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I’ve been studying Digital Humanities at King’s College London for about four months now, and I must say that it has been a good experience so far. The professors are nice and knowledgeable people, and the readings as part of classes are generally very interesting. In addition, to prepare for a Phd / MA in philosophy, I have also been taking a 40-credit (little over 20% of the yearly credits) course in Ethics at King’s philosophy department. A course that is fascinating and well-taught as well.
A question I often get, though, is: “What the (kleene star) is Digital Humanities?”. My usual response is that it is doing humanities research using IT-technology: Such as data-mining philosophical texts, modeling philosophical arguments, making 3D models of historical sites, or building tools and resources for philosophers (or other humanists). And that has appeared to be about right, though in practice there is a bit of a bias towards building digital editions of canonical texts, because that is what is best at attracting funding. But anyway, here is an alternative explanation of what Digital Humanities is to classical Humanities on Youtube (don’t fully agree with it, but is a funny watch anyway).
There is a rule at King’s, or more likely, in the British educational system, that one is not allowed to write an assessed essay on the same topic/resource twice. Therefore I haven’t been writing much about LogiLogi so far, as I want to save it for my thesis....Continue reading »
LogiLogi has a base in London now. I (Wybo) moved to London last month. I’m doing a MA in Digital Humanities at King’s College London now (with a HSP Talents Scholarship, and a KCL Int. Humanities Scholarship).
For my MA-thesis I am going to improve LogiLogi, and try to initiate a first community of philosophers on it. The proposal for this can be read here.
Also I finally received the last grade for my BAs (I hold 3 BA’s now), which is a 9.5 (out of ten, less than 3% get this mark) for my thesis for Philosophy on LogiLogi: Philosophy Beyond the Paper. You can read it on LogiLogi first of all, and here as a .pdf paper simulation.
London by night...Continue reading »