This graduate seminar is designed to introduce students to the theories and methods of the digital humanities, with particular emphasis on digital history. We begin with an overview of DH from its roots post-WWII to the present, and proceed to the emerging practices, theoretical underpinnings and disciplinary paradigms of the young field. In keeping with the digital humanities’ commitment to experimentation, public discourse, and praxis, we will compile a web presence for our seminar that includes blog posts from students that engage with the discussions and readings. A series of tutorials will provide hands-on experience with a range of common digital humanities tools. The seminar will culminate in a final project in which students apply DH methodologies to their own research interests.
Fall 2015, Fall 2016 | UNC – Chapel Hill