Course Details

Course Name
A Practical introduction to "Digital Humanities"
Course Type
PhD Programme
Institution
Universität Basel
Department
Sprach- & Literaturwissenschaft
Information
https://vorlesungsverzeichnis.unibas.ch/de/semester-planung?id=212999
Curriculum
-
Status
record actively maintained
Course Language
English
Start Date
2016-09-30
2016-10-28
recurring
ECTS
1
Lecturer
Anne-Sophie Bories
PID
Disciplines: Literary and Philological Studies, Theory and Methodology of DH
Techniques: Text Mining
Objects: DigitalHumanities, Data, Literature, Text, Tools
Access Requirements
none
Description
With the rapid development of computers and of the internet, today’s researchers are faced with a great variety of new tools to add to their methods – or not. Some of these can greatly boost one’s productivity and creativity, some will allow new approaches unthinkable with traditional methods, yet an irrelevant, ill-chosen or ill-used digital tool can prove a waste of one’s time and resources. In this context, being able to make informed decisions is crucial to a useful recourse to digital humanities. We shall focus on the following topics: Objectives: By the end of this workshop, participants will: - be able to make good use of some simple tools (n grams, word clouds) - be able to make a more advanced use of some common tools (Excel) - have a basic understanding of more complex programming techniques (TEI, SQL) - be familiar with the potential and limits of various digital tools - be able to make informed choices by assessing the usability and feasibility of a digital method Open to young researchers with some or no prior experience of digital humanities. The participants will need to bring: - their own laptop with appropriate software installed: Excel, Oxygen (freely available as a 30-day trial licence), MAMP (freely available); - any large amount of digitised texts (preferably materials they are keen to explore, as a mini-project will have to be completed using these) Teaching will be delivered over two days, through a combination of presentations on various topics and hands-on activities, including the completion of a mini project, to discover several tools of varying complexity. Session 1/2: Friday 30.09.2016 9:30-12:30 13:30-15:30 Session 2/2: Friday 28.10.2016 9:30-11:30.
Keywords
Disciplines: Literary and Philological Studies, Theory and Methodology of DH
Techniques: Text Mining
Objects: DigitalHumanities, Data, Literature, Text, Tools