-L John Smith To cancel your subscription send the message: UNSUBSCRIBE DARWIN-L If you feel burdened by the volume of mail you receive from Darwin-L you may instruct the listserv program to deliver mail to you in digest format (one message per day consisting of the whole day's posts bundled together). To receive your mail in digest format send the message: SET DARWIN-L MAIL DIGEST To change your subscription from digest format back to one-at-a-time delivery send the message: SET DARWIN-L MAIL ACK To temporarily suspend mail delivery (when you go on vacation, for example) send the message: SET DARWIN-L MAIL POSTPONE To resume regular delivery send either the DIGEST or ACK messages above. For a comprehensive introduction to Darwin-L with notes on our scope and on network etiquette, and a summary of all available commands, send the message: INFO DARWIN-L To post a public message to the group as a whole simply send it as regular e-mail to the group's address (Darwin-L@raven.cc.ukans.edu). I thank you all for your continuing interest in Darwin-L and in the interdisciplinary study of the historical sciences. Bob O'Hara, Darwin-L list owner Dr. Robert J. O'Hara (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Darwin-L Server Cornelia Strong College, 100 Foust Building | http://rjohara.uncg.edu University of North Carolina at Greensboro | Strong College Server Greensboro, North Carolina 27412 U.S.A. | http://strong.uncg.edu _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:2>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu Tue Feb 4 13:26:04 1997 Date: Tue, 04 Feb 1997 14:15:17 -0500 (EST) From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu Subject: Delay To: email@example.com Organization: University of NC at Greensboro The list owner apologizes for the long delay in Darwin-L messages. Much as I would like to say I was on vacation in the Bahamas for a couple weeks, in fact I've been out with a very bad case of influenza and assorted other complications. The microbial world just suddenly took a liking to me I guess. It may be a few days before normal broadcasting resumes. In the mean time please enjoy this Darwin-L break, our first in three years. Bob O'Hara (firstname.lastname@example.org) Darwin-L list owner _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:3>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu Sun Feb 23 20:04:56 1997 Date: Sun, 23 Feb 1997 21:04:45 -0500 (EST) From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu Subject: Normal operations will resume shortly (from the list owner) To: email@example.com Organization: University of NC at Greensboro The list owner has returned from an extended absence. Much as I would like to say I was vacationing in the Bahamas, I was in fact under the weather right here in North Carolina and even spent a week in the local hospital. I'm gradually working my way back up to speed and have begin to go through the backlog of Darwin-L material that came in while I was out. It will take a few days for me to process it all, so please be patient. Our regular discussions of the historical sciences will resume shortly. Bob O'Hara, Darwin-L list owner Robert J. O'Hara (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Cornelia Strong College, 100 Foust Building | http://rjohara.uncg.edu University of North Carolina at Greensboro | http://strong.uncg.edu Greensboro, North Carolina 27412 U.S.A. | _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:4>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu Sun Feb 23 20:31:44 1997 Date: Sun, 23 Feb 1997 21:31:37 -0500 (EST) From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu Subject: Confrerence: History of the Human Sciences (fwd) To: email@example.com Organization: University of NC at Greensboro --begin forwarded message-------------- Date: Mon, 20 Jan 1997 23:22:28 -0600 (MDT) From: "Ross B. Emmett" <emmer@Corelli.Augustana.AB.CA> Subject: CONFANN -- History of the Human Sciences To: CIRLA-L@vivaldi.Augustana.AB.CA Announcing a conference celebrating the tenth anniversary of the publication of the journal History of the Human Sciences Who Speaks? The Voice in the Human Sciences to be held at Burwalls Conference Centre, University of Bristol 21st-23rd March, 1997 Supported by the University of Bristol, The University of the West of England, and the University of Birmingham University of Durham Alumni Foundation (Bristol University) The conference theme has been developed from a special issue of the journal `History of the Human Sciences' to be published in 1997. The focus of discussion will be on the procedures by which utterances, generally written texts (though the notion will be extended to visual presentations as well) are deployed, expressed and put to use in the disciplinary