[Humanist] 24.402 an ideal PhD programme?

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Oct 11 21:42:14 CEST 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 402.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 06:28:42 +1100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: more envisioning

Some time ago I asked for ideas about the ideal department of digital 
humanities. Let me ask now a related question: what (national 
constraints aside) would an ideal PhD programme in the digital 
humanities look like? How many years would it run? Would it have an 
initial year of coursework (as in N America) or be purely a research 
degree (as in the UK)? What would the courses be, if there were 
coursework? What sort of examination would it have, if any, after an 
initial period, to make sure candidates were not too deeply into trouble 
to finish? How would the variety of digital humanities research be 
reflected in the name and nature of the degree? What should the designer 
of a programme aim for, i.e. what sort of work afterward?

All ideas welcome.

Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King's College London, staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/;
Professor, Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney,
Editor, Humanist, www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist;
Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, www.isr-journal.org.

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