Course Details

Course Name
Digital History
Course Type
Master Programme
Institution
University of Haifa
Department
School of History
Information
http://historyschool.haifa.ac.il/images/2017-18/courses_2017.pdf
Curriculum
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Status
record actively maintained
Course Language
Hebrew
Start Date
2017-10-24
ECTS
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Lecturer
Sinai Rusinek
PID
Disciplines: History
Techniques: Georeferencing, Named Entity Recognition, Text Mining
Objects: BibliographicListings
Access Requirements
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Description
Despite its title, the course ‘Digital History’ does not mean a history of the digital world, but rather a seminar that would reflect on the ways that the study of history changes, or could change, due to the availability of digital resources, tools and methods in the hands of the historian. The Seminar will introduce the students to the world of Digital Humanities: an academic movement of renewal, empowerment and enrichment of the humanities, which seeks to take an active, critical and reflective role in the Media and information revolution, as scholars become leading participants in the development of resources and builders of the tools and approaches for digital research, as well as in the community of knowledge in the academy and beyond. We will survey diverse branches of digital historical scholarship using a combination of lectures, reading and discussion with experimentation and practical engagement of the students with the tools and methods. Group assignments will be given throughout the course; in the final project each student will be invited to apply the acquired skills to their own research domain.
Keywords
Disciplines: History
Techniques: Georeferencing, Named Entity Recognition, Text Mining
Objects: BibliographicListings