20.452 fitting in of older interdisciplines

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 08:47:55 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 452.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 08:13:44 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: fitting in of older interdisciplines

[from Herbert Wender <DrWender_at_AOL.COM>]


it would be interesting to see how some older 'interdisciplines' - logix,
statistix et al. - and their succes to settle in the facultys - phil., econ.,
sciences - look in terms of your geographical imagery.


> Semiotics is in much the same position as humanities computing, it
> would seem. Both are "interdisciplines" (as I argue) whose basic
> stuff belongs to others in the first instance, in the way that we
> tend to construct our epistemic situation. For that first-instance
> belonging, the imagery that I tend to favour these days -- as some
> will know from Literary and Linguistic Computing 21.1 (2006): 1-13 --
> is that of the "archipelago of disciplines" among the epistemic
> islands of which we can be said to sail. In the second instance, once
> belonging has ceased to be a question, I shift to the "wild acre"
> (borrowed from David Malouf's "Jacko's Reach"), belonging to no one,
> into which we all venture at our peril, for our enlightenment.

Dr Willard McCarty | Reader in Humanities Computing | Centre for
Computing in the Humanities | King's College London |
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