[Humanist] 22.507 why digital humanities
Humanist Discussion Group
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 507.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
Subject: why digital humanities
"FOLKLORE STUDIES, like any other kind of studies, don't just happen.
Fields of scholarship occur because specific technological and economic
and institutional resources are available and because specific
individuals utilize those resources in specific ways. Whatever measure
of intellectual or academic freedom we enjoy takes place in a grid
defined by pre-existent theoretical and social models which we accept or
with which we must contend, with machines that help us deal in specific
ways with the implications of those models, and with rewards available
to those of us who use both models and machines in ways that seem
valuable to the payers of salaries and the givers of grants."
Bruce Jackson, “Things that from a long way off look like flies”, The
Journal of American Folklore 98.388 (April-June 1985): 131.
Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.
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