Darwin-L Message Log 4:3 (December 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<4:3>From GGALE@VAX1.UMKC.EDU  Wed Dec  1 16:34:34 1993

Date: Wed, 01 Dec 1993 16:36:32 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Science Studies archive and services @ kasey.umkc.edu
To: HTECH-L@SIVM.Bitnet, HASTRO-L%WVNVM.bitnet@vm42.cso.uiuc.edu,
    darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu, sci-tech-studies@ucsd.edu,
    HPSST-L%QUCDN.bitnet@vm42.cso.uiuc.edu, HOPOS-L@UKCC.BITNET

The University of Missouri-Kansas City sponsors an electronic archive
called Science Studies. Archived material covers a wide range of
disciplines, including history, philosophy, and sociology of science, science
education, and other related areas. Several electronic texts of wide interest
are available, including Fuller and Raman's STS Curricular Guide.
Additional topics include job offerings, meetings, e-lists, and pedagogical

Gopher service (named after the mascot of the University of Minnesota,
which developed the gopher interface) is extremely easy to use. One of the
easiest ways to reach the UMKC gopher is simply to type  gopher
kasey.umkc.edu at your main prompt (=the  $  or whatever other symbol
appears immediately after you have logged on to your mainframe
computer). If your computer service has installed the gopher software, you
will immediately have the UMKC root gopher screen show up on your
display. Simply arrow-down to  Science Studies, do a
carriage-return, and you're there. If you find something you'd like to
download, typing  s  will save it to your mainframe account. Further
information about accessing gopher service is included below.

Recent additions to kasey include the text of Oxford University's
Tutorial Guide to the Philosophy of Science, announcements of postdocs
in various science studies fields, news of several meetings and jobs, and,
in the directory /Other E-sources and Archives, compilations of Net
resources for Physics, Biology, Economics and Philosophy. In the directory
/E-lists will be found a rich trove of information, particularly involving
the activities of HOPOS (the history of philosophy of science working
group) and Darwin-L (the working group for the historical sciences).

Suggestions or material for posting may be sent to George Gale,
ggale@vax1.umkc.edu. Organization officers or other 'responsible parties'
(agency officials, for example, or search/program committee members)
having material of interest to the wider Science Studies community may
submit it to the address below. In addition we *strongly* encourage
members of this list to submit syllabi to kasey's Pedagogy Archives. Mail
disks to the address listed below, or send a plain text e-mail containing
the syllabus to the address listed in the first sentence of this paragraph.

Kasey also offers direct gopher link to the International Philosophy
Preprint Exchange, at Chiba University, Japan. Philosophy of science
holdings in the IPPE archive are growing at an accelerating pace; members
of this list are especially encouraged to submit drafts of papers or
comments on already-archived papers to the Exchange. If you would prefer
to have your work prepared for submission by George Gale, please send a
*plain text* via disk or e-mail to him. US mail address: Dept. of
Philosophy, University of Missouri, Kansas City MO 64110. E-mail:

For those who don't have local gopher access, it is possible to use telnet to
access distant gophers. To use the list below, simply telnet either the
alphabetic or the numerical site-designator (col. 1 or col. 2), and sign in
using the password indicated (col. 3). The root gopher screen should open
display; use arrows and carriage returns to navigate the gopher net. Col. 4
gives the location of the designated sites. Because it is often easier to use
a site whose local time is off-peak/off-business hours, you might choose
to telnet a site on a different continent than yours.
   panda.uiowa.edu panda North America
   gopher.msu.edu    gopher  North America
   gopher.ebone.net   gopher  Europe
   info.anu.edu.au  info  Australia
   gopher.chalmers.se  gopher  Sweden
   tolten.puc.cl   gopher  South America
   ecnet.ec   gopher  Ecuador
   gan.ncc.go.jp   gopher  Japan

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