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Seminar BA3 Digital Humanities: Concept, Method & Virtual Exhibition

Course
2020-2021

Admission requirements

The following courses need to be passed:

  • All first year courses of the BA Arts, Media and Society

  • Both BA2 Seminars

Description

What relevance do the latest developments in digital humanities have for art history? The new possibilities afforded by the digital revolution have direct consequences for the ways in which art is experienced and more specifically exhibited, conserved and studied. This course explores the potential of new digital methods for art historians and challenges students to delve into this emerging field of research by preparing a virtual exhibition. Alongside a series of lectures and seminars this course will acquaint students with topical applications in the digital humanities through guest lectures that focus on groundbreaking research and innovative exhibition practices. A digital excursion will also be a part of the programme.

Course Objectives

Students learn

  • to independently research the possibilities of digital humanities for art history

  • to gain an understanding of the potential of applying digital humanities in the fields of museums, collections, cultural heritage and research institutes

  • to critically review the relevant scholarly literature

  • to present research results both in a presentation (15 mins) and a written report (c. 3000 words)

  • Students get acquainted with exhibition practices and learn to identify the steps in putting together an exhibition.

  • Students acquire demonstrable skills in formulating a research question and putting together a relevant bibliography.

Students will gain knowledge of relevant theory in the field of digital humanities, exhibition practices and collection management.

Timetable

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Mode of instruction

  • Seminar

  • Lectures

  • Study of compulsory literature

  • Excursion

Important: attendance in seminar sessions is mandatory! In case of no-show, the tutor should be informed about your absence prior to the actual seminar session. Moreover this course cannot be successfully completed by students that were absent more than twice. Only in exceptional cases, the Examination Committee may consider the possibility of an additional or substitute assignment. See also the Course and Examination Regulations

Assessment method

Assessment

  • Oral presentation: 20% of the final Grade

  • Final Paper: 40% of final grade

  • Exhibition: 40% of final grade

Students who don't prepare the readings in advance of the seminars will have to write a longer paper in the end.

Weighing

The weighted average of the (constituent) examinations must be at least 6.0 (= a pass). The mark for the final examination (or the main assignment) must be at least 6.0 (= a pass). The mark for all other constituent examinations must be at least 6.0 (= a pass). However, it is possible to compensate for one constituent examination a 5.0 (but not a mark lower than 5.0) with the grade of another constituent examination which has the same weight in the average as the constituent examination it compensates.

Resit

A resit/ rewrite can be done for constituent examinations which are failed. As far as applicable all resit/ rewrite examinations take place at the same time, after the final (constituent) examination.

Inspection and feedback

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 be organized.

Reading list

To be announced via Brightspace

Registration

Via uSis.

Please note: Group 2 will be taught on Friday between 11:00 and 13:00 by A.R. Dencher MA in English. Students of the BA Arts, Media and Society have priority when registering for this group.
Group 1 will be taught by prof. dr. Bussels in Dutch on Fridays between 9:00 and 11:00. Students of the BA Art History (Dutch-taught) have priority when registering for this group.

General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch.

Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Study in Leiden website for information on how to apply.

Registration Studeren à la Carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.

Contact

AR Dencher MA Coordinator of Studies Arts, Media and Society

Remarks

Please note: Group 2 will be taught on Friday between 9.00 and 11.00 by Dr. Steven Lauritano in English. Students of the BA Arts, Media and Society have priority when registering for this group.
Group 1 will be taught by A.R. Dencher MA in Dutch on Fridays between 9:00 and 11:00. Students of the BA Art History (Dutch-taught) have priority when registering for this group.