[Humanist] 23.736 we're in the money (as we sleep rough)
Humanist Discussion Group
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Apr 1 07:43:17 CEST 2010
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 736.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 09:33:26 -0400
From: James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 23.734 we're in the money (as we sleep rough)
In-Reply-To: <20100331053804.9D2D050883 at woodward.joyent.us>
Thanks for posting this, Willard. I currently work at an institution
dominated by Business and Criminal Justice majors, and you wouldn't believe
the hostility my dept. encountered just for wanting to add a much need
Freshman Writing course. These arguments for the humanities are valuable
and need to be made.
Some here will, I hope, be interested in Watson's case that the
> humanities in fact support the rest of the university, since there are
> people in power who care only about such facts. And I very much hope
> that when we in humanities computing are valued for being the curious
> cash-cow amidst the other disciplines, constructed as money-losers in
> order to shift an imbalance of power even more to the powerful, we will
> not wriggle in comfortable self-satisfaction but protest.
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