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Reply #25 - 15.02.2010 at 10:18:28
 
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Reply #26 - 15.02.2010 at 11:50:55
 
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Hopefully Leiter will give us an explanation soon.  At the time of writing, it's still available via the Google cache.
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Reply #27 - 17.02.2010 at 08:38:51
 

  • Geoff Guth: Paleography: A Small Stopover in the Decline of the Academy (see also the comments there)
     
  • Anthony Grafton: Slow food and fast, University style (found thanks to Alex Toledano on the wall of the  the facebook group "Save Palaeography At King's London"  <which BTW now has 5887 members>); the item i.a. also mentions the Sussex cuts. Definitely worth reading: Quote:
    Accept the short term as your standard — fund only what students want to study right not and outside agencies want to fund right now — and you lose the future. The subjects and methods that will matter most 20 years from now are very often the ones that nobody values very much right now. Slow scholarship — like Slow Food — is deeper and richer and more nourishing than the fast stuff. But it takes longer to make, and, to do it properly, you have to employ eccentric people who insist on doing things their way. The British used to know that, but now they’ve streaked by us on the way to the other, burger-flipping extreme.

    At this point, American universities are more invested than British in the old ways — and few of us now envy our British colleagues. But straws show how the wind blows. Here, too, the language of “impact” and “investment” is heard in the land (and in central New Jersey). Here, too, there’s less commitment than there used to be to studies that are both unpopular and fundamental. If you start hearing newspeak about “sustainable excellence clusters,” watch out. We’ll be following the British down the short road to McDonald’s.

     
  • Rebecca Titus-Cobb: Storm of protest over “savage” cuts ripping through KCL One of the comments says: Quote:
    Short-term memory effect: KCL did this last in 2003-4 with Chemistry and then Biology. Students and staff can protest all they want, but if management want change, they’ll happen.

    (found thanks to Daniel DiCenso on the wall of the  the facebook group "Save Palaeography At King's London")
     
  • The petition now (2010-02-17, 08:33h GMT+1) has 6804 signatures (see here)
     
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Reply #28 - 18.02.2010 at 08:48:46
 
Thanks to Jonathan Grove for pointing me to http://mykcl.com/unions/ucu/nocuts-20090508.html (a 2010-01-27 item with links to information on the financial background and other things).
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Re: Some updates re KCL cuts: i.a. palaeography
Reply #29 - 18.02.2010 at 15:29:28
 
Quote from hck on 11.02.2010 at 09:43:29:

 
There is now the following text in a 2010-02-17 comment to the text at http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=410 351&c=1 :
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# Principal, King's College London 17 February, 2010

The report (11 February) about possible academic restructuring at King’s gave vent to some colourful language from overseas scholars who are seemingly unaware of the financial pressures that all British universities are experiencing. The proposals that have been developed at King’s for academic and financial sustainability are in consultation and ideas and suggestions will be discussed with our internal community. No decisions have been made and subjects such as Palaeography and Computational Linguistics, for example, have the opportunity to argue the case for continued investment. Rick Trainor Principal, King’s College London

I found this - once again - thanks to Adam Ganz  (who BTW uses rather cautious language pointing to it).
 
As of now I very very serious doubts concerning the authenticity of that comment. Hence I sent - once again - an email:
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       From: Heinrich C. Kuhn <hck@lrz.uni-muenchen.de>
To: principal@kcl.ac.uk
Subject: probably fake THE comment on the situation at KCL
Date sent: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 15:22:01 +0100
Send reply to: hck@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Copies to: jan.palmowski@kcl.ac.uk


Dear Prof. Trainor,

although I assume that you are already aware of what this
email here is about, I'm not sure, and hence do write to you
(again).

