19.167 recognized disciplines (and computing)?

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 16:56:11 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 167.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 16:53:43 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: computing & recognized disciplines?

I would appreciate help in finding published lists of disciplines and
disciplinary areas that are used by funding agencies, governmental or
private, in evaluating grant applications, measuring the performance
of higher education institutions and the like. The kind of thing I
have in mind is illustrated by the following:

(1) the "Units of Assessment" for the U.K. Research Assessment
Exercise (RAE 03 2005: 35-6), online at http://www.rae.ac.uk/pubs/2005/03/;
(2) the "Research Fields, Courses and Disciplines Classification" for
the Australian Research Council,

I am interested in seeing how a project or department with its
primary focus in humanities computing itself might be judged, by whom
with what sort of disciplinary backgrounds. There are actually very
few possibilities for an even remotely close fit -- library and
information science being the nearest one I'm aware of. I am not
expecting any guidance on what field(s) might approximate humanities
computing, though official word on that would be welcome. Rather it
is the fact of discrete lists of recognized areas of study that I am
interested in bringing into focus.

URLs for online documentation from any anglophone institution or
agency anywhere in the world would be welcome.

Many thanks for any help.


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