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English 525DH: Seminar in Digital Humanities

English 525DH: Seminar in Digital Humanities

Fall 2018

English 525DH: Seminar in Digital Humanities

About the Course

This course provides an introduction to the questions and methods used in the field of Digital Humanities (DH) with a special emphasis on the study of literary and other textual materials. The course embraces the project-based approach prevalent in the Digital Humanities, in which students are active participants in high-level scholarly research. As part of your participation in the course, you will contribute to one of two ongoing multi-institutional research projects, the Lexomics project for literary text analysis, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, or the 4Humanities WhatEvery1Says project, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which studies public discourse about the Humanities. If you make a lasting contribution to these projects, you will receive authorial credit, and you will have opportunities to continue working on the projects, if you wish, after the end of the course. This seminar is thus designed to foster your ability to learn by doing, to experience scholarship at an advanced level, to give you a stake in your work, and to provide an opportunity for you to make a lasting contribution to knowledge in the field.