In the comments section to
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode
=410351&c=1
viz.
http://is.gd/8Eozq
you can read the following text:
<QUOTE>
# Principal, King's College London 17 February, 2010

The report (11 February) about possible academic restructuring at
King´s gave vent to some colourful language from overseas scholars who
are seemingly unaware of the financial pressures that all British
universities are experiencing. The proposals that have been developed
at King´s for academic and financial sustainability are in consultation
and ideas and suggestions will be discussed with our internal
community. No decisions have been made and subjects such as
Palaeography and Computational Linguistics, for example, have the
opportunity to argue the case for continued investment. Rick Trainor
Principal, King´s College London
</QUOTE>

I assume that this is NOT a text written by you, but by somebody
who (wrongfully) tries to impersonate you, because I assume that
you will be aware, that:
1. I (and many many others) did not use a "vent" for our language,
but wrote to you driven by true and loyal concern about the
future of your institution (at which I myself learned a lot
as a guest student back in the 1980s).
2. What was sent was (in all the cases which I know about) not
"some colourful language", but reasons why an abolishment
of the chair for palaeography (etc.) would permanently
damage not only King's college but also a good part of the
academic world outside of KCL.
3. A petition with by now 6904 signatures (
http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?spkcl10
, and quite a number of illustrious names on it ... ), not
to mention the facebook group "Save Palaeography At King's
London" with by now 5953 members, etc.: that's not something
small enough to pass through a "vent": it's a storm.
4. Many of those who wrote to you, signed that petition, etc. are
NOT persons "who are seemingly unaware of the financial
pressures that all British universities are experiencing":
Many of us have - alas - seen also difficult financial
situations at our own institutions, and done our duty:
tried to preserve what cut not be cut without permanent and
serious damage.
5. Meaningful discussions of/on actions/plans potentially damaging
not only to KCL, but also the world outside of KCL cannot be
restricted to the "internal community": Academic institutions
do have a responsibility that extends beyond their borders.
6. That "subjects such as Palaeography and Computational
Linguistics, for example, have the opportunity to argue the
case for continued investment" is only part of the story:
there have been lots of arguments from outside KCL, and
disregarding them holds the danger to isolate KCL - not
a good thing IMO.
7. It does not matter whether somebody concerned about the
situation at KCL is an "overseas scholar" or an English
person. What matters are the arguments.
Hence I assume that that comment at
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode
=410351&c=1
viz.
http://is.gd/8Eozq
was/is not yours, but by some fake author.

Regards

Heinrich C. Kuhn
P.S: What I wrote to you on 2010-02-01 IMO still holds:
Having heard about KCL plans to cut the King's College
professorship for palaeography I'm still worried. Admittedly
it is possible to "outsource" teaching palaeography to other
teaching personnel (I myself do teach palaeography every now
and then to my students, focussed on their an my interests
[i.e. renaissance philosophical texts - mainly Latin]), but
without a real specialist in the field you will loose somebody
with a more general view of the picture, and you will loose
research (and hence progress) in palaeography. Palaeography
functions as a hub for all the fields connected to the
study of (the history of) the creation and transmission of
written documents and texts, and hence is of essential
importance to a great many specialised areas.
King's College and the whole of the UK will loose far more
than just a professorship if you cut *that* professorship.
P.P.S.: Up to now I did not receive a reply to that mail of
mine.
P.P.P.S. on 2010-02-11 I wrote as a comment to a posting by
Paul Halsall on the wall of that facebook group:
"A number of us of us do teach palaeography, but most of
us do it on a case by case basis, and with a rather narrow
focus (e.g.: in my case: mainly Renaissance Latin
philosophy texts). So the knowledge how to read old
manuscripts etc. would not be lost. But what would be
lost would be knowledge about and research on the more
general topic of historical human scripts and their
development, variants, and contexts etc.. Who is able
to read a 14th century philosophy manuscript won't
necessarily be able to read a deed from the same time,
let alone a vernacular poem from the 16th century; and
who focuses on reading *texts* often has some disregard
for other aspects of the *document*. Institutionalised
palaeography qua palaeography (and not just as a training
to be able to read this or that manuscript or early
printed book or inscription) is needed to keep and
develop awareness of the broader contexts."
And Paul Booth responded to this: "There should be a
different name for what most of us do when training students
to read particular types of document - 'Practical
Palaeography' perhaps? Even that is shrinking. Relatively few
archivists in England are now trained to read the common
types of Latin documents, for example, although all learn
a great deal about electronic media."
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2010-02-22 updates re KCL  cuts: i.a. palaeography
Reply #30 - 22.02.2010 at 11:20:01
 
