The programmer and the scholar: A conversation

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Willard McCarty


The prospects of a new centre for digital humanities brings to mind those once prominent centres that have disappeared, hence the question of what they did or did not do that would have made the difference. Here I suggest that they failed for lack of an intellectual agenda. Drawing from the early history of digital humanities, an ethnographic vignette of my own research, close attention to the machinery of computing and work in the history of the physical sciences, I suggest a beginning to such an agenda.

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MCCARTY, Willard. The programmer and the scholar: A conversation. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Digitalia, [S.l.], v. 62, n. 2, p. 7-24, mar. 2018. ISSN 2559-6721. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 july 2019. doi: