About this course


This course introduces students to key concepts, tools, and practices of digital humanities. Students will learn about and evaluate current computing tools, computational techniques and methodologies in their specific fields of interest in the Humanities and the Arts.

The course is focused on understanding the nature of digital works and how to collect and manage digitized works, such as architecture, music and sound, dance, theater, photography, film new media art.

This course will include project-based exercises in creating a digital humanities resource.


  • Provide students with an overview of digital humanities, including its history and standards and applications.

  • Introduce students to the theory and practice of digital humanities through learning to use and think critically about various standards, applications, and tools.
  • Assist students with developing technical skills and competencies for understanding and creating basic humanities resources.
  • Familiarize students with the computing technologies and applications that are used in humanities teaching and research.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Use software to visualize and analyse humanities data
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to appraise, collect, manage, provide access to, preserve, and promote digital art artifacts in libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions
  • Critique digital humanities projects
  • Apply the methodologies and techniques used in digital humanities projects

All of the readings are available online


  • Discussion Forum Posts
  • Provide an assessment and analysis of Digital Humanities tools and projects
  • Write a grant for a Digital Humanities project