2010-02-22, 11:10h GMT+1:

  • The facebookgroup "Save Palaeography At King's London" now has 6074 members.  
     
  • The petition concerning palaeography now has 7127 signatures (see here).
     
  • I have not yet received any reply by Prof. Trainor to any of my two emails to him.
     
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Reply #31 - 25.02.2010 at 09:53:58
 

  • No, I still received no answer by Prof. Trainor to any of my two emails, but: He was/is in communication with the THE: John Morgan: King's chief warns of cuts twice as severe as those made by Thatcher (2010-02-25):
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    International critics of the proposed cuts at King's College London need to consider the severity of the UK financial crisis, according to its principal.

    King's is consulting with staff over plans to cut 205 jobs.

    Scholars from around the world have written to the college's management condemning their proposals to abolish the UK's only chair in palaeography - the study of ancient handwriting - and to make two leading computational linguists redundant.

    Rick Trainor, King's principal, told Times Higher Education: "I think it's important for people looking at the situation at King's or elsewhere in the UK to have the perspective of the very real fiscal pressures on public expenditure caused by the banking crisis of 2008, and also to see what we're trying to preserve - not just what is at risk of being cut."
    (found thanks to a posting by Adam Ganz on the Wall of the facebook group "Save Palaeography At King's London")
     
  • That facebook group now has 6133 members.
     
  • And the petition now has 7246 signatures (see here).
     
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Reply #34 - 04.03.2010 at 11:29:39
 
Quote from hck on 01.03.2010 at 10:35:49:

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  •  No, I have still not yet received any answer from Prof. Trainor, but he signed an open letter Don't ditch arts funding in favour of science. It's vital to our society (2010-02-28): see here.


 
Now there are comments on Trainor's co-signing that letter (or others co-signing it with him): see http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2010/feb/28/observer-letters-arts-funding? showallcomments=true#CommentKey:18001e18-4881-4e28-bc42-d7e9cbd5f79a .
 


 
Found thanks to http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2010/03/hypocrites-have-no-shame-rick-trai nor-kcl-defends-the-humanities.html .
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2010-03-05 updates re KCL cuts: i.a. palaeography
Reply #35 - 05.03.2010 at 09:45:12
 
Some rather minimal updates:
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Reply #36 - 10.03.2010 at 16:08:56
 
Quote from hck on 17.02.2010 at 08:38:51:

 
There is a second, 2010-03-09 version of this text: Anthony Grafton: Britain: The Disgrace of the Universities
 


 
I'll probably post some additional updates tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.
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Reply #38 - 23.03.2010 at 16:48:26
 
Once again some minor updates:
 
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Reply #39 - 23.03.2010 at 22:37:21
 
Academics at KCL who are members of the University and College Union have voted in favour of a strike on Tuesday 30th March.
 
More details here:
 
http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=4514
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=410 944&c=1
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Reply #40 - 26.03.2010 at 08:47:56
 
The plans to cut the chair of palaeography now are a matter for the UK Parliament: at http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=40825&SESSION=903 you can read:
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Early Day Motion
EDM 1179

CHAIR OF PALAEOGRAPHY AT KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
24.03.2010


Boswell, Tim

That this House notes the proposal by the Executive of Kings College London as part of its budget review process to abolish the Chair of Palaeography, the only one of its kind in the United Kingdom; further notes the fundamental importance of palaeography to a broad and interdisciplinary scholarly community; considers that without the development of palaeographic skills, millions of documents would be rendered inaccessible, thus depriving the nation of its full historical legacy; and therefore urges Kings College London to consider very carefully any proposals in respect to this prestigious and important Chair.

