10.0496 humanities computing graduate programmes?

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 4 Dec 1996 20:49:39 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 496.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Nelson Hilton <nhilton@parallel.park.uga.edu> (10)
Subject: Re: humanities computing

A group here is considering what a possible "graduate certificate in
humanities computing" might entail, and are very interested to hear about
courses actual or imagined which readers think might figure in such a
program. The mainstay of our beginning conception is a course on markup,
but we foresee possible courses on legal issues, pertinent history, and
unix editing. If "humanities computing" is to be any sort of
discipline--itself a debateable proposition, as has already been noted
on this list--what is the subject matter?

[Please post any replies to Humanist. It would be extremely useful to all
of us if anyone associated with a graduate programme in humanities
computing, or indeed contemplating a programme, would share his or her
thoughts, curricula, or other kinds of information. While at Toronto I
began an ftp'able, then gopher'd repository of materials, but this is
quite old and has not been maintained for some time. I know that the
Association for History and Computing, and various members thereof, have
been working away on curricula for some time. Although these would be of
great interest, "history and computing" is only one variety and has, for
computing humanists as such, the wrong emphasis, or at least a rather old
and outdated emphasis. Might there be an historical sequence in "computing
and the humanities", "computing in the humanities", "humanities
computing"? But I digress. Please send news of and thoughts on graduate
programmes. --WM]