Students in this course will gain exposure to analysis and visualization in the digital humanities through traditional readings and seminar discussion and periodic tool workshops.
- Readings will provide historical and theoretical context for the rise of digital humanities practice within the academy and frame the practical work done in workshops and class assignments.
- Workshops will provide students with hands-on experience with different tools and technologies that make digital humanities work possible. After workshop sessions, students will have a more complete understanding of how digital humanities data is processed, analyzed, and then represented visually as intellectual argument.
- The main course project will ask students to combine the readings, discussion, and workshops and create an innovative new product that contextualizes what they will have learned within the perspective of their own research interests. This component of the course provides students with exposure to the project-based nature of digital humanities work. They will gain experience proposing a project, designing a prototype that integrates rigorous intellectual study with digital media design, and reflecting on their work in relation to developments in their specific field of study and within the digital humanities more broadly.