Professor Willard McCarty
Professor of Humanities Computing
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2784
King’s College London
26-29 Drury Lane
Research Interests and PhD supervision
Willard McCarty is Professor of Humanities Computing, King’s College London, and Professor at the Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney. He is Editor of the British journal, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (2008-), founding Editor of the online seminar Humanist (1987-) and founding Convenor of the London Seminar in Digital Text and Scholarship (2006-). He is recipient of the Canadian Award for Outstanding Achievement, Computing in the Arts and Humanities (2005) and the Richard W. Lyman Award, Rockefeller Foundation (2006). He is editor of Text and Genre in Reconstruction (2010) and author of the first comprehensive theoretical treatment of his field, Humanities Computing (2005).
He lectures widely in Europe, North America and Australia.
Digital humanities, specifically its day-to-day interrelations with the disciplines of the humanities and interpretative social sciences and its long-term intellectual borrowings from all older disciplines
Interdisciplinary research in practice
History and philosophy of the sciences
The subject of my research is the digital humanities, hence Humanities Computing (2005). More recently I have been working on the historiography of computing and the history of literary computing from 1949 to 1991 (when the Web was released to the public), with long looks both before and after.
Willard welcomes applications for PhD topics related to any of his research interests.
For more details, please see his full research profile.
Currently I teach a PhD-level course in interdisciplinary research, Exploring Disciplines, for the King’s Graduate School. I am also Admissions Tutor for the PhD in Digital Humanities, both for DDH and on behalf of participating departments and programmes in the School of Arts and Humanities.
Expertise and Public Engagement