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Q&A session faculty wide electives Digital Humanities

Friday 11 December 2020
Online via Kaltura (register to receive the Live Room link)

The LUCDH would like to invite you for a one hour Q&A session about the six Faculty wide electives that will be developed for next Academic Year 2021-2022. 

The Leiden University Centre of Digital Humanities is (LUCDH) develops six Faculty wide electives for all students. The faculty wide electives make it possible for every Humanities student to achieve the learning goals related to DH-skills.

Jelena Prokic, Angus Mol and Leticia Pablos Robles will answer all your questions about the courses they develop.


  1. Short introduction by prof.dr. Sjef Barbiers
  2. Presentation and Q&A 2/3 minute presentations of each course and 5 minutes time for questions and/or feedback
    • Dr. Angus Mol
      Course: Digital Media, Society, and Culture
      Course: Visual Storytelling for the Humanities
    • Dr. Jelena Prokic
      Course: Digital Text and Data Analysis
      Course: Statistics for the Humanities I
    • Prof.dr. Sjef Barbiers (course taught by Alex Reuneker)
      Course: Statistics for the Humanities II
    • Dr. Leticia Pablos Robles
      Course: Introduction to Experimental Research for the Humanities

3. Discussion – Digital Humanities in curriculum

More information

The courses will be offered Academic Year 2021/2022 by the Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities (LUCDH). The courses could be part of the bachelor programme or offered as a Faculty wide elective in the BA. The six courses are taught in English.

Two lecturers who are currently teaching in the minor Digital Humanities, develop four courses. The new courses are based on the topics and experience in the minor Digital Humanities which is running for several years. The course Digital and quantitative skills in semester 2 of the bachelor programme Dutch Language and Culture is also used as an orientation on the development of content and objectives of the DH courses for next Academic Year.

There is time in semester 2 of this academic year for the programmes to deliver feedback and ideas on the objectives and topics of the courses to tailor the needs and wishes of the different BA programmes as much as possible.

Options integration DH-related skills - six Faculty wide courses

In March 2020 the Faculty Board decided to implement Faculty wide learning outcomes concerning Digital Humanities related skills and knowledge. In order to make it possible for students to achieve these learning outcomes during their BA, programme boards are asked to integrate DH related skills and knowledge in their programmes.

There are several ways to do that:

  1. Integrate one or more of the DH courses as mandatory course in the curriculum
  2. Offer one or more of the DH courses as (bound) elective in the curriculum
  3. Offer one DH course together with a curriculum specific course and develop it into a 10 EC course
  4. DH-related skills integrated in subject specific courses
  5. Offering a modular part of a DH course and develop a subject specific module


The process of integrating DH-related skills and knowledge into the different curricula will take some time and the LUCDH would like to discuss with teachers from different programmes who have experience with teaching DH-related skills to work together and make an exchange of expertise on DH possible and develop education together. Especially when the programme would like to offer a Faculty wide DH course together with a subject specific module.

Contact information

For more information about DH or extended course descriptions:

Sjef Barbiers (l.c.j.barbiers@hum.leidenuniv.nl), chair LUCDH

Annebeth Simonsz (a.simonsz@hum.leidenuniv.nl), educational advisor FGW

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