field which constitutes the human sciences. The conference is expected to display how such texts are organised and ultimately how the narrative voice of the scholar and researcher emerges and articulates its claims. Among the themes will be disciplinary voices, gendered voices and silent voices. The conference like the journal special issue will draw on a broad range of scholarship which may be considered representative of work in the human sciences. In particular there will be contributions from within humanistic studies such as English literature, literary theory, classical studies, standard social sciences like sociology and anthropology, as well as the broad and encompassing domain of history with its cross-cutting and overlapping investigations into art and aesthetics, philosophy and the social studies of science, amongst many others. The conference will be held in a handsome Victorian mansion with extensive grounds and good modern facilities near the famous Suspension Bridge in Bristol. Organising Committee: Steve Buckler (Birmingham), Sean Hand (London Guildhall), Paul Hoggett (UWE), Charles Martindale (Bristol), George Myerson (King's College London), Thomas Osborne (Bristol), Helen Small (Pembroke, Oxford), Irving Velody (HHS/UWE). Director: Professor Paul Hoggett (CESER), University of the West England Amongst the participants will be:- David Adams (Ohio State), Stephen Bann (Kent), Gillian Beer (Clare Hall, Cambridge), Harriet Bradley (Bristol), Steve Buckler (Birmingham), Sean Burke (Durham), Terrell Carver (Bristol), David Chaney (Durham), Stephen Connor (Birbeck), Kenneth Gergen (Swarthmore), Sean Hand (London Guildhall), Chris Johnson (Keele), Duncan Kennedy (Bristol), Bruce Krajewski (Laurentian, Canada), Peter Lassman (Birmingham), George Marcus (Rice University, Texas), George Myerson (King's College London), Thomas Osborne (Bristol), David Owen (Southampton), Dick Pels (Amsterdam), Liz Prettejohn (Courtauld Institute), Richard Roberts (Lancaster), Nikolas Rose (Goldsmiths College London), John Shotter (New Hampshire), Helen Small (Pembroke, Oxford), Roger Smith (Lancaster), Judith Squires (Bristol), Judith Still (Nottingham), Nigel Thrift (Bristol), Charles Turner (Warwick), Graham Ward (Peterhouse, Cambridge), Sean Watson (UWE), Pat Waugh (Durham), Robin Williams (Durham), Vanda Zajko (Bristol). For further details please write to:- Lesley Gander Faculty of Economics and Social Science University of the West of England Coldharbour Lane Bristol BS16 1QY England Tel: 0117-965-6261 Fax: 0117-976-3870 Email: L-Gander@wpg.uwe.ac.uk. --end forwarded message---------------- _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:5>From firstname.lastname@example.org Mon Jan 27 08:48:27 1997 Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 09:48:20 -0500 (EST) To: email@example.com, STS@cctr.umkc.edu, CADUCEUS-L@Beach.UTMB.Edu, Darwin-L@raven.cc.ukans.edu, HTECH-L@SIVM.SI.EDU From: Ed Lamb <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Call for Articles Hello All, I am sending this call for articles to a few other lists. I apologize for any cross-postings. I am currently soliciting articles for the next, and future, issues of the journal PERSPECTIVES ON SCIENCE: HISTORICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, SOCIAL The journal publishes studies of science (and medicine and technology) that integrate historical, philosophical, and/or sociological understandings of the topic(s) being addressed. The editors of PERSPECTIVES believe that publishing interdisciplinary studies of specific people and events in science will help scholars gain a more comprehensive understanding of science in general. The journal has been published for five years by the University of Chicago Press. Each issue of PERSPECTIVES includes case studies, theoretical articles, and historiographic essays. Past articles include: "The Resolution of Discordant Results," Allan Franklin "Rationality Among the Friends of Truth: The Gassendi-Descartes Controversy," Lynn S. Joy "Towards More Secrecy in Science? Challenges to an Ethics of Science," Mathias Kaiser "Cordelia's Love: Credibility, Validity, and the Social Studies of Science," Steven Shapin "Looting, Reparation, and Stewardship: Ethical Issues in Archaeology," Alison Wylie "The Political Cartography of the Human Genome Project," Brian Balmer. Upcoming issues include selcted proceedings of the first annual meeting for the History of Philosophy of Science and overviews of current themes in the philosophy of biology and a historiographic essay on books about the Internet. For more information on the journal in general, or about submitting articles specifically, please visit the journal's homepage at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/POS/home.html