Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 510.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 09:29:35 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: MA in humanities computing
MA in Applied Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
The Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London, is
delighted to announce its new MA programme in humanities computing. The
programme is scheduled to begin in the Autumn of this year (2002).
International students are welcomed.
The Programme is designed for students intending to go on to a PhD in a
humanities discipline as well as those engaged in or planning to begin
careers in museums, libraries, business and the public services.
"At the core of the Programme", our prospectus notes, "is the meeting
between the formal rigour of computational methods and the imaginative
diversity of cultural expression. The Programme emphasizes in theory and
practice the consistency and explicitness that the computer requires
while highlighting through case-studies the kinds of knowledge which
inevitably escape these rigorous demands. By creating structured models
out of the irregular and disparate data of the humanities, the student
learns to judge when the application of computing may lead to useful or
interesting results and also to learn how the analytical and practical
processes can throw new light on the object of study. By combining the
divergent perspectives of computing and the humanities, the student
encounters in a concrete way the question of how we know what we know.
This question is developed throughout as an essential tool for better
Dr Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer,
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London,
Strand, London WC2R 2LS, U.K.,
+44 (0)20 7848-2784, ilex.cc.kcl.ac.uk/wlm/,
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