[Humanist] 24.305 getting involved

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Sep 1 22:23:03 CEST 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 305.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 20:10:16 -0400
        From: James Rovira <jamesrovira at gmail.com>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 24.302 getting involved
        In-Reply-To: <20100831235533.8D10266D48 at woodward.joyent.us>

Thanks for the response, but is that really a counterexample?  Primary
competence in computer science (Ph.D.), secondary competence in
humanities (B.A.).

Jim R

>> I wish that I could challenge your assumptions and experience, but...
>> a computer scientist who reads enough of the right books can become a
>> good enough humanist in a much shorter time than a humanist can become
>> an equally competent programmer.
> There are some important counterexamples out there. I've run across a
> fair number of PhDs in Computer Science who have a BA in Classics. One
> concentration seems to be in Massachusetts -- with UMass (CS), Tufts,
> and Harvard.

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