15.510 MA in humanities computing, King's College London

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                   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 <w.mccarty@btinternet.com>
             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
    critical thinking."

    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/,
    willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk, w.mccarty@btinternet.com

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