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Information and Library Science

Z657 Digital Humanities

Credits: 3

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This course is an introduction to the use of information technology in literary and humanistic study. We will survey the field of digital humanities, or humanities computing as it is sometimes called, from electronic scholarly editing, to the computational analysis of style, theme, and structure, to considerations of the cultural impact of information technology on scholarly discourse, publishing, and the academy. We will also study several specific technologies in detail, including eXtensible Markup Language (XML) and the Text Encoding Initiative. Students will be expected to generate critical work on subjects related to digital humanities and to perform some hands-on exercises using technologies common in digital humanities research.

  • Course History

      Spring 2017


      Instructor: John A. Walsh
      Time: 1:00PM-3:45PM Thu
      Location: LI002

      Fall 2016


      Instructor: Tassie Gniady
      Time: 1:00PM-3:45PM Thu
      Location: LI002

      Fall 2015


      Instructor: Tassie Gniady
      Time: 1:00PM-3:45PM Thu
      Location: LI002
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      Supplementary Description: Digital Humanities has been hailed by many. However, DH is not without its conflicts: there has been pushback from feminists and POC—who see DH as inheriting the values of a world of hard and software that is traditionally male, white, and hierarchal—and even traditional scholars—who see themselves as being “forced” to use computing in their work. In this course we will study the origins, current state, and future trends of DH via readings, tool use, and project implementation.

      Spring 2014


      Instructor: John A. Walsh
      Time: 1:00PM-3:45PM Thu
      Location: Multiple Locations
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