20.130 PhD students in the digital humanities

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2006 07:01:46 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 130.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2006 06:54:12 +0100
         From: Lynda Williams <lynda_at_okalrel.org>
         Subject: Re: 20.126 PhD students in the digital humanities

Sounds like the degree I should have done instead of the M.Sc. Comp
Sci. :-) And ain't it always the way, about the money. Plenty for
plunder on the high seas, none for keeping home livable.

Wonder if there might be a means to attract gaming profits. Although
apt to come with strings.

Lynda Williams, SF Author (http://www.okalrel.org)
2005 The Courtesan Prince - Edge SF and Fantasy
2006 "Harpy" in MYTHSPRING
2006 Guide to the Okal Rel Universe - Fandom Press

On Mon, 31 Jul 2006 09:12:54 +0100, willard_at_LISTS.VILLAGE.VIRGINIA.EDU
> Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 08:50:54 +0100
> From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> > students in
the digital humanities
> It seems quite clear from the numbers of applicants and potential
> applicants to our PhD Programme in Digital Humanities at King's
> College London that a doctorate in our subject is an attractive
> option. Those who have expressed interest in our programme have
> come from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, including
> literary studies, history, classics, philosophy, theatre history
> and media studies. In each case so far the challenge for us has
> been to work on the disciplinary mix -- not so much how any
> particular mix would be supported, rather more the theoretical
> tools that each project would need and how the student is to
> acquire them.
> The proof of this pudding is, as always, in the eating, and there
> hasn't been much of that yet, but even at this early stage it's
> worth our time to think about the prospect of training a generation
> of scholars specifically in humanities computing (or the digital
> humanities, whichever best fits).
> The big impediment to potential students is funding. Clearly
> talented, worthy individuals are in the queue. A large sum of money
> for the purpose would be very welcome indeed.
> Yours,
> WM
> Dr Willard McCarty | Reader in Humanities Computing | Centre for
> Computing in the Humanities | King's College London | Kay House, 7
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