HELGA. An Introduction to Digital Humanities

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HELGA. An Introduction to Digital Humanities
Computational tools and methods for the Humanities have been used as far back as 1949, when a Jesuit scholar teamed up with IBM to study medieval Latin texts. As new technologies developed, collaborations between researchers and computer engineers increased, and the line between the two professions blurred. Soon, researchers started making their own databases, learning programming languages and using geographical information systems. Today, the term “Digital Humanities” encompasses a large set of tools and practices spanning from text encoding, data modeling and mapping to machine learning and augmented reality.

This course will explore Digital Humanities through the scope of research data management. You will learn how to collect, clean, structure, visualise and share data with a focus on reusability and durability. Each chapter in the course will introduce a new set of tools and practices that you will put to the test in hands-on exercises. These will include :
 

  • Collecting large datasets online
  • Cleaning large datasets automatically
  • Creating and querying relational databases
  • Structuring texts
  • Collaborating on projects online
  • Visualising and mapping data
  • Sharing your data
  • Preserving your data following the Fair Principles
  • Writing a Data Management Plan


This course is aimed at students from all disciplines at the Saxo Institute, which means we will not be focusing on a single discipline but working on a broad range of subjects.

By the end of the course, you will have an overview of the tools and methods that will help you efficiently handle, share and preserve your research data. You will also have a better understanding of the positive and negative impact digital tools can have on your research.

OBS:
"Forskningsområde" indgår som en integreret del af:
- Metode 2: dokumentation og analyse med forskningsområde (Arkæologistuderende)
- Kulturanalyse med forskningsområde (Etnologistuderende)
- Område 3: historieformidling med formidlingsteori og forskningsområde (Historiestuderende - se Historie, BA, lektionskatalog efterår 2023).

Education

Forskningsområde knyttet til 3. semesterkurser på Saxo-Instituttet.

Lectures, exercises

These publications are accessible online:

- S. Schreibman, R. Siemens & J. Unsworth: A Companion to Digital Humanities. Part 1, Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.
- J. Drucker, D. Kim, I. Salehian & A. Bushong: Introduction to Digital Humanities Coursebook, Concepts, Methods and Tutorials for Students and Instructors. Los Angeles: UCLA, 2014.

Forudsætter tilmelding til:
- Metode 2: dokumentation og analyse med forskningsområde (Arkæologistuderende)
- Kulturanalyse med forskningsområde (Etnologistuderende)
- Område 3: historieformidling med formidlingsteori og forskningsområde (Historiestuderende).

Oral
Collective
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
ECTS
0 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Exam registration requirements

"Forskningsområde" indgår som en integreret del af:
- Metode 2: dokumentation og analyse med forskningsområde (Arkæologistuderende)
- Kulturanalyse med forskningsområde (Etnologistuderende)
- Område 3: historieformidling med formidlingsteori og forskningsområde (Historiestuderende)

Criteria for exam assessment

"Forskningsområde" indgår som en integreret del af:
- Metode 2: dokumentation og analyse med forskningsområde (Arkæologistuderende)
- Kulturanalyse med forskningsområde (Etnologistuderende)
- Område 3: historieformidling med formidlingsteori og forskningsområde (Historiestuderende)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 42
  • Preparation
  • 88
  • Exam Preparation
  • 62
  • English
  • 192

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
HSAXO0351U
ECTS
0 ECTS
Programme level
Bachelor
Duration

1 semester

Placement
Autumn
Schedulegroup
See schedule link
Studyboard
Study Board of Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Contracting department
  • SAXO-Institute - Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator
  • Rebecca Bristow   (2-80704e76837b3c79833c7279)
Saved on the 21-04-2023

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