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Before the beginning: The formation of humanities computing as a discipline in Canada

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  • In his book Humanities Computing, in a chapter fittingly titled \"Discipline,\" Willard McCarty attempts to define the discipline of Humanities Computing by understanding what is happening within the discipline. According to McCarty it is through this understanding that \"we may get to the disciplinary conditions from which specific methods arise as desire or need direct.\" This suggests that one way to understand the beginnings of a discipline are to look not at the founding people, but at the desires and needs articulated at the time. This paper will therefore look at how an agenda was set for humanities computing in English Canada around a particular moment of emergence, in this case the emergence of a scholarly society, the Ontario Consortium for Computing in the Humanities, which evolved into the national Consortium for Computers in the Humanities (COCH/COSH).

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    2012
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    Article (Published)
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3GX4575N
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    Attribution 4.0 International
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    • Gouglas, S., Rockwell, G., Smith, V., Hoosein, S., and Quamen, H. (2012). Before the beginning: The formation of humanities computing as a discipline in Canada. Digital Studies / Le champ numérique, 3(1), .
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    http://www.digitalstudies.org/ojs/index.php/digital_studies/article/view/214/290