Feel free to contact me at the address below if you have any questions. Ed Lamb Managing Editor Perspectives on Science Department of Philosophy Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 24061-0126 Ph. (540) 231-7879 Fax (540) 231-6367 Email email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:6>From email@example.com Mon Jan 27 18:37:08 1997 Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 16:37:03 -0800 (PST) From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Subject: Second Call for Abstracts--Grad Student Conference SECOND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS--PLEASE POST AND CIRCULATE--SECOND CALL University of British Columbia Graduate Student Conference on Evolutionary Perspectives in the Social Sciences and Humanities October 3-5, 1997 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada DEADLINES February 28: deadline for abstracts May 30: (or before) notification of acceptance The purpose of this conference is to bring together graduate students from a variety of disciplines working on issues related to evolution. Graduate students and interested faculty will find out the sorts of evolutionary issues people in other disciplines are working on, and how they view evolutionary issues and deal with puzzles raised by the use of evolutionary models in non-biological contexts. We envision a conference which will be of interest to a wide range of disciplines, with papers which are accessible to an interdisciplinary audience. This conference may be of interest to people working in the theoretical sciences, applied science, economics, commerce, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, history, cultural studies, science studies, religious studies, sociology, applied mathematics, computing science, linguistics, English literature and others. Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Hull (Northwestern), author of _Science as a Process_ Invited Speaker: Dr. Peter Danielson (UBC), editor of _Modelling Rationality, Morality and Evolution_ Possible topics (but not limited to these): -historical attitudes in the humanities about Darwinian evolution -evolutionary models of culture/cultural speciation -new perspectives in sociobiology -evolutionary psychology -evolutionary models in science studies -articles questioning the usefulness/viability of evolutionary models in the social sciences and the humanities -historical case studies of ways that evolutionary thinking has entered into one or more humanistic and social scientific disciplines -how changes in evolutionary theory have been reflected in social theory, social policy, models of cultural change, etc. -new historical viewpoints about social darwinism -evolutionary linguistics -"invisible hand" explanations in economics We are open to any topic accessible to an interdisciplinary audience and which relates theories of evolution in some way to the social sciences or humanities. If you're not sure whether your idea would be applicable, send us a short note and we can tell you whether it would be worth writing up the abstract and article summary. Format of submissions: Please submit (preferably by email) an abstract of 200-250 words, and a 3 page summary (roughly 750 words) of your proposed paper. Include your name, your institutional and departmental affiliation, email address (or snail mail address if you don't have email), and tentative paper title. Plan a presentation or paper reading of 20-30 minutes. Proposals for panel discussions are also welcome. Out-of-town graduate students are encouraged to secure their own funding, but some travel funding may become available. We will attempt to billet as many people as possible on a first-come-first-served basis. For anyone interested in acting as a referee, please contact us with a short note about your research area. This Conference is being sponsored by the UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies, UBC Philosophy and Zoology Departments, and Green College. Submit abstracts and article summaries either to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Conference Web-Page: http://www.ethics.ubc.ca/~chrismac/evol/ Dawn Ogden Chris MacDonald Conference Co-Chairs Phone: 604-822-3292 Fax: 604-822-4978 UBC Philosophy Department 1866 Main Mall, Buch E-370 Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1 Canada _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:7>From firstname.lastname@example.org Thu Feb 20 15:54:20 1997 Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 13:54:06 -0800 (PST) From: Stephen Straker <email@example.com> To: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Position in Environmental History / Historical Geography The following position at UBC has just been advertised. Please