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Digital Humanities

The Digital Humanities minor teaches BA students new ways to analyse and study cultures and languages and provides insight into how digital media are changing our personal lives and societies. The programme provides an introduction to the critical application of computational methods and thinking in a wide range of humanities and social science subjects including linguistics, literature, history, the arts, religious studies, and media and area studies. A series of five courses provide theoretical discussions of digital media and data as well as hand’s on experience of a range of useful tools, such as text analysis, visualization, database creation, formal modelling, blogging and more. Students will develop analytical and communication skills that have broad applicability and relevance for their future studies and careers. The minor includes a sixth course (Special Topics in Digital Humanities), in which students design a project related to their own interests under the close supervision of a staff member.

Students can also opt for a 15 EC package of courses. This will consist of two out of five regular courses and the Special Topics in Digital Humanities course.

Maximum number of participants: 40
Prospectus number: 5000MDIHN
Class number: 1373
Language: English

Courses minor 30 EC Package

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Semester 1

Hacking the Humanities: An Introduction to Digital Humanities and Text Mining 5
Information Visualization and the Humanities 5
Digital Media, Culture, and Society 5
Special Topics in Digital Humanities 5

Semester 2

Exploring the Past in the Digital Present 5
Digital Detectives: Detective Literature Under a Digital Macroscope 5
Special Topics in Digital Humanities 5

15 EC package semester 1

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Eerste semester

Compulsory Course

Special Topics in Digital Humanities 5

Choose two courses out of three:

Hacking the Humanities: An Introduction to Digital Humanities and Text Mining 5
Information Visualization and the Humanities 5
Digital Media, Culture, and Society 5

15 EC package semester 2

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Exploring the Past in the Digital Present 5
Digital Detectives: Detective Literature Under a Digital Macroscope 5
Special Topics in Digital Humanities 5

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The Digital Humanities minor teaches BA students new ways to analyse and study cultures and languages and provides insight into how digital media are changing our personal lives and societies. The programme provides an introduction to the critical application of computational methods and thinking in a wide range of humanities and social science subjects including linguistics, literature, history, the arts, religious studies, and media and area studies. A series of five courses provide theoretical discussions of digital media and data as well as hand’s on experience of a range of useful tools, such as text analysis, visualization, database creation, formal modelling, blogging and more. Students will develop analytical and communication skills that have broad applicability and relevance for their future studies and careers. The minor includes a sixth course (Special Topics in Digital Humanities), in which students design a project related to their own interests under the close supervision of a staff member.

Students can also opt for a 15 EC package of courses. This will consist of two out of five regular courses and the Special Topics in Digital Humanities course.

Maximum number of participants: 40

Intended for: all BA3 students who successfully completed their first year-programme (propedeuse)

Language of instruction: English

Website: Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities

Enrolment through uSis

Remarks: Students can also opt for a 15 EC package of courses. This will consist of two regular courses in text and media analysis and visualization and the special topics course in which students develop a project of their own choosing under the supervision of a member of staff.

Contact:
Coördinator of Studies: Noortje van Swieten, 071-527 2584

Programme Coördinator: Prof. dr. L.C.J. Barbiers

Board of Examiners: Asian Studies