- Code HUMN2001
- 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 Digital Arts, IT in New Media, Digital Humanities
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, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- discuss the history of and major recent theoretical developments in the interdisciplinary field of digital humanities;
- discuss the impact of digital technologies on research in the humanities and in connection to research collections;
- situate research interests within the larger context of digital humanities theories, practices and projects;
- evaluate digital humanities projects; and
- prototype digital humanities projects.
- Individual project (midterm assessment) (10) [LO 2,3,4]
- Report on the individual project, maximum 1,000 words (midterm assessment) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Group Task Prototype build (final assessment) (40) [LO 2,3,4]
- Pecha-Kucha Presentation, 6min 40sec (final assessment) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Project exegesis, maximum 1,500 words (final assessment) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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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.
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