- Code HUMN6003
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Humanities and the Arts
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Humanities
- Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Digital Arts, Museums and Collections, IT in New Media, Digital Humanities
This course allows students to develop and critically assess a range of digital humanities skills, research methods, and best practices. Students will be asked to engage with cutting-edge research methodologies in the growing interdisciplinary field of the digital humanities, focusing on the issues and approaches that directly address the ongoing digitisation of our shared cultural record. The scope and scale of these issues will allow students to investigate a variety of humanities questions in a project-based manner across multiple media and using various methodologies. Students will experiment with at least four different types of data— drawn from existing open-access digital humanities collections—along with corresponding data analysis techniques to answer a set of humanities-related research questions. These methods may include: digitisation techniques, text encoding and analysis, data gathering and analysis, 'distant reading' and data mining, network analysis, data visualisation, linked open data, and geo-spatial mapping.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- analyse and discuss the impact of digital technologies on research in the humanities;
- examine and evaluate a variety of digital humanities research methods and practices;
- investigate the use of new digital methods in order to address a set of existing humanities research questions;
- effectively communicate research methodologies and results in the context of the wider digital humanities scholarly community; and
- apply relevant research methods and practices to the analysis of specific research questions drawn from various humanities disciplines.
Indicative AssessmentTutorial participation (10%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4
Research Assessments (80%) Learning Outcomes 1-5, consisting of:
- 2 x Project-based exercise (optional group exercise)* in scholarly building (totalling 3000 words) (25% each for a total 50%); and
- 2 x Exegesis for each project (totalling 3000 words) (15% each for a total 30%)
*Project builds are typically done in groups, but students who wish to complete their build as an individual project may do so if they inform the convener in writing before the groups are formed (typically in the first tutorial).
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks of weekly 3-hour seminars; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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