Course Details

Course Name
Digital Humanities
Course Type
Module
Institution
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Department
Humanities
Information
https://www.vu.nl/nl/studiegids/2016-2017/bachelor/c-f/communicatie-en-informatiewetenschappen/index.aspx?view=modulegroep&origin=50048261x50599221x51148537x50975814&id=50968570
Curriculum
-
Status
record actively maintained
Course Language
English
Start Date
2016-09-01
recurring
ECTS
36
Lecturer
Erika Kuijpers
PID
Disciplines: Library Science and Information Science
Techniques: Information Retrieval
Objects: DigitalHumanities, Data, Tools
Access Requirements
The Digital Humanities minor is an interdisciplinary minor, welcoming both computer science students and humanities students of all disciplines: linguistics, media, communication, history, literature and arts. Throughout the minor, you will engage in crit
Description
The Digital Humanities minor consists of 5 courses, making up 30 EC. The first two courses will provide you with an introduction to the research field of digital humanities, and get you acquainted with state of the art digital humanities projects. We will learn how physical objects (texts, images, music) are converted into data and how these objects are turned into entries in a data collection. In the second period, we will investigate how to interpret these data collections. You can choose two out of the three courses offered (or, if your curriculum allows, you can choose all three) that focus on annotating and labelling data, on coding and programming, or on frequently-used tools in clustering, structuring and visualising data. We will build datasets to research humanities problems, such as the history of democracy, tracing historical events, the practices of social media, or the canonisation of artists. The minor concludes with ‘collaboratories’ or group-based internships, in which you will conduct your own research together with three to four other students and with researchers and organisations in the field of digital humanities. Everything you have learned in the other courses comes together in this final practical setting.
Keywords
Disciplines: Library Science and Information Science
Techniques: Information Retrieval
Objects: DigitalHumanities, Data, Tools