spread the word (with apologies for multiple posts). Thanks, Stephen Straker email@example.com Arts One // History (604) 822-6863 University of British Columbia / FAX: (604) 822-4520 Vancouver, Canada V6T 1Z1 * * * * * * * * *ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY / HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY* Applications are invited for a joint (equally shared) tenure stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Departments of Geography and History at the University of British Columbia. The search is for an outstanding scholar in American (preferably western American) environmental history / historical geography who is well-grounded in the sciences and the humanities. Research and teaching interests must be compatible with those of both departments and preferred applicants will be those with: developed interests in the social dimensions of environmental change and the social construction of nature; and research that centres upon renewable resources, preferably forestry. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in both departments and in two or more of the following areas: American environmental history, Forest History, Natural resource or environmental geography, and Humanistic perspectives on the environment. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D., teaching experience and significant publications. Inquiries or applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three referees should be sent to either: Dr. David Breen Dr. Trevor Barnes Department of History Department of Geography University of British Columbia University of British Columbia #1297 - 1873 East Mall 1984 West Mall Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1 V6T 1Z2 FAX: (604) 822-6658 FAX: (604) 822-6150 The closing date for applications is 24 March 1997 and the starting date for this position is 1 July 1997. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Web pages -- http://www.arts.ubc.ca./history/history.htm http://www.geog.ubc.ca./ The University of British Columbia welcomes all qualified applicants, especially women, aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canada's immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. * * * * * * * * * * _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:8>From firstname.lastname@example.org Mon Feb 24 00:50:27 1997 From: <email@example.com> Date: Sun, 23 Feb 1997 22:50:20 -0800 (PST) To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Second Call for Abstracts--Grad Student Conference Hello All, The second call for abstracts and summaries was to have come out in January, but Darwin-L has been down. So if anyone is just seeing the call for the first time but wants to submit, and thinks they'll have trouble making the deadline, please contact us. Thanks. Dawn Ogden, Conference Co-Chair Evolutionary Perspectives in the Social Sciences and Humanities email@example.com msgs. 604-822-3292 fax 604-822-8782 http://www.ethics.ubc.ca/~chrismac/evol/ _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:9>From JHOFMANN@ccvax.fullerton.edu Sat Feb 8 14:32:16 1997 Date: Sat, 08 Feb 1997 12:30:38 -0800 (PST) From: JHOFMANN@ccvax.fullerton.edu Subject: Phyogenetic Tree CD ROM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Greetings: Can anyone recommend a good CD ROM on Phylogenetic relationships and related information? Thanks in advance. Jim Hofmann Cal State Fullerton email@example.com _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:10>From JHOFMANN@ccvax.fullerton.edu Sun Feb 9 20:35:22 1997 Date: Sun, 09 Feb 1997 18:34:28 -0800 (PST) From: JHOFMANN@ccvax.fullerton.edu Subject: Garlic, Onions and Lilies To: firstname.lastname@example.org Greetings: In _The Disorder of Things_, John Dupre claims that the usual English term "Lily" refers to species between which there is no "scientific" distinction, such as garlic and onion. He notes quite rightly, I think, that sending a Valentine greeting of onions would generate a different response than a gift of elongated white flowers typically called "lilies". But he also claims that there is no scientificically based distinction between garlic, onions and lilies. [See pages 28 &34 for example]. I find this hard to believe and I would appreciate some expert comment prior to my decision on a Valentine's day gift. Jim Hofmann Cal State Fullerton email@example.com _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:11>From firstname.lastname@example.org Tue Feb 25 09:21:30 1997 Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 09:21:09 -0600 (CST) From: Gregory Mayer <email@example.com> Subject: Re: Garlic, Onions and Lilies To: firstname.lastname@example.org Onion and garlic are different species in the same genus (_Allium_). True lilies