 


 
Found thanks to a posting by Iain Pears in the facebook group "Save Palaeography At King's London".
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Reply #41 - 31.03.2010 at 10:56:04
 
Quote from hck on 26.03.2010 at 08:47:56:
The plans to cut the chair of palaeography now are a matter for the UK Parliament: at http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=40825&SESSION=903 you can read:
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Early Day Motion
EDM 1179

CHAIR OF PALAEOGRAPHY AT KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
24.03.2010


Boswell, Tim

That this House notes the proposal by the Executive of Kings College London as part of its budget review process to abolish the Chair of Palaeography, the only one of its kind in the United Kingdom; further notes the fundamental importance of palaeography to a broad and interdisciplinary scholarly community; considers that without the development of palaeographic skills, millions of documents would be rendered inaccessible, thus depriving the nation of its full historical legacy; and therefore urges Kings College London to consider very carefully any proposals in respect to this prestigious and important Chair.





Found thanks to a posting by Iain Pears in the facebook group "Save Palaeography At King's London".

 
This motion by now has been signed/propsed/seconded by 9 MPs, from 3 parties (Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat): see http://www.edms.org.uk/edms/2009-2010/1179.htm .  
 
The motion has been proposed by Tim Boswell. His 8th of March motion "West Northamptonshire Development Corporation Initiative On Construction Skills" is supported by 21 MPs ... (see http://www.edms.org.uk/edms/2009-2010/1032.htm ).
 


 
Pointer found thanks to Peter J. Ridley posting to the facebook group "Stop Classical Archaeology and Art Faculty Cuts at King's College London"
 




Some additional updates:  

  • Anthony Grafton may have written on this affair once again (Britain: The Disgrace of the Universities, the part that is not behind a subscription wall seen 2010-03-31, official date 2010-04-08): see http://www.nybooks.com/articles/article-preview?article_id=23771 . (Found thanks to Daniel DiCenso on the facebook group "Save Palaeography At King's London".
     
     
     
  • Ian Pears (2010-03-26) reports at http://boonery.blogspot.com/2010/03/on-dark-arts.html on a KCL response: [url]As part of an article in the Guardian on 23rd March, an unnamed spokesman announced that
     
    “The college management deplores the reckless campaign orchestrated to upset the consultation process by undermining the college's reputation. The college has conducted the consultation processes in good faith and believes that the procedures applied in each instance are fair and transparent.”[/url]
     
     
     
  • The facebook group "Save Palaeography At King's London" now has 6625 members (2010-03-23: 6559).
     
  • The petition now has 7958 signatures (see http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?spkcl10 , 2010-03-23: 7922)
     
     
  • And, no: no surprises there: as of now I have still not received any reply to my mails from Prof. Trainor.
     
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Reply #42 - 31.03.2010 at 14:54:40
 
Just found:
Brian Leiter responds (2010-03-30) here to Daniel Coleman's 2010-03-26 The Entitlement Mentality in Academia - which I hadn't read before.
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Reply #43 - 14.04.2010 at 16:59:25
 
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The petition right now has 8000 signatures! (see http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?spkcl10 )
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Reply #44 - 20.04.2010 at 09:06:24
 

     
  • The facebook group "Save Palaeography At King's London" now has 6717 members.
     
