- Code HUMN6001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Humanities
- Areas of interest English, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Digital Arts, Digital Humanities, Literature
- Academic career Postgraduate
- Dr Glenn Roe
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2015
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A revolution is underway in humanities and social science research. Information and communication technologies are transforming the way in which students and scholars approach their subject matter. New questions arise when texts, images, and sound are rearranged in ways unimaginable before the digital age. The term 'digital humanities' refers to these changes and to the critical, epistemological, and methodological challenges they pose.
This course provides an introduction to some of the most exciting areas in current digital humanities research, as well as an exploration of its history and impact as an interdisciplinary field, the theoretical issues it raises, and the major methodological debates it has provoked over the last few decades.
Students will develop the analytical skills necessary for working at, and engaging with, the intersection of humanities and digital technologies. They will explore both the theoretical and practical foundations for working with cultural objects in the digital medium in ways relevant to languages, linguistics, history, literature, and many other humanities disciplines.
No technical background is required.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Interpret, analyse and discuss the history of and major recent theoretical developments in the interdisciplinary field of digital humanities.
- Analyse and discuss the impact of digital technologies on research in the humanities.
- Situate research interests within the larger context of digital humanities theories, practices and projects.
- Examine and evaluate existing digital humanities projects.
- Conduct research into digital humanities projects and theories.
Tutorial participation: 10% (LO: 1-5)
Public writing: online blog posts 6 x 250 words (5% each for a total of 30%) (LO: 1, 2, 4)
Presentation: 10 minutes 20% (LO: 1, 3, 4, 5)
Final Essay: 4500 words 40% (LO: 1-5)
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Workload2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of tutorial per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study per week over the semester (total 130 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsOnline reading brick.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|3649||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person|