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DISCIPLINE - Humanities

Field label
Field mnemonic
Field name
  • Discipline
  • Discipline
Field definition
This field names the discipline or branch of learning under which the object may fall.
Strongly recommended for uploading to Artefacts Canada. Required field for uploading to Artefacts Canada for data contributed to Artefacts Canada as part of a CHIN-funded project (e.g. VMC).
Edits were made to this field in May 2010. Data entry rules were made more precise, and harmonized with those recommended in Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images. By Murtha Baca, Patricia Harpring, Elisa Lanzi, Linda McRae, and Ann Whiteside. Visual Resources Association. Chicago: American Library Association, 2006. Website: (accessed 2010-03-05).
Entry rules
Multiple entries are allowed. Please use the document “Discipline Authority List proposed for the Humanities (2006) Derived from the Art & Architecture Thesaurus” to enter the name of the discipline under which the object falls.
Data type
alpha-numeric string
  • agriculture
  • medicine
  • social history
  • Histoire
  • Ethnologie
  • Horticulture
  • Musicologie
Authority list
Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN), 2006, Discipline Authority List proposed for the Humanities (Derived from the Art & Architecture Thesaurus).
  • Administration
  • CHIN
Field label (French)
Field mnemonic (French)

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