  • In said facebook group Daniel DiCenso posted the following text:
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    From David Ganz: Dear Friends, Some of you may have received the letter below sent on behalf of the Principal of King's College. While I am delighted that the College has set up a working party on the future of Palaeography, and I hope that it may be able to respond... to each of the letters sent concerning the proposed 'disinvestment' in the Chair, that 'disinvestment' remains current policy, even though King's College acknowledges that it has been in receipt of Higher Education Funding Council monies awarded for the support of the Chair of Palaeography, which all parties have accepted to be a discipline which cannot fund itself by student numbers or similar criteria. The College has also received funding for the Chair from the Wolfson Foundation. At no stage have I been told why the College has chosen Palaeography, which has a partly funded Chair, unique in Great Britian, as a discipline for 'disinvestment'. If that decision relates to my tenure of the Chair, I should like everyone interested to be told. If it relates to the funding of the Chair I should like everyone interested to be told. If it relates to a wider remit for the role of palaeography in London, I should like everyine to be told. It is not clear to me that it is the working party, rather than the Principal's Central Team, which should answer these questions. I have been accused of orchestrating a campaign hostile to King's College. I have the highest admiration and gratitude for the support which King's Colege has given to the Chair since 1949, and for the wisdom with which it invested monies granted to it for the support of the Chair. But I am forwarding this message to those bulletin boards which have expressed their concern for the future of the Chair, and their desire to support the Chair in various ways, in the hope that someone can clarify the reasons behind the current policy, and the reasons why it appears immutable.

    (Highlighting mine (hck). BTW: In this affair I do not consider myself to be part of an orchestra, let alone one conducted/orchestrated/whatever by David Ganz. All the actions (and lack of action) potentially damaging to KCL and its prestige which I have seen up to now in this affair are actions (and lack thereof) by those proposing and preparing these cuts. And I guess that's not only true for just me, but also for a few other persons too; if Prof. Ganz should indeed have been accused of "orchestrating a campaign hostile to King's College" - and I've, alas, seen nothing from KCL that would provide me with a reason to doubt that statement - : I'd consider this as an (additional?) insult also in my direction.)
     
  • Iain Pears pointed in said facebook group to his blog posting The Empire Strikes Back (2010-04-19)  
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    The damage to academic freedom, King’s reputation, its ability to attract high-level foreign scholars, the British University system as a whole, will remain – possibly in more muted form, but it will not be reversed and will not go away.

    Those in charge of King’s had an opportunity to repair the damage they so gratuitously inflicted on the organisation they are supposed to serve.

    It is increasingly clear that they do not have the slightest real desire to do so; their horizons are limited solely to the problem of getting themselves out of a mess.

    It will be up to the academic world in general to decide how much respect an institution deserves when it is under the control of such people.

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    I see from David Ganz's post this afternoon that the management of King's is still banging on about orchestrated campaigns. I have discussed this before, but in view of the seriousness of matters now it is worth revisiting. I have not talked about this article, or any others I have written, with either Professor Ganz, or any of the other people targetted for dismissal. They have quite enough on their plates already. I have, however, talked to several people at King's, inside and outside the administration, to get information. If King's insists on continuing with this tired musical metaphor, then I must place myself as a lone busker, rather than as part of any band.

     
     
     
     
  • The petition now has 8020 signatures: see here.
     
     
     
  • No, still no answer to my emails to Trainor and Palmowski. (And, unless there should be an answer: this is the last time I'll mention these emails.)
     
     
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Re: King's College London cuts: i.a. palaeography
Reply #45 - 11.05.2010 at 12:40:54
 
There might be good news: KCL administration might have decided not to actually force anybody out: see John Morgan: Arts and humanities given reprieve at King's, but strike may go ahead (2010-05-06).  
(Sorry about reporting this that late: These are very busy days for me.)
 


 
Found thanks to Heather D. Baker (fb group "Save Palaeography At King's London").
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King's College Ldn: good news re palaeography &c.
Reply #46 - 19.05.2010 at 08:54:47
 
This time: good news: Palaegraphy (and Computational Linguistics and some other fields) apparently are permitted to survive at King's College London (KCL): see http://www.kcl.ac.uk/content/1/c6/07/46/40/ConsultationEnd1.pdf : there you can read i.a.:
 
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Submissions and opinions of members of the external academic community were also fully considered.

 
(This sounds like the claim that the emails sent by a number of us plus the <by now: 8071> signatures to the petition and [urhttp://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=303202385890l]the facebook group "Save Palaeography At King's London"[/url] <with by now 6757 members> etc. were taken into account.  Smiley )
 
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we retain our distinctive profile in
specialist subjects not widely taught elsewhere in the UK, even within the Russell Group, including:
• Medieval languages including medieval Latin, Byzantine Greek, old English, Occitan
• Coverage of History from ancient to contemporary times, with enhanced teaching ranging
from Medieval and Byzantine history to the history of the modern world
Palaeography, manuscript studies, history of the book
• Jewish studies
• Music, including individual tuition in First Study

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Palaeography
The College has established a Working Group chaired by Emeritus Professor Dame Jinty Nelson FBA
and including external representation, to explore the future of Palaeography at King’s. It has not yet
concluded its work but has already indicated that it will be recommending a re-defined Chair of
Palaeography, incorporating Manuscript Studies, with a wide remit to provide leadership for
palaeographers in all disciplines. The Working Group will report no later than 30 June 2010. A
central element of the School’s final plans for Palaeography will be to expand significantly PhD
student numbers, as well as to offer more MA and undergraduate students within the School first-hand
acquaintance with manuscripts and a sense of the value of palaeographical expertise.

 
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Computational Linguistics
The members of the former computational linguistics group within the School of Arts and Humanities
are now fully integrated into the teaching, research, and administration of the Philosophy Department.
They are initiating a new MA in Language and Cognition focusing on the intersection of linguistics,
philosophy, and cognitive science, and they will significantly expand our undergraduate and
postgraduate teaching provision.

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Quote:
Professor Jan Palmowski
Head of School
Arts & Humanities
18 May 2010

 


 
Found thanks to a posting by Mark Thakkar to the facebook group "Save Palaeography At King's London".
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Re: King's College Ldn: good news re palaeography
Reply #47 - 19.05.2010 at 09:45:57
 
Quote from hck on 19.05.2010 at 08:54:47:
This time: good news: Palaegraphy (and Computational Linguistics and some other fields) apparently are permitted to survive at King's College London (KCL): see http://www.kcl.ac.uk/content/1/c6/07/46/40/ConsultationEnd1.pdf :...


 
For the philosophy positions see also http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2010/05/excellent-news-from-kings-college- london.html .
 


 
First seen by me thanks to Mark Thakar on facebook.
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Re: King's College Ldn: news re palaeography
Reply #48 - 27.05.2010 at 09:37:29
 
Quote from hck on 19.05.2010 at 09:45:57:
Quote from hck on 19.05.2010 at 08:54:47:
This time: good news: Palaegraphy (and Computational Linguistics and some other fields) apparently are permitted to survive at King's College London (KCL): see http://www.kcl.ac.uk/content/1/c6/07/46/40/ConsultationEnd1.pdf :...





 
Daniel DiCenso  wrote on 2010-05-22 on the wall of the facebook group "Save Palaeography At King's London":
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The press release is misleading. The threat of redundancy for the current Chair, David Ganz, remains ever in effect. Beyond David's own welfare, there are also no guarantees for the Chairship itself or for Palaeography. That King's should make the current Chair redundant under the promise that the Chairship will be "re...defined" and reposted is nothing more than a dirty trick.
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Bad news re palaeography at King's College London
Reply #49 - 08.06.2010 at 13:00:30
 
There seems to be bad/sad news concerning this: from what I get from two recent posts by Daniel DiCenso to the facebook group Save Palaeography At King's London (plus part of the comments to these) and Aidan Conti's comment to http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/public_sector/ar ticle7143626.ece : it seems that David Ganz has agreed to leave the chair for palaeography at KCL and that this chair may or may not cease to exist or may or may not be re-established under a slightly different name.
 
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