The Bulletin of Information on Computing in Anthropology - now

David Zeitlyn (D.Zeitlyn@UKC.AC.UK)
Sun, 19 May 1996 12:41:42 +0100

Apologies for cross-posting...

BICA: The Bulletin of Information on Computing in Anthropology is now
available on the Internet.
The URL is

ISSN: 1363-1829.

The original BICA was a pioneering serial, edited by John Davis, which
appeared intermittently from 1984 to 1988. Its early editions are of
continuing interest for a variety of reasons, as attested by the citation
of its articles in mainstream journals.
BICA was originally published on a more or less samizdat basis. It was not
sold, but distributed to about 500 subscribers - electronic publication now
makes it available to a far wider readership. Its primary purpose was to
promote the use of technology in anthropological research. Topics ranged
from discussions of the use of expert systems to elucidate marriage
patterns and musical improvisations, to the general problems of using
computers in the field (the importance of peanut butter as a means of
extracting pests from within a computer is not to be overlooked).
The full text of the past issues of BICA has now been converted to HTML
format making it availble using WWW.

It is hoped that new issues of BICA may appear as an electronic journal.

Dr David Zeitlyn,
Lecturer in Social Anthropology,
Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing,
Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology,
Eliot College,
The University of Kent,
Tel. (44) 1227 764000 -Extn 3360 (or 823360 direct)
Fax (44) 1227 827289