comprise a number of species in the genus _Lilium_, and there are other things called lilies in other genera. Onions, garlics, and lilies are all usually put in the family Liliaceae. It's difficult to imagine how someone could say there are no "scientific" differences among these, even with the most unorthodox construal of the meaning of "scientific differences". Gregory C. Mayer email@example.com _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:12>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu Tue Feb 25 20:11:33 1997 Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 21:01:15 -0500 (EST) From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu Subject: Charles Darwin CD-ROM (fwd) To: firstname.lastname@example.org Organization: University of NC at Greensboro --begin forwarded message-------------- Date: Mon, 03 Feb 1997 11:00:07 -0800 From: Pete Goldie <email@example.com> Subject: Darwin CD-ROM, 2nd Edition To: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Dr. O'Hara, We have recently released the "Darwin Multimedia CD-ROM, 2nd Edition". Our early reviews back so far have been very positive. You can see a sampling of the contents ou our web page, listed below. I would like to circulate a note on the Darwin-L list, however, first this would require checking on your tolerance for a commercial notice. Best regards, Pete **************************** * Pete Goldie, Ph.D. * * President * * Lightbinders, Inc. ****** * 2325 Third Street - Suite 324 * * San Francisco, CA 94107 * ********************************************* * Internet: email@example.com http://lbin.com * ********************************************* * Voice: 415-621-5746 Fax: 415-621-5898 * ********************************************* *** NEW! DARWIN Multimedia CD-ROM - The Collective Works of Charles Darwin on CD-ROM (2nd Edition): http://lbin.com/darwin/ --end forwarded message---------------- _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:13>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu Tue Feb 25 20:19:02 1997 Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 21:11:24 -0500 (EST) From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu Subject: Field school in historical anthropology (fwd) To: firstname.lastname@example.org Organization: University of NC at Greensboro --begin forwarded message-------------- Date: Mon, 03 Feb 1997 17:36:46 -0600 (MDT) From: Sam Couch <SCOUCH@dsu1.dsu.NoDak.edu> Subject: Wilderness Field School To: email@example.com Organization: Dickinson State University If appropriate, please list the following notice on Darwin-L. Thanks! Dickinson State University, in cooperation with the US Forest Service, plans to conduct a wilderness anthropological field school in Idaho's Payette National Forest from June 29 to July 18, 1997. The project will involve site testing and evaluation of a 19th-century Chinese mining encampment. For more information, contact Dr. Sam. Couch, Dept. of Social Sciences, Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND 58601, or visit the field school website at: "http://www.dsu.nodak.edu/~scouch/field_school/fs.html" Cheers! Samuel L. Couch, Assistant Professor of Geography and Anthropology Department of Social Sciences, Dickinson (ND) State University 58601 701-227-2114 ofc; 800-279-4295 DSU toll free; 701-227-2006 fax; 701-225-2338 res --end forwarded message---------------- _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:14>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu Wed Feb 26 10:29:11 1997 Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 11:28:59 -0500 (EST) From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu Subject: Re: Phylogenetic Tree CD ROM (fwd) To: firstname.lastname@example.org Organization: University of NC at Greensboro --begin forwarded message-------------- Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 09:55:11 -0500 (EST) From: Kevin de Queiroz <MNHVZ082%SIVM.BITNET@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU> Subject: Re: Phylogenetic Tree CD ROM To: Darwin-L <email@example.com> Concerning Jim Hofmann's request about CD ROMs on phylogenetic relationships, the California Academy of Sciences put one together called Lifemap as part of their Life Through Time exhibit. I believe it is still available. If you are willing to go to the WWW, there is, of course, the Tree of Life (http://phylogeny. arizona.edu/tree/). Kevin de Queiroz --end forwarded message---------------- _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:15>From Izzy@telaviv.ndsoft.com Wed Feb 26 23:13:05 1997 From: "Izzy (Israel) Cohen" <Izzy@telaviv.ndsoft.com> To: "'DARWIN List'" <DARWIN-L@RAVEN.CC.UKANS.EDU> Subject: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Date: Thu, 27 Feb 97 07:11:00 PST Forwarded by: Israel Cohen <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Date: Tuesday, 25 February 1997 02:58PM From: james <email@example.com> Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution http://www.apnet.com/www/journal/fy.htm This online version of the print journal of the same name is published bimonthly by Academic Press, Inc. through a program titled IDEAL (International Digital Electronic Access Library). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution is dedicated to bringing Darwin's dream=97to "have fairly true genealogical trees of each great kingdom of Nature"=97within grasp. The journal provides a forum for molecular studies that advance our understanding of phylogeny and evolution. This journal plays an important role by publishing the results of molecular studies that identify the actual clades to which different species and higher taxa belong. Such knowledge will further the development of phylogenetically more accurate taxonomic classifications and ultimately lead to a unified classification for all the ramifying lines of life. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution publishes high-quality papers that result from or encourage the collaboration of molecular biologists and computer scientists with the community of systematic and evolutionary biologists. In addition, the journal presents new findings on or insights into evolutionary processes and mechanisms as expressed at the molecular level, as well as papers that deal with the methodology of reconstructing evolutionary history from molecular data (such as papers that describe new or more powerful computer algorithms for constructing phylogenetic trees from homologous nucleotide sequences or from homologous amino acid sequences).=20 Some articles appearing in the February 1997 issue of the Journal include: 'Phylogenetic Analysis of North American Rhagoletis (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Related Genera Using Mitochondrial DNA Sequence Data', 'Molecular Phylogenetic Study of Tephritidae (Insecta: Diptera) Using Partial Sequences of the Mitochondrial 16S Ribosomal DNA', and 'Phylogeny of Cephalopods Inferred from Mitochondrial DNA Sequences'. Subscription to this electronic journal involves licensing agreements with academic and industrial networks or consortia of libraries and can not be done on a personal or even title by title basis. However, the table of contents and article abstracts for each issue are available online free-of-charge. Articles are provided to members of subscriber institutions in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format. ISSN 1055-7903=20 Editor-in-Chief: Morris Goodman Email: firstname.lastname@example.org _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:16>From email@example.com Thu Feb 27 00:52:14 1997 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 01:49:56 -0500 To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Darwin List) From: "Jeremy C. Ahouse" <email@example.com> Subject: summer programs for undergrads DarwinL, Do any of you know of summer interneships for undergraduates interested in evolutionary biology, paleontology, and allied fields? I have had a number of questions from students. Thank you, Jeremy _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:17>From ebostick@KSUMail.Kennesaw.Edu Thu Feb 27 10:24:04 1997 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 11:22:30 -0500 (EST) To: Darwin-L@raven.cc.ukans.edu From: "ED BOSTICK (BIOLOGY FACULTY)" <ebostick@KSUMail.Kennesaw.Edu> Subject: Intro of new subscriber Greetings. I am a biology prof at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Currently teach GenBiol, EarthSci, Plant Systematics, NatHist of Ga, and several others. Research on forest disturbance ecology., biology and folk history of Kudzu. Have become interested in the well-known and oft-cited parallels between biological and linguistic evolution. Would like to learn more about the linguistic equivalents of biological "mutation" and "selection". In other words, what causes linguistic change and then what causes these changes to become established in a population? _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:18>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu Thu Feb 27 10:53:51 1997 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 11:53:30 -0500 (EST) From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu Subject: Postgraduate studentships in archaeology (fwd from AEGEANET) To: firstname.lastname@example.org Organization: University of NC at Greensboro --begin forwarded message-------------- Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 11:27:02 +0000 (GMT) From: "Sturt W. Manning" <S.W.Manning@reading.ac.uk> Subject: AEGEANET Postgraduate Research