Digital Humanities Course

Wrapped up one of my Spring 2011 courses today,  Introduction to Digital Humanities. We covered five general themes, broadly titled Digital Humanities in Theory, Digital Humanities in Practice, Practices in Digital Humanities, Digital Cultural Heritage, and Developing a Digital Humanities Project; here is a brief course description.

We analyzed a lot of DH projects, such as Hypercities, Old Bailey, Yiddish Sheet Music, Virtual Qumran and Digital Himalaya,  and read literature such as A Companion to Digital Humanities and The Participatory Museum.

A particular highlight of the course was a guest lecture by Mathilde Schytz Marvit, Head of Digital Production at the National Gallery of Denmark.

Guest lecture by Mathilde Schytz Marvit

And, of course, the best thing is that the course ended with a variety of ideas students have developed for their own DH projects.

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