[Humanist] 29.737 interdisciplinary forces and outcomes?
Humanist Discussion Group
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Feb 25 06:53:58 CET 2016
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 737.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:36:31 -0500 (EST)
From: lachance at chass.utoronto.ca
Subject: Re: 29.735 interdisciplinary forces and outcomes?
In-Reply-To: <20160224064939.B06D3AE3 at digitalhumanities.org>
It may not be a question of interdisciplinarity. The key factor may be
> My reason for posing the question here is that digital humanities is
> necessarily interdisciplinary. And that leads to an additional question:
> its interdisciplinary nature isn't recognised and developed, what happens
> to it?
It avoids the politics of one discipline occupying another. Less time is
spent on border skirmishes. This doesn't mean that a field cannot not be
open to modes of questioning that come from elsewhere -- it just means
that "recognition" is not characterized as flag waving.
Interdisciplinarity is so often deployed like a mountain to be conquered.
It becomes other when viewed as the simple importation of an "if".
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