[Humanist] 26.906 DH in Times of India; early modern scientific & medical travel

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 906.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>            (20)
        Subject: Digital Humanities mention in Times of India

  [2]   From:    Anna Marie Roos <anna.roos at HISTORY.OX.AC.UK>              (11)
        Subject: Website:  early modern scientific and medical travel

        Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:34:42 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Digital Humanities mention in Times of India

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Humanities go hi-tech at JU from new session

KOLKATA: If you believed that technology was meant only for engineering and science students, think again. Jadavpur University (JU) has come up with a grand plan to teach digital humanities at the postgraduate level from the coming academic session.

Emboldened by an experiment that the university started in 2003, university authorities feel that specializing in humanities streams on the strength of the written word alone leaves students half- baked.

The school of cultural texts and records that has been working on digital research on literature for the past 10 years has convinced the UGC that a postgraduate course in digital humanities, which is considered one of the most advanced streams of studies in the world today, should also be introduced at JU. If things go according to plans, the course will be introduced in the new academic session in July.

Eminent professor of English of the university, Sukanta Chaudhuri, who has been helping the institution in teaching and research after his retirement, has been instrumental in convincing the UGC to bring the course to the university. At present, digital humanities is taught at University of Chicago, King's College, London, Trinity College, Dublin and Australian University of Technology.

"In India, the concept is yet to take off. This is the first time that any university in India is taking up the study of digital humanities," Chaudhuri said.

        Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:11:42 +0000
        From: Anna Marie Roos <anna.roos at HISTORY.OX.AC.UK>
        Subject: Website:  early modern scientific and medical travel

In 1663, Martin Lister left his parents' house in Burwell, Lincolnshire to study medicine in Montpellier. Whilst in France for the next three years, he kept a journal in an almanac entitled Every Man’s Companion: Or, An useful Pocket-Book (MS Lister 19, Bodleian Library, Oxford). The pocket book demonstrates the intellectual development of a significant seventeenth-century physician and naturalist, and is a vivid, firsthand account of medical education and natural philosophy in the 1660s. It is also a detailed representation of the grand tour of a gentleman. 

As the account of Lister's journey is so detailed, his grand tour and memoirs have been recreated as an interactive website using maps, images, and texts, providing a virtual introduction to early modern medical education and natural history. 

The website, authored by Dr Anna Marie Roos, and funded by the British Academy, resides courtesy of 'Cultures of Knowledge' on the University of Oxford's server: 


We hope that you enjoy it. 

Best wishes,

Anna Marie Roos, Ph.D., F.L.S.
Senior Lecturer, History, University of Lincoln 
Associate Faculty, History, University of Oxford
Email: anna.roos at history.ox.ac.uk

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