20.231 PhD in Digital Humanities at King's College London

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 06:26:38 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 231.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2006 06:15:09 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: PhD in Digital Humanities

The Centre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH), King's College
London, invites preliminary enquiries for its PhD programme in the
digital humanities to start in Autumn 2007. Unlike most North
American PhDs, for example, this is a research degree, i.e. without
course-requirements or qualifying examination. Candidates on the
programme are allowed to pursue the degree full-time for a maximum of
four years; part-time study is possible, and due allowances are made
for it in the allowed span of time. Funding is difficult to obtain,
so interested individuals are encouraged to begin their enquiries
early in the Autumn semester of the academic year preceding the
desired year of admission.

Preliminary discussion with the admissions tutor is highly
recommended because a cogent research proposal is crucial to the
success of an application. Almost all enquiries and applications
received so far involve some form of dual supervision, with one
supervisor in the CCH, the other in the department of the student's
discipline of origin. Admission therefore also normally depends on
our ability to secure the cooperation of a suitable academic in or
near London to represent the other discipline. Primary emphasis of
the PhD must, however, be in humanities computing. Normally the
degree will involve practical as well as theoretical work, although
the balance depends very much on the topic and approach.

In the first instance enquiries should be directed to Sarah
Davenport, sarah DOT davenport AT kcl DOT ac DOT uk.


Dr Willard McCarty | Reader in Humanities Computing | Centre for
Computing in the Humanities | King's College London | Kay House, 7
Arundel Street | London WC2R 3DX | U.K. | +44 (0)20 7848-2784 fax:
-2980 || willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/wlm/
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