- Class Number 5585
- Term Code 3260
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller
- Dr Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/07/2022
- Class End Date 28/10/2022
- Census Date 31/08/2022
- Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
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.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction to HUMN2001/6001|
|2||The History and Theoretical Developments of the Digital Humanities|
|3||Collaborating with Industry Partners in the GLAM sector|
|4||Scoping, Planning, and Evaluating a Digital Humanities Project|
|5||Writing a Digital Humanities project report (in LaTeX)|
|6||The Impact of Digital Technologies on Collections-Based Research|
|7||Project Longevity, Data Management, and Legacy Data|
|8||Copyright in Digital Humanities and the Cultural Heritage Sector|
|9||Communicating Your Ideas to Diverse Audiences|
|10||Student Pecha Kucha presentations (practice round)|
|11||Student Pecha Kucha presentations (finals)|
|12||Project Demo and Live Walk Through|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Individual project||10 %||02/09/2022||16/09/2022||1,2,3,4,5|
|Individual project report||10 %||02/09/2022||16/09/2022||1,2,3,4|
|Report on Group project||30 %||28/10/2022||28/10/2022||1,2,3,4,5|
|Group project||40 %||28/10/2022||28/10/2022||1,2,3,4,5|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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- Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure
- Special Assessment Consideration Policy and General Information
- Student Surveys and Evaluations
- Deferred Examinations
- Student Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure
The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Integrity . In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
The individual project is worth 10%. Note that this is different from Assignment 2, which is the report you will need to write to explain your project. The individual project is your opportunity to create a simple digital thing - it could be anything! Creativity is highly encouraged! The aim of this assessment is to get everyone to do something they haven't done before, and to show you're brave enough to try something new!
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Individual project report
The individual project report is a short project report - NOT an essay! You need to report on your data (in other words, the topic of your project, or the materials you used), and your methodology (i.e. what you did, what tools you used, and so on). The individual report is also worth 10% (as is the project itself). The project report has a specific structure, which we will look at in class.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Report on Group project
As with the individual project, here too you will need to write a report - NOT an essay! It is your chance to report on your ideas, workflow (AKA what you did), aims, and to evaluate the project: what worked well, what didn't turn out quite right, as well as explain your aims and ideas behind the project.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
The group project is a large part of the overall assessment for the course. You will be awarded a mark separately for the project itself (depending on its functionality, how it looks, etc) as for a separate project report and a presentation. These all serve really different functions and you will need to work on all of them separately, which is why they're all marked and evaluated separately.
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The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.
The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.
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For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
- Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
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Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
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Digital Humanities, Digital GLAM, Museum Studies, Linked Data
Dr Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller
Dr Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller