Course Details

Course Name
Hacking the Humanities: An Introduction to Digital Humanities and Text Mining
Course Type
Course
Institution
Universiteit van Leiden
Department
LUCDH
Information
https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/courses/show/71999/hacking-the-humanities-an-introduction-to-digital-humanities-and-text-mining
Curriculum
https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/studies/show/5593/digital-humanities
Status
record actively maintained
Course Language
English
Start Date
2017-09-01
recurring
ECTS
5
Lecturer
Dr. P.A. Vierthaler
PID
Disciplines: Computer Science, Theory and Methodology of DH
Techniques: Information Retrieval, Scanning, Searching, Text Mining
Objects: Computers, DigitalHumanities, Data, File, Multimedia, Software, Text, Tools
Access Requirements
The class is restricted to BA3 students taking either the 15 or 30 EC package in Digital Humanities. No knowledge of programming is required.
Description
This introductory course in the digital humanities will introduce students in all humanities disciplines to computer-aided research methodologies. While this course is focused largely on methodology, it will also engage with theoretical debates within the digital humanities. Students will learn how to use the programming language Python, and as well as other tools, to answer a variety of questions in literary and historical studies. After an introduction to Python, students will learn the basics of natural language processing and text-mining. They will learn how to use MALLET, common topic modeling software, and how to use this data to create visualizations with Processing. Students will also learn to use GIS and network analysis software to visualize data they have acquired. No programming knowledge or technical expertise is assumed.
Keywords
Disciplines: Computer Science, Theory and Methodology of DH
Techniques: Information Retrieval, Scanning, Searching, Text Mining
Objects: Computers, DigitalHumanities, Data, File, Multimedia, Software, Text, Tools