[Humanist] 26.307 Humanist's scope?
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willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Sep 14 07:49:58 CEST 2012
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 307.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 06:46:58 +0100
From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
Subject: a question about Humanist's scope
As computing extends ever more into all corners of academic and social
life, and as the digital humanities grows, diversifies and consolidates,
it's no surprise that from time to time we should wonder about what
appears here. I'd like to have your advice on that.
Today's posting of events is a good example: one undoubtedly relevant
item on libraries; one on dynamical knowledge representation; one on
computational intelligence in health monitoring. A case could be made
for the diminishing relevance of these items, in the order I have listed
them. I can imagine someone arguing that a reader of Humanist would get
the wrong impression of, say, dynamical KR from just this one item, that
he or she would be better off going to a place where KR is the main
topic. And health informatics? The bridge to that topic, someone might
say, is tenuous indeed. Let's specialise.
What do you think?
Willard McCarty, FRAI / Professor of Humanities Computing & Director of
the Doctoral Programme, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College
London; Professor, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics,
University of Western Sydney; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
(www.isr-journal.org); Editor, Humanist
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