• Offered by Research School of Humanities and the Arts
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Humanities
  • Areas of interest English, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Digital Arts, Digital Humanities, Literature
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. interpret the history of and major recent theoretical developments in the interdisciplinary field of digital humanities;
  2. analyse the impact of digital technologies on research in the humanities and in connection to research collections;
  3. situate research interests within the larger context of digital humanities theories, practices and projects;
  4. critically evaluate digital humanities projects; and
  5. prototype digital humanities projects.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Individual project (midterm assessment) (10) [LO 2,3,4]
  2. Report on the individual project, maximum 1500 words (midterm assessment) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Group Task Prototype build (final assessment) (40) [LO 2,3,4]
  4. Pecha-Kucha Presentation, 6min 40sec (final assessment) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  5. Project exegesis, maximum 2000 words (final assessment) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 12 hours of lectures and 24 hours of tutorials; and

b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed either HUMN2001 or HUMN8024..

Prescribed Texts

Online reading brick.

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7929 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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