UPCOMING COURSE: ENGL 325 B: “Introduction to Digital Humanities” (Spring 2014)

The second of my courses, a half-semester class running the first half of Spring:


ENGL 325 B: Approaches: “Introduction to Digital Humanities”
Tuesday/Thursday 9:00-10:15 AM
Jan. 27-Mar. 7
Spring 2014

Digital.  Humanities.  Computing. Information. Reading. Writing. Archive. Machines. Emerging. Intersectional. Interdiscipliary. Field. Visualization. Simulation. Mapping. Data. Mining. Social. Culture. Political. Networking. Translation. Transformation. Technologies. These (and other) terms outline and complicate the areas and possibilities of inquiry, teaching, design, and consumption broadly called the digital humanities. Rather than answer “What is DH?” this “approaches” course will tackle the key ideas, moves, practices, and projects that make up different “DHes” from “traditional” humanities computing to the “new” in new media to recent alternative academic and intersectional DH approaches. Our goal for the next six weeks is to unpack the terms, territories, and debates jostling under the wide umbrella that is DH:

The Digital Humanities are an area of research, teaching, and creation concerned with the intersection of computing and the disciplines of the humanities…digital humanities embrace a variety of topics, from curating online collections to data mining large cultural data sets…[and] currently incorporate both digitized and born-digital materials and combine the methodologies from traditional humanities disciplines (such as history, philosophy, linguistics, literature, art, archaeology, music, and cultural studies) and social sciences with tools provided by computing (such as data visualisation, information retrieval, data mining, statistics, text mining) and digital publishing. (Wikipedia)

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