Course Details

Course Name
Digital Approaches to Historical Inquiry
Course Type
Course
Institution
Universiteit van Leiden
Department
LUCDH
Information
https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/courses/show/72133/digital-approaches-to-historical-inquiry
Curriculum
https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/studies/show/5593/digital-humanities
Status
record actively maintained
Course Language
English
Start Date
2018-02-01
recurring
ECTS
5
Lecturer
Dr. P.A. Vierthaler
PID
Disciplines: Arts and Cultural Studies, History
Techniques: Scanning, Searching
Objects: DigitalHumanities, Visualization
Access Requirements
This class is restricted to BA3 students taking either the 15 or 30 EC package in Digital Humanities. Students are expected to have the skills taught in Data Visualization and the Humanities or Hacking the Humanities. If you are interested in taking this course but do not meet the prerequisite, please contact the lecturer.
Description
This seminar course provides an opportunity to think radically about the modes and expectations of doing historical research in a digital age: originality, compelling questions, sources, analysis, interpretation, writing, presentation, and public engagement. Students will be encouraged to experiment with new methods and approaches to historical research enabled by digital technologies. Additional training in database design, text mining, data visualization, and digital storytelling will be given.
Keywords
Disciplines: Arts and Cultural Studies, History
Techniques: Scanning, Searching
Objects: DigitalHumanities, Visualization