Universität Wien FIND

070227 VO Introduction to Digital Humanities (2019W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte

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Language: English

Examination dates

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 02.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 09.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 16.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 23.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 30.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 06.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 13.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 27.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 04.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 11.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 08.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 15.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 22.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9

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Aims, contents and method of the course

What is (or are) the Digital Humanities? What relevance do digital methods have for research in the different humanistic disciplines? What does it mean to "do digital humanities"? This course is an introduction and overview of the field of Digital Humanities, intended for students of the Master's degree in History. We will cover the history of the field to the present day, and take a closer look at the relationship between computational analysis, humanistic theory, and hermeneutics. We will also touch on more practical 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, and will be aware of the plethora of further hands-on training opportunities in Digital Humanities tools and techniques across Austria, Europe, and the rest of the world.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment will be by written examination at the end of the course (mixed multiple-choice and free-form questions). Written notes are allowed; mobile phones, tablets, and laptops are not allowed.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The exam includes both multiple-choice and free-form questions, based on the "key readings" given in the Moodle for each week's topic. The threshold for a passing grade is 51%.

Examination topics

See Moodle.

Reading list

The reading list will be given in the course Moodle.

Association in the course directory

MA Geschichte: SP Digital Humanities.
MA Zeitgeschichte und Medien M2.
Interdisziplinäres MA Zeitgeschichte und Medien (Version 2016): M2b Einführung in den Forschungsprozess. Design und Methoden II (5 ECTS).
Interdisziplinäres MA Zeitgeschichte und Medien (Version 2019): M2b Einführung in den Forschungsprozess und Methoden II (5 ECTS).

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