[Humanist] 31.319 pubs: on curiosity-driven research
Humanist Discussion Group
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Sep 25 16:34:17 CEST 2017
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 319.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:24:01 -0700
From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
As someone who has written about curiosity (in
A New Companion to Digital Humanities, ed. Schreibman, Siemens and
Unsworth), I was delighted to find Jon Agar's recent
Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar lecture, "The curious history of curiosity-driven
research", published by the Royal Society and available online at
Some here will know Agar's excellent and essential The Government
Machine (2003) and other writings on our machine. It is good to have
intellectual friends in the history of science.
Read it tonight!
Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of
Digital Humanities, King's College London; Adjunct Professor, Western
Sydney University and North Carolina State University; Editor,
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20)
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