16.492 MA programmes in humanities computing

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 492.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

       [1] From: John Lavagnino <John.Lavagnino@KCL.AC.UK> (15)
             Subject: Humanities computing MA at King's College London

       [2] From: Ray Siemens <siemensr@mala.bc.ca> (34)
             Subject: Applications for M.A. in Humanities Computing at the

             Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 08:19:43 +0000
             From: John Lavagnino <John.Lavagnino@KCL.AC.UK>
             Subject: Humanities computing MA at King's College London

    We're pleased to announce that we're accepting applications for next
    year's class in our MA in Humanities Computing at King's College London.

    Students in this one-year programme develop the analytical and
    practical skills that will enable them to understand and apply
    computing to the source materials and problems of the humanities. A
    representative selection of case studies drawn from a number of
    disciplinary areas is used to exemplify analysis of typical problems
    and the combination of techniques needed to approach them
    successfully. Students are expected to have a first degree in any
    humanities subject; the degree can prepare students not only for
    further research at the doctoral level but also for work in museums,
    libraries, business and the public services.

    Complete details are available at: www.kcl.ac.uk/cch/ma

    John Lavagnino
    Lecturer in Humanities Computing, King's College London

             Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 08:19:38 +0000
             From: Ray Siemens <siemensr@mala.bc.ca>
             Subject: Applications for M.A. in Humanities Computing at the UofA

          M.A. in Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta

    The M.A. in Humanities Computing is an interdisciplinary program of the
    The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. The program integrates
    computational methods and theories with research and teaching in the
    humanities. It addresses the demand for Arts graduates proficient in
    computing skills, able to work either in the realm of humanities research
    and teaching or in the emerging job markets of information management and
    content delivery over the Internet.

    The Core Curriculum: A Balance of Theory and Practice

    In a set of core courses, students survey humanities computing and its
    underlying technologies as they are employed in disciplines such as
    history, literature, languages, cultural studies, philosophy, music and
    visual arts. The aim is to show how computing is enabling and transforming
    humanities research and teaching, and to impart technical knowledge
    through hands-on experience with creation, delivery, and analysis of
    electronic text and non-textual data and images.

    In the second year, the students extend their knowledge of humanities
    computing by taking elective courses, including at least one in a
    humanities discipline in which they specialize, and a thesis in which they
    address a research or teaching issue in their discipline.

    Application procedures

    Questions and requests for application materials may be directed to
    huco@mail.arts.ualberta.ca. When requesting applications materials,
    students should indicate their desired home department for graduate
    admission (see the guidelines for a list of participating departments).
    Some departments (such as English) require applications to be submitted by
    the first week of January in order to be considered for certain
    scholarships, although general admission is possible after this deadline.


    Stfan Sinclair, University of Alberta Phone: (780) 492-6768, FAX: (780) 492-9106, Office: Arts 218-B Address: Arts 200, MLCS, UofA, Edmonton, AB (Canada) T6G 2E6 M.A. in Humanities Computing: http://huco.ualberta.ca/

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