- 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 have the opportunity to engage directly with cultural collections and institutions and develop projects designed to address the ongoing digitisation of our shared cultural record. Students will be supported to propose and build digital projects that could be used by cultural institutions large or small. These might include research tools, public outreach and engagement, educational, or, games and creative responses to cultural data sets. Projects can engage with museums, galleries, archives or libraries. Projects are developed over the entire semester from pitch to project plan, prototype for user testing and a final digital project accompanied by an exegesis. These projects are expected to be situated in the broader field and to engage with critical, ethical, theoretical issues. Students are given the opportunity to liaise directly with curators and other experts from institutions to pitch ideas and to develop skills in collaboration and project planning. No technical skills are required and students are supported to upskill from their own level of experience. Support is offered to work with a range of software and digital methods, and final projects can be published online using digital platforms. Students from a range of backgrounds are welcome and the course is designed to support students from computer science as well students studying in the humanities and social sciences.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- analyse and discuss the impact of digital technologies on research in the humanities;
- analyse and critically evaluate a variety of digital humanities research methods and practices;
- critically evaluate and prototype digital project methodologies and complete user testing;
- investigate and apply the use of new digital methods to address existing humanities research questions and/or public engagement with arts and culture; and
- effectively communicate digital humanities research and project methodologies and results to the wider scholarly and professional community.
- Project Pitch (in class presentation 6 minutes) (20) [LO 1,2,5]
- Project Plan and Milestones (1500 words) - must include software and method evaluation (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final project demonstration (in class) (20) [LO 1,3,4,5]
- Final project based on project plan and 1000 word exegesis (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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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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