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070071 VO Digital Humanities (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
MIXED

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Due to the continuing public health restrictions, this class will be taught asynchronously via Moodle. The course will begin the week fo 22 March!

Wednesday 24.03. 12:00 - 13:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 14.04. 12:00 - 13:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 21.04. 12:00 - 13:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 28.04. 12:00 - 13:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 05.05. 12:00 - 13:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 12.05. 12:00 - 13:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 19.05. 12:00 - 13:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 26.05. 12:00 - 13:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 02.06. 12:00 - 13:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 09.06. 12:00 - 13:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 16.06. 12:00 - 13:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 23.06. 12:00 - 13:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Wednesday 30.06. 12:00 - 13:30 Hybride Lehre

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

What are the Digital Humanities? This course is an introduction and overview of the field, intended for BA students whatever their subject background. We will look at the relationship between computational analysis, humanistic theory, and hermeneutics by considering a set of example projects and applications in detail. We will also touch on more practical and ground-laying aspects of the digital humanities such as the representation of cultural artifacts, and particularly texts, within the digital domain. By the end of the course students should have a good understanding of how we formalize and model concepts from the humanistic disciplines into the digital domain as well as the limitations of these methods.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment will be by written examination at the end of the course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students will be tested on their understanding of the material presented here, including the screencasts, the experience they might have gained from relevant exercises, and the readings listed under the "Key Readings" header in the course Moodle. Minimum passing grade is 51%.

Examination topics

* The history of Digital Humanities
* Digital Humanities in historical studies
* Media Studies and Digital Humanities
* Digitisation of Cultural Heritage Objects
* Data Structures and Data Formats
* Encoding, Text Encoding and the TEI
* Programming in the Humanities
* Formalisation and Modelling
* Visualisation, Graphs, and Maps
* Open Access, Copyright, and Legal Issues

Reading list

Readings will consist of 2-3 articles per week, which are given in the course Moodle.

Useful starting points:
- A New Companion to Digital Humanities, edited by Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
- Jannidis, Fotis, Hubertus Kohle, and Malte Rehbein, eds. 2017. Digital Humanities: Eine Einführung. J.B. Metzler.

Association in the course directory

EC Digital Humanities: Grundlagen (5 ECTS)

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