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Special Topics in Digital Humanities


Admission requirements

Auditors are welcome, space permitting. Please note Students of the Minor Digital Humanities have priority. Students from other programmes can only be admitted if there are places left. Students from other programmes interested in taking this course are kindly requested to contact the Coordinator of Studies and the Lecturer, if you are interested in taking this course but NOT a student of the minor Digital Humanities. See also under registration below.


In this course students will deepen their understanding of core problems in digital humanities and gain further experience in one or more of the methodologies learned in the core courses through the development of a digital project of their own chosing. Students will meet with an advisor to develop their projects and as a group to comment on each other’s work.

Course objectives

Students will apply and refine skills learned in other core courses by developing a digital project. Possible skills include data visualization, data analysis, website construction, and so forth.



Mode of instruction

  • Seminar

  • Research

Attendance and active participation are obligatory for seminars. Students are required to prepare for and attend all sessions. The convenors need to be informed without delay of any classes missed for a good reason (i.e. due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, family issues, problems with residence permits, the Dutch railways in winter, etc.). In these cases it is up to the discretion of the convener(s) of the course whether or not the missed class will have to be made up with an extra assignment. The maximum of such absences during a semester is two. Being absent without notification and/or more than two times can result in exclusion from the term end exams and a failing grade for the course.

Assessment method


  • Paper (or online project)

  • Oral Presentation based on paper/project

  • Participation in seminar discussions


  • Attendance and Participation: (20 percent of grade)

  • Paper (or online project): (60 percent of grade)

  • Oral Presentation: (20 percent of grade)


Students who have scored an overall insufficient grade for the course may take a resit for the assignments and the Paper (or online project):

  • comprehensive take-home exam: (50 percent of grade)

  • Paper (or online project): (50 percent of grade)

Exam review

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

The readings will be assigned according to the focus of each student’s project.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Registration Studeren Contractonderwijs



Dr. J. Prokic Dr. A.A.A. Mol