Studentships, Archaeology, at Reading, UK To: email@example.com ANNOUNCEMENT The Faculty of Letters and Social Sciences at the University of Reading, UK, which includes the Department of Archaeology, invites applications for 12 postgraduate research studentships (PhD, or MA and then PhD). The Department of Archaeology at Reading was just awarded a top 5 (out of 5) rating in the December 1996 UK government Research Assessment Exercise, and has a strong graduate student body of about 20 full-time and several other part-time members. The Department carries out research and fieldwork in prehistoric European archaeology, Aegean, Cypriot and east Mediterranean archaeology, Roman archaeology, and Medieval European archaeology. Theoretical archaeology, science-dating and its application in archaeology, gender archaeology, the archaeology of landscape, GIS and computer modelling, and cognitive archaeology are major research themes within the Department. Current excavation projects are in the UK, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus and Russia. MA courses (degree in itself, and as a 1st of a 4-year PhD programme) are available in: Archaeology (general European-Mediterranean course) Mediterranean Archaeology Cognitive Evolution Buildings Archaeology Burial Archaeology City of Rome Applications in any of the above regional or subject areas would be very welcome. Interdisciplinary applications would also be welcome (e.g. mixing archaeological themes, or integrating Classics, History, History of Art, Sociology, etc.) The Department is keen to strengthen further its work in prehistoric Aegean, Cypriot, and east Mediterranean archaeology and research, and especially invites applications in these areas in the contexts of the present internet listings. Present major research projects concern: the origins and development of complex society in the Aegean and the development of the state, Aegean chronology, trade, and elite symbolism especially vis a vis the east Mediterranean, social complexity and development on Cyprus, the 'Tsaroukkas, Mycenaeans and Trade Project', the 'Maroni Valley Archaeological Survey Project', 'The East Mediterranean Radiocarbon Calibration Project' and general science-based dating interests and work, a PhD on art and prestige in the Theran frescoes, a PhD on burial practices in Mycenaean Greece, and a PhD on GIS approaches to political hierarchy in Minoan Crete. Applications are sought from all and any UK, EU, and overseas candidates of merit. The scholarships as offered will cover UK/EU fees and maintenance. Overseas applicants should therefore apply also (from/via Reading) for the Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORS) which covers the difference between overseas fees and UK/EU fees. The Reading studentships and an ORS award would provide a complete fees and maintenance package. Overseas students should investigate any other external sources of funding (USA, Commonwealth, etc.). UK applicants are expected also to apply for British Academy Studentships and to accept these if offered. APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 21 MARCH 1997. Please obtain a form and apply as soon as possible. For further information on the Department of Archaeology at Reading, please contact: The Postgraduate Admissions Tutor, Department of Archaeology, The University of Reading, PO Box 218 Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AA. Fax. +44 118 9316718 Tel. +44 118 9318132 e-mail: M.A.James@reading.ac.uk For further information and application forms for the studentships, and for ORS awards, please contact: Margaret Pyle, Executive Assistant (Postgraduate), Faculty of Letters & Social Sciences, The University of Reading, Po Box 218 Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AA. Tel. +44 118 9318067 fax. +44 118 9310748 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org --end forwarded message---------------- _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:19>From email@example.com Fri Feb 28 12:24:36 1997 Date: Fri, 28 Feb 97 10:37:24 PST From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ghiselin, Michael) To: email@example.com Subject: Re: DARWIN-L digest 746 Student Internships: Jeremy Ahouse asked about internship programs for students in the area of evolutionary biology. The California Academy of sciences has a Summer Systematics Institute, which provides research experience in systematics for undergraduates, through working with our curators. We have NSF support for this. Although all positions are filled for 1997, we will continue in future years. Information can be obtained by visiting the Academy website, or by writing the Office of the Director of Research, California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118. I