The PhD Seminar in Digital Humanities is a seminar held monthly during the academic year for PhD-level students, with some participation from research students at the MA/MSc level. Participation is required as part of the doctoral programme. The Seminar is convened by Professor Willard McCarty.
The primary goals of the Seminar are:
to create a professional, supportive community for doctoral students;
to give them periodic opportunity to present their research to their peers and others of various disciplinary backgrounds, and so to train them in presentational skills;
to stimulate development of the digital humanities by bringing together diverse theoretical perspectives, methods and focal subjects ordinarily kept apart by disciplinary specialism.
The Seminar is especially crucial for students in the digital humanities because of the interdisciplinary nature of research in this field. It operates alongside the traditional acculturation of students into the ways and means of particular disciplines to give them, at an early stage of their work, practical experience with understanding the perspectives of others and with communicating to researchers outside their own subject-areas.
Meetings of the Seminar are normally held fortnightly between 16.00 to 18.00 GMT/BST at the Strand Campus. See the schedule for details.
For more information, contact Professor McCarty