Course Details

Course Name
Digital Humanities: How to Read a Million Books?
Course Type
Course
Institution
University of Oslo
Department
Dept. of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages
Information
https://www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/ilos/EUS4011/index.html
Curriculum
-
Status
record actively maintained
Course Language
English
Start Date
2018-01-15
ECTS
10
Lecturer
Annika Rockenberger
PID
Disciplines: Arts and Cultural Studies, History, Literary and Philological Studies
Techniques: Browsing, Commenting, Mapping, Searching, Topic Modeling, Text Mining
Objects: DigitalHumanities, Data, Language, Literature, Manuscript, Metadata, ResearchProcess, Text, Tools, Visualization
Access Requirements
none
Description
Increasingly, cultural text material is being captured and stored in electronic form. From literature and fiction, diaries, historical documents, public speeches and governmental documents, to emails, text messages, and social media, researchers from the humanities now have access to much larger amounts of text than ever before. In this master course, students from European language, literature and culture as well as history will be introduced to the field of digital humanities, its core methods, history and emerging trends and learn how to describe, analyze, and interpret digitized text and explore research questions fundamental to literary, cultural and historical studies with cutting edge technology. The goal is to encourage students to think about novel and creative ways they can apply these techniques to their own material and research questions, and to provide the skills necessary to apply the methods in their own research. Students will be encouraged to work in teams and help one another. We will use open source, free web applications, a seminar weblog and a demonstration corpus of texts from various literatures and history.
Keywords
Disciplines: Arts and Cultural Studies, History, Literary and Philological Studies
Techniques: Browsing, Commenting, Mapping, Searching, Topic Modeling, Text Mining
Objects: DigitalHumanities, Data, Language, Literature, Manuscript, Metadata, ResearchProcess, Text, Tools, Visualization