take advantage of this opportunity to point out that the Academy also has a Center for the History and Philosophy of Science, of which I am Chair. Although we do not have funds for visitors we are trying to set up a good environment for persons interested in the history and philosophy of science, especially of systematics, and have one post doctoral fellow in residence at present. Inquiries about this should be sent to me. Michael T. Ghiselin _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:20>From MNHVZ082%SIVM.BITNET@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU Fri Feb 28 08:06:23 1997 Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 09:02:25 -0500 (EST) From: Kevin de Queiroz <MNHVZ082%SIVM.BITNET@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU> Subject: Re: summer programs for undergrads To: Darwin-L <firstname.lastname@example.org> Jeremy Ahouse asked about summer internship programs. The National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian has such a program. For details, contact Mary Sangrey, the coordinator of the Research Training Program: Mary Sangrey Program Coordinator NHB 166 Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560 (202) 357-4548 email@example.com Kevin de Queiroz _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:21>From firstname.lastname@example.org Thu Feb 27 11:33:38 1997 From: email@example.com (Roger B. Blumberg) Subject: MendelWeb 97.1 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 12:06:47 -0500 (EST) MendelWeb (97.1) is now available. Major additions to this (6th) edition include: Robert C.Olby's previously unpublished essay, "Mendel, Mendelism, and Genetics"; Viteslav Orel's "Heredity Before Mendel", the second chapter of his recent biography, GREGOR MENDEL: THE FIRST GENETICIST; and "In the Footsteps of Mendel", an illustrated account of a journey to Brno, by Margaret Peaslee. The MendelWeb Timeline has been revised and expanded, as have the Bibliography and Reference pages. MendelWeb is a Web-based teaching and learning resource, constructed upon Gregor Mendel's well-known pea-plant paper of 1865. MendelWeb is available at Netspace (http://www.netspace.org/MendelWeb/), the University of Washington at Seattle (http://www-hpcc.astro.washington.edu/mirrors/MendelWeb/), and at the Scholarly Technology Group, Brown University (http://www.stg.brown.edu/MendelWeb/). Roger _______________________________________________________________ Roger B. Blumberg Roger_Blumberg@Brown.edu phone:(401) 863-3690 fax:(401) 863-9313 http://www.stg.brown.edu/stg/staff_pages/roger.html --------------------------------------------------------------- Senior Hypermedia Researcher | Visiting Scholar Scholarly Technology Group | Inst. for Brain & Neural Systems Box 1885, Brown University | Box 1843, Brown University 02912 --------------------------------------------------------------- _______________________________________________________________________________ <42:22>From email@example.com Thu Feb 27 20:30:34 1997 Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 18:54:40 -0800 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: email@example.com (Jason D. Patent) Subject: Re: Intro of new subscriber At 8:22 AM 2/27/97, ED BOSTICK (BIOLOGY FACULTY) wrote: >I am a biology prof at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Currently teach >GenBiol, EarthSci, Plant Systematics, NatHist of Ga, and several others. >Research on forest disturbance ecology., biology and folk history of Kudzu. > >Have become interested in the well-known and oft-cited parallels between >biological and linguistic evolution. Would like to learn more about the >linguistic equivalents of biological "mutation" and "selection". In other >words, what causes linguistic change and then what causes these changes to >become established in a population? A number of linguists at UC Berkeley have done work on various sorts of language change, most notably sound change and semantic change. I'm just becoming familiar with this work myself. For an excellent, thorough discussion of semantic change, see Eve Sweetser 1990: From Etymology to Pragmatics: Metaphorical and cultural aspects of semantic structure (Cambridge: Cambridge UP). As for sound change, I know William Labov has written a great deal on it; I'm in the process of checking into some references myself, and will post them once I've got them. Hope this helps, Jason D. Patent Graduate Student, Dept. of Linguistics UC Berkeley firstname.lastname@example.org http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~chefboy _______________________________________________________________________________ Darwin-L Message Log 42: 1-22 -- February 1997 End
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