Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 280. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2018-12-20 10:05:05+00:00 From: Willard McCarty
Subject: humanities or human sciences? This is a question about terminology, but I think not just that. In the interdisciplinary conversations and collaborations I have these days, I find that the term 'humanities', esp in a European context, is not quite right for accomplishing the reach I want to achieve to colleagues in anthropology, the interpretative social sciences and history, for example. So I've found myself using the term 'human sciences' (like Geisteswissenschaften, sciences humaines), at the same time aware that for those who break out in spots when in proximity to the natural sciences, this term may work against me. But I find that there's so much in common with all the scientiae, so much that we in or around or near digital humanities need to know about, that I also find myself caring less and less about causing allergic reactions. What do others do? I very much hope not strengthen the barricades in view of the elders who rule within the fortifications. Comments? Yours, WM -- Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London; Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney University; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist (www.dhhumanist.org) _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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