Willard McCarty is Professor of Humanities Computing, King’s College London, and Professor in the Digital Humanities Research Group, University of Western Sydney. He is Editor of the journal, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (2008-) and founding Editor of the online seminar Humanist (1987-). He is recipient of the Canadian Award for Outstanding Achievement, Computing in the Arts and Humanities (2005), the Richard W. Lyman Award, Rockefeller Foundation (2006) and the Roberto Busa Award, Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (2013). He is editor of Text and Genre in Reconstruction (2010) and author of the first comprehensive theoretical treatment of his field, Humanities Computing (2005), forthcoming in a paper back edition with a new Preface (July 2014).
Research interests & PhD supervision
- 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.
McCarty, W., 24 Nov 2014, Language, Culture, Computation. Computing of the Humanities, Law, and Narratives: Essays Dedicated to Yaacov Choueka on the Occasion of His 75 Birthday, Part II. Dershowitz, N. & Nissan, E. (eds.). Berlin: Springer, p. 103-117 15 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 8002). Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-45324-3_7
McCarty, W., Sep 2014, In : Literary and Linguistic Computing: the journal of digital scholarship in the humanities. 29, 3, p. 283-306 24 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqu022
McCarty, W., 12 Dec 2013, Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Annotation of Corpora for Research in the Humanities. Mambrini, F., Passarotti, M. & C. S. (eds.). Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, p. 1-14 14 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
McCarty, W., 2013, A Companion to New Media Dynamics. Hartley, J., Burgess, J. & Bruns, A. (eds.). Chichester: WILEY-BLACKWELL, p. 33-52 20 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
McCarty, W., 2013, Defining Digital Humanities: A Reader. Terras, M., Nyhan, J. & E. V. (eds.). Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, p. 97-118 21 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
McCarty, W., 2012, Debates in the Digital Humanities. Gold, M. (ed.). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, p. 113-121 9 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
McCarty, W., 2012, Collaborative Research in the Digital Humanities. Deegan, M. & McCarty, W. (eds.). London: Ashgate, p. 1-10 10 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
McCarty, W., 2012, In : HISTORICAL SOCIAL RESEARCH. 37, 3, p. 24-45 22 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
McCarty, W., 2011, Language Technology for Cultural Heritage: Selected Papers from the LaTeCH Workshop Series. Sporleder, C., van den Bosch, A. & K. Z. (eds.). Berlin: Springer, p. v-xiv 14 p. (Theory and Applications in Natural Language Processing). Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Foreword/postscript
McCarty, W. (ed.), 2010, Cambridge: Open Book Publishers. Research output: Book/Report - Anthology