Who Isn’t Interdisciplinary?

This from the NY Times, yesterday, on a new curriculum at SUNY Binghamton intended to narrow the “gulf of mutual incomprehension” between the arts and sciences. Strangely, the SUNY website points not to an internal website or press release but to the Times article but maybe something will be posted soon. It seems to me, […]

Digitization and Disciplines

Willard McCarty’s recent post to the Humanist discussion list, number 22.008, was a response to a 1984 talk by folklorist Bruce Jackson, “Things That from a Long Way off Look like Flies,” on the history of folklore as a discipline and the nature of folkloristic evidence. Willard’s post, “The Fragility of Boundaries,” ended with the following observation: The manipulatory abilities […]