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Fall 2018-2019
* HUM 346 / AMS 348 / LAS 385 / COM 336 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Introduction to Digital Humanities

Nora C. Benedict

This course will introduce students to debates and approaches in the Digital Humanities from a global perspective. We will consider the foundations of DH while also discussing concerns involving access, maintenance, and care for projects over time in regions with physical restraints such as connectivity restrictions. On seminar days, we will work through theoretical concerns and explore the possibilities and limits of existing tools. On studio days, we work in small teams to gather data from primary sources in RBSC, which we will then use with software and platforms to build skills in computational analysis, data collection, and DH research.

Sample reading list:
Burdick, Drucker, Lunenfeld, Presner & Schnapp, Digital_Humanities
Gold & Klein, Debates in the Digital Humanities
Drucker, Graphesis: Visual Forms of Knowledge Production
Kirschenbaum, Materiality and Matter and Stuff
Gil & Ortega, Global Outlooks in Digital Humanities
Gainza, Networks of Collaboration and Creation in Latin America
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly readings will explore the central components of DH work in a global context. Written assignments will include critiques of existing digital projects, reflection papers on digital tools and archival material, a take-home midterm, and a final paper. For the final paper students will write a detailed grant proposal for a future project they hope to undertake - with a focus on planning, scope, impact, and resources (funding, tools, data).

Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 20%
Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
No prior experience needed..

Other information:
Fulfills a course requirement for the certificate in interdisciplinary Humanistic Studies.

Reserved Seats:
First Year Ugrd Only 3
Sophomores Only 3
HUM Certificate Students Only 3


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21597 S01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm T Th   East Pyne Building   027   Enrolled:6 Limit:15