Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 387. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2019-11-08 12:23:29+00:00 From: Michael Piotrowski
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.379: what is... On 2019-11-06, Henry Schaffer wrote: >> It's already hard enough to get funding for interdisciplinary >> research (the Swiss National Science Foundation, for example, >> explicitly excludes interdisciplinary research from all but one of >> its funding instruments). > > Do they really exclude supporting research in bioinformatics, genomics > and all those related areas which have arisen recently? Well, it all hinges on how you define “interdisciplinary.” For the SNSF, research is interdisciplinary when “[a] similar degree of importance is attached to all the disciplines involved.” Proposals that involve “only one discipline or one main discipline supported by auxiliary disciplines” are eligible for regular project funding. The effect of this regulation on DH is clearly visible in the project database (http://p3.snf.ch): practically all projects with the keyword “digital humanities” are in a traditional humanities discipline, and the “digital” comes in the form of supporting tools or methods (± what I call applied DH). However, research on methods and meta-models (what I call theoretical DH) isn’t possible in such a setting, as the research question is neither mostly in the humanities nor mostly in computer science. Cordially -- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Piotrowski Professeur en humanités numériques · Université de Lausanne Codirecteur académique du dhCenter UNIL-EPFL ☎︎ +41 21 692-3039 · Quartier Chamberonne, bât. Anthropole, bureau 3137 OpenPGP public key 0x926877BF1614A044 _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com 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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