Announcement of cyberconference
THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CYBERCONFERENCE ON THE PSYCHOBIOLOGY OF
CURT P. RICHTER
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the Johns Hopkins
University School of Medicine, and the Alan Mason Chesney Medical
Archives announce the First International Cyberconference on the
Psychobiology of Curt P. Richter.
The conference will take place via the World Wide Web, beginning on July
8, 1996. We invite scientists from Richter's fields of investigation,
along with social scientists, occupational health specialists,
archivists, and information professionals to participate.
Curt P. Richter was a pioneer in the field of psychobiology, and
developed various subdisciplines, including chronobiology and ingestive
behavior studies. He produced a range of publications that continue to be
cited in the scientific literature. Dr. Richter's legacy includes a vast
body of data from nearly six decades of research. Because he maintained
impeccable standards for the collection and maintenance of laboratory
data, the collection of records is extraordinary not only for its size
and the range of experimentation represented, but also for the integrity
of the data.
Since these records contain data that are still viable for use in ongoing
research and teaching, we want to make the collection available for
study. By exploring ways to convert data in hard copy to electronic
formats, we hope to find a means of making the data accessible through
the Internet and thus facilitate remote and multi-disciplinary use of
this rich and varied collection. By using the example of Richter's data
as a case study, we hope to stimulate interest in ways in which primary
data from research laboratories may be recycled for ongoing use in
teaching and research.
For further information, and to register for the conference, see the
or send email to Lisa Mix (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Nancy
We look forward to your participation.